Chlo’e is the CEO of Chlo'e Edwards Consulting Brands known as Transformative Changes with a mission to ignite social and systems change in pursuit of justice and human liberation. Additionally, she is the Policy Director at New Virginia Majority (NVM), where she is responsible for the execution of strategies designed to advance the organization’s public policy goals, with a significant focus on civil rights, economic justice, health equity, housing and tenant protections, environmental justice, criminal legal reform, and immigrants’ rights, all through a racial equity lens.
In her work, Chlo’e uniquely centers opportunities for transformation through practices centered in truth telling, reconciliation, healing, and repair. In addition to NVM, Chlo’e serves as a social entrepreneur and CEO of Transformative Changes. Previously, she also served as the president of Black Lives Matter 804 and a policy analyst at Voices for Virginia’s Children. In 2020, she founded Virginia’s first-ever Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week, which was recognized by Governor Ralph Northam, and in 2021, she helped lead efforts to recognize racism as a public health crisis, making the state the first state in the south.
In 2021, she was recognized by The Valentine as a Richmond History Maker for championing social justice, received the Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children Media Award, and was honored by the YWCA Outstanding Women Leadership Award for Human Relations and Faith in Action. In 2020, she was named on Style Weekly’s top 40 Under 40 and RVA Mic Share's top 34 Black women trailblazers.
Chlo'e holds a Master of Public Policy in Leadership from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Arts from Hollins University. She also served as a Community Partner in Residence at the University of Richmond’s Bonner Center for Community Engagement Program in 2021, the Virginia Progressive Leadership Project in 2021, and the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Emerging Leaders program in 2019.
In her spare time, Chlo’e is a handler to a therapy dog, Leo, and enjoys dog training. She also serves as the Academy Instructor for Words, Beats, and Life to inspire artists turned social entrepreneurs. Chlo’e continues to inspire change makers to pursue transformation of self through yoga, mindfulness, and healing-centered practices.
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Chloe Van Zandt is the Consultant at Transformative Changes. Additionally, she is the Program Director of Water at Virginia Health Catalyst, an alliance dedicated to improving the healthcare system in Virginia and ensuring access to affordable, comprehensive healthcare and safe drinking water. Over the past decade, Chloe has actively worked towards promoting equity and driving positive change for various communities.
At Catalyst, she has led numerous strategic policy and advocacy initiatives, making a significant impact. Notably, Chloe orchestrated a successful grassroots advocacy campaign that secured a $34M budget amendment by the Virginia General Assembly, expanding Medicaid coverage to over 800K Virginians and enhancing their healthcare access. She collaborated closely with Virginia's oral health Medicaid program director, serving as a liaison to address issues between patients, health centers, and the program director, ensuring the smooth implementation of expanded coverage. Chloe's leadership also resulted in a 30% increase in Medicaid dental reimbursement rates, totaling $116 million, benefiting dental care accessibility for underserved populations. Additionally, she partnered with state officials to enable water utilities to access over $90 million in federal infrastructure funds.
Before joining Virginia Health Catalyst, Chloe had a background in higher education, where she coordinated community organizing efforts to engage students in activism. This experience honed her skills in mobilizing communities and fostering social change. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Boise State University and a Masters of Public Health from George Washington University, Chloe combines effective communication strategies with a comprehensive understanding of the complex factors influencing public health outcomes. Her interdisciplinary training equips her to address societal, environmental, clinical, and systemic needs, advancing public health in the Commonwealth.
Through strategic partnerships with communities, experts, and thought leaders, Chloe leverages her program management expertise and genuine commitment to foster systemic change. She thrives in dynamic environments and strives to leave a lasting, positive impact on communities, one partnership at a time.
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Nadira is the Consultant at Transformative Changes. Additionally, she is a community health worker with a passion for public health. She was first introduced to public health by volunteering at the Resource Centers in Richmond, Virginia. From there she realized her life’s calling and began her pubic health career. Nadira received her B.S. in Neuroscience from George Mason University. She then went on to obtain her MPH from Virginia Commonwealth University and is currently pursuing her DrPH at Morgan State University.
Nadira strives to see everyone have equitable access to being or becoming their healthiest selves. Nadira’s public health experience includes community health and outreach, program management, youth violence prevention, and nutrition. She currently serves as an adjunct instructor at Virginia State University teaching a Health and Wellness course. Outside of her public health career, Nadira enjoys spending tie with her two children, husband, and dog. Her favorite pass time is to have lunch in a park on a warm sunny day while immersing herself in a great historical fiction novel.
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