Kendra Howell joins the Blue Zones Project (BZP) Monterey County team as the Sr. Policy Lead.  Kendra is responsible for collaborating with policy partners to establish, implement and communicate policy priorities and projects in the areas of Tobacco Policy, Food Policy and the Built Environment (ex. Complete Streets and community development conducive to walking, biking and transit).

Kendra has over thirty years of experience representing two high-profile organizations and promoting their missions and messages internally and throughout the community.  Still currently with Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, Kendra also continues to manage Government Affairs projects.  Prior to joining SVMHS, Kendra worked for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in Community Affairs, Marketing, and Special Events.   Kendra holds a Masters of Public Policy from CSUMB/Panetta Institute.

Kendra always sees the possibility in things and she finds inspiration in the possibility to transform the well-being of our community through the Blue Zones Project.