Seattle, WA 98121
Ana I. Bonilla is state and local policy fellow in Enterprise’s Pacific Northwest market. A Los Angeles native and a recent transplant to the greater Seattle area, Bonilla will use her experience in project coordination, community organizing, facilitating diverse groups, research, advocating policy change and advancing equity to lead Enterprise’s policy work in Washington and Oregon.
Bonilla’s roots are in affordable housing organizing, having assisted on campaigns working on city-wide adoption of inclusionary zoning laws, and the implementation of an affordable housing trust fund in the City of Los Angeles in 2007.
During her five-year tenure from 2009 to 2014 with Building Healthy Communities – a 10-year, statewide initiative in California to advance policy, change the narrative, and transform 14 of California’s communities devastated by health inequities – Bonilla helped launch the local Long Beach chapter. She worked alongside diverse stakeholders to identify policy, systems and environment change to improve community health. She also served on the Housing Long Beach Steering Committee where she advised on strategies for affordable housing policy.
She most recently worked with Prevention Institute, a national nonprofit dedicated to advancing the practice of primary prevention and supporting equity, health and safety in communities. She contributed to several projects that explored the intersection of land use and health, focused on improving health equity for historically disadvantaged communities, as well as conducted foundational research on the connections between health and displacement.