Nia Imani is honored as the November Volunteer of the Month for her work with Live Well by Faith, a program of the Columbia/Boone County Department of Health & Human Services.
Nia leads weekly preventive health programs in her church, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, including cooking classes and Weight Watchers meetings. She has served in this role for the last two years. The goal of the Live Well by Faith program is to promote healthy lifestyles in the African American community where health disparities are the greatest.
Verna Laboy, Health Educator, nominated Nia because of her effectiveness. Nia has collaborated with several church denominations to build a thriving program. Members from six different churches attend her programs. “Nia is an awesome leader and her enthusiasm is contagious,” said Verna. “She Is passionate about the work and has lost over 30 pounds herself.”
Live Well by Faith has had success because of the dedication of volunteers like Nia Imani. Thank you, Nia, for the difference you are making in the lives of others in Columbia.
To learn more about volunteering with the City of Columbia, visit the City’s website, email volunteer@CoMo.gov, or call 874-7499.