Lyz Riley Sanders

Lyz Riley Sanders JD, MHA

Advocate

[email protected]

303-573-5669 ext. 316

Areas of expertise:

Community-centered policy creation and implementation, health equity, food systems, healthy eating and active living, community advocacy, public health policy

Lyz works to increase food security for Colorado residents, coordinating organizational efforts with partners to create a responsive through-line from community needs to policy solutions. She brings to CCLP her experience in elevating community voices to advocate for positive, sustainable change, speaking truth to power, and coordinating the efforts of diverse stakeholders to propose and pursue solutions that prioritize those who are most negatively impacted by public policies.

She previously worked as a health equity consultant for non-profits and healthcare systems, and as a compliance and ethics manager for St. Louis Public Health. She also served as a backbone organizational lead for collective impact projects aimed at increasing healthy eating practices in low-income communities. She earned both her J.D. (Health Law concentration) and her Masters of Health Administration from St. Louis University, and a B.A. in Communication and Law & Society from University of Denver. She is excited by the opportunity to advance sound policy in response to the needs of Colorado communities with an amazing group of people!