Helen Hunter

Rev. Dr. Helen Hunter partners with the community – organizer, social justice advocate, pastor, chaplain, and businesswoman. She has worked for underserved populations for 30+ years, especially in the areas of housing and healthcare.  In collaboration with Arizonans Concerned About Smoking (ACAS) and the United States Public Health Service (USPHS), Dr. Hunter has assisted, supported, and rewarded implementation of non-smoking policies among many HBCU’s.  As a pastor, Dr. Hunter helps provide transitional, permanent, and affordable housing for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Dr. Hunter has lived in Mesa 13+ years and has been very active in Arizona’s East Valley communities. Leading efforts to ensure equal rights for all, Dr. Hunter was instrumental in creating meaningful, accountable community policing and currently serves on Mesa’s Use of Force Committee.  As leader of the East Valley NAACP for 6.5 year, her work with East Valley Police Chiefs was recognized with the Golden Rule Award (2019) by the Arizona Interfaith Movement.Dr. Hunter truly believes we can and we must commit to solve societal problems TOGETHER.  Working, serving, giving and living TOGETHER and ….  adhering to the GOLDEN RULE, treating others as we want to be treated … with dignity, integrity, honesty and respect.