Sima Thakkar

Focus Area:
Community HealthPhilanthropy
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Raza Development Fund
Senior Director of Health & Climate Equity
Phoenix, Arizona

Sima Thakkar currently serves as Raza Development Fund’s Sr. Director of Health & Climate Equity. Her work aims to increase access to capital to help build more inclusive, racially equitable, and resilient communities. She is leading RDF’s efforts to reinforce and expand critical community health infrastructure as well as equitable approaches to climate finance. Sima has over two decades of experience in community development working on programs focused on affordable housing and economic development programs in Phoenix, San Diego and Nashville. She is an Urban Planner with a Master of Regional Planning degree from Cornell University and B.A. in Urban Planning and Public Administration from Miami University.