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Kris Bennett

Director, Health Equity, Community Organizing
ZERO Prostate Cancer
African American man in a blue suit, Kris Bennett

Coming to you from the beautiful shores of San Diego, Kris, our new Director of Health Equity, Community Organizing and Engagement, has arrived at ZERO after years of working in the public health sector, with virtually all of his experience centered around health equity and health disparities. Before ZERO, Kris designed and managed programs in homeless services and community health care. He also worked in the political sector, collaborating with state and local level politicians on health equity and advocacy matters. 

Kris earned his undergraduate degree from Lesley University, his first Masters in Management from Durham University in the United Kingdom, and is currently working towards a dual MSW and MPH from the University of Alabama. Kris came to ZERO because he was excited to work with so many people who are passionate about ending prostate cancer. As a Black man in America with a personal tie to cancer, Kris understands how scary the idea of prostate cancer can be, let alone a diagnosis. He’s passionately invested in devoting his time and skills to helping eradicate prostate cancer for all.  

Prior to this work, Kris played professional basketball around the world. He’s a native of Los Angeles and is the middle child of three siblings. Click here to connect with Kris about any questions regarding Health Equity or your brackets for March Madness!

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