Meet the Long Beach Forward team

Ariel Halstead

Ariel Halstead (she/her/hers) serves as operations manager for Long Beach Forward, where she provides administrative and logistical support in order to ensure effective and efficient operations within the organization’s multiple initiatives and campaigns.


She identifies as a strong Latina woman who is passionate for social change for a healthier and equal opportunity for all residents. She brings with her 4 years of working with low-income families and communities of color with different non-profit organizations within Los Angeles County area. Ariel obtained a Masters in Public Health and Graduate Certificate in Latino Health and Nutrition Studies from California State University, Long Beach.


Race and income do not determine one's future in Long Beach—it's a community where everyone is safe, connected, and healthy.


To create a healthy Long Beach with low-income communities of color by building community knowledge, leadership, and power.


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