Who We Are

WHO WE ARE

Since 1983, we have been the only national organization dedicated solely to improving the health and wellness of our nation’s 21 million
Black women and girls – physically, emotionally and financially.

OUR VISION

Black women enjoy optimal health and well-being in a socially just society.

OUR MISSION

To lead the effort to solve the most pressing health issues that affect Black women and girls in the U.S. Through investments in evidence-based strategies, we deliver bold new programs and advocate health-promoting policies.

OUR BOLD GOAL

To increase the number of healthy Black women in the U.S. from

9.5 MILLION TO 12.5 MILLION BY 2020

MEET THE STAFF

MEET THE BOARD

Terri D. Wright, PhD, MPH, (President)
Vice President for Program and Community
Eugene and Agnes E Meyer Foundation

Rian Smith, BA (Secretary)
Chief Legal Officer
The Integral Group, LLC           

Athena Cross (Vice Chair)
President & CEO
Cross Health Care Solutions

Byllye Y. Avery, Ex-officio & Founder

Sylvia Bartley, BSc (Hons), PhD
Global Director, Medtronic Philanthropy
Medtronic, Inc.

Linda Goler Blount, MPH, Ex-officio
President and CEO
Black Women’s Health Imperative 

Kevin J. Holt (Treasurer)
COO and Co-founder
H & H Hospitality

Rashad Howard (At-Large)
CEO
Butterfli Holdings and Codicast Interactive

AJ Jones II
Chairman, US Corporate Practice
Burson Cohn & Wolfe

Angela M. Marshall, MD, FACP
President and CEO
Comprehensive Women’s Health Primary Care Center

Kellie Molin-Kenol
Director, USP Pharma Lead, Novartis  
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.

Deborah Reid, JD
Senior Health Policy Attorney
Legal Action Center

Tony Forte
President at Fortell Communications & Urban Professor, Partner & Vice President at WOODstack
Urban Professor/Fortell/WOODstock

Rachael Eckles, JD/MA (Bioethics)
Director, Regulatory Policy
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Nancy C. Lee, MD

Vedette Gavin, MPH, MPA
Director of Research and Partnership
Conservation Law Foundation

Linda Gill Anderson
Membership Director
National Parking Association

Labriah Lee Holt, Esq.
Outreach & Engagement Director
AIPAC

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