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 (Chair)

Linda Gill Anderson (Vice-Chair)

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Deborah Reid, JD (Secretary)

Legal Action Center

Sylvia Bartley, BSC (Hons)

PhD Medtronic

Athena Cross

Cross Health Care Solutions

Kevin J. Holt

H&H Hospitality

Rashad Howard

Visual Connections

Aranthan (AJ) Jones

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Angela Marshall, MD, FACP

Comprehensive Women’s Health, Inc.

Kellie Molin-Kenol

Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation

Brenda V. Smith

Washington College of Law at American University

Rian Smith

The Integral Group

Nancy Hall White

Whitehall Strategy Group

Byllye Y. Avery

Ex-Officio Founder

SEE HOW WE HELP BLACK WOMEN