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.
Black women enjoy optimal health and well-being in a socially just society.
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)
Eugene and Agnes E Meyer Foundation
Athena Cross (Vice Chair)
Cross Health Care Solutions
Rian Perry Smith, BA (Secretary)
The Integral Group, LLC
Byllye Y. Avery Ex-officio & Founder
Sylvia Bartley, BSC (Hons), PhD
Linda Goler Blount, MPH, Ex-officio
Black Women’s Health Imperative
Kevin J. Holt (Treasurer)
H & H Hospitality
Rashad Howard (At-Large)
Butterfli Holdings and Codicast Interactive
Aranthan (AJ) Jones II
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Angela Marshall, MD, FACP
Comprehensive Women’s Health, Inc.
Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation
Deborah Reid, JD
Legal Action Center
Nancy Hall White, MBA
Managing Principal Whitehall Strategy Group
Fortell Communications/Urban Professor/Fortell/WOODstock
Rachael Eckles, JD/MA (Bioethics)
Nancy C. Lee, MD
Vedette Gavin, MPH, MPA
Conservation Law Foundation
Linda Gill Anderson
National Parking Association
Labriah Lee Holt, Esq.