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)

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

Medtronic

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.

Kellie Molin-Kenol

Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation

Deborah Reid, JD

Legal Action Center

Nancy Hall White, MBA

Managing Principal Whitehall Strategy Group

 

Tony Forte

Fortell Communications/Urban Professor/Fortell/WOODstock

Rachael Eckles, JD/MA (Bioethics)

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Nancy C. Lee, MD

Vedette Gavin, MPH, MPA

Conservation Law Foundation

Linda Gill Anderson

National Parking Association

Labriah Lee Holt, Esq.

AIPAC

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