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Leading the effort to solve the most pressing health issues that affect Black women and girls in the U.S.

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Meet Our Team

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.

BWHI CEO: Linda Goler Blount

Linda Goler Blount, MPH

President & CEO

(Alias: The Black Magic Woman)

Mae Jones

Mae D. Jones, PhD, MBA, FLMI

Chief Operating Officer

(ALIAS: THE MOVER AND SHAKER)

Angela F. Ford -Health Programs Manager of Black Women's Health Imperative

Angela F. Ford, PhD, MSW

Chief Programs Officer

(ALIAS: THE COACH’S COACH)

Monica Coleman

Monica G. Coleman

Chief Communications Officer

(ALIAS: THE CHATTERBOX)

BWHI Staff: Ann McMikel

Ann McMikel

Chief Development Officer/Executive Director, SIS Circles

(ALIAS: THE RAIN MAKER)

BWHI Staff: Tammy Boyd

Tammy Boyd, JD MPH

Chief Policy Officer & Counsel

(ALIAS: POLICY INFLUENCER)

Paula S. Green-Smith

Paula S. Green-Smith

Chief Training Officer and Master Trainer
Kanika A. Harris

Kanika A. Harris, PhD, MPH

Healthy Equity Strategist and Birth Justice Advocate
Kimberly Lovelady

Kimberly Lovelady, MPH, LMSW

BWHI Master Trainer
Lisa Cunningham

Lisa Cunningham

Manager, Digital Content

(Alias: The Amplifier)

Lenee’ M. Reedus-Carson

Lenee’ M. Reedus-Carson, MBA

Senior Program Manager

(Alias: The People’s Cheerleader)

zsanai epps

Zsanai Epps, MPH, CHES

Manager, Special Projects and Manager, MSK Program

(ALIAS: THE CAPTIVATOR)

Kineta Sealey

Kineta Sealey, Esq.

Policy Counsel
BWHI Staff: Dena Smith

Dena Smith

Executive Administrator