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2023 Passing the Torch Award Honoree:

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I am the President and CEO of BLACK Wellness & Prosperity Center (BWPC), the first Community Based Organization (CBO) in the County of Fresno established to unapologetically address the Black Maternal Child Health Disparity crisis. I also serve as the Consulting Director for the COVID-19 Equity Project, African American Coalition, housed at one of the nation’s largest Community Action Agencies, Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission. 

In 2021, I led the launch of BLACK Doula Network (BDN)--a BWPC flagship. The BDN is a social enterprise designed to address the doula provider deficit, build the missing backbone administrative practice infrastructure needed to support and sustain doulas, and provide birthing persons with access to healthcare services demonstrated to decrease health disparities.


In 2022, I began construction on the Central Valley’s first community-centered full service women’s health clinic and freestanding alternative birthing center, with a specific mission to serve the unmet needs of Black women and babies. I am a results-driven health policy strategist dedicated to improving the lives of Californians. My work to promote a healthy citizenry is informed by my experience and expertise in healthcare operations and knowledge of patient-centered, culturally congruent best practices.


I completed my undergraduate studies in healthcare administration and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Fresno Pacific University. I received my MBA with a specialty in Healthcare Administration and Hospital Management from Johns Hopkins University.

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