The Black Women's Health Alliance, the new name of the Philadelphia Black Women's Health Project, was established by 100 Philadelphia women who attended the First National Conference on Black Women's Health Issues in Atlanta, Georgia in 1983.
The ladies recognized that the "voices" of African-American women were largely unheard in the Philadelphia health community and mobilized their efforts to establish the Philadelphia Black Women's Health Project as the "voice."
In 2004, the name of the Philadelphia Black Women's Health Project was changed to "Black Women's Health Alliance." The Black Women's Health Alliance continues the legacy as the "voice" of African-American women in the Philadelphia health community.
The Philadelphia Black Women’s Health Alliance works to improve health care outcomes and reduce
health disparities for African American and other minority women and their families through advocacy,
education, research and support services.
To be the premier advocacy, health education and training organization that serves women of color
and their families, while promoting and supporting their interest, education and training in the health
professions to further reduce health disparities.
Value Based Principles
Diverse and Inclusive
Empowering and Self-sustaining Approaches
Ethically and Morally Guided
Excellence Beyond Expectations
Responsive to Present and Emerging Needs
Relentless Resolve to Realize the Elimination of and/or Reduction Of Health Disparities among Women of Color and Their Families
Who we are...
Our Executive Director
Brenda Shelton-Dunston, MPH
Our Board Members
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Patricia Lyda-Stewart, MSW
Imani Badie, AS, BS
Community Support Specialist, North Philadelphia Health System
Jacqueline Harris, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Executive Director, Philadelphia Commission for Women
President, Independence Blue Cross Foundation
Vice President, Community Relations
Jeanice M. Salter, CPA
Chief Executive Officer
Mercy Douglass Human Service Affiliate
Virginia Smith, Ph.D.
Professor, Lincoln University
Sondra Brown - Administrative Assistant
Theda Parker - Programs Coordinator
Joyce Miller, CPA–
Bookkeeper / Accountant
Leroy Ambrose, MS – Parenting, Supporting our Sisters Parenting Leadership
Kamal Bostic-Smith, - Safe Dates Teen Dating Violence, Kids Don’t Gamble Wanna Bet?,
Alexis Forth, BS - Girls Circle, Peers Making Peace, Safe Dates Teen Dating Violence
Amirah Kapetulah-Roney, - Gambling Away The Golden Years, Kids Don’t Gamble, Wanna Bet?, Safe Dates
Pamela Powell, RN – Co-facilitator: Prime Time Sister Circle
Patricia Robinson-Burns, MSW – Parenting, Gambling Away the Golden Years, Leadership
Barbara Washington, MPH – Prime Time Sister Circle
Ruby Davis, MPH – Nutrition Expert, Prime Time Sister Circle
Helena Fontes, D.Min., BCC – Stress Management Expert, Prime Time Sister Circle
Melanie Marchand, MBA – Fitness Expert, Prime Time Sister Circle
Hanan Ahmed, BS Swarthmore College
Kaira Brickhouse, BS Temple University
Shanice Campbell, MPH Temple University
Zeeherah Eugene, BS West Chester University
LaiQuannah Hassan, BS Temple University
Fatima Jackson, MPH La Salle University
Yaslyn Lora, MPH Temple University
Audretta Parker, BS Temple University
Alexandra Pierre, BS Temple University
Lauren Satchell, MPH Emory University
Kenna Yadeta, MPH Drexel University
Brittany Young, BS Temple University