HISTORY

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.


Mission


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.

Vision


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

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

President

 

Rev. Dr. Geraldine Pemberton, RN, BSN, C., MBA, D.DIV

Secretary, Program Chair

 

Imani Badie, AS, BS

Community Support Specialist, North Philadelphia Health System

 

Jacqueline Harris, Esq.

Attorney at Law

 

Jovida Hill

Executive Director, Philadelphia Commission for Women

Deborah Johnson-Lankford

Payroll Officer, Mayor’s Commission on Aging

 

Lorina Marshall-Blake

President, Independence Blue Cross Foundation

Vice President, Community Relations

 

Jeanice M. Salter, CPA

Deputy Executive Director/Controller
Mercy Douglass Human Service Affiliate
Property Management

 

Virginia Smith, Ph.D.

Professor, Lincoln University

 

Alisesha Vaughn, BS

IT and Marketing Consultant

 

Tiphanie White, AA

Constituent Services, Special Events Coordinator for

City Councilman, Kenyatta Johnson

Our Team

STAFF

Liz Kent -  Administrative Assistant,
Co-Facilitator Prime Time Sister Circle

 

FACILITATORS

Leroy Ambrose, BS – Facilitator: Parenting

Lydia Bell-Brooks, BC – Facilitator: Kids Don’t Gamble: Wanna Bet? and Gambling Away the Golden Years

Alexis Forth, BS  -  Facilitator: Girls Circle, Peers Making Peace, Safe Dates Teen Dating Violence

Kassandra McGlonn, MPH – Facilitator/Focus Groups

Pamela Powell, RN – Co-facilitator: Prime Time Sister Circle

Patricia Robinson-Burns: Parenting, Gambling Away the Golden Years

Inger Taylor, MHH – Facilitator/Focus Groups

Barbara Washington, MPH – Facilitator: Prime Time Sister Circle

Akea Williams – Facilitator: Girls Circle, Safe Dates Teen Dating Violence

 

EXPERTS

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

 

INTERNS

Hanan Ahmed, Swarthmore College

Kaira Brickhouse, Temple University

Shanice Campbell, Temple University

Zeeherah Eugene, West Chester University

LaiQuannah Hassan, Temple University

Fatima Jackson, La Salle University

Audretta Parker, Temple University

Alexandra Pierre, Temple University

Lauren Satchell, Emory University

Brittany Young, Temple University

VOLUNTEERS

Brandon Booth

Frances Conwell

Donna Mathews

Sonya Poaches

Cheryl Robbins

Brittany Smith

Gladys Thomas