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20th Annual Healthy Start Conference

October 19 - 23, 2019

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Board of Directors

Executive Committee

President (2016-2020)

Timika Anderson Reeves
Project Director, Westside Healthy Start
Chicago, IL

Vice President (2016-2020)

Regina Davis Moss, PhD, MPH, MCHES
Associate Executive Director, Public Health Policy and Practice,
American Public Health Association
Washington, DC

President Elect (2016-2020)

Raynard E. Washington, PhD, MPH
Chief Epidemiologist
Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Philadelphia, PA

Past President (2016-2019)

Kenn Harris
VP Community Engagement
Greater New Haven Community Foundation 
Healthy Start , Project Director,  
New Haven, CT 

Secretary (2016-2020)

Peggy Vander Meulen
Strong Beginnings - Healthy Start
Grand Rapids, MI

Treasurer (2016-2020)

Corrina  Jackson
Project Director, Community Service Council Healthy Start
Tulsa, OK

Board Members

Belinda Pettiford, MPH
Branch Head, Division of Public Health, Women's Health Branch
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Raleigh, NC 
Kimberly Brown-Williams
Project Director, Healthy Start, Government, Corporate & Community Relations
All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine
St. Petersburg, FL
Angela Ellison
Associate Director of Community Engagement
University of Illinois
Chicago, IL

Madie Robinson
Executive Director and Project Director, Pee Dee Healthy Start
Florence, SC

Sharon Ross-Donaldson, MSW, LCSW, IMHS, CACS
Director, Center for Health Equity
Quincy, FL

Carol Gagliano
Director of Program Operations
Center for Health Equity
Quincy, FL
Jennifer Blemur, Esq. 
Director, Women’s Legislators’ Lobby
Women’s Actions for New Directions
Washington, DC 
Mary-Powel Thomas
Program Manager, “By My Side" doula program
Healthy Start Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY
Reverend Tommy Rodgers 
Senior Pastor/Teacher, Bethelehem Baptist Church 
Jacksonville, FL  


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