Board of Directors

Rev. Tommy J. Rodgers— President

Senior Pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church

Palatka, FL

Raynard Washington, PhD – Past President

Deputy Health Director, Mecklenburg County Public Health Department

Charlotte, NC

President-elect: Vacant

Vacant — Vice President

Felicia Hanney, MPH — Secretary

Project Manager, Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County/Indianapolis Healthy Start

Indianapolis, IN

Corrina Jackson — Treasurer

Program Director, Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

Cynthia Dean

Chief Executive Officer, Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium, Inc.

Sikeston, MO

Thurma McCann Goldman

Retired; consultant; formerly served as Medical Officer, Health Resources and Services Administration

Washington, DC

Karen Howard, J.D.

Senior Policy Director, Alliance for Early Success

Washington, DC

Belinda Pettiford

Branch Head, Women’s Health, NC DHHS, Division of Public Health

Raleigh, NC

Natasha Ray

Director, New Haven Healthy Start, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

New Haven, CT

Madie Robinson

Executive Director/CEO, Pee Dee Healthy Start, Inc.

Florence, SC

Ronald Sharpe

Partner, Jones Day Law Firm

Washington, DC

Lashelle Stewart

Executive Director, Baltimore Healthy Start, Inc.

Baltimore, MD

Renisha Stewart

Respiratory Technician, UF Health Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL

Henry Thompson, DSc, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer, Community Health Center of Richmond, Inc.

Staten Island, NY

Valerie Wheatley

Chief Operating Officer, Kingsley House, Inc.

New Orleans, LA

Registration is open for NHSA’s 2024 Summit on Fatherhood & the Health & Wellness of Boys & Men, March 18 & 19, in New Orleans.