National Minority Health Association
Meet the NMHA Board
Burgess Harrison, MBA - Executive Director & Board Member
Burgess Harrison., MBA Burgess brings a wide breadth of expertise to the National Minority Health Association. He comes with more than 25 years of home health, homecare, electronic visit verification, and telehealth technology experience. He is a pioneer in electronic visit verification and possesses a unique understanding of the market and issues patients and providers face. Burgess is an educator, former adjunct professor, marketing executive, and software business founder who happens to be a unique perspective to minority health. As an Albino with low vision from two black parents, Burgess leads the association with a unique personal healthcare journey and understands the impact of the lack of access as a child, as well as being an experiment or “lab project” for healthcare professionals.
He is the co-founder of Statchek, Inc.a pioneer in electronic visit verification in-home care (acquired by Wipro NYSE: WIT) and Ankota LLC, a SaaS home care technology company.
Having a family that has received home care and assisted living as well as elderly relatives afflicted with PICKs and dementia, Burgess is acutely aware of the issues that face minority and disadvantaged Americans when they need simple and complex medical services.
Burgess has developed innovative and forward-thinking programs to non-profits as he served on the boards of the American Red Cross of South Central Connecticut and Shoreline Foundation (S.A.R.A.H.). This is Burgess’s passion. He developed the concept for Operation Healthy You and after a year of development, Dr. Dalton saw the potential and joined forces to bring it to life in the NMHA. To borrow a phrase from his good friend and mentor John Hope Bryant, let’s go!
The National Minority Health Association (NMHA), a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1988. Having achieved its initial mission of ensuring the establishment of Offices of Minority Health in all 50 states, its new mission is to close the disparity gap in minority health care.