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Denise Pines - Board Member

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June 01, 20211 min read

“Birthing Justice places Black women at the center of the fight to fix a broken system.” - Denise Pines


Denise Pines is an experienced senior leader with a demonstrated history of working in the medical practice industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Government, Sales, Entrepreneurship, and Event Management. Denise is a strong business development professional with a Master of Business Administration focused in International Business from John F. Kennedy University.

Denise is the immediate past President of the Medical Board of California, co-author of FemAging: HealthTech Report ( ) and Founder of the new Wise Pause Lifestyle summit ( ), Executive producer of the award-winning film, “PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School” ( ) an example of her stellar career of producing informative and empowering events and media programs.

Denise rallied a team of the finest experts in the business to share with women a plethora of ways to combat and manage the myriad of changes that can occur in the female body as a result of the often-dreaded menopause and perimenopause.

Denise is also the Co-Founder of “Hot Flash Tea” by Tea Botanics ( It’s a custom brand of teas for hormonal balance and wellness, and that menopause doesn’t need to be a time of endless suffering for women.

Along with the National Minority Health Association, Denise sits on the Martin Luther King Community Hospital Foundation board and serves in leadership positions in the California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM) School of Medicine, the Triple Step Toward the Cure, and the Taiwan Tea Manufacturers Association.

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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.

Corporations and Organizations who join NMHA are supporting our mission to close the healthcare gaps that impact minority and underserved communities, and they gain invaluable access and visibility as a supporter of equity in healthcare worldwide.

We welcome your involvement in this growing movement that impacts the health of so many.


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