National Minority Health Association
Meet the NMHA Board
CHAITRA DALTON BRYANT - Board Chair
Chaitra Dalton Bryant is a nutritionista; in essence, she designs nutrition and wellness on the inside and out, with a specialty in the art and science of personal life transformation. Chaitra is a wellness expert to leaders and leadership organizations. She is the founder of 360 Wellness Collective Inc. -- Read More
HAROLD YOUNG, ESQ - Vice Chair
Harold D. Young, Esq, has over thirty years of experience representing persons in various legal disciplines. His practice areas include wills and estates, probate, family law, elder law, real estate, small business, corporations, government, housing, and personal injury. Harold is admitted to practice in all courts in Maryland and the United States District Court. Harold’s legal practice has a special emphasis on preserving the assets of senior and disabled members of the community. -- Read More
COL. JAMES WILLIAMS (RET) - Board Member
Col. James Williams, a prostate cancer survivor since 1991, Jim is the principal of Jim Williams, and Associates, Camp Hill, PA - a consulting firm specializing in human resources management, prostate cancer awareness, education, and advocacy. -- Read More
DENISE PINES - Board Member
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. -- Read More
DR. ERIC RITTER - Board Member
Dr. Eric Ritter was born and raised in Washington DC. He attended undergraduate school at Brandeis University and majored in psychology with a pre-medical and education core. Dr. Ritter received his masters degree in education and principal certification from Harvard University. He earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville Tennessee. -Read More
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. -- Read More
DAVID COLE, CMP - Program Director & Board Member
David Cole is an accomplished healthcare professional and business executive with 20+ years of experience building multiple successful products and companies. He is an expert in SaaS product development, marketing, sales, and complex retail channel development. A skilled strategist and business development specialist, David has extensive experience working with non-profit organizations, government agencies, regulatory authorities, health care systems, and providers. -- Read More
ANGELICA McKINLEY - Board member
Angelica McKinley is a creative leader who thrives at the intersection of narrative, visual storytelling and technology. Most recently, she’s expanded art direction and visual expression on the world’s most visited website through highly impactful, emotionally resonant iterations of Google’s logo that centered globally diverse artists, cultural nuance and nostalgia. -- Read More
LAUREN HERRON, LCSW-C - Board member
Lauren was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Randallstown, Maryland, with a driving passion to provide assistance to others that were disenfranchised and marginalized. As a teenager, Lauren dedicated much of her time to the Bea Gaddy Family Centers and the Salvation Army, as a volunteer passing out hot meals to the homeless in the most impoverished communities in Baltimore City. From these humble beginnings and well-intentioned efforts, grew Lauren’s passion to join the field of Social Work. -- Read More
RUTH BOH - Board member
I am an enrolled tribal member with the Comanche tribe, from my father's side. He was born on our land (Reservation) in Lawton, OK. I was an Indian Health Service Scholar for over 7 years. I have been working with American Indian tribes for over 10 years. -- Read More
UNJERIA JACKSON - Board member
Unjeria C. Jackson, M.D. is a retired maternal-fetal medicine specialist. She attended Yale<br><br>College (BS in biology 1977) and then received her M.D. from Boston University School of Medicine in 1981. Dr, Jackson did her residency in New York at Harlem Hospital Center. She completed a 2 year fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine in 1987 at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York. She practiced full time about 18+ years at Morristown Memorial Hospital, now Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, New Jersey. -- Read More
DR. DAVID DALTON - Chairman Emeritus
Dr. David Dalton is the first black pharmaceutical executive in the chain drug industry. Honored as one of the top ten graduates over 100 years. In Four Halls of Fame, Senatorial Medal of Freedom and Veteran. He served in several capacities with Rite Aid Corporation including Corporate Vice President. -- Read More
“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 (www.femaging.com ) and Founder of the new Wise Pause Lifestyle summit (https://wisepause.com ), Executive producer of the award-winning film, “PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School” ( https://pushoutfilm.com/team ) 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 ( http://www.teabotanics.com). 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.
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