This Year's Speakers

Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, MD

Keynote Speaker

Clinician, Educator, Researcher, and Leader in Biopharmaceuticals and Life Sciences Industries

Rev. Dr. Shively T. J. Smith

Keynote Speaker

Assistant Professor of New Testament at Boston University School of Theology (Boston, MA)

Rev. Delman L. Coates, PhD

Keynote Speaker

Pastor of Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, MD

Bishop Horace E Smith, MD

Keynote Speaker

Healthy Churches 2030 Conference Chairman; Senior Pastor, Apostolic Faith Church; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Winnie Byanyima

Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Dr. Ala Stanford

Pediatric Surgeon, Founder of The Black Doctors COVID19 Consortium, Medical Consultant and Health Advocate

Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC

Michelle Williams

Grammy Award-winning, singer/songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, designer, and television host.

Harriet A. Washington

Science writer, editor and ethicist. Author of Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Experimentation from Colonial Times to the Present

Dr. Khaalida T. Forbes

Founder and Chief Executive Officer Metamorphosis Enterprises

Dr. Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD

​Board-Certified Radiation Oncologist Specializing in the Treatment of Hematologic and Breast Malignancies

Michel Hamala Sidibé

Former Minister of Health and Social Affairs of Mali; Former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Former Executive Director of UNAIDS.

Fred Hammond

Grammy Award-Winning Gospel artist

Dr. Sam Dagogo-Jack, M.D., D.Sc.

Professor of Medicine & Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

Nicolette Louissaint, Ph.D.

Executive Director, President, Healthcare Ready Contributor Humanitarian Disaster Institute

Dr. Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA, FASCP

Professor of Medicine at the Tulane University School of Medicine

Dr. Kevin Williams, MPH, MD, JD

Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer Rare Disease

Dr. Kevin A. Alexander, MD

Advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist at Stanford University

Dr. Zanetta Lamar, MD

Triple Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Oncology

Dr. Tiffany Avery, MD

Medical Oncologist​ and Founder of CancerCall ​

Rev. Dr. Da’Henri R. Thurmond, Sr

Senior Pastor, St. Paul Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Savannah, Georgia

Dr. Tiffany H. Williams

Senior Pastor, St. Paul Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Savannah, Georgia

Kim Burney, BSN, RN, MSNed, OCN

Senior Pastor, St. Paul Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Savannah, Georgia

Maisha Amusa, BSN, RN

Oncology Clinical Educator

Donna Mitchell

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and President/CEO of Covenant Counseling & Consultation Services, LLC

Dr. DeAnna Henderson

DeAnna Henderson, MD Board-certified Endocrinologist, Delta Companies Atlanta, GA

Dr. Deirdre James

Deirdre James, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine University of Tennessee

Dr. Eugenia Sanders MD

Board-certified Pediatrician, Lawndale Christian Health Center, Chicago, IL

Geraldine Peacock

Critical Care Nurse

Jacqueline Patterson

Director, NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program

Dr. Fallon Wilson, PhD

Co-Founder of #BlackChurch Futures

Antonio (Tony) Williams

Executive Director of Comcast Public Affairs

Donald I King, FAIA

Architect, Planner and Educator

William Isaac McCoy

Dean of the School of Business at historic Stillman College

Pamela D. Price

Deputy Director of The Balm In Gilead

Cary L. Goodman

Program and Development Consultant

Angela Short

Certified Social Worker and Community Mental Health Liaison Representing Janssen Medical Affairs

Don Chaney

Former Professional Basketball player and Coach

Dr. Francy Y. Shu, MD

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Neurology David Geffen School of Medicine University of California, Los Angeles

Rev. Michael Malcom

Executive Director Alabama Interfaith Power & Light (AIPL) Birmingham, AL

Bishop La’Tresa M. Jester

La’Tresa M. Jester Senior Pastor Gideon Baptist Church Tucson, Arizona

Dr. Christopher T. Pullins MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. Joyce Moon Howard

Clinical Associate Professor of Community Health Science and Practice NYU School of Global Public Health

Dr. LaPrincess C Brewer MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Rochester MN

Catherine Weikart Yeckel

Assistant Professor of Clinical Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH)

Dr. Sherry Blake PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Jay Ell Alexander

CEO of Black Girls RUN!

Stephanie Nicole Carter, MS, RDN

Leading nutrition, fitness and wellness expert

Christophe Bourdon

Senior Vice President & General Manager, US Oncology

Mike Edmondson

Vice President, Global Field Excellence and Commercialization

Stephanie King

Digital Health & Innovation, and Vice-Chair, Amgen's Black Employee Network

Dr. Nia Reed, PhD

ORISE Fellow Alzheimer's Disease and Healthy Aging Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Ima Ebong, MD

Assistant Professor Dept of Neurology, University of Kentucky

Dr. Richard King, MD

Associate Professor Dept of Neurology, University of Kentucky

Rayvann Kee II, PsyD

Psychologist & Owner, EmpowerMeant Counseling, Coaching, and Consulting, LLC

Dr. Donna Baptiste

Department Chair Clinical Mental Health Counseling Family Institute @ Northwestern University Chicago, IL

Janet Kitchen

Founder, Positively U, Inc.

Dr. Bambi W. Gaddist DrPH

CEO of the South Carolina HIV Council dba Wright Wellness Center

Cynthia Finch

Founder, New Direction Healthcare Solutions, Knoxville, TN

Dr. Natalia Kanem, MD

United Nations Under-Secretary-General Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Dr. Chewe Luo, MD

Associate Director and Chief of the HIV/AIDS Section in the Programme Division UNICEF

Dazion Dixon Diallo

Founder & President SisterLove, Inc.

Linda Golfer-Blunt

Linda Golfer-Blunt President & CEO Black Women's Health Imperative

Marsha Henderson

Former Assistant Commissioner for Women's Health at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Wintley Phipps

Vocal artist, motivational speaker, and education activist