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Executive Team

C Virginia Fields

C Virginia Fields

Founder and CEO

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Melissa Baker

Chief Operating Officer

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Tangular Tucker

Director of Finance and Operations

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Nicole Clark

Data Manager

Program Staff

denise welch

Denise Welch

Associate Program Manager
johnny mora

Johnny Mora

Senior Program Coordinator
marlo judge

Marlo Judge

Senior Outreach Specialist
evelyn botwe

Evelyn Botwe, MPH

Program Coordinator
barbara dozier

Barbara Dozier

Accounting Assistant
leah daly

Leah Daly, MPH

Leadership Training and Development Coordinator
kemar asphall

Kemar Asphall

Program Coordinator

The NBLCH Board

the nblch board

Deborah Wafer
Board Chairperson
Senior Manager HCV Marketing,
Gilead Science, Inc.
Oakland, CA

Anthony Harmon
Vice Chairperson
Assistant to the President, 
United Federation of Teachers
New York, NY

Kimberly Williams
Board Secretary
Public Affairs and Alliance Development,
Novo Nordisk, Inc.
Arlington, VA

Bert Petersen, MD
Board Treasurer
Director, Breast Surgery Clinic,
St. Barnabas Hospital
Bronx, NY

Paulette Heath
Executive Committee Member-at-large
National Policy & Advocacy Director Infectious Diseases,
Johnson & Johnson
Waxhaw, NC

Honorable Johnny Ford
Former National Board Chair
Former Mayor – Tuskegee, AL
Founder/Director General,
The World Conference of Mayors, Inc.
Tuskegee, AL

W. James Favorite, Ph.D.
Board Member
Former National Board Chair
Retired Senior Pastor,
Beulah Baptist Institutional Church
Tampa, FL

Former Chair, Affiliate of Black Health, Tampa
Reisterstown, MD

Reverend Frank Bostic
Board Member
Senior Pastor,
Pilgrim Baptist Church, Buffalo, NY

Chair, NBLCH of Buffalo, NY


Rev. Frank D. Tucker
Board Member
Senior Pastor,
First Baptist Church
Washington, DC

Chair, NBLCH of Washington, DC & Vicinity

Rochelle Hunter Mosley
Board Member

Certified Trichology Practitioner, Entrepreneur/Proprietor
Salon 804
New York, NY

Oni Blackstock, MD
Board Member
Founder & Executive Director,
Health Justice
Former Assistant Commissioner,

Rodney Goodie, MBA, MPHroch
Board Member
Founder and Chief Executive Officer,
St. Hope Foundation
Houston, TX

Will Francis
Board Member
HUB Community Church and Development Corporation
Stone Mountain, GA

Shirley S. Torho
Board Member
Innovate Access Consulting, LLC
New York, NY

Ivo E. Philbert
Board Member
Global Diversity, Inclusion, Equity & Belonging Relationship Lead,
New York, NY

Calvin O. Butts, III, Ph.D.
Board Chairman Emeritus
Senior Pastor,
The Abyssinian Baptist Church
Retired President,
SUNY College at Old Westbury
New York, NY

Debra Fraser-Howze
Board Member Emeritus
Founder, NBLCA
Retired Senior Vice President of Government and External Affairs,
OraSure Technologies, Inc.
East Stroudsburg, PA