WHO WE ARE

Our Mission

NBEC creates transnational solutions that optimize Black maternal, infant, sexual, and reproductive wellbeing. We shift systems and culture through training, research, technical assistance, policy, advocacy, and community-centered collaboration.

Our Vision

All Black mamas, their babies, and their villages should THRIVE.

Our Core Values

Radical Joy • Reproductive & Sexual Freedom • Black Lives • Sisterhood (Collaboration) • Anti-Racism/Decolonization • Power • Black Feminism-Womanism

Joia Adele Crear-Perry, MD, FACOG

A thought leader around racism as a root cause of health inequities, Speaker, Trainer, Advocate, Policy Expert, and fighter for justice, Joia Crear-Perry is the Founder and President of the National Birth Equity Collaborative.

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NBEC Staff

Brandie Bentley

Scholar
Birth Equity Research
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Sara Daniel

Scholar
Birth Equity Research
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Asha Hassan

Scholar
Birth Equity Research
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Rosaline Jean Louis

Scholar
Birth Equity Research
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Nia Mitchell

Scholar
Birth Equity Research
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Tonni Oberly

Scholar
Birth Equity Research
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Kierra Otis

Scholar
Birth Equity Research
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Jaleah Rutledge

Scholar
Birth Equity Research
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Najjuwah Walden

Scholar
Birth Equity Research
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Margaret-Anne Davis

Accounts Payable
Finance & Compliance
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Trudy-Ann Powell

Director
Finance & Compliance
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Jordan S. Woods

Director
Marketing & Communications
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Brittney Gethers

Communications Specialist
Policy & Advocacy
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Kiley Mayfield

State & Local Policy Analyst
Policy & Advocacy
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Denys Symonette Mitchell

Senior Policy Analyst
Policy & Advocacy
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Alise Powell

Policy Analyst
Policy & Advocacy
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Kiara Cruz

Senior Research Analyst
Research & Strategy
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LaTasha Gatling

Executive Assistant
Research & Strategy
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Kennedy Bridges

Analyst
Technical Assistance
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Rachel Young

Program Associate
Technical Assistance
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Aja Clark

Birth Equity Evaluation Analyst
Training, Practice & Evaluation
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Phoebe Wescott

Birth Equity Senior Analyst
Training, Practice & Evaluation
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Jade Below

Program Associate
Transnational Birth Equity
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Lienna Feleke-Eshete

Senior Program Associate
Transnational Birth Equity
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Zainab Jah

Senior Program Associate
Transnational Birth Equity
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