The shared common priorities of BWHI and NCBW to reach the community and other key stakeholders about the health and wellness of Black women created an opportunity to partner nationally.
Several of NCBW's national health and wellness initiatives, including addressing heart disease, diabetes, strokes and obesity among Black women, created an opportunity for BWHI to provide solutions through evidenced-based programming and research-driven policy recommendations.
"I am very excited about NCBW's and BWHI partnership," states NCBW President Virginia W.
"I am excited to add Monica to the team because her diverse experience encompasses traditional communications, lifestyle marketing and consumer promotions," said BWHI President Linda Goler Blount.
Prior to joining BWHI, Ann served as the founding executive director of Step Up in Atlanta, GA where she was responsible for implementing Step Up's mission to propel girls from under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential.