Steering Committee

Karen Hendricks-Munoz, M.D., M.P.H., Chair 
Executive Director (Interim), Deputy Director, VCU Center on Health Disparities 
Professor Emeritus, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
VCU School of Medicine


Steering Committee Members:

Kevin Allison, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Strategy and Development


Faye Belgrave, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Cultural Experiences in Prevention
Department of Psychology


PonJola Coney, M.D.
Executive director (2010-2020)
Professor emeritus (2020-present)
School of Medicine, CoHD 


Rebecca Etz, Ph.D.
Co-Director, The Larry A. Green Center
Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine and Population Health


Sheryl Garland, M.H.A.
Chief of Health Impact
VCU Health System


Kevin Harris, Ph.D., M.S.A.
Associate Vice President for Academic Health Sciences
The Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences 


Jason Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Provost Community Engagement

David Lanning, M.D., Ph.D.
Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU 


Maghboeba Mosavel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Health Behavior and Policy


Aashir Nasim, Ph.D.
Vice President for Inclusive Excellence


Cynthia Newbille, Ph.D.
Council Representative
East End 7th District, Richmond City Council


Amy Popovich, R.N., M.S.N.
Public Health Nurse
Virginia Department of Health


Sarah Price, Ph.D.
VCU School of Social Work


Joann T. Richardson, Ph.D., C.H.E.S.
Associate Professor
Department Chair
Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences


Rose Stith-Singleton
Program Manager, Early Childhood Development Initiative
Virginia Department of Social Services


Diane Wilson, Ed.D., M.S., R.D.
Associate Professor
VCU Department of Internal Medicine