Steering Committee

PonJola Coney, M.D., Chair 
Executive 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

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.
Vice President for Health Policy and Community Relations
VCU Health Systems

Tiffany Green, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 
VCU Department of Health Behavior & Policy 

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

Catherine W. Howard, Ph.D.
Vice Provost, Division of Community Engagement
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

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

Adrienne McFadden, M.D., J.D.
Medical Director
Virginia Department of Health

Maghboeba Mosavel, M.A., 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
Richmond City Health District

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

Karen E. Reed, M.A.
Director, Division of Multicultural Health & Community Engagement
Virginia Department of Health

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

Rose Stith-Singleton
Richmond Healthy Start Initiative
Virginia Department of Social Services

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

Blue E. Wooldridge. MPA, DPA 
L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs