Community Affiliates

Cone Health: Center for Clinical Care and Equity Research.

  • Olu Jegede, MD. Director/Vice President of the Center of Clinical Care and Health Equity

Bland Clinic, P.A.

  • Veita Bland, MD. Clinical Hypertension Specialist, Cardiometabolic Disease Prevention and Management.
  • Websites: It’s A Matter Of Health.

Guilford County

  • Alexis Powell​, MPH. Community Health Educator II; Public Health
  • DeAndra Monét Kees, MPPA, CBS. Community Health Educator III, Health Equity Manager; Every Baby Guilford.
  • Elisven (Eli) Saavedra Villatoro​. Nutritionist III; Public Health
  • Nedra Cox​, MPH. Community Health Consultant; Public Health. Family Connects

NC Counts.

  • NC Counts Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to building a healthy, just, and equitable North Carolina through cross-sector partnerships that advance systemic solutions for communities facing systemic barriers, including BIPOC communities, LGBTQ+, low wealth, immigrant, and other communities.

North Carolina Serious Illness Coalition.  

  • Consists of health professionals, providers, and caregivers focused on improving the lives of the seriously ill and their caregivers. The organization's mission is to engage a broad range of stakeholders and their perspectives, including providers, consumers, policy advocates, industries, and others, to accelerate the solutions needed to achieve the desired vision for serious illness care. The four working groups are: Clinical Practice & Quality, Advance Care Planning, Caregiver & Patient Engagement, and Communications, Advocacy, and Education.

External Faculty Affiliates

Jeannette Wade – Associate Professor and Program Director of Human Health Sciences