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Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program

Applications to the 2019 cohort have closed.

Please contact with any questions.


The National Council’s Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program supports mid-level managers to develop their voice, agency, and power to advance health equity within their organization and across their broader communities by:

  • Bolstering the development of their and others’ skills to advance health equity within their organizations and communities.
  • Leading organizational and community efforts that advance health equity within a broader context of community diversity, inclusion and social justice.

Participants graduate from this program equipped to lead and sustain efforts to eliminate health disparities among the people and communities they serve.

Program Overview 

The Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program will begin in March 2019 and conclude in October 2019. Participants will engage in the following activities:

  • Program Introduction Webinar
  • Three In-Person Meetings
  • Webinars
  • Monthly 1:1 Coaching Calls
  • Monthly Peer-Support Calls
  • Monthly Assignments & Readings

For more information, listen to the informational webinar (download the slides and FAQ sheet).

This program is led by National Council staff and expert consultants who are nationally-recognized leadership development and health equity experts. Learn more about the program faculty.


2018 Cohort

Sarah Andrade, Lifeways, Inc.

Tiffany Callender, Horizon Foundation

Alicja Carter, Gateway to Prevention and Recovery

Eledys Cedeno, Passageway Residence of Dade County, Inc.

Carrie Chanter, Genesee Health System

Tiffany Delaney, Integrity House

Elizabeth Dickeson, The Arc of Anchorage

Tonicia Freeman-Foster, Central Florida Behavioral Health Network

Maileen Hamto, Aurora Mental Health Center

Carmen Heredia, Valle del Sol

Stacy Hodgkinson, Children’s National Health System

Holly Jordt, Flathead City-County Health Department

Mari Kriescher, Oneida Nation

Aja Owens, Poetry for Personal Power

Shakira Perez-Jones, Mental Health Association of New York City

Lindsay Riggs, Helen Ross McNabb Center

Sandy Ryman, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Inc.

Delores Williams, Mental Health and Recovery Services Board

Nation Wright, Santa Fe Recovery Center

Listen to the informational webinar (download the slides here).


National Council Leadership Development Offerings

The National Council maintains a large portfolio of training opportunities for staff at every level. Learn about our Middle Management Academy and upcoming National Council webinars for other leadership development offerings.

We also provide a consulting service line that can be customized to meet your organization’s unique leadership and development needs. Ask us how.

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