Board of Directors 

GPHIC Chairperson 

SHARON E. BARRETT, DrPH, MS

 

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE 

  • Over forty-five years of increasing responsibility in public, nonprofit and private sectors in administration, program development and evaluation, public policy, and public health practice with a focus on health disparities and environmental justice on behalf of vulnerable and underserved populations and communities. Expertise in: 

  • Program planning, development, evaluation and administration 

  • Staff supervision and personnel management 

  • Public policy development 

  • Fiscal management and control of multi-million dollar legislatively mandated grant programs and contracts 

  • Fund raising, partnership development 

  • Speech writing, public speaking and professional presentations at national/international conferences 

  • Partnership development between public and industry organizations, with linkages at federal, state and local levels

  • Conference and event planning 

  • Editing of manuscripts for publication 

  • Grant writing 

GPHIC Board Member 

JEREMIAH WHITE, JR., MA
Senior Consultant • Trainer • Board Development Expert • Business Leader • Coach

Jeremiah White is a business leader and an expert in corporate & community strategic and organizational change. Known for his organizational leadership, keen problem solving and strategic thinking, energizing and interactive style, entrepreneurial acumen, and thoughtful mentoring of talent, he instigates positive and enduring impact on companies and communities. Possessing finance, marketing, and operations expertise, he identifies hidden opportunities and advises clients from planning stages through operational success. He leads organizational change processes in a variety of large non-profits working with executives, senior leadership, boards and staff using best practices to create work environments that are inclusive, equitable and diverse.

 

A passionate advocate for empowering and addressing the needs of low and moderate-income communities, Jeremiah has championed major causes for social justice, civil and human rights. He has encouraged community empowerment/engagement using economic development tools, entrepreneurship, educational modeling, health and human services supports, and life science frameworks. As a senior executive coach, Jeremiah provides strategic advice and coaching for top-level managers and leaders in business, government, and social justice organizations with an emphasis on developing high performing leadership teams connected to the lived experiences of those they serve. His experience with diversity, inclusion, and organizational cultural dynamics encourages systemic change.  

 

Jeremiah holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Antioch College and a Master of Arts in Planning and Administration-Health Services from Antioch University. He has authored articles in numerous publications and has held many board positions. Mr. White is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Community College of Philadelphia, a member of the leadership committee of the Wistar Institute, a leading biomedical research institution; and president, iPraxis, Inc, a STEM initiative dedicated to developing talents of African American youth. He serves as a board member and treasurer of Gaston and Porter Health Improvement Center in Washington, DC, which utilizes female support-group “circles” as a mechanism to empower African American women to gain control over their health care issues.

GPHIC Board Member

Zillah Wesley, MSW, LIC, SW

 

Zillah Jackson Wesley is a Program Manager at Howard University College of Nursing and Allied Health . She Have a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Howard University . She is a  trained Therapist and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker  , LICSW . During her career she has  held various positions that include : Adjunct Professor at The University of The District of Columbia; Acting Supervisor of Social Work and Clinical Social Worker for DC Public Schools.  She has training in numerous Evidence-Based Programs, Social Emotional Learning, Trauma Informed Practices, Cool Down Techniques ,Relaxation Design Space Consultant ,Wellness and Health Trainer Consultant, Restorative Justice and Mediation Trainer and Consultant . She is Founder of Care Wellness DC . Contributed to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Publication on Private Practice . She is Chair of the Howard University School of Divinity Pillar of Faith Scholarship, Past Advisory Board Member for NBC TV ,Trained  Facilitator  for Health and Wellness. 

 

Some of her awards include: Social Worker of the Year, Howard University and Mayoral Proclamation Celebration for Zillah Jackson Wesley Day in Washington, DC. She was also featured on NBC TV for Community Involvement, Outstanding Woman and Who’s Who.  She has served on the Board of The National Council Negro Women (NCNW) and  NCNW Youth Conference Chair and personal support and travel representative to Dr. Dorothy Height. She is  a Board member for Prime-Time Sister Circles and Gaston and Porter Health Improvement .Immediate Past President of The Washington DC Chapter of The Society, Inc. providing Scholarships for Youth in the Arts in DC.

She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and was one of the Co-chairs of Public Relations for the 100th AKA Celebration. She is The Member at Large of the Pell Hellenic Council of the Divine 9 Greek Washington, DC Chapters. 

She is presently the National President of the United Black Christians of the United Church of Christ and  Moderator for The Council for Racial and Ethnic Ministries ( COREM) for The United Church of Christ.