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Dr. Shakari Lee, Executive Director


Dr. Shakari Lee began her collegiate studies in Richmond, Indiana where she first obtained her Associates and Bachelors degree in Applied Science from Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana University. Shakari continued her education at Indiana Wesleyan University where she obtained her Masters degree in Healthcare Resource Management in 2018, and her Doctorate degree in Business Administration with a focus in Healthcare Administration in 2022. Shakari has dedicated her work to healthcare and business administration while centering on the underserved and minority populations.

Shakari has always had a passion for serving others with a commitment to making a difference in the communities of Colorado. Shakari hopes to combine her educational background, personal experiences, and previous work in the non-profit industry to provide the Black communities with equitable outcomes through resources and tools to overcome social determinants of health.

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Thelma Craig, Board Chair

Leadership

Mrs. Thelma Craig retired as Project Administrator for the HIV Care and Treatment Programs at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. She has served over 30 years in the public health sector as a Health Educator, Disease Control Specialist, Research/Analyst, and Contracts Monitor. She has over 25 years of experience serving in community organizations as a Health Educator and Public Speaker. She is an aspiring author, Life Coach/Founder of Sista Sage Healing. Thelma is one of the co-founders and currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Black Health Collaborative (CBHC).

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Adrianna Hervey, Board Member

Adrianna M. Hervey is a Health Professional at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in the STI/HIV/HEP branch. She has over 20 years experience in Public Health and Community engagement. Previously, Adrianna worked as Clinician/Laboratorian at Denver Public Health. She is also U.S Army Veteran with 17 years of service.

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Courtenay D. Brown, Board Member

Courtenay began his collegiate studies at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in History at Metropolitan State College of Denver and later his Master’s degree in Organizational Development from Colorado State University.

Courtenay Brown is the Eastern Division Operations Manager for Yes! Communities, responsible for managing divisional operations, process improvement, training facilitation, and financial research across 4 regions encompassing 5 states. He has over ten years of diversified leadership experience in the functional areas of human resources, operations management, strategic planning and organizational development.

In his spare time, Courtenay enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. In his commitment to supporting his community, he serves as a co-chair for the Delta Psi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated’s Young Men of Alpha mentoring program.

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Christina Yebuah, Board Secretary

Christina Yebuah currently works as the Health Research and Policy Analyst for the Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CCLP). CCLP is an advocacy organization that addresses policy issues that affect Coloradans experiencing poverty through research, regulatory and legislative advocacy, as well as litigation. Attending Emory University, Christina earned a BA in Psychology in 2017. In 2019, she proceeded to earn a double Masters in Public Administration and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Colorado Denver, specializing in Community-Informed Policy. Christina has expertise in qualitative research, community-informed practices, and health equity.

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Dr. Terri L. Richardson, Board Vice Chair

Dr. Richardson is an Internal Medicine physician. She retired in 2021 after a 34 year career at Denver Health and Kaiser Permanente. She is a community doctor or (‘People’s doctor’ as coined by Kathie J in 2022). She continues to be a resource, volunteers for health-related organizations, and serves on a number of boards.

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Tracie L. Randle, Board Member

Tracie L. Randle has more than 20 years of assisting both national and local clients to grow their consumer base by listening, developing creative ideas and executing multiplatform solutions that deliver Return on Investment (ROI). Tracie has worked closely with blue-chip clients such as Allstate Corporation, Southwest Airlines, Ford Motor Company, and Bank of America, and their respective advertising agencies, to develop engaging programs that activate consumers. She has a passion for helping both for and non-profit organizations succeed and is currently a sales and marketing consultant for Blackdoctor.org – the nation’s largest and most comprehensive online health resource for African Americans.

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Dr. Mehul V. Gandhi, Board Member

Dr. Mehul V. Gandhi, MD, MBA is an Internal Medicine physician with Kaiser Permanente of Colorado and the founder and CEO of DenTriage. Mehul completed his bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois – Chicago (UIC) and medical degree from UIC – Rockford. After completing his residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, Mehul practiced in a community health clinic in Rockford, IL serving underserved urban and homeless populations. Mehul was the director of the Living with HIV Program at Crusader Community Health.

Since 2013, Mehul has worked with Kaiser Permanente. He served as the Chief of the Internal Medicine Department at Kaiser Permanente East Denver Medical Office from 2014-2018. While simultaneously attending to his clinical and administrative duties, Mehul completed an Executive MBA degree from Washington University in St. Louis in May 2018.

Mehul is a strategic thinker and leader with diverse experience in internal medicine, biomedical engineering, clinical care delivery systems, and health care to underserved populations.

Mehul is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship. He hopes to combine his scientific and business backgrounds to bring novel, innovative ideas to life that can transform access to healthcare for all patients.

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John Davis, Jr., Financial Advisor

Mr Davis has had an extensive career as a Government Attorney and Senior Manager in the field of taxation in the Denver area. He earned Accounting and Law degrees from the University of Wyoming and an L.L.M. in taxation from the University of Denver. Early in his career, he also had short stints in corporate accounting with Sears, Roebuck and Co in their Controller’s Office and in criminal law with the District Attorney’s Office Before focusing on taxation.

As an accountant and licensed attorney with the Colorado Bar, John volunteers his time to assists several non-profits with their efforts to obtain and maintain their tax exempt status, and assists low income individuals with tax return preparation at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites during the filing season. He also consults on entity structure and financial and accounting matters with nonprofit organizations and tax exempt entities.

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