Dr. Zenobia Day, HPAC Chair Person
Dr. Zenobia Day is a board certified family medicine physician. She completed her Masters of Public Health and medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine. She has extensive experience in creation, integration, development and management of preventive health practices and projects which have been integrated into primary care practices in urban communities. In 2000, she traveled to South Africa to work with NGOs that focused on the prevention of maternal fetal transmission of the HIV/AIDS virus. She served as clinical director of Neighborhood Union Health Center’s primary care services, a Fulton County initiative to provide full scale primary care services to its citizens from 2008-2010. She also served as lead physician at Healing Community Center, where she helped to develop its primary care services and was primary care physician for many including under and uninsured clients.
Dr. Day has worked in several sectors of medicine including rehabilitation medicine, hospice, addiction management, primary care, public health and preventive medicine. Her passion rests with public health and prevention where she continues to work. She is involved in various programs where she teaches and manages exercise programs which include cross fit, Zumba and yoga for women. She also integrates nutritional education into her programs. Dr. Day teaches, has been a panelist and has lectured in various settings including the Southeast Addiction Technology Center Transfer Network Conference 2011, the state capitol to legislators and representatives, and at various schools and universities. She also has served as an advisor to medical, public health and PA students, preventive health residents and family medicine residents. She sits on the board for Mental Health in the African American Community (MHAAC), works with interfaith coalition for Fulton County’s Health Promotion Action Coalition, is vice president of American Sales and Distribution Services Inc., and is founder of LTZ Health Solutions LLC. She also currently serves as adjunct faculty at Morehouse and Emory Schools of Medicine..
Dr. Rev. Mel Fareed, HPAC Board of Director
Dr. Mel Fareed of Harlem, New York retired in 2001, House Principal, in the Rochester City School District. Nominated and listed in Who’s Who among American teacher in 1998, nominated as Administrator of the year in 2000. Mr. Fareed graduated in 1978 with a BS in Special Education, MS in counselor Education in 1982, and CAS in Educational Administration in 1986. Mr. Fareed also is an ordained Metaphysical Minister and holds the alternative PhD in Holistic Life Coaching. Mr. Fareed is also certified in Reflexology, Haysa (Laughter) Yoga, and The Healing Code. He is a raw-foodist. Mr. Fareed serves on several community projects and boards. Presently, Mel supports and volunteers his services at Life University senior board, Fulton County steering committee, Fulton County HPAC board, Chaplain of the Sons of the American Legion, Post 296, and volunteers at the Alliance theatre and at the 7 Bridges to Recovery, a women’s shelter. Rev. Fareed has authored a research book titled Mulazim and has hosted a spiritual internet radio show providing spiritual insight for our younger ones.
Ms. Kimberly Baldwin, HPAC Board of Director
Ms. Baldwin is an Associate and Sr. Healthcare Analyst at Booz Allen Hamilton with more than 13 years of professional and public health experience with emphasis in healthcare research, analytics and project management in nonprofit, academic and government sectors. Her experience ranges from conducting organizational assessments of government and healthcare agencies and analysis on community and public health issues; supporting the development of clinical information systems & information technology that assist clinicians in the delivery of evidence-based patient care; developing and designing survey tools and analysis plans for innovative health disparities and population health programs; providing guidance for community health initiatives and health strategies on community-based strategies targeted to programmatic and policy changes; leading and supporting the design and execution of Wargames and simulations primarily focused on issues such as Military Health System Information Management and Information Technology (IM/IT) new investments and governance process, Defense Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC)-related hospital closings, patient safety, privacy and security; conducting software and hardware analysis; and creating innovative research studies to address obesity in minority populations. She brings a combined background of microbiology, biomedical research, population and health disparities research within the academic, community, government and private settings. This broad background enables her to provide program management, technical recommendations, and develop comprehensive program organization for implementation.
LeRoy Reese, Ph.D., HPAC Secretary
Dr. LeRoy Reese is an associate professor at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine. Prior to joining MSM, he was a senior scientist and team leader at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Dr. Reese conducts community-based health research focused on the development on healthy lifestyles, the reduction of risk behaviors in under-resourced communities, and the modification of community based social determinants of health. Recently, he served on the Task Force of the American Psychological Association that produced the report Resilience and Strength in African American Children and Adolescents. Dr. Reese has served as a consultant to the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the CDC.
Dr. Reese is also active in his local community and in addition to serving on HPAC board’s he also serves on the boards of the Decatur Education Foundation and The Museum School Foundation. Dr. Reese received his bachelor of arts from the College of Wooster and his doctorate from The Ohio State University. He completed his internship and fellowship at the University of Illinois Medical School’s Institute for Juvenile Research in the Department of Psychiatry. He lives in Decatur with his wife Robin and children Aman, Mariama and Nia.
Jeffery D. Henderson, HPAC Vice Chair Person of Operations
Mr. Jeffery D. Henderson is the founder, COB and CEO of Youth Branding University/Youth Business University (YBU) which was launched in December 2010. YBU is a simulation of a “University” designed to educate, elevate, empower, encourage, energize, engage, and equip today’s global youth. YBU’s main focus is to strategically transform and prepare youth into an unique “brand” that equips them to become global leaders and successful in life. Mr. Henderson is also the Founder, COB, CEO, and CSO of Alpha and Omega International, Inc. (aoi) which was launched in 2008. AOI mission is to support churches, non-profit organizations, and businesses by providing cross-denominational Christian strategic planning, training principles, educational programs, and event planning that help leaders and individuals to be more effective in their ministries and lives.
In October 2014, he was selected by Dr. /Chairperson of the Board Nazeera Dawood of Fulton County Interfaith Coalition to launch a Greater Atlanta and Global Youth Coalition. He currently serves as a Board Member of Chamblee Charter High School PTSA (Vice President), Chamblee Charter High School Girls Basketball Team Booster Club (Vice President), and PACE (Professional Association of Customer Engagement). He is former Chairman of the Board of Directors for Still Waters Youth Sinfo-Nia of Metropolitan Atlanta Orchestra/Dance Company and former Board Member of More than Conquerors Inc. Due to his passion to give back to the community, organizations under his leadership have raised over $400,000 (church, schools, youth activities, and other programs. He has been married to his wife Patricia for 29 plus years and he has two daughters Angelica and Ariana who are nationally ranked in track.
Danella Abdul-Barr, HPAC Board of Director
Danella Abdul-Barr acquired a passion for helping her community as a Military Police Officer in the United States Army as a young adult. During this period of her life, she wanted to continue her education by attending Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1993. Upon graduating with a pharmacy degree, Danella began a very successful career in retail pharmacy management, managed care, pharmaceutical sales, and most recently as a Pharmacy District Manager for Rite Aid, Inc.
Danella is a passionate advocate of the profession of pharmacy and demonstrates this passion by being an active member of the Georgia Pharmacy Association (Continuing Education Committee member 2012), Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (Director at-Large 2012 Mentoring Program), Association of Asthma Educators, Co-chair Fulton Asthma Improvement and Reduction Coalition (F.A.I.R), and Georgia Asthma Strategic Planning Coalition (5 year appointment), Board of Directors for Anew Teen Fitness, Inc. and Zap Asthma Consortium, Inc.
In her spare time, Danella enjoys vacationing with her husband of twenty one years, Ali and their children.
Bernadette Clark Wright, Esq., HPAC Board of Director
Bernadette Clark Wright is a trial attorney with over a decade of experience in litigation and general practice. After transferring from Howard University, Attorney Wright completed her education at Georgia State University, obtaining both her Bachelor of Arts in History and a Juris Doctorate. Attorney Wright’s commitment to governance and public service were evident in both her undergraduate and graduate studies, where she served as an elected member of both the Student Government and Student Bar Associations. After competing in several regional student lawyer competitions, including placing second in a statewide closing argument competition, it became clear that she was headed towards a career in litigation.
Attorney Wright began her professional career as an attorney with the City of Atlanta and has spent significant time as an advocate, serving as both a prosecutor and defense attorney handling major and high profile cases; having entered private practice in 2006, her skill set includes real estate, employment law, contract negotiations, acquisitions, strategic planning, and compliance. She is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia and several bar associations.
Outside of practicing law, Attorney Wright participates in various volunteer activities including student mentoring, public speaking events and corporate training engagements. In her free time, she treasures the moments spent with her husband Derek and their two children Kaleb and Christian