Host: The Black Father Family Initiative
Date: Monday, December 12th
Time: Doors Open @ 7:10 PM | Program Begins @ 7:30 PM
Where: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine | 2 Riverside Cir. | M203
Mr. Johnathan Webb: Moderator
CEO: Assocaition of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Webb’s career has focused on public health and health equity initiatives. His work in this space has focused on the meaningful engagement of stakeholders with an emphasis on prioritizing lived experiences. Prior to joining AWHONN he served as CEO for the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, and is also on the Steering Committee of the Equitable Maternal Health Coalition, co-Chair for the March of Dimes’ Mom Baby Action Network Racism & Unequal Treatment work group, and on the Steering Committee for Pritzker’s Prenatal to Three Initiative (PN3). He lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.
Mr. Lewis Townsend: Guest
Maternal Child Health Advocate
Townsend currrently serves as an Assistant Vice President with Wells Fargo Bank; and resides in Christianburg, VA with his wife Dr. Crasha Townsend, who is the Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion within the VT office for Diversity and Inclsuion. Even with all that life has afforded Mr. and Mrs. Townesend they still found themselves experiencing the ills of our health system. Specifically as it relates to Black mothers and babies. Mr. Townsend found himself in where far too many have been before him. He joins this conversation to unpack and explore their lived experinces across three major health systems, and how their fight constinues even after the passing of their daughter 18 months after birth.
Dr. Alyssa Watkins: Guest
Obstetrics and Gynocology: Carilion Clinic
Dr. Watkins is a gradute of the Morehouse School of Medicine. After earning her BS, Alyssa spent a year at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Center in Baltimore, MD. In addition to student medical associations and organizations, Dr. Watkins—is a member of the American Medical Women’s Association and the National Medical Association.
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.