Natrina Kennedy is a public health entrepreneur from the Southside of Chicago with a love for the community and a passion for breaking systemic barriers that lead to poor health outcomes. She is a two-time alumna of Loyola University of Chicago, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management and a Master of Public Health with a focus on Health Policy and Management.
She is currently working on her doctorate in public health with a concentration in women's and reproductive health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her professional experience includes healthcare administration, strategic planning, quality improvement, project management, health policy, and systems change.
Natrina has spent nearly 10 years in community work and utilizing her voice to challenge inequities. She is an outcome-driven individual aspiring to bridge the gaps between community and systems by promoting public health and elevating healing.
LaNiece Thomas Flagg is from the south suburban area of Chicago. She earned her Bachelor’s Degrees in Chemistry from Chicago State University and currently oversees the Environmental, Health, Safety & Security policies at PICO Chemical Corporation. LaNiece is also a Licensed Bi-Vocational Minister with the Evangelical Covenant Church. She renders service at New Zion Covenant Church and a Non -profit organization called BOOC in Dolton, IL. LaNiece enjoys all that she does, but the 2 things that rank highest outside of faith and family are empowering youth and hosting heritage tours of Ghana, West Africa.
Tiye Uhura Link has an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership and a MDIV in Theology, as well as a MS in Community Counseling and an MBA. Tiye is employed at Nashville CARES as the Program Director of Healthy University, a program of empowerment for individuals living with HIV. Tiye is also the Founder and CEO of Faith Connections LLC, a consulting company to connect and enrich those in the faith-based community living with HIV and their affected family and friends.
Tiye is a member at First Baptist Church on Winchester in Gallatin, Tennessee where Dr. Derrick Jackson is the Senior Pastor. Tiye facilitates several groups at Nashville CARES including the psychosocial group, Spiritual Connections, at Nashville CARES where the group is spiritual support for PLWHA. Tiye has been involved in community ministry for over 40 years in Philadelphia, PA and Chicago, IL.
Tiye has been employed with Nashville CARES for 10 years. Tiye also serves on the Scientific Review Committee for the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Tiye also serves on the End the Epidemic SDOH Workgroup, and the Advisory Council, which is in response to the National Strategy for PLWHA. Tiye is also on the steering committee for the CFAR (Center for AIDS Research) Faith and Spirituality Research Collaborative. Tiye holds a certification in Mental Health First Aid and serves as the Chaplain for the Sumner County YMCA. Tiye’s passion and calling is serving the HIV+ community.
Camille Jackson is from the Southside of Chicago and earned her Bachelor's degree in Sociology at the University of Illinois. Currently, Camille is Managing Partner of KemetiqueGroup LLC, Investor Relations Manager of NCJ Investments, and Events/Stage Director of Martin’s International.