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  • Black Infant Health Community Advisory Board

    Your advocates for Black birthing parents in Pierce County

    Board members bring lived experience, critical thinking, and analysis. They use a social justice lens to ensure equity and community involvement to provide you support.

    They strive to improve the health and well-being of Black birthing parents through:

    • Advocacy.
    • Program development.
    • Stewarding policy.
    • Structural change.

    We formed the board in October 2023. Members serve a 1-year term.

    Current Board Members

    Portrait of Anastasia Greenmore, Black Infant Health Community Advisory Board member.

    Anastasia Greenmore

    Anastasia (she/her) is the Founder and CEO of Reclaiming Us, a Washington-based racial equity and inclusion consulting firm. She has more than a decade of experience building workplace diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging programs from the ground up in both nonprofit and corporate spaces. She is a mother and an advocate for environmental, social, and economic justice.

    Portrait of Chelsea Lawyer, Black Infant Health Community Advisory Board member.

    Chelsea Lawyer

    Chelsea (she/her) is a wife, mother of 4, and the Founder and Director of Being The Village, a culturally specific, social support group designed for Black mothers. In addition to her leadership role, Chelsea has built a wealth of experience as a community health advocate; contributing her expertise as a board member of the Nurse Service Organization for Nurse-Family Partnership, and holding certifications in infant massage, childbirth education, Triple P, and babywearing.

    Portrait of Carmen Lewis, Black Infant Health Community Advisory Board member.

    Carmen Lewis

    Carmen (she/her) is a mother, educator, lactation consultant, and nurse. She works as a Regional Neonatal Educator for the Virginia Mason Franciscan Health System and lecturers at University of Washington Tacoma. She loves to share information and hopes her background in maternal and child nursing can help care for mothers and others.

    Portrait of Keshia Porcincula, Black Infant Health Community Advisory Board member.

    Keshia Porcincula

    Keshia (she/her) is an educator and mother of 3. Working for decades in the nonprofit sector, Keshia led legislative policy campaigns that turned infant and parent support initiatives into state policies. Keshia’s decades of experience in maternal, infant, elderly, and mental health care bring rich experience and facilitating skills to the board.

    Portrait of Kiara Thierry, Black Infant Health Community Advisory Board member.

    Kiara Thierry

    Kiara (she/her) supports students and families in the Puyallup School District through her work with HopeSparks. A mom of 2, Kiara is a former Black Infant Health participant who loves connecting families and children with as many resources as possible.

    Portrait of Leslie Webb, Black Infant Health Community Advisory Board member.

    Leslie Webb

    Leslie (she/her) is an Infant Mental Health Endorsed Associate for Washington State, full spectrum doula and childbirth educator. She leads a dynamic team of Black/African American Parent Educators for Parents as Teachers and is dedicated to improving the lives and communities of those living in Pierce and King County. She aims to address educational and economic disparities faced by Black and African American Babies and their families.

    Portrait of Kaletra Welch, Black Infant Health Community Advisory Board member.

    Kaletra Welch

    Kaletra (she/her) is a Grants Specialist with the University of Washington’s School of Nursing/Office of Nursing Research program. She is a second-year MPH-Global Health candidate with the University of Washington with interests in advocacy, policy, and program evaluation methods that improve maternal health outcomes for women across the African diaspora.

    Portrait of Jazmin Williams, Black Infant Health Community Advisory Board member.

    Jazmin Williams

    Jazmin (she/her) is the Founding Director of BLKBRY, a Black-owned and operated free-standing doula center. A mother of 2, she is a full spectrum doula and a lactation feeding specialist supporting Black folks and families. She wants all Black folks to feel seen, heard, believed, and treated with the care and respect they deserve.

    Want to become a member?

    Let us know! Email Amanda Jones.