African American women in Indianapolis are 41% more likely to die from breast cancer than Caucasian women, despite comparable rates of screening and a lower likelihood of being diagnosed with breast cancer. The R.E.D. (Reaching to End Disparities) Alliance, Inc., collaborating with researchers, health professionals, healthcare organizations, advocates, support services providers, government agencies, breast cancer survivors and members of faith-based communities, seeks to reduce breast cancer late-stage diagnosis and death rates for African American women in Indianapolis. 

Staff and Board of Directors

Lisa R. Hayes – Executive Director 


President - Dr. Clyde Posley, Jr., Pastor, Antioch Baptist Church

Vice-President - Nadia E. Miller, Co-Founder, Pink-4-Ever, Inc.

Secretary - NaKeita Boyd, Executive Director, Center for Health Innovation & Implementation Science

Treasurer - Colleen McClain-Mpofu, Senior Accountant, Premier Tax Solutions


Silvia M. Bigatti, Associate Professor, IU Fairbanks School of Public Health

Dr. Virginia Caine, Director Marion County Public Health Department

Dr. Robert Goulet, Jr., Breast Surgeon, Community Breast Care

Andrea Morehead, News Anchor, WTHR-13

Stephanie Rufenbarger Lesher, Director, The Catherine Peachey Fund

Dr. Melvin J. Woodard III, Pastor, New Salem Missionary Baptist Church

Dr. Tarah Ballinger, IU School of Medicine