African American women in Indianapolis are 40% 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 

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

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

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

Colleen McClain-Mpofu, Senior Accountant, Premier Tax Solutions

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

Michele Newman, Enrolled Agent, Tax Masters Plus, LLC

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

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