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