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