Founders Corner

Creating Space For All Men of Color In Public Health


Myles Davenport, MPH
Washington, D.C.

Myles Davenport is dedicated to fostering robust and influential educational experiences, but most importantly recruiting and retaining diverse leaders in public health.  

He earned both his Master of Public Health and Bachelors in Science in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland School of Public Health. He also obtained his Associate of Arts in General Studies from Prince George’s Community College.

Myles currently serves as the Epidemiologist at the D.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Vice President, Community

Omari Richins, MPH
Winston-Salem, NC

Omari Richins is working towards more equitable systems to empower Black and other disinvested communities to have generational health and wealth.

He earned his Master of Public Health from the University of Florida and Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Tampa.

Omari currently serves as CEO of The Public Health Millennial and as Health Improvement Program Officer for the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.

Vice President, Organizational Development

Winston W. Wright, MPH
St. Louis, MO

Winston Wellington Wright is a public health professional with a passion for advancing health equity through hospital administration, gaining experience at some of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. 

A proud HBCU graduate, He earned his Master of Public Health from Morehouse School of Medicine and Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Fisk University. 

Winston currently serves as Program Manager for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) at BJC HealthCare in St. Louis, Missouri, responsible for leading multiple programs, projects, and strategic initiatives. 

Vice President, Research & Advocacy

Aaron Carpenter, MPH
Greensboro, NC

Aaron Carpenter is a dedicated public health professional with a commitment to promoting equitable, accountable health systems and advancing community power through leveraging policy engagement.

He earned his Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Public Health, and Bachelors of Science in Biology and Psychology from Appalachian State University. 

Aaron currently serves as a Policy Associate at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and an Adjunct Faculty within the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

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