Disparities Elimination Advisory Council


Rev. Edmund Lowe Rev. Edmund E. Lowe, Sr.
Chair, DEAC
Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Missouri Chapter



Council Members

Pamela BegayPam Begay
Director, Katheryn Buder Center




Yvonne BuhlingerYvonne Buhlinger
Executive Vice President, Affinia Healthcare




Galan GritsGalen Gritts, BS
American Indian & Community Volunteer, Lutheran Indian Ministries




Sherrill JacksonSherrill Jackson, RN, CPNP, MSA
President, The Breakfast Club, Inc.
Breast Cancer Survivor




Jade James HalbertJade James-Halbert
Women’s Health, CareSTL




Adrienne Hunter GreenAdrienne Hunter-Green
Founder, Angels with a Vision
Owner, Hunter-Green Family Farms
Regional Educator, Lincoln University Cooperate Extension of Missouri



Valeda KeysValeda Keys
CEO & Founder, Valeda’s Hope




SaundiSaundi Kloeckener
American Indian & Community Volunteer
Retired School Teacher, Rockwood School District



Nancy MaxwellNancy Maxwell
Founder, Carbondale United




Donald M. SuggsDonald Suggs, DDS
Publisher & Owner, St. Louis American Newspaper




Sherry TalucSherry Taluc
American Indian & Community Volunteer
Breast Cancer Survivor



Sal ValadezSal Valadez
Diversity, Outreach & Marketing Representative, MKLDC Diversity Initiative, LiUNA




Maranda Witherspoon RichardsonMaranda Witherspoon Richardson, MPPA
Owner, MWR Consulting




Sen. Robin Wright Jones 9Robin Wright-Jones
Executive Director, The Empowerment Network (TEN)




Aimee JamesAimee James, PhD, MPH
Faculty Co-Chair & Professor of Surgery, Division of Public Health Sciences




Headshot Coach Melody (green)Coach Melody McClellan
President and Chief Wellness Strategist at Unwrap You




Image002Karen Morrison
World Wide Technology-Global HR Operations
Community Advocate