On November 16, Prevention Institute Board President Kalahn Taylor-Clark, PhD, MPH announced the appointments of Natoya Walker-Minor of Cleveland, Ohio and Judge Sharon Burney of Houston, Texas to the PI board of directors. Their appointments reinforce PI’s commitment to achieving healthy, equitable, and just communities through multisector partnerships. Both women are grounded in local efforts to improve their communities, and they will bring perspectives from the fields of city government, workforce development, education, and the judiciary to PI’s strategic priorities and initiatives.
Natoya J. Walker Minor is the chief of public affairs for the City of Cleveland, where she provides executive leadership, drives policy, and facilitates execution and implementation of the mayor’s vision for seven departments: Aging, Civil Service, Community Relations, Human Resources, Public Health, the Office of Equal Opportunity, and Workforce Development. She also serves as the co-chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the Greater Cleveland Partnership.
Judge Sharon M. Burney was inaugurated as Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7, Place 2 in Harris County, Houston, Texas on January 1, 2019. She was one of 19 Black female judges in Harris County who were seated in January of 2019: Meet 'Black Girl Magic,' The 19 African-American Women Elected As Judges In Texas . Prior to beginning her career in law, she served in education for 24 years at Houston Independent School District.
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