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Executive Committee

PRESIDENT

Kenya Taylor

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Kenya Taylor has more than 30 years of experience promoting policy changes, hard reduction, cultural competence in re-entry programs, outpatient services for substance use, mental health, behavioral health, schools, primary care, hospitals, solutions for homelessness, senior centers programs, and organizations to enhance inclusive business operations and innovation while reducing trauma in urban, rural and suburban communities. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Consultant, and Community Advocate, Ms. Taylor directs cultural proficiency policies and procedures, implements strategic plans for counselors, physicians, and community partners to address the unique needs of clients, patients, court requirements, Continuous Quality Improvements, program design, facilitated hundreds of prevention workshops, program evaluation, leadership development, staff engagement and satisfaction, risk management and cultivates ways to maximize excellence for continuous quality improvements and Best Practices.

Ms. Taylor has a Master of Science in Counseling, specializing in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from San Diego State University, certifications in How to Plan, Implement & Sustain Intergenerational Programs, Geriatric Mental Health, and Primary Care Behavioral Health.

Ms. Taylor has served as the Black American Political Association of California San Diego-Chair where she was a San Diego Magazine "Women Who Move the City Event" finalist, United Negro College Fund San Diego Campaign Executive Committee, Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce-Director of Community Outreach, Lupus Foundation of Southern California-Board of Directors, Rady Children's Hospital Auxiliary Southeast Cluster Unit-Chair- Jazz at the Bay, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., National Leadership Academy and National Membership Committee, Farwest Regional Membership Chair, San Diego Alumnae Chapter President, Commissioner, Leon L Williams San Diego County Human Relations Commission, Valle de Oro Community Planning Group, Black Women's Institute for Leadership Development - Membership Chair, and NAACP – San Diego Past Health Chair, Executive Committee and Live Well San Diego East Region Leadership Team Co-Chair and East Region Behavioral Health Solutions Workgroup Planning Chair.

  • Engage and increase civic engagement.

  • Activate Committees for Entrepreneurs, Men, Seniors, Veterans, Women, and Young Adults.

  • Address Black homeownership program and affordable housing.

  • Enhance health, wellness, and educational programs.

  • Fight for more resources for our COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Organize with more attorneys to fight injustices.

  • Implement leadership programs to build generational wealth.

  • Increase membership involvement and community collaborations with our faith community, NPHC, businesses, organizations, and other National NAACP Partnerships.

  • Initiate emerging career paths to increase competitiveness in workforce trends.

  • Stop the pipeline to prison.
     

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