Linda Goler Blount
President and CEO Black Women’s Health Imperative

Lunda Goler Blount joined the Black Women’s Health Imperative as president and chief executive officer in February 2014. She oversees the strategic direction for the Imperative and is responsible for moving the organization forward in its mission to achieve health equity and reproductive justice for Black women. Before joining the Imperative, she served as the vice president of programmatic impact for the United Way of Greater Atlanta, where she led the effort to eliminate inequalities in health, income, education, and housing through place- and population-based work. Prior to that position, Ms. Blount was the first-ever national vice president of health disparities at the American Cancer Society. There, she was responsible for providing strategic vision and leadership to the Society and its 12 geographic divisions to reduce cancer incidence and mortality among underserved populations and to develop a nationwide health equity policy. With more than 25 years of experience in the public, for-profit and nonprofit sectors, her distinguished career includes successful tenures at The Coca‐Cola Company, strategic business initiatives, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she was expert scientist. A Michigan native, Ms. Blount holds a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering/Operations Research from Eastern Michigan University.

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