Dr. Joia Crear-Perry

Dr. Crear-Perry is the founder and president of the National Birth Equity Collaborative. She recently addressed the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to urge a human-rights framework to improve maternal mortality. A proud recipient of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Care Hero award, Dr. Crear-Perry currently serves on the steering committee of the Black Mamas Matter Alliance and on the boards of Community Catalyst, the National Medical Association, and the New Orleans African American Museum.