National Minority Health Assn. (NMHA) Appoints Executive Director

Harrison will lead organization effort to close the minority healthcare gap
Burgess Harrison, NMHA Executive Director
Burgess Harrison, NMHA Executive Director
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Sept. 17, 2020 - PRLog -- The board of the National Minority Health Association announced that Burgess Harrison has been named as Executive Director and elected to the board of directors of 501c3, not for profit organization focused on eliminating the healthcare disparity gap experienced by minorities.

Harrison brings 30 years of business, marketing, public relations, healthcare tech, telehealth, and education experience to the role.  In addition, Harrison is on the board of Tradehome Shoe, a 100+ store retail shoe chain, as well as served on the board of the South Central Connecticut Chapter of the American Red Cross and director for SARAH Foundation.  He succeeds Leroy Robinson, deceased, who led the organization since inception. Also, serving on the board, Harrison will join Harold Young, Esq, Col. James Williams (Ret), Dr. Eric Rtter, and Dr. Robert Scott and David Cole. Harrison's hiring comes as the association implements a plan of strategic plan, building on its success in seeing the establishment of Offices of Minority Health in all 50 states.

"As a board, we are excited that have someone of Burgess' caliber and experience at the helm of the organization, said Dr. David L. Dalton, Board Chairman and CEO of Univec Conglomerate Inc.  As we seek to expand the board and deliver new programs that help reduce the healthcare gap, it will take someone of Burgess' experience to develop and chart the right strategic course," continued Dalton.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the  NMHA. With its history of success, the association is poised to execute on its expanded vision and mission. I look forward to working with the board during this challenging time where significant healthcare disparities have been highlighted by COVID-19.

Being low vision albino from black parents Harrison brings to NMHA a personal perspective of being viewed as someone to be experimented on by healthcare professionals as part of his life journey.

About NMHA.  The National Minority Health Association, founded in 1988 by Dr. David L. Dalton, Chairman, and CEO of Univec Conglomerate Inc.(UNVC), achieved its initial mission of seeing Offices of Minority Health established in all 50 states.  Today the NMHA is adding to its mission and deploying new programs that utilize patient-centered, value-based care, and new way of enhancing care to patients where they are, lowering costs, and improving outcomes for minority and underserved communities.  To help sponsor or for more information visit

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