The African American Wellness Project Names New Executive Director
The African American Wellness Project (AAWP) is pleased to announce Mrs. Monique LeNoir-Pittman as its new Executive Director. Ms. Pittman’s selection followed an extensive search for exactly the right person. She assumed the position on May 1, 2020 and has a wide array of experience in project management, public relations, branding marketing, fundraising and communications. LeNoir-Pittman is a graduate of Howard University with a master’s degree in strategic communications from American University. She has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to improving the health of African Americans and underserved communities through effective communications.
“With an extensive background in the public relations and communications field, as well as a lifelong passion for minority health, Monique is uniquely positioned to move our important mission forward,” said longtime board member Esteban Burchard. “The Board of Directors is extremely excited about our selection of a new Executive Director and all that’s to come for the AAWP during this critical time.”
The AAWP was founded 20 years ago and has developed into a health communications company whose mission is to improve the health of African Americans by providing information on early detection, disease prevention, and treatment. The AAWP provides honest, vetted and trusted information to our community and the tools and resources Black Americans can use to better navigate the health care system that often treats us differently.
At this pivotal point in our country’s history, which cries out for societal change for African Americans, in so many areas, equity in health is among the most important issues demanding our focus. With LeNoir-Pittman at the helm, the African American Wellness Project will do its part.