Meet the Executive Director

Monique LeNoir-Pittman

Monique LeNoir is the Executive Director of the African American Wellness Project, a non profit founded by her dad Dr. LeNoir, that works to address health disparities in the Black community by serving as a trusted megaphone, providing the tools, information and resources to advocate for the best health possible. A graduate of both Howard University and American University, where she obtained a masters degree in Public Communication, she has worked in various capacities at a number of non-profits. She has a demonstrated a lifelong commitment to advancing minority populations and in health and wellness and is also a certified health and wellness coach who teaches healthy habits for life while motivating, empowering and guiding clients on the path to optimal health and well-being. A mother of two teenage boys, LeNoir is also active in her community as member of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., the Twelve Days of Christmas, DC Chapter and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc and the Board Chair of On Ramps to Careers, a nonprofit that provides valuable technology internships to disadvantaged minority high school students in the DC area.

“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.