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Local Leaders. Global Impact.

Paving the Road to Health Equity in the Queen City

Sep 27

5:00 pm7:00 pm

Charlotte Campus, 2151 Hawkins Street Suite 800 Charlotte, NC, 28203

Since 2012, Northeastern University Charlotte has hosted Local Leaders Global Impact (LLGI), a thought leadership series highlighting important topics that have a local, national, and global impact.

Join us on September 27, when we will host a panel discussion examining how health innovation can improve the lifelong health and wellness of our community’s most vulnerable populations, moving from novel ideas to large-scale adoption of new public health policies.

Low-income and marginalized populations within the Queen City region struggle with poor health over a lifetime. Our community can promote health equity and reduce health disparities by adopting policies, programs, and practices that support equitable access to health services. Our panelists will discuss the lifecycle of community health innovation, from an early vision to large-scale adoption of successful programs and government support of new care models and access points.

This event will create a meaningful and relevant conversation, sharing insights from leaders who have experience in each stage of the lifecycle of health equity innovation.


  • Alisha Wallace-Smith, MHA, Covenant Case Management Services, Director, Care Management Program Development


  • Alisa K. Lincoln, MPH, PhD, Inter-disciplinary Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences and Director of the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research at Northeastern University, Senior Faculty Co-Director of the Northeastern University Public Evaluation Lab (NU-PEL)
  • Lindsey Starnes Duch, MHA, MBA, PHD-C, ALG Senior, VP Health Policy and Innovation
  • Gibbie Harris, MSPH, BSN, RN, Northeastern University Charlotte, Master of Public Health Visiting Clinical Professor (Former Public Health Director for Mecklenburg, Buncombe, and Wake Counties)
  • Dr. Carlene Mayfield, PhD, MPH, Atrium Health, Director Impact Evaluation and Grants Management for Community & Social Impact
  • Rev. Dr. M. Lamont Littlejohn, Jr., D.Min, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Shelby, NC, Servant Pastor—Teacher


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