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Our vision is a world in which all Black people have moved beyond surviving to flourishing, and are enjoying life in all its fullness, in body, mind, and spirit.

Our mission is to mobilize Black people across Global Africa to heal from the trauma caused by centuries of anti-Black racism, to free ourselves of toxic stereotypes, and to reclaim our dignity and humanity as people of African ancestry.

Meet Our Founder, Enola Aird

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Our Leaders

Executive Director

Dr. Laurena White

With over 20 years of service and experience in the field of women's health ranging from birth doula to obstetrics/gynecology and reproductive endocrinology/infertility including acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Dr. Laurena White is a disruptor. As the managing director of The Eudaimonia Center, an integrative reproductive medicine and women’s health oasis, she lead a team that facilitates the health, wellness, and healing of complex women’s health challenges including but not limited to uterine fibroids, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and fertility challenges without the use of unnecessary pharmaceutical drugs (including synthetic hormones) and fruitlessly invasive surgical interventions. In a country whose healthcare system falls woefully short of addressing the comprehensive needs of “the least of these”, namely Black women and their children, Dr. White aimed to revolutionize the industry one healing experience at a time by being fertile ground in a barren land. She has reimagined what comprehensive women’s healthcare could and should be. As a result, she integrated her practice by forming a synergistic flow between conventional medicine and traditional medicine modalities so the care women receive is not only transformative, it’s also restorative.

Dr. White brings with her a novel and comprehensive approach to whole-person health, wellness, and healing, one that has empowered individuals and communities alike. As Community Healing Network steps into the next phase of its journey, her knowledge, gifts, abilities, and experiences will be a tremendous asset.

Interim Executive Director 2022-2023

Dr. John Lloyd

We thank Dr. John Lloyd for his invaluable contributions to Community Healing Network during his 12-month tenure. Dr. Lloyd’s efforts scaffolded CHN to greater heights as an organization and global movement for Black people. You may contact John at to inquire about his organizational consulting services.

Controller, Innovative Consulting

Shantel Garcia

Community Manager

Jan Berger

Development Associate

Jabari Lane

Digital Media Intern

Natacha Otey

I’m excited to join the CHN family as a part-time digital media intern. I’m a certified EEC℠ facilitator, a grandmother, a retired educator, with a M.ED in Curriculum and Instruction, a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, and a new diploma in digital media production. I’m focused on the practice of health and wellness, and community activism.

I learned about CHN in 2017, when I participated in my first EEC℠ after, a bit skeptically, researching the organization. That EEC℠ so strongly resonated with me, that I became an advocate of the process. When the Covid pandemic forced the EEC℠ onto Zoom, I witnessed the power of the virtual space, and wanted to play a part in furthering our community health and wellness, as well as my own, by supporting CHN, and the EEC℠ process. I converted the 7 Keys into PowerPoint slides, and embraced the online platform.

When participating in EECs℠, there is a Key that asks us to gauge our progress in adding more purpose to our daily activities and decisions. That key also asks that we examine the extent to which our behaviors align with our values. That Key always triggered in me, a persistent inner nudge emanating from gifts and talents still waiting to be activated. In 2022, I asked myself. “If not now…when?” And so now, here I am.

I needed an internship and decided to reach into the diaspora for that opportunity. “The collective/community (truly) is the basis for what is good, normal, and right about us.” I’m abundantly blessed that CHN reached back when I reached out seeking a part-time internship. Embracing the principle of reciprocity expressed in Ma’at, I value this opportunity to learn while serving.

Our Collaborators