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Brenda Shelton-Dunston, MPH is currently the Executive Director of the Black Women's Health Alliance and architect of the flagship initiative Creating a Legacy of Wellness: Mind, Body and Spirit in Philadelphia, PA.


She is known as a "boundary spanner" for facilitating effective partnerships between community, faith-based, health and corporate entities. In addition, she has managed Nursing Homes, Community Health Centers, provided health and human service management, health education and awareness consulting in the public and private sector and developed the first Minority Infant Mortality Reduction Program in the State of North Carolina.


She received a MPH from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA; a BS Degree in Medical Technology from Central State University, Wilberforce, OH and licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator in NC and PA.


She is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently the NAACP "104 Influential Black Women in Philadelphia Award." Also, she is Chairperson of the Health Commission of Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Secretary of the Board of Directors of Rudolphy/Mercy-Douglass Human Services Affiliate, Inc. and a member of the Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated in Philadelphia. 

Brenda Shelton-Dunston, MPH

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