Deidre McDaniel is a Workforce Development Consultant and Collaborator with the Black Mamas Matter Alliance. With over 20 years of experience in maternal & child health, Deidre provides guidance to healthcare systems and public/private organizations on how to successfully implement and sustain equitable programs to address disparities, as the president and founder of Health Equity Resources & Strategies (H.E.R.S.). Deidre is also a PhD Candidate at Morgan State University, with research interests in anti-racist healthcare practices and eliminating disparities in birth outcomes for Black women. Deidre employs a critical equity framework through which to understand all healthcare systems, policies, and practices. As a licensed certified social worker, she has dedicated her career to improving health outcomes for women and children; and as a leader in the field, she demonstrates cultural humility, effective communication, and sound content expertise which she uses to assist organizations with operationalizing their visions for creating innovative cultures of equity.