Seynabou-Denise Niang is the Program Manager under the Programs & Partnerships department. In her role she helps co-lead and implement BMMA’s core programs and initiatives, such as the Black Maternal Health Week campaign (BMHW), the Black Maternal Health Conference and Training Institute (BMHC), and other multi-faceted initiatives for the organization. She is primarily responsible for responsible for coordinating and liaising with external program consultants, working across departmental staff, and connecting with network partners to ensure efficient administration of all programmatic activities.
Seynabou has a BA in Psychology with a minor in Public Health from the illustrious Spelman College, and Master of Public Health in Global Health with a concentration in Community Health and Development from the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. Seynabou is a community alchemist who centers her work around community health and empowerment through various frameworks like, reproductive justice, Black feminism, and critical race theory. As a native of Dakar, Senegal by way of Atlanta, GA, Seynabou deeply believes in the impact of community-based research and has almost a decades’ experience with leading community based participatory action research (CBPAR), qualitative research and monitor and evaluation. In her free time, you can find Seynabou reading, writing and binge watching any medical show dramas.