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Dr. Kia R. McCray, DSW, LSW
National Chief Officer of Operations

 

Dr. McCray, a licensed Doctor of Social Work, serves as the Director of National Health Services, Research, and Stakeholder Engagement for NCAAHDER, Inc. She joined NCAAHDER, Inc. initially as a research volunteer to provide her expertise and introduce the social services aspect of healthcare to continue on the mission and vision of NCAAHDER to help address the vulnerable African American communities. As a researcher in social work, she saw that there was a strong growing concern of the African American population in relation to their health and their physical and mental needs.

 

Therefore, the collaborative efforts of a team naturally developed between Dr. Ma'at and Dr. McCray through many countless brainstorming sessions where we establish that there was a greater need on a national level to ensure that African Americans gained the skills needed to address their healthcare needs and to have the educational resources to be able to navigate and establish social services necessary for their overall wellbeing.

 

Dr. McCray has served her community wholeheartedly by being a powerful change agent and an advocate for the African American community to gain a holistic experience to ensure their whole selves are nurtured. Therefore, it became vital that the integration of social services such as therapeutic counseling, housing, employment, financial assistance, and mental/behavioral health are vital components to addressing the health disparities and inequities of the African American communities.