Our Staff

Doretha Williams-Flournoy

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Williams-Flournoy has held numerous senior management positions including, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Deputy director and Program Manager. She has over 30 years of experience with project planning and implementation, fiscal administration, evaluation, strategic planning, goal setting, human resources, staff supervision, fund development, grant writing, lifestyle, spiritual and executive coaching, and change management. She has provided technical assistance and capacity building services in a wide variety of settings including local and statewide government agencies, statewide, community based service, and faith-based organizations, medical associations, foundations, research task forces, and policy advocacy committees, boards of directors, executive and individuals.

Email: dwilliamsflournoy@cablackhealthnetwork.org

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Dr. Angelo Williams

Deputy Director

Dr. Angelo Williams is Diversity MBA magazine’s 2016 Top 100 under 50 Diverse Executive Leaders awardee and Senior Fellow with the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program. Dr. Williams has over 20 years of executive leadership experience having served as a Gubernatorial Appointee (State Chancellor’s Office), K-20 education policy analyst (CA State Senate and Assembly), Director of Legislation and Communications (CA State Assembly), and Education Field Deputy in both Los Angeles and East Los Angeles (CA State Assembly). In addition to his work in government and in communities Dr. Williams served as a program officer for the WK Kellogg Foundation where he helped award $1.5 million in grant funds to community based organizations and institutions nationwide. He also served as Assistant Executive Director for Policy and Programs at the CA School Boards Association where he helped write successful grant proposals that netted $1million ($400k – James Irvine Foundation, $600k TCE) for the education and training of school board members. Finally, Dr. Williams serves as an adjunct professor of Sociology (Los Rios Community College District), Educational Leadership and Administration (CSUS, Drexel University) and serves as principal consultant for HCDC (Human Capital Development Consultants) an organization focused on Non-Profit Organization Governance Training, the Sociology of Social Change and Board Governance.

awilliams@cablackhealthnetwork.org

Simeon Gant

Project Manager

Simeon Gant is a government relations and public affairs consultant. He is founder and Executive Board Member of Green Technical Education and Employment (Green Tech), a community-based non-profit organization, teaching youth and young adults ages 12-21 about career opportunities in clean energy, energy efficiency and sustainable living strategies. Mr. Gant served as legislative consultant in the California State Senate and Assembly from 1994-2007. He has worked as a legislative advocate for the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) reducing penalties for low-level drug offenders and advocating to increase drug and mental health rehabilitation. From 2007-2009 he served as government relations consultant for the California NAACP providing legislative consultation on modern civil rights policy and state budget consultation to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) representing Nurses and employees working for people with developmental disabilities. Prior to his work in government, Mr. Gant was a broadcast news and print journalist for NBC affiliate, KRNV News Channel 4 in Reno, Nevada and the Sacramento Observer newspaper in Sacramento, California. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications (Broadcast News) from California State University, Sacramento in 1992.

Email: sgant@cablackhealthnetwork.org

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Veronica Williams

Administrations

Veronica brings both experience and a positive and great personality to the CBHN workplace. Having worked as part of the clerical team for the Department of Health and Human Services in the areas of Child Protective Services, Emergency Response, Family Reunification and Children’s Mental Health, she has earned a wealth of clerical and administrative support experience. Veronica also worked for Monterey County Department of Health and Human Services as an Eligibiliy Worker I.

Email: vwilliams@cablackhealthnetwork.org

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Shaitra Ken

Community Outreach Coordinator

A Sociology graduate with distinction from Sonoma State University, Shaitra (Shy-ee-trah) Ken is a Sacramento native returning home with a desire to rediscover and pay it forward. While in college she found herself in conversations with social change agents, and with time was implementing some of her own change on Sonoma State’s campus through outreach, programming, and mentoring. Now that the training wheels of college are over, she plans to ride into the real world making impactful and conscious change in society through emotion work, healing within to ripple into the greater community.

sken@cablackhealthnetwork.org