ABC Health Connection, Inc. serves as a screening facility to identify undetected individuals who are diabetic, hypertensive or those with elevated cholesterol levels. We will also attempt to educate the population on healthy diet and lifestyle changes using evidence based curriculum.
Danita Boyd, MBA, CNP
CEO and Co-Founder
Danita’s passion is empowering individuals through education to eliminate health disparities. As co-founder of ABC Health Connection Inc., her career has focused on improving access to quality healthcare for marginalized communities. She received her Marketing, MBA and Graduate Certificate in Business Development Sales Leadership from University of Houston Downtown. She is a Certified Non- Profit Professional, (CNP) through the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Her strengths lie in linking providers and consumers through health education, and community outreach events such as workshops, seminars, expos and health fairs.
A natural facilitator, Danita’s LVN experience includes more than 25 years of nursing, patient education, implementing new programs, marketing campaigns; and networking. She has provided health education workshops that have been well received by diverse audiences ranging from patients, employees, community groups, at risk youth, and medical professionals. As a community liaison, she has established strong ties in the public and private medical arena; as well as faith based and civic communities. Danita’s experience in startup projects and co-founding a non-profit agency has refined her as an independent worker and a self-motivated individual.
Dr. Edward A.R. Lord, Jr., M.D.
(In Memoriam 2019)
Edward A. R. Lord, Jr., M.D., the founder. and C.E.O. of Houston Care P.A., is certified and re-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has provided health care services to
the community for more than 35 years. Dr. Lord is the co-founder of ABC Health Connection, Inc. and as Medical Director lends his expertise to provide oversight and direction in the medical matters of the organization.
Dr. Mildred Ball Bright, Dr.PH
Director of Research and Development, Quality Assurance
For more than fifty years, Dr. Mildred Ball Bright has served the City of Houston, the nation and various international communities with her extraordinary abilities as a registered nurse in Health care and human services agencies and intuitions, public schools, a vocational and therapeutic counselor, urban researcher and planner, quality assurance health care professional, public health practitioner and college professor. She received her Master’s in Education from Texas Southern University and her Doctorate of Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health. She developed her expertise in Health Service Management and Evaluation. Her arena of service includes; health service research in the role of adjunct and full-time faculty at Prairie View A & M University, University of Texas School of Public Health, Texas Southern University, and The Houston Community College System.
As a creative scholar, Dr. Bright has served as a health professional on local, national, and international levels. She was one of thirty- five international expert Round Table panelists for Oxford University in England. There she presented novel teaching techniques in health and social research, planning and conducting symposiums, seminars, and community service through numerous local and national board positions.
During Dr. Bright’s tenure at De Bakey Veterans Administration Medical Center, she served as a Therapeutic Counselor, Quality Control Officer, Regional Medical Educator, and facilitator for health administration interns.
Dr. Bright has been married to Mr. Willie S. Bright for the past 57 years. They are the proud parents of two children and the grandparents of seven. She has provided many services to the community including an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, and a “Life Time” board of directors’ thirty-five of the Ensemble Theatre. Inc.
Alice Faye Walker Dixon, MS, RD, LD
( In Memoriam 2019)
Director of Nutrition
As a registered and licensed dietitian and nutritionist, Faye has provided individual nutrition assessments, counseling and referrals as a Pediatric Dietitian at Texas Children’s Hospital, and as a Coronary Care Dietitian at St Luke’s Hospital in Houston Texas. Faye has 30 years of executive experience in managing; Academic and Public Health Nutrition Programs, grant funds ranging from $50,000 to $9.8 million per year, quality assurance, and has served on the faculty of Prairie View A&M University since 1990.
Faye is passionate about community service and investing in others through instruction, mentorship and motivational presentations. She generously contributes to several local and national organizations. Faye has been active in leadership roles for the Texas and National Women, Infant and Children Association, the National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition, the state of Texas and the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is devoted to her family, church, sorority, and several charitable organizations.
Shonah P. Jefferson, Esq
Local Owner of Chefs for Seniors
A native Houstonian and proud University of Texas Longhorn, Shonah Jefferson began her culinary career at the tender age of 11 – helping her dad at his local Houston restaurant. After spending many years in business and as a practicing attorney, she returned to her culinary roots by managing the family restaurant for a few years while obtaining a degree in Culinary Arts from San Jacinto College.
Shonah has always had an interest in giving back to others because “to whom much is given, much is required.” Being a Chefs for Seniors owner and personal chef gives her an opportunity to “do well by doing good” and to combine her love of people, business and the culinary arts. She looks forward to serving the seniors of the North Houston area for many years to come.
Executive Board of Directors Member
James is an accomplished information technology program/project manager with 'Big 4' management consulting experience. He brings business solution and advisory expertise to ABC Health Connection, Inc., assisting in the areas of strategic thinking, continuous improvement, and technical innovation. James advocates for health equity to narrow the gap between underserved communities and the advantaged by advancing its mission.