Kenya Beard, EdD, AGACNP-BC, NP-C, CNE, ANEF is the Associate Vice President for Curriculum and Instruction at Jersey College, and Founding Director of the Center for Multicultural Education and Health Disparities. Dr. Beard’s research focuses on strengthening the capacity of academia to graduate a diverse workforce that’s prepared to eliminate healthcare disparities. She speaks nationally on best practices that support diversity and inclusive environments and is a senior fellow of the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College. She is a co-producer and host on health equity dialogues for HealthCetera radio on WBAI Pacifica Radio 99.5 FM. She recently provided an elective on Implicit Bias and Healthcare Disparities at the Harvard Macy Institute. As the chair of the Future of Nursing New York State Action Coalition committee for diversity, she guided the team in producing the Workforce Diversity Toolkit for New York.