Meet the Panelists

Dr. Unjeria Jackson

Dr. Unjeria Jackson is an alumnae of Yale and received her MD from Boston University School of Medicine. She trained and practiced at Morristown Memorial Hospital for 20 years. She served for 28 years as a member of the New Jersey State Committee which reviews maternal mortality and makes recommendations to address specific issues of concern. She is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Dr. Jackson is an avid supporter of education, healthcare and the arts.

Apostle Dr. Karen

Apostle Dr. Karen is an Executive Pastor, Inspirational Empowerment Speaker, Preacher, Prophetess, Health Awareness Speaker (Nurse), Entrepreneur, Columnist and Author of three self-published books.

Marcia McNair

Marcia McNair was an assistant editor at Essence Magazine and is currently an Associate Professor of English, Journalism, and Women’s Studies at Nassau Community College. She is the former coordinator of the NCC African American Read-In and a current member of the Black History Month Committee and the Secretary for the Black Women’s Initiative (a student retention program). She is the Executive Director and Founder of Long Island Girl Talk, a program for teen girls interested in media.  Her professional memberships include Sigma Delta Chi (the Society of Professional Journalists) and the American Association of University Women.

Anissa D Moore

Anissa is a playwright, poet and choral director.  She was appointed as the Dean of Social & Behavioral Sciences at Nassau Community College. She is the first African American woman to serve in this administrative position. Ms. Moore’s creative works include the collaboration: Sistas on Fire! a drama newsical regarding the African-American woman experience. Anissa is a recent recipient of the John L. Kearse Trailblazer Award granted by the Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County for her outstanding leadership in Nassau County. On November 3, 2015, Anissa D. Moore became the first African-American woman elected to the Long Beach City Council.  Anissa is committed to social justice. She has served within numerous organizations which focus on mentoring at-risk women and children in New York City and Long Island

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