Deidre McDaniel, MSW, LCSW is the President & Founder of Health Equity Resources and Strategies (H.E.R.S.) , LLC

With over 20 years of experience in maternal & child health,  Ms. McDaniel provides guidance to healthcare systems and public/private organizations on how to successfully implement and sustain equitable programs to address disparities.

Ms. McDaniel is also a PhD Candidate at Morgan State University, with research interests in anti-racist healthcare practices and eliminating disparities in birth outcomes for African American women. Ms. McDaniel employs a critical equity framework through which to understand all healthcare systems, policies, and practices. As a licensed certified social worker, she has dedicated her career to improving health outcomes for women and children; and as a leader in the field, she demonstrates cultural humility, effective communication, and sound content expertise which she uses to assist organizations with operationalizing their visions for creating innovative cultures of equity.

As a social worker, researcher, educator, and champion for equity among Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), I am committed to assisting healthcare and behavioral health systems with the development and provision of equitable services that prevent the perpetuation of trauma and disparities.