Marquisha Henderson, MPH, CHES, CLES, is the Co-Chair for the LA County African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Initiative Policy and Advocacy Workgroup, and a Health Program Analyst with LA County Department of Public Health. She’s also a doula and founder of the Cocoa Girls – I Am Worthy project which focuses on health equity and self esteem building for young Black girls. She holds an MPH in Health Education from USC and BA in Cultural Anthropology from UC Berkeley. As a native of South Los Angeles, Marquisha is passionate about health equity and the advancement of policies that improve health outcomes for Black women and the Black community. In her leisure, she loves going to the beach and spending time with family and friends.