A Woman’s Heart
Local and National Black Women Leaders Discuss Racism, Impact, and Change
FCSW is honored to host local and national Black women leaders for a discussion on racism, the impact of racism on black and brown communities, and effecting change as individuals, in communities, and throughout the nation. Join us on Tuesday, June 23 at 12pm EST for this thought-provoking and impactful program.
Can’t make the live premiere? The recording will be permanently available on our Lunch and Learn page immediately after airing.
Keep scrolling to read about each of our panelists!
Assistant Chief of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and Founder of Tesha’s Hands Incorporated
Lakesha is a 20 +year veteran of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s office. In over 200 years of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s office, Lakesha is the fourth black female police Sergeant, second black female Lieutenant and fourth black female Assistant Chief. Lakesha is also the first female (Police Athletic League) Executive Director in 45 years! She’s currently a zone commander in patrol. She is also the founder of a nonprofit called Tesha’s Hands Inc, dedicated to helping those in need. Happily married to Greg Burton, 5 children and 5 grandchildren.
Dr. Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA
Immediate Past President of the American Medical Association
Dr. Patrice Harris is a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was the 174th president of the American Medical Association, and the organization’s first African-American woman to hold this position. Dr. Harris has diverse experience as a private practicing physician, public health administrator, patient advocate and medical society lobbyist. A fellow of the American Psychiatric Association,
Dr. Harris continues in private practice and currently consults with both public and private organizations on health service delivery and emerging trends in practice and health policy. She is an adjunct assistant professor in the Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and an adjunct clinical assistant professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Morehouse School of Medicine.
President & CEO of Career Source Polk
Stacy serves as the President & CEO for CareerSource Polk. In this role, Stacy leads a workforce system consisting of two full service career centers, a Mobile Unit, an Administrative Office and an Employer Services division within the fourth largest county in land mass in Florida. Stacy joined Polk Works WorkForce 2020 as the Assistant Director and within 2 years was promoted to Program Director, where she remained for four years before her appointment as President & CEO of CareerSource Polk (formerly Polk Works) in September 2006. Stacy is very involved in the community and acts as a catalyst in forming successful relationships with vital business and education partners.
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