Our Team


President & CEO

Renee Mahaffey Harris
President & CEO

As a committed advocate for the underserved and marginalized populations, Renee is leading the Health Gap in the fight to end health disparities in Cincinnati and beyond. Under her guidance, we continue to innovatively engage, educate and advocate to create a culture of health for all.


Vanessa Gentry, Finance and Human Resource Director  |  Contact 

Rhyanne McDade, PhD, CHES, Community Health Program Director   |  Contact

Vashti Rutledge, Community Engagement Director  |  Contact 

Brieyanna Braxton, Community Engagement Coordinator  |  Contact 

Jerita Simpson, Community Projects Director  |  Contact 

Deborah Spradley, Senior Project Director  |  Contact 

JoVonne Walker, Senior Communications Director |  Contact 

Lauren Hardin, Communications Manager  |  Contact 

Alice Williams, Community Program Coordinator  |  Contact