Deidre McDaniel, MSW, LCSW is the President & Founder of Health Equity Resources and Strategies (H.E.R.S.) 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 quality improvement projects to address disparities. Ms. McDaniel is also a Doctoral Fellow 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.