Joia serves as an equity consultant, coach, evaluator, facilitator, mentor, speaker, and trainer. She provides services to the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, Mountain Plains, and West regions through online, in-person, and hybrid formats.
Joia has worked with governing bodies of an organization, individuals in a formal leadership role, individuals who oversee operations of teams, and staff/key personnel or volunteers within an organization. She has served and partnered with various populations, including Asian or Asian American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or LatinX, Middle Eastern or North African, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, White/Caucasian, Black/African American, LGBTQIA2S+, and immigrants.
Joia A. Crear-Perry, MD, FACOG is a physician, policy expert, thought-leader, and advocate for transformational justice. As the Founder and President of the National Birth Equity Collaborative, she identifies and challenges racism as a root cause of health inequities. As a highly sought-after trainer and speaker, she provides technical assistance on methods for operationalizing birth equity. Dr. Crear-Perry has twice addressed the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to elevate the cause of gender diversity and urge a human rights framework toward addressing maternal mortality. She also serves as a Principal at Health Equity Cypher and on the Board of Trustees for Black Mamas Matter Alliance.
Joia’s experience in DEI is a culmination of lived experiences as a Black woman, physician, researcher, thought leader and Founder/President of the National Birth Equity Collaborative (NBEC).