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Belinda Whittle has 25 + years in Community and Public Health Nursing. She holds a BSN from Long Island University in Brooklyn NY and is a licensed registered nurse. She began her career with the NYC Health Department, working with prenatal and family planning care to address the medical needs of underserved women throughout the 5 boroughs of NY. She then transitioned to school health nursing and worked on immunization initiatives preventing Hepatitis B in middle school children and serving as the public health expert for many NY high schools. Upon moving to Washington DC, Belinda has worked in various areas of public health to include the Aids Drug Assistance Program in Virginia, the School Health Programs in the District of Columbia and Pathways to Housing, providing health education to the chronically homeless and persons with severe mental illness.
In 2013, Belinda completed Children’s National Medical Center's certification program to become certified in Faith Community Nursing and has since become the Faith Community Nurse for her home church, Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ where she has a passion for marrying health and spirituality. Belinda loves to find interesting health related topics that would be of interest to her church congregation. She has coordinated Annual health fairs, regular health screenings and most recently in 2013 she began co-coordinating Covenant's Annual Pink Faith Sunday to highlight the topic of Breast Cancer Awareness. In 2014, with the assistance of The DC Pink Divas, Belinda facilitated the arrival of Dr. Jill Biden to Covenant Baptist Church who brought her message of faith surrounding breast cancer survival. It was a memorable Sunday; Vice President Joe Biden was able to also join in the event. Belinda desires her faith community to be knowledgeable about mind-body-spirit topics so that good health can be a part of their every day faith walk.