“Giving back and showing compassion and kindness toward others is the very heartbeat of my soul. When I self-reflect I’m proud to say; I like who I see in the mirror.” L.D. Black

LaTanya Black speaking at the 2019 MN Community Health Worker Alliance Annual Conference.

LaTanya Black speaking at the 2019 MN Community Health Worker Alliance Annual Conference.

LaTanya Black believes in giving back and has now established the LaTanya Black Alumni CHW Mentoring Scholarship (LBAMS) with her Alumni Summit Academy OIC (SAOIC).

She is a very active and involved 2012 Summit Academy OIC CHW Alumni and the creator of Summit Academy OIC’s current four year Ready Set Smile Internship program. She has participated in two SAOIC commercials as well as featured on SAOIC billboards throughout the Twin Cities.

She is the 2019 National Association of Community Health Worker (NACHW) Ambassador for the state of Minnesota and serves as the MN Community Health Worker Alliance (MNCHWA) Board Vice-Chair. LaTanya is the Co-teacher of the  MNCHWA CHW Leadership Development Program, and contracts with the Alliance as their CHW, Community Engagement Consultant where she travels both locally and nationally advancing the CHW field.

LaTanya is the owner of Compassionate Care Services an Adult Foster Care Home where she provides supportive services for adults living with mental health disabilities. And, has now partnered with her dear late friend’s family the owners of a local dealership and created the Theresa Henry Johnson (Tia) foundation where they will donate two vehicles to LBAMS 2019 Summit Academy OIC recipients.


”She would be very honored to hear that this foundation was put in her name because she was so passionate about giving back. Our family can't thank you enough for keeping her spirit and name alive.” - - Rebecca Bailey

My dear friend Tia was a lover of flowers and roses, and this beautiful peach rose is in honor of her beautiful spirit and LBAMS way of showing true sincerity and gratitude to her loved ones.

My dear friend Tia was a lover of flowers and roses, and this beautiful peach rose is in honor of her beautiful spirit and LBAMS way of showing true sincerity and gratitude to her loved ones.

Theresa Henry Johnson was more than my grandmother; she was a pillar in her community who reached out to those in need. From donating money, to giving her time to inspire people to be a part of something greater than themselves. From a young age, she instilled values in me that I will never forget.

She would always tell me “Be the change that you want to see in the world.” Which lead me to nonprofit work, and volunteering to, reach out to my community. She would be very honored to hear that this foundation was put in her name because she was so passionate about giving back. Our family can't thank you enough for keeping her spirit and name alive.

- - Rebecca Bailey