About us

Our Mission & Vision

To create pathways to help women and girls of color improve their health through engagement, education, and empowerment.


Black Girl Health Foundation, Inc is a non-profit 501c3 that creates pathways to improve the health of black women and girls through education, engagement, and empowerment. 

The foundation connects with women of color through its College Ambassador Program implemented at educational institutions and communities in the northeastern region. The program helps students and women in the surrounding communities adopt healthier behaviors through nutrition and exercise.

The non-profit furthers its health impact on women and girls of color through it's National Kickstart Health & Wellness Program; which includes an entire day of interactive workshops by renown health experts, doctors, health screenings, and fitness trainers to motivate women to take control of their health and give them resources to make informed decisions.

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Actress Vivica A. Fox With BGH Foundation Executive Director Porcha Johnson at the 4th Annual Kickstart Health and Wellness Expo

A BGH woman is a woman who is in control of her life and her health. It’s a woman who feels good about who she is and where she’s going.
Executive Director


Our team members bring personal dedication to the mission of our foundation and together offer decades of experience along with a wealth of knowledge, expertise and networks from various past careers. We are also proud of the commitment of our colleagues to leadership and service in community and volunteer work.



Porcha Johnson

Executive Director
Porcha Johnson has 13 years of television media experience and 6 years of health advocacy experience. She is a health advocate whose strength is in motivating women to live healthier lifestyles. Her strong background in television news has helped her connect with women and girls all around the country through Black Girl Health.

Jakala Garba

Ambassador Program Manager
Jakala Garba has a background in public health and community health education. Jakala served as a health educator for county heath departments in the Chicago and St. Louis metro areas, where she was awarded the Hope Light Excellence award for outstanding public health performance. She specializes in program planning, implementation and evaluation. Jakala has over 5 years of experience in planning, creating and launching targeted digital and social media campaigns. As the College Ambassador Program Manager, Jakala continues to explore her two greatest passions: health and education. She hopes to continue to contribute to the field of public health by working with current college to students to provide relevant and necessary outreach to women of color in underserved communities around the country.


Kisha Farrow

Kisha Farrow

Board President
Dr. Judy Smith

Dr. Judy Smith

Board Vice President
Jimetta Colston

Jimetta Colston

Commitee Chair
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Toya Johnson