Empowering the Community for Healthy and Wellness

Our Leadership


Our leadership is comprised of clergy leaders, medical professionals, and community leaders working to address health disparities.

Leadership Council for Healthy Communities

Our Management Team

Reverend Dr. Frank D. Tucker


Reverend Dr. Frank D. Tucker is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in the District of Columbia, Chairman of The Leadership Council for Healthy Communities (LCHC); and the Chair of the Black Leadership Commission on AIDS of DC and Vicinity (BLCA).
An advocate for health reform, he champions the efforts of programs and services which address health disparities for African Americans and other minorities throughout the Washington metropolitan area.

Board of Directors

Reverend Dr. Frank D. Tucker

Reverend Dr. John M. Alexander, Jr.
Vice Chairman

Edwin Chapman, M.D.

Sidney Strickland, Esq.

Ivan Walks, M.D.

Our Staff

Ms. Sullivan Robinson
Executive Director

Ms. E. Paulette Sheffield
Program Manager

Dr. Larry DeNeal
Program Evaluator

Ms. Johnette Wilson
Outreach Manager

Mrs. D. Gantt-Bey
Chief, Technology Officer

Ms. Esther Bailey
Financial Manager

Ms. Eulalia Ross
Executive Assistant

Sullivan Robinson

Executive Director

Sullivan Robinson is Executive Director for The Leadership Council for Healthy Communities, Inc. (LCHC). As a founding member of LCHC, Ms. Robinson provides executive leadership for this growing organization headquartered in the District of Columbia (DC). She has over twenty-five years of executive leadership experience with community and faith-based organizations in DC and New York, NY. Ms. Robinson provided executive leadership for the Trinity Development Center (DC), 2005- 2009, where she planned and coordinated the “Clergy Leadership Summit on HIV/AIDS” with more than 150 clergy in Washington, DC. She also acquired funding support and managed a highly-acclaimed substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention program that established church-based Conversation Centers to reduce HIV-related stigma in five Wards of the District of Columbia. Her previous positions include serving as executive director of the Congress of National Black Churches (DC), Associated Black Charities (NY), and Opportunities Industrialization Centers (OIC) of NY. Other positions in New York included serving as a management consultant for the New York City Mission Society, National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Harlem Urban Development Corporation, and New York State Department of Social Services.

E. Paulette Sheffield

Program Manager

E. Paulette Sheffield is the Program Manager for the Leadership Council for Healthy Communities, Inc. (LCHC).  She has more than 25 years experience in working with health related programs. Prior to joining LCHC, Ms. Sheffield was the Coordinator and Outreach Director for the Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (BLCA) of DC and Vicinity. Ms. Sheffield has also served as the Outreach Services Coordinator for Trinity Development Corporation; Management Information System Administrator; Family Treatment Coordinator; Faith-based Social Welfare Program Director; Youth and Families Program Director.

In her position at LCHC, Ms. Sheffield is responsible for coordinating site scheduling; staffing the workgroup; managing the data collection process; performing other duties based on programmatic need; and maintaining the master database.

Organized By Faith Leaders

Our Mission

The Leadership Council for Healthy Communities’ mission is to promote healthy communities through comprehensive program and services throughout the National Capital region; we educate, inspire and promote healthy behaviors.