Meet the Team

Board of Directors

HEAL Collaborative’s Board of Directors provides guidance, oversight, and support to the organization, ensuring our actions stay aligned with our Vision, Mission, and Goals.

Julius D. Spears, Jr.


Howard A. Mosby, CPA


Barry E. Riesenberg


Meet the Team

HEAL Collaborative’s leadership team rolls up their sleeves and does the hands-on work necessary to keep this organization operating at its best.

Howard Mosby

Chief Operating Officer (Interim)

Howard Mosby, CPA serves as a board member and Treasurer of HEAL Collaborative in addition to serving as the interim COO. Representative Mosby was an 8-term member of the Georgia House of Representatives, District 83, where he was elected to public office in 2002.

Representative Mosby’s legislative initiatives include legislation to increase access to healthcare by the underserved and uninsured populations of Georgia, child endangerment legislation, property tax reductions, predatory lending legislation, and strengthening code enforcement laws.

LaKimba DeSadier

VP and Chief Policy Officer

DeSadier previously served as Executive Director of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, where her primary focus was education and empowerment of legislators across the US. She believes that access to information and access to capable, qualified healthcare is essential for the overall health of everyone and is pleased to serve in a role enables her to fulfill this mission.

Gabrielle Jones

Vice President, Community Engagement and Advocacy

Jones has an extensive background working in legislative advocacy, patient and community engagement, and advancing health equity. She brings more than 30 years of experience in alliance development and public relations for the pharmaceutical and medical devices industry, including five years consulting for the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.

Lawrence Sanders, MD

Senior Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Sanders is a past president of the National Medical Association, the Atlanta Medical Association, and the Georgia State Medical Associations. He teaches internal medicine, business principles, and patient safety/quality improvement to residents and medical students at Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Sanders believes that advocacy provides input to the political processes that share the future of medicine.

Kandace Nicholas

Marketing & Events Coordinator

Kandace is married with three children that keep her busy. In her spare time, she loves to read and craft. She brings her excitement and skills in social media management, local church operations, relationship building and strategy to HEAL’s amazing team.

Stan Watson

National Director Faith Initiatives & Policy

Stanley K. Watson has held a wide range of leadership positions in almost two decades of healthcare experience, including head of Government Affairs for Matria Healthcare and Regional Manager for Tenet Healthcare. His expertise includes managed care, physician credentialing, hospital administration and government contracting. Stan served 10 years in the Georgia General Assembly and is a Veteran of the US Navy.

Shaylah White

Director of Digital Marketing

Shaylah is a Georgia State University graduate who has worked in the marketing and communications field for 10 years. Over the years, she has supported and advocated for human rights and understands the power of people rallying together for a cause.

Engagement and Advocacy Consultants

The consultant leadership team guides HEAL Collaborative’s efforts in the field.

Faith Danzey

Southern Regional Director, Community Outreach & Advocacy Engagement

Faith works with New Life Community Ministries (NLCM), in Decatur, Georgia, which is the community outreach branch of New Life Church. NLCM is one of the most comprehensive human services organizations at the epicenter of one of the most concentrated poverty areas in Metro Atlanta, Georgia. Faith’s responsibilities as program manager are to address this community’s needs that disproportionately affect people of color. She does this by assessing, implementing, and overseeing outreach programs that are designed to restore hope and revive dignity in the lives of the people we serve.

Justin Williams

Director of Youth Engagement, Community Outreach and Advocacy Engagement

Williams graduated from American Intercontinental University with a BFA in fashion design and marketing. He has spent the past 13 years as a lead coordinator of operations and inventory for some of the top retail brands and 9 of those years as a Genius Administrator for Apple. Williams is also a survivor and patient advocate for an autoimmune disease called polymyositis.