Ohio’s health care system actively provides culturally competent practices and interventions that will lead to optimal outcomes for individuals who seek services provided by these systems in the State of Ohio.


To enhance the quality of care in Ohio’s health care system and to incorporate culturally competent models of practice into the systems and organizations that provide services to Ohio’s diverse populations.






Simone Crawley currently serves as the Executive Director for the Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence, Inc. (MACC). Throughout her career at The Ohio State University, Simone served as a Page in the Ohio House of Representatives. She earned her degree in Political Science.

Expanding her public policy background, she served as an aide to Assistant Minority Leader Charleta B. Tavares for three years. During her time at the Ohio Senate, Simone was also elected President of the Ohio Young Black Democrats where she aided in the successful campaigns of several legislative candidates.

In January 2015, Simone began working to ensure cultural proficiency and improved health outcomes in Ohio as the Program Coordinator for the Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence, Inc (MACC). She has served as the Executive Director since March 2016 and also serves as a Mental Health First Aid USA certified instructor.

Daryl Griffith currently serves as the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for the Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence, Inc. (MACC). She joins the team as a recent graduate from The Ohio State University with a bachelors in Sociology and minors in Public Health and Business. 

Following graduation, Daryl began her career in public service as an Engagement Specialist with Equitas Health (formerly AIDS Resource Center of Ohio) in 2015. Her interest in communications and public policy landed her a role as the organization's first Community Outreach & Advocacy Coordinator.

Daryl's previous experience has garnered skills in grassroots mobilization, community relations, social media strategy development and event coordination. As Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for MACC, she hopes to spread the organization's mission for cultural competence through innovative multimedia strategies and building strong community partnerships.







Jordan Bare currently serves as the Administrative Assistant for the Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence, Inc. Through his role he serves as an integral component of internal staff support by coordinating training requests, handling invoices, documentation of evaluations and collecting data for program improvement.

Jordan graduated with an Associates degree in Business Management from Columbus State in the Spring of 2018. In the Spring of 2019, he will graduate with his Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship.





Janie E. Bailey, ACSW, LISW-S, LICDC-S, retired President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Columbus Area Integrated Health Services Inc. (aka: Columbus Area, Inc) has a thirty-five year history of clinical and management experiences in the social service field.  Ms. Bailey began her career in 1967 as a social worker in Philadelphia, Pa. working with foster children, their parents/families and adoptive parents.  She is a graduate from Florida A&M University (FAMU) earning a B.A. degree in Sociology and a minor in social work.  She received her Masters Degree in 1972 from the University of Pennsylvania and continued honing her clinical and leadership skills through a variety of postgraduate trainings including Leadership Columbus.  She has taught on the college level as a visiting professor at both Central State University and The Ohio State University teaching undergraduates and graduate level students respectively. 

Since retirement, she is serving as a volunteer on multiple community non-profit social service organizations as well as several national civic and social organizations.  Janie and her husband are the proud parents of two adult sons and three wonderful grandchildren.

Yvonka Marie Hall is the Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition. NEOBHC is the first organization in Ohio dedicated to addressing health disparities in the African American community. She served as Director of the Cleveland Office of Minority Health and the Northeast Ohio Director of Cultural Health Initiatives for the American Heart Association.

Yvonka is a nationally recognized health disparities expert and serves as an advisor to numerous organizations. The 1974 murder of her mother dramatically changed her life; her childhood promise to use her life to help others has lead to the creation of cutting edge programs and impacted thousands of people’s lives. She is a proud mother and activist deeply impassioned and involved in social justice activities. Whether it’s speaking against environmental issues, systemic racism, cardiovascular disease, infant mortality, domestic violence, health disparities, mental illness, juvenile justice, employment, education or hosting community forums, she uses her voice to make a difference in the lives of others.

She is a graduate of Texas Southern University and Notre Dame College of Ohio. She has the distinguished honor of being a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow.







Terrell Knight was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, relocating to Columbus to start his career. While working at the Ohio Senate, Terrell grew to fall in love with the city of Columbus. He became active in various local organizations and volunteers to feed the homeless several times throughout the year including Thanksgiving.

Terrell went on to work at the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council as the Certification Manager and Data Analyst. As the Certification Manager he conducted desk audits, onsite visits and oversaw the entire certification process. In the capacity of Data Analyst his responsibilities included all database management, development of the bi-annual economic impact report for publication and economic forecasting as it pertains to minority business development and growth in the state of Ohio.

Terrell currently works at The Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce. In this role he provides businesses of the Columbus Region resources for growth through connections, government, talent engagement and visibility. Terrell is very passionate about small businesses and their development. He understands the importance of small businesses and the impact they have on the local economy. Terrell is an expert in small business development – willing to help all business thrive.

To learn more about Terrell please follow him on LinkedIn ( and Twitter (@_TerrellKnight)!