WHO WE ARE
The four original founders of Uzazi Village (Hakima Tafunzi Payne, Mariah Chrans, Rebecca Liberty, and Tash Reed) had their first community meeting on December 9th, 2011 at the Kansas City Health Department, when community members were invited to share what their vision was regarding community-based maternity care. Uzazi Village was officially founded in May of 2012.
With the support of our community, we continue to dedicate our time to decreasing maternal and infant health inequity among Black and Brown communities.
Board of Directors
Latricia Clark Ryan Tenney Tricia Coggins Gregory Wyatt
UZAZI VILLAGE EXECUTIVE TEAM
Hakima Tafunzi Payne
Community Outreach & Communications Director
Director of Education
UZAZI VILLAGE STAFF
Doula & Kansas Office Administrator
Village Doula and Student Midwife
Village Doula Lead