The Board of Directors thank all of our faith partners in the United States and throughout Africa that have joined The Balm In Gilead’s crusade to prevent diseases and improve the physical, emotional and spiritual health of all people.

We believe that faith communities must be on the front line of addressing life-threatening diseases, especially HIV/AIDS. We honor and thank all of our faith partners for their courage and commitment to fight AIDS stigma and providing compassionate service and education. The light that faith communities are beginning to shine on HIV/AIDS in rural and urban villages from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Richmond, VA are flames of healing. We sincerely hope that the new wind of hope will spread these flames and all of us will burn with a new commitment to save our communities from all preventable diseases.

As we move forward together, may each of us commit to making the space we occupy in the universe, loving, beautiful, healthy and economically sustainable for all.

May God always bless you with wisdom and love!

Erline Belton, Chairperson

The Balm In Gilead

Ms. Erline Belton, Chairperson
Founder & CEO
The Lyceum Group
Boston, MA
Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr.
Senior Pastor Emeritus
Olivet Institutional Baptist Church
Cleveland, OH
Bishop George E. Battle, Jr.
Presiding Prelate
African Methodist Episcoal Zion Church
Charlotte, NC
Dr. Marilyn Valentine, MD
Merrick, NY
Dr. Barbara Shaw
Immediate Past President
National Council of Negro Women
Baltimore, MD
Rev. Dr. William Lee
Senior Pastor
Loudon Avenue Christian Church
Roanoke, VA
Mr. Charles Owens
Owens Financial Services
Richmond, VA
Dr. Angela Aidala, PhD
Research Scientist
Mailman School of Public Health
New York, NY
Dr. Elnora P. Hamb
Immediate Past President
Women’s Missionary Council
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Chicago, IL
Dr. Pernessa C. Seele
Founder & CEO
The Balm In Gilead, Inc.
Richmond, VA