Raniyah Copeland, MPH


Raniyah Copeland (she/her/hers) is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Equity & Impact Solutions, a consulting firm that provides strategic advising and support to companies and organizations in their efforts to advance racial, gender, and health equity. Previously, Raniyah led the nation’s only HIV ‘thank and do tank’ that is exclusively focused on ending the HIV epidemic in Black America, the Black AIDS Institute, and led the organization to its largest financial and programmatic vitality in its 20-plus year history. In 2019, she was named one of “The Root’s 100 Most Influential African Americans.” and in 2021 was recognized as one of 100 Black HIV Advocates by Poz Magazine. In 2021, Raniyah was appointed to the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) and currently serves as a board member for Essential Access Health. A proud So Cal native, Copeland earned a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies and Public Health from UC Berkeley, and a Master of Public Health from Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science.

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