Delaware Health Equity Coalition

DELAWARE HEALTH EQUITY COALITION

Restoring Trust in Healthcare

Restoring Trust in Healthcare

Our Vision: The eradication of health and social disparities in underserved and vulnerable communities in Delaware.

Our Mission: To provide high quality, comprehensive healthcare that will educate, empower and engage our patients, in a manner that fosters empathy, compassion and trustworthiness.

Our Vision: The eradication of health and social disparities in underserved and vulnerable communities in Delaware.

Our Mission: To provide high quality, comprehensive healthcare that will educate, empower and engage our patients, in a manner that fosters empathy, compassion and trustworthiness.

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   Delaware Health Equity Coalition is a not-for-profit, section 501 (c)(3) corporation.

Our Services:

Primary Care

Behavioral/Mental Health

Specialty Healthcare

Dental Care

Social Care Services

Lab Testing Services

Our Team:

Dr. Velma Scantlebury
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
Dr. Velma Scantlebury is the first black female African American Transplant Surgeon in the United States. She recently retired from ChristianaCare Kidney Transplant Program,where she served as the Director of Outpatient Clinics and Associate Director of the transplant program. Before moving to Delaware in 2008, Dr. Scantlebury served as the Chief of Transplantation, and Associate Dean for Community Education at the University of South Alabama.

She was recently honored by the Delaware Historical Society in 2021 for her outstanding contributions and has been named in both “Best Doctors in American” and Top Doctor, Philadelphia Magazine multiple times. Dr. Scantlebury serves on the National Kidney Foundation’s Health Equity Advisory Committee and the American Kidney Fund’s Health Equity Coalition.

With over 30 years of caring for patients who chronic diseases, Dr. Scantlebury’s passion for community education and disease prevention is born out by her continued advocacy for patient education, disease prevention and equitable healthcare treatment.

Dr. Joan Coker
Dr. Joan Coker
Dr. Joan Coker is an Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon with ENT and Allergy of Delaware.She also specializes in the management of obstructive sleep apnea. After completing her training in California, Dr. Coker practiced in Illinois before returning to Delaware in 2007, starting her practice as the first Black Otolaryngologist in Delaware. In 2012, she joined ENT and Allergy of Delaware, and has been in practice for over 20 years.

Dr. Coker was recently awarded the Congressional Black Caucus Co-Chair award at the recent 50th Anniversary celebration. The Delaware News Journal just named Dr. Coker, One of the most Influential Persons of 2022 in Delaware.

She is a member of the Trustee Board at the University of Delaware, and President of the Wilmington DE Chapter of The Links Incorporated. She
recently stepped down after 10 years serving as Board Chair at Kuumba Academy Charter School in Wilmington DE.

Dr. Cydney Teal
Dr. Cydney Teal
Dr. Teal holds dual board certifications in Internal Medicine and Family Medicine and has been practicing for over 20 years. She most recently served as Primary Care Community Medicine Service Line Leader and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at ChristianaCare, where she was responsible for clinical oversight of 25 clinical practices in DE, MD, NJ, PA, and the Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine/Family Medicine residency programs. Dr. Teal completed her Residency at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation and received her graduate and undergraduate degrees from Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine and the University of Virginia, respectively. In addition, she will be completing her MBA this summer 2022 from University of Massachusetts at Amherst.