Board of Directors

Cassandra McCullough, MBA

Cassandra McCullough serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. (ABC), a role she has held since 2014. Since joining ABC in 1996, Cassandra has played a key role in driving the organization’s mission to champion health equity. ABC focuses on education, research, advocacy, and community engagement to prevent and reduce cardiovascular diseases and stroke among at-risk populations. Its inclusive approach transcends race and specialization, specifically aiming to reach underserved communities.

With over three decades in the health industry, Cassandra began her career at The Southern Company in the energy sector before transitioning to the health sector at Morehouse School of Medicine and Kaiser Foundation Health Plans of Georgia. Her tenure at ABC includes significant roles such as Chief Operating Officer and Director of Continuing Medical Education, underscoring her influence in shaping health policy and systems.

Cassandra actively serves on the Alliance for Aging Research board and as an advisor for the Pfizer Multicultural Advisory Council (PMAC) and Alliance for Women’s Health and Prevention (AWHP). Additionally, she is an honorary board member of the Open My Heart Foundation. Cassandra has also provided her expertise to the Rare Disease Diversity Coalition (RDDC) and previously served on the boards of the National Health Council and the Preparedness and Treatment Equity Coalition.

Recognized as a contributor to numerous peer-reviewed publications, Cassandra has provided valuable insights on critical topics such as diversity in clinical trials and the integration of social determinants into healthcare, furthering strategies that enhance health outcomes.

Cassandra earned her MBA with a concentration in Health Care Management from the University of Phoenix and completed her undergraduate studies in Business Administration at St. Leo University.

View All Board Members