Shani Gaylord

Shani Gaylord

Shani Gaylord

A native of New Jersey, Shani serves as the Program Manager for the Danville Youth Health Equity Leadership Institute (Danville YHELI) through the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Health Equity, as a puzzle piece in the building of our vibrant, healthier, and more resilient community. Shani’s passion for health and education stem from barriers growing up as an at-risk youth, to become a college drop-out, to becoming a Cum Laude graduate of Patrick Henry Community College with an AAS in Information Technology, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BS in Business Administration, Fayetteville State University with an MBA in Healthcare Administration. Shani is currently attending Liberty University, pursuing her PhD in Education Administration, while helping others overcome their barriers to become successful as well. Her mottos are, “Teamwork makes the dream work!” and,” It takes a village,”.