Tené Hamilton Franklin is the Vice President of Health Equity and Stakeholder engagement at Health Leads. In this position, she provides strategic, operational, and organizational leadership that grows capacity for intercultural competence. She also Leads on public health strategic approaches to addressing health equity in local communities and co-leads the Vaccine Equity Cooperative specifically convening philanthropy, government and community-based organizations on efforts to create solutions for mitigation of the COVID-19 virus. Tené is active in her community through a myriad of volunteer and advocacy efforts. She is the Chair of the Metro Public Health Department in Nashville, TN; a member of the Vanderbilt Institutional for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR) Community Engaged Research Core; Tennessee State NAACP Health Chair; and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Tené, a native of Chattanooga, TN, and holds a master’s degree from Howard University. Tené is a member of Schrader Lane Church of Christ and with her husband and two daughters in Nashville, TN. Tené is a two-year survivor of Triple Negative Breast Cancer.