Meet The Owner
Anjanette Davenport Hatter is the Owner/Executive Director of Harambee Care Maternal Infant Health Program, which aims to reduce infant mortality and improve pregnancy health outcomes. She is also the Founder of Harambee Care Village, a nonprofit organization that focuses on infant mortality, chronic kidney disease and minority organ donation.
Mrs. Davenport Hatter has dedicated her time to eliminate health disparities in her community. Her former roles as a Healthcare Equity Ambassador at Henry Ford Health System and as a member of the Equity Committee with the United States Breastfeeding Committee enabled her to cultivate change in healthcare and breastfeeding support at a local and national level. She understands how breast milk decreases risk factors for developing chronic diseases. During her tenure as President of Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association, she helped reduce breastfeeding disparities in African American families thus impacting infant mortality rates in this population. Her passion for addressing health equity led to her participation in the Community Innovation Project for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where her leadership resulted in advocacy for breastfeeding support in marginalized communities at the United States Capitol in Washington, DC.
Mrs. Davenport Hatter has worked with organizations that address risk factors for chronic diseases such as Gift of Life Minority Organ and Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP), National Kidney Foundation of Michigan and through various health programming as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She has spearheaded various initiatives such as volunteering with Children’s Hospital Hemodialysis Pediatric Suite, community health fairs focusing on the awareness and prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease, catheter reductions in hemodialysis patients and has organized minority organ donor drives.
Mrs. Davenport Hatter has served as a panelist for The Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation and Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association. She presented nationally at the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meeting where she showcased the social worker’s role in improving clinical outcomes in dialysis patients. Her tireless efforts in working to improve health outcomes in her community has led to her nominations for the WEGO Health Activist Award and the National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition-Breastfeeding Promotion. As a proven safety advocate, Mrs. Davenport Hatter educates community members and parents as a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.
Mrs. Davenport Hatter holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in social work from Wayne State University. She is a dedicated wife, mother and social worker.
Anjanette Davenport Hatter, LMSW
Owner/Executive Director, Harambee Care