Meet The CEO
Anjanette Davenport Hatter is the Founder and CEO of Harambee Care where she helps social workers live their best lives. She is also the Founding Executive Director of Your goodVillage Collective, a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve population health through equitable community-based education and support services. As the former Owner/Executive Director of Harambee Care Maternal Infant Health Program of five years, Mrs. Davenport Hatter saw a growing need to uplift the social work profession. Through her interactions with social workers in the field and in agencies, she developed an equity led practice resulting in a highly competent social work skill set delivered with excellence and in strict alignment with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics.
In 2016, Mrs. Davenport Hatter began her role as a Field Placement Instructor with higher learning institutions such as Wayne State University and Marygrove College. As a social justice leader, Mrs. Davenport Hatter has cultivated change in healthcare and breastfeeding support at local and national levels. 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 inequities led to her participation in the Community Innovation Program for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where her leadership resulted in advocacy at the United States Capitol in Washington, DC for the reduction of infant mortality; among other benefits through breastfeeding support in marginalized communities.
Mrs. Davenport Hatter has worked extensively 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, Children’s Hospital of Michigan and through various health initiatives as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
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 and presented about implicit and explicit bias in lactation support at the Michigan Home Visiting Conference. 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 certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, certified lactation counselor and a trained safe sleep educator, Mrs. Davenport Hatter educates community members about family safety and first food initiatives.
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, CLC
Owner/Executive Director, Harambee Care