Marsha Jordan was Born and raised in Portland Oregon. She is the granddaughter of Dr. Norval Unthank, Portland’s first African American Physician.Mrs. Jordan has been involved with the African American Health Coalition, Inc. (AAHC). since 2000. Initially, as a community member volunteering in the planning process for the Reach (CDC) Grant. Once the REACH Program was funded, Ms. Jordan became one of the lead hair-stylists who functioned as “Community Health Educators,” in the AAHC Health Promotion/Practice program “Looking Tight Living Right; A Beauty-Barber Intervention.”
In 2012, Mrs. Jordan contracted with the African American Health Coalition, Inc. to help build capacity in their Chronic Disease Self-Management, and Diabetes Prevention Programs. The AAHC is licensed to conduct: Kate Lorig’s Chronic Disease Self-Management, Diabetes Self-Management Cancer Thriving and Surviving, and CDC and Emory University’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). In 2015, she became AAHC’s lead Program Coordinator, facilitating groups for all their chronic disease self-management and prevention programs.
Currently, Mrs. Jordan, is the AAHC’s Program Manager. She is responsible for the day to day operations for all the AAHC’s Programs.