Daphne Byrd, MEd

Daphne Byrd

Agency Representative 

Southeastern Primary Care Consortium/Atlanta Health Education Center

Daphne Byrd is CEO & Executive Director of the Southeastern Primary Care Consortium, Inc., Atlanta Area Health Education Center (SPCC Atlanta AHEC). Ms. Byrd holds a Masters of Science in Education Degree of which she obtained from the University of Georgia. She is a 32 year professional with extensive knowledge and experience in health care administration, healthcare policy development, analysis of healthcare systems, community organization and development, legislative advocacy, health education/promotion, community service learning, fundraising, and partnership development. Ms. Byrd is an active leader in her community where she provides leadership and guidance on urban and minority health workforce and healthcare issues. She currently serves as Adjunct Faculty at Morehouse School of Medicine, having served on the Inaugural Planning Committee for President, Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice. She also serves as a Preceptor for the school’s master of public health program, as well as serving in the role of a MPH Thesis Committee member . Ms. Byrd is also a member of the Board of Directors of Oakhurst Medical Centers, a federally qualified community health center, serving on the Quality Improvement, Fundraising, and Community Outreach Committees. She also serves on the South DeKalb YMCA’s Advisory Board of Directors. Ms. Byrd is also a member of the National AHEC Organization where she has served as parliamentarian and co-chair of the organization’s conference planning committee. She is also a member of the American Public Health Association, National Medical Association, and Rotary International, having served as President of her local chapter, the Rotary Club of South DeKalb. Ms. Byrd is also co-editor of "The Color of Health, African American Achievers in Healthcare" publication, which is an illustrated booklet designed to provide k-5 year old youth information on health careers, while introducing them to early African Americans who were pioneers in the health profession.