WASHINGTON, D.C. —National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) announced today that Laquetta Qualls Peters has been named Director of Grant Acquisition and Management.
In her role, Ms. Peters will lead grant research.
“I am enthusiastic about joining forces with NMQF as this gives me the personal honor and opportunity to align my skills in the grants and sponsorship domain with the organization’s pursuit to assure optimal care for all,” she said. “Teamwork makes the dream work!”
Throughout her career, Ms. Peters has led teams of grant experts and projects, and she has supported funding initiatives from highly recognized institutions such as Spelman College, Emory University and the American Cancer Society. Ms. Peters has contributed to acquiring and managing more than $57 million in grant and contract revenue.
“I know Laquetta Qualls Peters will do much to move the needle as she assists the National Minority Quality Forum in getting care to the communities that so desperately need health solutions,” said Dr. Gary Puckrein, President and CEO of NMQF. “Her work is vital as we work on our mission to reduce patient risk.”
Ms. Peters earned a degree in Corporate Finance from The University of Alabama, with an Executive MBA on the way. She has also managed a $30 million COVID-19 prevention and mitigation portfolio of grant awards to tribal nations on behalf of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Ms. Peters currently serves her community as a board member for the Douglas County Arts Council. In addition, she was a past executive board member for the Democratic Women’s Council of Douglas County and currently serves as the Foundation Ambassador and Co-Chair of the Health and Human Services Facet of the West Georgia (Georgia) Chapter of The Links Incorporated.
Kelly Ann Collins
About National Minority Quality Forum
The National Minority Quality Forum assists health care providers, professionals, administrators, researchers, policymakers, and community and faith-based organizations in delivering appropriate health care to minority communities. This assistance is based on providing the evidence in the form of science, research and analysis that will lead to the effective organization and management of system resources to improve the quality and safety of health care for the entire population of the U.S., including minorities.