Delmonte Jefferson is the Executive Director of The Center for Black Health & Equity (formerly known as NAATPN, Inc.), a national organization that facilitates public health programs to benefit communities and people of African descent. He has worked more than 20-years in public health program administration managing and directing public health programs nationally and in states such as North Carolina, Louisiana, and Georgia. He has worked with national, state, and local legislators to help shape policies in support of smoke-free establishments and restrictions on the sale of menthol and other flavored tobacco products. Mr. Jefferson is chair of the Georgia Smoke-Free Tobacco Coalition and an officer on the board of directors with the North American Quitline Consortium. He has collaborated with a cross section of public, government and private sector entities to create programs and services that promote health justice for marginalized communities and disenfranchised populations.