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Executive Director NAACP, Mississippi State Conference

Corey Wiggins serves as the new Executive Director of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored Persons (NAACP) Mississippi State Conference. In this capacity, he is working to tackle poverty as well as advance racial justice and economic opportunity throughout this southern state. Previously, he served as director of the Hope Policy Institute where he focused his efforts on strengthening communities, building assets, and improving lives in economically distressed parts of the MidSouth. 

Corey Wiggins has served as a public policy professional both as a Barbara Jordan Health Policy Fellow in the United States Senate and as a policy analyst for the Mississippi State Legislature. He has long been an advocate for equitable healthcare access and his work in health advocacy has focused on ensuring that communities have all the resources including quality housing, education and infrastructure that supports healthy communities. For his work, Corey Wiggins received the Dr. Montague Cobb Award for his outstanding achievements in health policy advocacy and social justice from the National NAACP. 

Corey Wiggins completed his undergraduate studies at Alcorn State University and received his M.S. in Public Health with an emphasis in Health Policy and a PhD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has furthered his training through fellowships with the Kaiser Family Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, November 2

10:15am PDT