Demetria "Deja " Abdul-Haqq is the Interim Director of the Center for Community Based Programs (CCBP) with My Brother's Keeper, Inc. where she leads multi-purpose teams of advocates and health professionals in creating sustainable wellness impact in Mississippi. Through evidence-based interventions and state-of-the-science education and care, Mrs. Abdul-Haqq guides the implementation of CCBP activities related to behavioral and clinical research, equitable service access, biodiversity, social and environmental justice, impact, and education. She fosters corporate, congressional, and community engagement in My Brother's Keeper, Inc. missions while identifying and working with Mississippi organizations, agencies, and institutions to support initiatives that include but are not limited to: identifying funding opportunities, developing sustainable partnerships, and expanding the impact and progress of My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. and its community partners. Working with national, state, and local organizations dedicated to service, equity, and wellbeing through HIV education and care, increased access to healthier foods, and the effects of mass incarceration on Mississippi communities has heightened her sense of awareness regarding the broken social systems in the South. A proud product of Jackson State University, she is currently completing a master's degree program in public health at The University of Southern Mississippi.