Eleanor Hinton Hoytt

Eleanor Hinton Hoytt joined the Black Women's Health Imperative (Imperative) as president and CEO in September 2006. The Imperative is the only national, nonprofit organization dedicated solely to ensuring optimum health for Black women across their life span.

At the Imperative, Hinton Hoytt continues her long-time commitment to advocating for responsive and responsible policies for eliminating health disparities among women, girls and communities of color. As president and CEO, she assumes management for all organizational and programmatic operations, including developing a health program and policy agenda and expanding the Imperative's funding base and membership services for its 130,000 registered constituents.

Prior to joining the Imperative, Hinton Hoytt spent 10 years as the president of Hinton Hoytt & Associates, a management consulting firm specializing in nonprofit development, management and succession planning. The firm provided strategic counsel to nonprofit organizations, foundations and government agencies on effective organizational infrastructure, programs and strategies for working with women of color.

Before establishing her own consulting firm, Hinton Hoytt was a director at the National Council of Negro Women, where she expanded their national presence as an active voice in women's health, including reproductive health and HIV/AIDS.

She is a member of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, has served as chair of the board of directors of the Avery Institute for Social Change and is the founding chair of the board of directors of the Imperative (formerly known as the National Black Women's Health Project).

Most recently, Hinton Hoytt produced a groundbreaking book on the well-being of African American women in midlife: "Tomorrow Begins Today: African American Women as We Age" for the National Council of Negro Women.