Board Member

Claudia M. Hardy, MPA, is the Program Director at O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Office of Community Outreach and Engagement. She also serves a dual role as the Community Health Educator for the cancer center as part of the National Outreach Network for the National Cancer Institute.

Ms. Hardy has over 25 years of experience as a senior level administrator, consultant, and strategist in managing community-based health disparities programs and community engagement. She provides strategic planning and guidance to researchers, clinicians and others conducting outreach and research programs in medically minority communities. Ms. Hardy has utilized a Community Health Advisors (CHA) model in much of her work, training over 1500 CHAs across the country. She has vast knowledge in developing programs and initiatives. In addition, she has extensive experience serving on non-profits board of directors, including board president, board development, leadership development and volunteer training with organizations such as Susan G. Komen, American Cancer Society, UAB National Alumni Society and others. Her work has fostered collaborations with local and international organizations such as American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen and Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia to name a few.

Ms. Hardy holds a BA in Communication Arts specializing in Public Relations and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) specializing in organizational management and behavior from UAB.