BUCKHANNON, West Virginia –  A conversation on Health Disparities in the Black Community with Casilda Woodward-Acquaah, MSN-Ed,  will be held Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to noon in the side dining room of the French See Dining Center.

Woodward-Acquaah, is a native of Washington, D.C.  Her nursing background is diverse and includes mental health, rehabilitation, float pools: intensive care unit, emergency department, orthopedic, oncology, neurology, pediatric, labor and delivery, and medical-surgical.

She has led numerous Vision Workshops in Town Meetings and Community Youth Forums throughout the United States including rural Ohio, Mississippi, Iowa, Indiana, Georgia, and Missouri. She orchestrated and coordinated several community health fairs, and blood pressure, and stroke screenings.

Woodward-Acquaah is the first to pioneer and develop Health Town Meetings while working for Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) and was awarded JC Penny Golden Award for community work. Her travel includes Ghana W. Africa, Jamaica, St Thomas, Bahamas, and Medical Mission Haiti. She has lived in more than a half dozen states in the United States expanding from the east to the west coast and including the mid-west.  Casilda stated, “Throughout my life’s journey, I have witnessed the fact that people united with a common vision can bring about effective change in communities and their lives.”

For more information, or to RSVP, please email Goux at goux.l@wvwc.edu. A virtual option is also available.


West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) is a private, four-year residential liberal arts college in Buckhannon, West Virginia. A tradition of excellence for more than 130 years, West Virginia Wesleyan is home to 14 Fulbright Scholars. The Princeton Review ranked Wesleyan one of its 2023 Best Colleges in the Southeastern Region of the United States. U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best College Rankings designated Wesleyan seventh in Best Value – Regional Universities (South). WVWC offers students more than 40 majors and 40 minors; graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, creative writing, and nursing; 22 NCAA Division II athletic programs; multiple performing arts groups; and more than 70 organizations. Founded in 1890, the College is closely affiliated with the United Methodist Church and abides by the Wesley doctrine that emphasizes service to others. For more information, visit wvwc.edu.