Marcellus Taylor, Ed.D. serves as Director of Health Equity at the Partnership for Better Health. He joined the foundation in 2021 and leads a portfolio of grants and initiatives focused on advancing health equity. He mobilizes strategies to engage historically marginalized communities and people with lived experience through the sharing of power and decision making, towards addressing health disparities and shaping a more equitable future.
Dr. Taylor brings 10 years of experience in engaging diverse populations in leadership development. He completed his dissertation on the experiences of Black males in educational doctorate programs and he is the author of Don’t Box Me In: 9 P’s of Creative Leadership. Prior to joining the foundation, Dr. Taylor served as Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Penn State College of Medicine. He also spent five years as Assistant Director of Student Life at Penn State Harrisburg, where he oversaw a wide range of multicultural programs for students, facilitated spiritual life activities and designed co-curricular learning opportunities. Dr. Taylor chaired the Diversity & Educational Equity Committee at Penn State Harrisburg and he has developed numerous trainings and workshops to address the goals of diversity, equity and inclusion. He is co-founder and CEO of Blossburg & Cedar, a leadership and learning consulting firm based in Harrisburg.
Dr. Taylor received his Doctorate in Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Education in Training & Development from Penn State Harrisburg, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Penn State Harrisburg.