Shemika Whiteside

Executive Director

Shemika Whiteside (MSSW, CSW) is the Founder/Executive Director of Zora’s Cradle Maternity Program in Louisville, KY. Mrs. Whiteside received a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a minor in African-American Studies from the University of Illinois-Springfield. Her research interests include maternal morbidity of Black and Latinx expectant mother women and dual-diagnoses. She is the mother of a delightful 13-year-old son and the wife of a self-proclaimed Marvel Comics fanatic.


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  • Executive Director

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