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Rev. Cynthia Carter Perrilliat, MPA

Rev. Cynthia Carter Perrilliat, MPA, is Co-founder and Executive Director of the Alameda County Care Alliance Collaborative (ACCAC), a faith-based program in partnership with local clinical, academic, and community organizations, engaging 25 faith-based organizations and their pastors in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties of Northern California. The ACCA Advanced Illness Care Program™ assists persons needing advanced illness care and helps their families/caregivers manage physical, psychological, spiritual, and advanced care planning needs. Cynthia is the creator of “I Choose to Prepare,” a dramatic and creative approach to advance care planning, soliciting youth involvement through spoken word, dance and the visual arts. She is co-principal investigator of the Refining Advance Care Planning Training and Toolkit for the Faith-Based African American Community. Rev. Cynthia is a much sought after motivational speaker and advocate for health equity and inclusion for communities of color, and an ordained minister, serving at the historic Allen Temple Baptist Church, Oakland CA, as well as a gospel recording artist under her Splendor Record label.