About Us

About Us

Team Unity, Inc. is a 501 (c ) 3 nonprofit organization that supports and advocates for the Social Determinants of Health by elevating communities through Partnership, Education and Action.

We believe by addressing the Social Determinants of Health; we can ensure everyone that lives, learns, and works for their community obtains equity and inclusion by reaching their full potential toward well-being.

Why the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)?

The term Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) refer to the various social, economic, and environmental factors that significantly influence an individual’s health and well-being outcomes. These factors go beyond traditional medical care and play a crucial role in shaping health disparities and inequities in populations. These determinants are summarized within five (5) main pillars with various sub pillars.

The five pillars of
Social Determinants of Health

  • Economic Stability
  • Education
  • Social and Community Context
  • Healthcare Access and Quality
  • Neighborhood and Built Environment

Team Unity Spirit

The Spirit of Team Unity Inc. brings together truly exceptional divisions. Each of them creates programming that embody unique gratification which encourage engagement. We consider our Board, Staff, Volunteers and Partners “Ambassadors” reinventing opportunities.

Board of Directors

Sharon Ann Cox

Harlem Native (Sugar Hill) Sharon A. Cox heads our nutrition, health, and wellness sector. She is deeply committed to addressing health disparities and advancing health and nutrition equity. With more than twenty years of experience, she is a well-known and respected expert in the field of food and nutrition as a licensed registered dietitian. Having held multiple positions, most notably as the Director of Food and Nutrition at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSKCC) for more than 10 years.

Concurrently, she held the position of Adjunct Professor, specializing in Foodservice Systems, at Hunter College in New York. Committed to education, Sharon served on the NYU Dietetic Internship Advisory Board for many years and created a culinary externship program at MSKCC in partnership with the Culinary Institute of America, the second healthcare partnership in the country. Sharon has provided mentorship to more than 100 students during her career in food and nutrition in New York.

Currently, Sharon is the co-owner of Cox Duncan Network, a consulting and execution firm that specializes in design thinking, change management, and value proposition strategies to achieve organizational growth. Specifically, she engages in partnerships with both for-profit and non-profit healthcare organizations to establish a structured approach for tackling adaptive challenges and evolving issues the organization faces. This encompasses identifying the social determinants that influence health outcomes, formulating and implementing strategies to mitigate these determinants, and evaluating the impact of these interventions. Sharon is a highly skilled leader who effectively collaborates with many business divisions and important stakeholders. She strongly supports and implements concepts of diversity, inclusion, equity, and access (IDEA).

Sharon is a former board member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the largest organization of food and nutrition professionals whose vision is “ A world where all people thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition. She holds a Masters in Allied Health and Education from New York University.

Quin Martin, Esq.

Quin Martin is Of Counsel in the firm’s Business Services and Trucking and Logistics Group where he focuses on mergers, acquisitions and other commercial transactions.  Mr. Martin has been involved in the Trucking and Logistics Industry since 2009, where he served as General Counsel and was responsible for monitoring Compliance, FMCSA and Risk Management, leading the direction of corporate, strategic and tactical initiatives.  Quin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Management from Bucknell University, located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.  He thereafter received his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center.
After graduation, Quin served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Hawaii and Carlow University, and in the rank of Captain, served as an Army Judge Advocate to Battalion Commanders on all legal subjects that arose. Mr. Martin taught preventative law classes to commanders and soldiers in the areas of domestic law, international law and treaties. Quin’s professional career has been heavily tied to the Trucking and Logistics industry serving as Counsel and General Counsel for many large Trucking companies along with experience in Real Estate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Compliance and Employment Contracts, Risk Management, and Complex Corporate Matters. Mr. Martin is admitted to the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania bars.

Carol Grunberg

Driven by a northstar to make financial services simpler, safer and more accessible, Carol’s work on elevating Payments systems is her signature in the industry. Creating teams to perform past their known potential is her passion. Carol is a well respected executive with 25 years of driving global business success. Carol’s background is unique in its accomplishments and targeted expertise, having worked within Fintech, Big Tech and Fortune 100. Carol has a proven understanding for the speed at which market innovation, disruption and scale can be achieved.She has worked in several epicenters of the world, during hyper growth as well as in challenging economic periods, including in the US, Europe, India, China and Southeast Asia.
Carol drives some of the most sophisticated and innovative partnerships in the market today. She has transformed ways of doing business at industry leaders, including Citi, Northwestern Mutual, Alibaba Group and Google. Her expertise is highly sought after and evidenced through global speaking engagements, Board, Advisory and mentorship roles.

Toyae Liverpool

LCSW, MHRM, Psychotherapist

Toyae Liverpool is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in Behavioral Health for the past 25 years. A graduate of New York University; Toyae has also completed psychoanalytical training from New York school of Psychoanalysis. Additionally, Toyae has completed training in (mindfulness-based stress reduction, Expressive therapies such as “song tapestry, play therapy, movement in psychotherapy, and trauma informed care”. Having worked with a wide array of clients (children, adolescents, adults, individuals coping with grief and loss, trauma, LGBTQ issues, and individuals coping with medical issues.

Toyae believe in being creative in therapy and using various modalities to assist individuals to meet their wellness goals. She is also a certified yoga instructor and often integrates yoga and meditation into sessions for clients who welcome it.
Her Favorite quote by Maya Angelou “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty”.

Simone Sloan

Positive Disruptor Rph, MBA
As Founder and CEO of Your Choice Coach, Simone is an accomplished business strategist, executive coach, and DEI consultant. She has held senior roles at Fortune 500 companies across marketing, communications, medical affairs, sales, and global business strategy. Her tenure includes successfully launching and leading products and services, implementing programs for key stakeholders across the globe, and developing and training sales, medical, and technical teams.
Simone’s mantra is “Voice, Power, Confidence.” As an emotional intelligence executive coach, she changes the way leaders and their businesses engage their employees and clients. Simone emphasizes the human element with a focus on diversity and inclusion. Simone is a keynote speaker and has been featured as a thought leader in articles for Huffington Post, Forbes, and Pharmacy Times. She is an active member of the Tri-State Diversity Council and advocate for women, LGBTQI, BIPOC, people with disabilities, and cross-generations.
Simone holds a BS in Pharmacy and an MBA from Howard University. She is co-author of the books: Achieving Results, 30 Days to Courage, and Leadership without Borders, and is certified in DISC, Emotional Intelligence (EQI) 2.0, IDI, Cultural Competence, Cultural Intelligence (CQI), Culture-Values, Block Chain, Behavior Design, and is also accredited through the International Coaching Federation

Richard Claudel Cox

Richard Cox—A multicultural education enthusiast, PolyGlot, Numismatic Professional and Non Profit Entrepreneur is a multi-skilled Project Manager who founded Team Unity, Inc. in 1994. A Harlem Native (Sugar Hill); With more than a quarter century of project management experience; Richard has served the United States Government Whereas he developed Scopes of Work and Initial Analysis relating to stakeholder and senior management concerns—for both Government and Non-Government entities. This included feasibility studies, technical evaluations (analytical & quantitative support) risk management techniques and Integrated Baseline Review.
Richard’s undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering and graduate studies in Mathematics prepared him to develop database models that monitored project budgets and fiscal activities. Richard also serves on the regional board of the Lott Carey Foreign Mission/American Red Cross Partnership—providing guidance in local, regional and worldwide disaster relief ad currently serves the Harlem Tourism Board as a Board Member and Vice President of Events and Programming.