Shantay R. Davies-Balch completed her undergraduate studies in healthcare administration and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Fresno Pacific University. She received her MBA from Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School with a specialty in healthcare management and is a
certified lactation educator with expertise in premature birth, infant and maternal mortality, and breastfeeding.
During her time at Johns Hopkins, Shantay was an administrative research scholar for the “Business
in Government” (BIG) Initiative.
In 2017, Carey Business School featured Shantay in an article as “driving changes in the healthcare industry” and in 2018, was honored by an invitation to share her story as part of the school’s ongoing national recruitment strategy. In 2018, she received a 40 Under 40 award and was invited to join the Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce Circle of Excellence.
Shantay currently serves as the Maternal Child Health Director for the Central San Joaquin Valley with the March of Dimes.