2015 CASEC Information Exchange Panelists
Speakers and Panelists
Njwen Anyangwe-Ngute, Ph.D
Dr. Njwen Anyangwe-Ngute is a Senior Scientist at Exponent, an Engineering and Science Consulting Firm. She is an Interdisciplinary Scientist, with diverse background in Regulatory Toxicology, Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Cancer biology, and Nutrition.
David Awasum, MD, MPH
Dr. Awasum is the head of Community Resources and Training Centre, that promote awareness, self-screening and detection of diseases with skin manifestations in Cameroon
Ray Michael Bridgewater
Ray Bridgewater is the Founder, President and CEO of the Assembly of Petworth, a non-profit, culturally diverse and multi-ethnic community empowerment organization serving the metropolitan Washington area around issues concerning health disparities, technology, workforce and community development.
Georges Bwelle, M.D
Dr Georges Bwelle is a Surgeon and the Founder & President of ASCOVIME. He is also a CNN Top 10 Hero of 2013. He conducts free weekend medical missions throughout Cameroon, all year long.
Sylvia Dasi, Ph.D
Dr. Dasi is the Executive Assistant, Research Associate and Community Health Specialist for the African Women’s Cancer Awareness Association (AWCAA). Her research focuses on identifying factors that impede collection of family history among African immigrants.
Samuel Dongmo, Ph.D
Dr. Dongmo is a well-known Biomedical expert who has provided world class solutions and worked for leading Healthcare, Research, Pharmaceutical, Hospital and Government facilities to improve the quality of care for the past 20 years including the National Institute of Health and Research (INSERM France), National Standard and Technology (NIST), National Institute of Health (NIH).
Jethro Ekuta, D.V.M., Ph.D., RAC, FRAPS
Dr. Jethro Ekuta is VP and Head of Global Medical Safety Operations, Global Medical Organization, at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. He is an expert in Drug Safety & Regulatory Affairs and served on a Panel on Global Regulatory Competency & Curricula Project for Low and Middle Income Countries.
Commissioner Dr. Anu Esuola
Commissioner Dr. Anu Esuola is the Maryland Governor's Commissioner of African Affairs. Dr. Esuola is also the Executive Director of Community Outreach Coalition, Inc, and is the Founder and President of Community Dentistry On Wheels, Inc. She serves as the Chair of the Health Committee & member of the Business Committee.
Joxel Garcia, MD, MBA
Dr. Joxel Garcia is Chief Medical Officer of Aegis Health Security, former Chief Medical Officer of the District of Columbia, former Assistant Secretary for Health of the United States and former United States Representative to the World Health Organization Executive Board.
Patricia Green, MSW, MSPR
Patricia Green is a Senior Communications Manager at HMA Associates in charge of the CDC Flu Vaccination Campaign (African American sector) and FDA Office of Women's Health, and has over twenty years experience leading health campaigns beneficial to disparate populations.
Kenneth David Miller, M.D
Dr. Kenneth Miller is a Medical Oncologist at Sinai Hospital and Northwest Hospital in Baltimore. A certified specialist in medical oncology & a sub-specialist in hematology, he is widely considered an expert in oncology in all aspect of cancer survivorship.
Tonija Hope Navas
Ms. Tonija Hope Navas is Executive Director of Baoba Fund for Racial Equity-North America. She has a breadth of fundraising, management, logistical, program development & execution experience and has managed programs/projects on youth leadership development in Afrodescendant communities.
Wilfred Ngwa, Ph.D
Dr. Wilfred Ngwa is the Co-director of Global Health Catalyst (GHC) at the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and Chair of the Board of Directors of African Renaissance Ambassador Corporation. He presently leads the GHC international initiative from Harvard to eliminate global cancer disparities in radiation oncology.
Ify Anne Nwabukwu, RN, BSN
Ify Anne Nwabukwu is the President and Founder of the African Women’s Cancer Awareness Association (AWCAA), founded due to the lack of culturally competent services for African-born women and high breast cancer mortality rate.
Martin Ojong-Ntui, MD
Dr. Martin Onjong-Ntui is a Radiation Oncologist and Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology at The George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C. He was named ‘Washingtonian Top Doctor’ in 2008 and 2010. His holistic medical practice experience spans 32 years across three continents.
Doyin Oluwole, MD, MRCP, FRCP, FWACP
Dr. Doyin Oluwole is the founding executive director of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon at the George W. Bush Institute, where she guides strategy and represents partners’ collective interests with governmental, public and private partners.
Mamadou Samba is the Director of the Washington, DC Mayor's Office of African Affairs and has extensive experience in addressing challenges faced by African immigrants in the nation. He produced the District’s first-ever report on African immigrant population growth since the 1960s.
Vanessa B. Sheppard, Ph.D
Dr. Sheppard is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University. As a NIH Disparities Scholar, her goal is to help reduce the unequal burden of cancer experienced by minority women.
Adrienne Thomas, LGSW
Adrienne Thomas is Project Manager, Community Outreach & Patient Navigation at the George Washington Cancer Institute. Her specialties include Health care, Long-term care, Legislative Outreach, Advocacy, Clinical Social Work and Oncology.
Conference Date & Time:
April 21, 2017 | 8am - 4pm
Silver Spring Civic Building
1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910