Ray Michael Bridgewater
CASEC Information Exchange Panelist
The Assembly of Petworth is 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. The Assembly of Petworth is only one of three unique community organizations of its type in the United States at the time of its original conception. It was funded by a grant from the Kellogg Foundation. The Assembly deploys a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural cadre of board members and consultants in the development of corporate projects.
Mr. Bridgewater is the President and CEO of the Assembly of Petworth. He has guided and directed over several major community development organizations whose work is concentrated in business development, institutional capacity building and public policy intervention strategies designed to eliminate the disadvantages of multi-generational poverty and disinvestment of inner city communities. He is involved in many diverse programs, united by a common theme of providing health, education and social services for underserved, at-risk populations of the District of Columbia including: low achieving youth, ex-offenders, welfare recipients in need of job training, mothers, fathers, infants, children, families and seniors in need of healthcare.
Mr. Bridgewater plays a significant role in overseeing operations of and bringing community resources to a number of projects such as: the March of Dimes Mama and Baby Bus – a pre-natal mobile unit and the NICU project at the Children National Medical Center; Howard University Prostate Cancer and Diabetes Telehealth Mobile Unit; WUSA TV-9 Grassroot and Media Campaign around Men’s Health Initiative (prostate cancer); National Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP); Telehealth Hypertension and Kidney Project; National Medical Association Diabetes Education Program ;University of the District of Columbia/Emergency Management System (UDC/EMS) Academy and Cadet Program – a bilingual training and certification of EMS cadets and the Assistant Technology Project – developing a multi-media job training and career development program for the developmentally disabled, senior and veterans population.
Domestically and Internationally, Mr. Bridgewater has designed , developed and coordinated the Telehealth / Telemedicine Medical Mobile Unit Model to achieve improved health delivery and outcomes. He is currently providing full project management services enhanced by his expertise in community development , micro- enterprise and public - private partnership. His telehealth mobile unit public-private model build a successful working relationship with hospitals / clinics, universities , healthcare providers , health departments / ministries , both domestically and internationally , which is the key to a successful approach. Mr. Bridgewater insisted of building and sustaining a Technology and Medical infrastructure that will support his mobile unit project has brought him great success domestically and internationally .
Conference Date & Time:
April 21, 2018 | 8am - 4pm
R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center
2730 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032