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Speakers and Panelists

Gerald P. Batipps, MD
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Gerald P. Batipps, MD

Dr. Batipps is a urology specialist at the Gerald P. Batipps, MD, PC in Washington, DC. He is affiliated with Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Medstar Washington Hospital Center and Providence Hospital.

Ray Michael Bridgewater
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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.

Anne E. Burnley, MD
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Anne E. Burnley, MD

Dr. Burnley is a diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine. She currently works as a Supervisory Occupational Health Physician and public health consultant at a local Army Medical Clinic. Dr. Burnley is a decorated combat veteran who served as a Medical Officer with the United States Army Reserve.

 Bonie ‘PaJoe’ Chungong
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Bonie ‘PaJoe’ Chungong

Bonie ‘PaJoe’ Chungong is the Technical Lead for the Patcha Foundation’s Telemedicine Program (eMed). He is a Technology Service Management Analyst for the Information Technology Department of a nationwide Health Care organization.

Joycelyn Cudjoe
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Joycelyn Cudjoe

Ms. Joycelyn Cudjoe is a PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She has years of clinical experience as a medical oncology nurse rendering care to ethnic minority and immigrant populations.

Samuel Dongmo, Ph.D
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Samuel Dongmo, Ph.D

Dr. Dongmo is Clinical Research Director Next Generation Sequencing LabCorp, at Quantomix Medical and LabCorp. He is a Biomedical expert who provides world class solutions to improve the quality of care, working for leading institutions including INSERM France, NIST, and NIH.

Major James Dula, PhD
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Major James Dula, PhD

Dr. Dula, retired military commander, is an internationally recognized entrepreneur, civic, community and military leader. He is CEO of James Dula Consulting, a firm that addresses growth and development for CEO’s and managerial teams. He also serves as Commissioner for Small Businesses for the State of Maryland.

Jethro Ekuta, D.V.M., Ph.D., RAC, FRAPS
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Jethro Ekuta, D.V.M., Ph.D., RAC, FRAPS

Dr. Jethro Ekuta is VP and Head of Regulatory Affairs North America, for Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.. 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.

 Okey K. Enyia
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Okey K. Enyia

Okey Enyia currently serves in the Division of Policy and Strategic Planning at the Department of Health and Human Services – reporting to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. He is also Founder & CEO of Enyia Strategies, LLC - a health policy consulting firm, and a Consultant with AAMWALK-DC.

Walter Faggett, II, M.D.
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Walter Faggett, II, M.D.

Speaker of the House of Delegates; Member of the Board of Trustees on Health Policy; Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine; Howard University School of Medicine; Medical Director Chief of Health Services Administration; Department of Youth and Rehabilitation Services

Bruce W. Furness, MD, MPH, FACPM
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Bruce W. Furness, MD, MPH, FACPM

Dr. Furness is a Medical Epidemiologist in the Division of STD Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He has served in the Washington, DC Department of Health in many capacities and currently as the HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration’s STD Medical Epidemiologist within the Strategic Information Division.

Kwanza Graham - Sykes, MHA
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Kwanza Graham - Sykes, MHA

Kwanza Graham - Sykes is a Program Administrator with the CRF / CPEST Program, that deals with Cancer Prevention, Education, Screening & Treatment at Doctors Community Hospital, and Chair of the Prince Georges County Cancer Consortium.

DeMarc A. Hickson, PhD, MPH
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DeMarc A. Hickson, PhD, MPH

Dr. Demarc Hickson is the Executive Director of Us Helping Us, People Into Living. An academic and biostatistician by training, Dr. Hickson served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. (MBK) and Open Arms Healthcare Center in Jackson, Mississippi.

Pastor (Dr.) Abimbola Idowu
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Pastor (Dr.) Abimbola Idowu

Dr. Idowu is the Founder of Seeds Omega Consulting, LLC. She served as the Project Director at the African American Health Program, Silver Spring. MD. Dr. Idowu also served as Project Director in the formative phase of a CDC funded project on HIV Prevention Gender Toolkit at Betah Associates, Inc.

Henry Jones
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Henry Jones

Henry Jones is Supervisor Director of Washington DC Mayor Bowser’s new unit, S.T.E.P. (Strengthening Teens Enriching Parents), and Communication Director of The 100 Fathers Inc., and has been the Pro Boxing Ring Announcer in the Nation’s Capital of Washington, DC for the past 30 years.

Soro Yah K Kignaman, PhD
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Soro Yah K Kignaman, PhD

Dr. Kignaman is the Deputy Director, Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (MOAA). She has many years of international relations, project management and implementation experience. She worked previously as a Program Analyst for the United Nations Development Program in West Africa

Bernard Kwabi-Addo, PhD
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Bernard Kwabi-Addo, PhD

Dr. Bernard Kwabi-Addo is a cancer biologist and an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Howard University in Washington D.C. He also serves as an adjunct Associate Professor of Oncology at Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, MD.

Luigi Leblanc, MPH, CPHIT
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Luigi Leblanc, MPH, CPHIT

Luigi Leblanc, VP of Technology at Zane Networks, is an electronic engineer and public health professional in Telemedicine /Telecommunications technologies. He is a Commissioner for the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC)

 Peter S. Lu, M.D.
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Peter S. Lu, M.D.

Dr. Lu is founder and CEO of Arbor Vita Corporation that develops novel therapeutics and diagnostics using PDZ proteins. Previously, he held various appointments at Stanford University’s School of Medicine.

Roseline Nzegge Ngaaje
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Roseline Nzegge Ngaaje

Roseline Ehode Nzegge Ngaaje is a founding member and President of STA, The Sakerettes Transglobal Alliance, an independent sorority of former students of Saker Baptist College in Cameroon. For many years, she generated programs that develop independence, promote inquiry, and stimulate imagination in children.

Wilfred Ngwa, Ph.D
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Wilfred Ngwa, Ph.D

Professor Wil Ngwa is the Director of the Harvard Global Health Catalyst, with recent guest professorships at the University of Pennsylvania and Heidelberg Germany. In 2015, he won the prestigious BRIght Futures prize at Harvard Medical School for the development of Tiny Drones to Target Cancer.

  J. Rao Nibhanupudy
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J. Rao Nibhanupudy

J. Rao Nibhanupudy is a Medical Physicist, working as a Consultant to Best Medical International, Inc. and TeamBest Companies. He worked as Chief Medical Physicist in the Radiation Oncology Department at Howard University Hospital, and faculty Member at a College of Medicine Faculty.

 Dr. Judy Obong-Ndanema
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Dr. Judy Obong-Ndanema

Dr. Judy Obong-Ndanema is the Pharmacy Operations Manager with Trivergent Health Alliance Management Services Organization.

John Ojeifo, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
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John Ojeifo, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.

Dr. John Ojeifo is a Program Director in the Diversity Training Branch of the NCI’s CRCHD, where he contributes to the grants management of Career Development mechanisms: NCI Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K08) and NCI Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K23)

 Dimitry Petion
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Dimitry Petion

Dimitry Petion is President/CEO of Mulberry Systems, Inc., a company that provides software tools and service to manage patient work-flow for specialty care clinics including oncology, cardio vascular, and more. He is a Board Member of the Massachusetts Health Connector, a health insurance exchange market place.

Luc Poirier, PhD
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Luc Poirier, PhD

Dr. Luc Poirier is the Senior Manager Field Oncology at Pfizer. Previously he was Regional Medical and Research Specialist (Ontario) at Pfizer Oncology, and Scientific Advisor – Respiratory at Boehringer Ingelheim, both in Ontario, Canada.

Meriterese Racanelli, M.S.
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Meriterese Racanelli, M.S.

Meriterese Racanelli, M.S, R&D Food Scientist/Nutritionist is a renowned expert and international speaker on food, nutrition, nutrigenetics, food science, botanicals, and their effect on the body, health and diseases. She works with Goya Foods globally, and created the Goya “Better For You” products line.

 Calvin Smith, Sr.
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Calvin Smith, Sr.

Calvin Smith, Sr. is Director of Government and Community Relations at Specialty Hospitals of Washington. He directs legislative and community activities for the only extended acute care hospitals in the District of Columbia.

Kevin Walter Smith
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Kevin Walter Smith

Kevin Walter Smith is CEO & Chief Principal Consultant at Omega Consulting Solutions, LLC, and Founder and Managing Director at KW & Associates, LLC. He was STEM Education Chairman of 100 Black Men of Washington DC from 2014 to 2016.

Chuck Sullivan
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Chuck Sullivan

Chuck Sullivan is Sales and Business Development Consultant at SPEVCO, a company with expertise in manufacturing and operations of mobile marketing,educational and disaster relief expandable custom trailers.

Omega Tawonezvi
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Omega Tawonezvi

Chair of the African Affairs Advisory Group of Montgomery County, Maryland. In this role she leads a group that advises the County Executive on issues that pertain to Africans who live and work in Montgomery County Maryland.

Christine E. Thomas
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Christine E. Thomas

Christine Thomas Is a Project Coordinator for the Hepatitis B Initiative of Washington, DC (HBI-DC), leading communications and marketing efforts for the organization, as well as heading selected grant reporting, monitoring and evaluation efforts.

Shyrea Thompson
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Shyrea Thompson

Shyrea Thompson is Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives at Susan G. Komen Ms. Thompson has been with Susan G. Komen since 2015. Before her current position she joined the organization as a consultant and worked her way up to Senior Adviser to the CEO on Special Initiaves. .

Adrian Valdivia
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Adrian Valdivia

Adrian is a Gender Equity and Healthy Masculinity Training and Technical Assistance Consultant. He co-facilitated Men Can Stop Rape’s biannual Healthy Masculinity Training Institutes. Adrian provides training and technical assistance to local and national government, non-profit organizations, colleges and Universities.

 Dr. James Zabora
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Dr. James Zabora

Dr. James Zabora is with the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. He was Executive Director of the Life with Cancer Program for the Inova Health System in Northern Virginia after serving as Dean and Professor of Social Work at the National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS) of The Catholic University of America (CUA).

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