2016 CASEC Information Exchange Panelists
Speakers and Panelists
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.
Pier A. Broadnax, Ph.D., RN.
Dr. Pier Broadnax is an Associate Professor and the Director of the BSN Program at the University of the District of Columbia. She also held a courtesy appointment at Yale University and as a Visiting Researcher at the School of Nursing, at the Catholic University of Chile.
Joseph Brooks is an Enterprise Architecture Consultant / Chief Enterprise Architect at intelligent integration, llc, an organization whose mission is to Enhance Government Services and Community Collaboration by providing a full spectrum of Enterprise Services
Doris Browne, MD, MPH
Dr. Doris Browne is the President & CEO of Browne and Associates, Inc. (BAI), that manages diversified health programs addressing the health status and disparities of national and international populations. She recently retired from NCI, NIH where she managed the breast cancer chemoprevention portfolio
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.
Anne Burnley Ekiti, MD, MHS, MS
Dr. Burnley is board certified in General Preventive Medicine and works as a supervisory Occupational and Preventive Medicine Physician at Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center on Fort Meade, Maryland. She serves as the preventive medicine consultant for several area clinics.
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.
Richard Emeni is CEO and Founder of MobileHealth4All (MH4A), he overseas its global operations and MH4A’s Health Information System infrastructure. He is a consultant for US Africa businesses on trade and investment.
Nathan Fletcher, D.D.S.
Dr. Fletcher is the Dental Director for AmeriHealth Caristas District of Columbia. Prior to this position, he was the Interim Executive Director and President of the National Dental Association, as well as Owner of Fletcher & Fletcher Family Dentistry in Baltimore, MD. He is involved in organized Dentistry with the Maryland Dental Society (MDS).
Fualefeh-Morfaw Ellis Atemlefeh, M.D.
Dr. Morfaw is Head of the Palliative Care Unit and Assistant Coordinator of the HIV/AIDS Treatment Centre at the Foumban District Hospital in Cameroon, where he also works in the surgical unit. His research involves identifying risk factors and common pathologies in HIV/AIDS patients in Cameroon
Joxel Garcia, M.D., M.B.A.
Dr. Garcia is executive director of the cancer prevention and control platform at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a member of the leadership team for the institution’s bold Moon Shots Program, which aims to speed the translation of scientific discoveries into clinical and population-oriented advances that significantly reduce cancer deaths
Josephine Garnem serves as International Medical Corps’ Strategic Outreach and Partnership Coordinator. She also represents African Affairs Advisory Group (AAAG) on the Montgomery County MD Leadership Institute for Equity and Elimination of Health Disparities (LIEED) advisory group
Jeff Lundy, Ph.D.
Dr. Jeff Lundy is Director, Health & Wellness Program and Research U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Corporate Citizenship Center. He directs programming for business executives interested in addressing the most pressing wellness issues, especially around Community Health and Wellness.
Kate F. Ndi, (Lady Kate)
Lady Kate, is the Founder of the Miss Africa USA Pageant, and also the Maryland Governor’s Commissioner on African Affairs. She is a strong advocate for the empowerment of women and community advancement..Her work with young women builds self-esteem, fosters leadership and promotes goodwill.
Gladys Njem, RN
Ms. Gladys Njem is a passionate Registered Nurse with several years experience in acute, rehab and home care settings. She is a dedicated community organizer and humanitarian who continues to strengthen organizations through her conscientious approach to fundraising..
Pastor Tony Ojoibukun
In addition to pastoral duties, Pastor Tony Ojoibukun is a writer, editor, community advocate and seminar facilitator. In 1996 he led a team as a faith based initiative to the Second World AIDS Conference in Switzerland. He participated in the Maryland Commission of African Health Affairs Fair at the height of the Ebola problem
Oluwadamilola Olaku, M.D., M.P.H., MRCOG
Dr. Olaku trained as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist with special interest in gynecologic oncology. He is a member of the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists, United Kingdom. He is a contractor at the National Cancer Institute participating in Clinical Research.
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..
Meriterese Racanelli, M.S.
Meriterese Racanelli, M.S, R&D Food Scientist/Nutritionist is a board member of the National Hispanic Medical Association and works with Goya Foods internationally. She is a renowned expert on cultural foods, nutrition, nutrigenetics, botanicals, phytonutrients.
Mamadou Samba is Executive Director, Mayor’s Office on African Affairs Washington, DC, and former Commissioner of the DC Commission on African Affairs, a role in which he served as a strong advocate for diverse African diaspora communities. He leads the execution of several programs that impact over 5000 residents..
Ms. Remy Szykier is the worldwide managing director, founding member and member of the Board of Directors of AEGIS. She is responsible for the firm’s strategy, team and operations across all worldwide offices and ensures AEGIS delivers the best record of client results in promoting and protecting Health.
Jim Thompson is the Director of Innovation, Secretary of State’s Office for Global Partnerships. He is responsible for launching innovative diplomacy initiatives in the Department, building new partnerships for the Secretary and managing the Department’s major corporate relationships.
Carla D. Williams, Ph.D.
Dr. Carla Williams is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Howard University and Interim Director of the Howard University Cancer Center. She has also implemented community-based interventions focused on improving knowledge and utilization of cancer screening and early detection resources.
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Conference Date & Time:
April 27, 2019 | 8am - 5pm
R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center
2730 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032