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CIE Speakers and Panelists

Janeen Azare, PhD, MSPH
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Janeen Azare, PhD, MSPH

An Oncology Field Medical Director – Breast Cancer, Dr. Azare is currently a second year Fellow in Pfizer’s Early Development Group. She is is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, American Public Health Association, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

 Romuladus Azuine, Dr.PH., M.P.H, R.N.
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Romuladus Azuine, Dr.PH., M.P.H, R.N.

Founder & Executive Director of the Global Health and Education Projects, Inc. (GHEP). He provides leadership and direction for GHEP’s mission to address disparities in health and education in local communities in the US and around the world.

Joseph E. Baptiste, DDS, MAGD, FAAID, DICOI
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Joseph E. Baptiste, DDS, MAGD, FAAID, DICOI

COLONEL US-ARMY Ret., Former Member Commissioner; Governor Commission Caribbean Affairs (GCCA), Former Member of the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners, Chairman /Founder of the National Organization for the Advancement of Haitians (NOAH), President/Founder of the Haitian Diaspora Federation (FDH).

Dr. Malcolm E. Beech, Sr
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Dr. Malcolm E. Beech, Sr

Chairman / CEO, the African Diaspora Business Roundtable (ADBR), the premiere network of Diaspora business leaders from across the USA who connect to identify business opportunities in Africa with African SMEs. He is the Museum Director, African American Museum & Cultural Center, Kinston, NC.

Tammy Boyd
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Tammy Boyd

Tammy Boyd serves as Chief Policy Officer for Black Women’s Health Imperative. Tammy has extensive experience in creating and executing federal legislative policy strategy and facilitating outreach to members of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate.

Imani Boykin
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Imani Boykin

Lead undergraduate administrative assistant to the Howard University’s Office of Student Life & Activities. She is also member and co-captain to the Howard University Bisonette Dance Ensemble, founder and community outreach ambassador for Project H.U.M.B.L.E., & research and service fellow of Young AfricanA Leadership Initiative.

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.

Charles Brown, APRN
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Charles Brown, APRN

Charles Brown, APRN is a Medical Case Manager at Us Helping Us. He has 36 years of experience in healthcare, 24 years in nursing, and 12 years as a nurse practitioner specializing in Oncology, Geriatrics and Family Medicine.

Roach Brown
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Roach Brown

Roach Brown is a TV film producer, radio host, criminal justice consultant, playwright, political activist, motivational speaker, tireless advocate for Returning Citizens, domestic violence victims.

Samuel P. Buma
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Samuel P. Buma

Mr. Buma is President of B.E. Capital Group – USA, a Strategic Management Consulting Firm that he created in 2016 to provide Businesses with Advisory Services in the areas of Researching, Analyzing, Planning, Re-Structuring, Implementation, and Strategic Control of their Organizations. He is also Chairman of the Patcha Foundation Board of Directors.

Cecil C. Byrd, II, MA PA
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Cecil C. Byrd, II, MA PA

Executive Director, National Association of Concerned Veterans. Psychology Associate, Institute for Life Enrichment. Served as Director, University of the District of Columbia Office of Veterans Affairs. Mr. Byrd possesses over thirty-five years of clinical experience as a psychologist, qualified psychometrist, and counselor.

Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
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Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales

Since 1998, he served as a volunteer in ECUADENT, a non-profit organization and Dental Director for The Healing Hands Foundation, providing dental care to children in need overseas. More than 17 years volunteering in medical missions has taken him to Ecuador, Sierra Leone, Guatemala, Dominican Republic , British Guyana, Cuba and Panama.

Chimene Castor, EdD, CHES, MS. RD, LDN
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Chimene Castor, EdD, CHES, MS. RD, LDN

Dr. Castor is currently Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Howard University following a 15-year career as a clinical dietitian for rehabilitation and nursing home centers such Genesis and Manor Care.

Marc Clark, Ph.D
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Marc Clark, Ph.D

Dr. Marc Clark is Technical Assistance and Research Center, Program Manager at the National Council of Urban Indian Health. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) who has directed a federal program office serving 59 states & territories.

Tesha Coleman, MS
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Tesha Coleman, MS

Ms. Coleman is the Division Chief of the Cancer Program Division of the DC Department of Health, responsible for the general oversight, strategic planning and coordination of the District's cancer programs. She has over 15 years’ experience implementing programs that promote and ensure quality care for underserved populations in the District.

Gabrielle Dibonge
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Gabrielle Dibonge

Gabrielle Dibonge is a Graduate Assistant pursuing an MBA in Human Resource Management. She recently served as Center Director for Higher Achievement Pittsburgh, where she worked directly with disadvantaged and underrepresented youth and their families to motivate them and to bridge the higher education opportunity gap. She is a member of the Patcha Foundation Junior Board.

Sombo Pujeh Fiakpo, DrPH, MPH
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Sombo Pujeh Fiakpo, DrPH, MPH

Dr. Sombo Pujeh is a passionate public health advocate dedicated to providing capacity building support within vulnerable and underserved communities. She spent over seven years managing activities for DC’s School-based HIV/STD Prevention and Surveillance cooperative agreement.

Lisa K. Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH, MPA
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Lisa K. Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH, MPA

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick is an infectious diseases physician and CDC-trained medical epidemiologist. She is also a professorial lecturer for the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, an Aspen Institute Health Innovator fellow and member of the Aspen Institute Global Leadership Network.

Nathan Fletcher, D.D.S.
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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).

Cletus A Fonmedig DDS, LLC
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Cletus A Fonmedig DDS, LLC

Dr. Fonmedig is owner and CEO of Rosedale Smiles, a Family And Cosmetic Dentistry practice in the Baltiiore, MD area. he has served as Managing Clinical Director of ASPEN Dental Harrisburg PA, and as dental director in a number of health institutions.

Apria Gallman
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Apria Gallman

Apria Gallmanis the Founder/CEO of the Apria G. Speaks Company International, LLC, where she uses her experience to help millennial family caregivers by hosting workshops that are centered on mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health. She established a caregiver online Facebook support group for millennial family caregivers.

Josephine Garnem
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Josephine Garnem

Josephine Garnem is Program Manager for the Gilchrist Immigrant Resources Center for the East County region. She has served in the Health and Human Services’ Leadership Institute for Equity and Elimination of Health Disparities (LIEED) advisory group, and as Chairperson for the Montgomery County’s African Affairs Advisory Group.

Donna R. Gayles
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Donna R. Gayles

Donna R. Gayles is Patient Advocate and liaison to the Washington D.C. Long Term Care/ Assisted Living Communities for Capital Caring. She is a certified Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving Trainer, member of the Age Friendly DC’s Caregiving Committee, and Co-Chair of the Advocacy and Education Committee for DC Health’s Places of Worship Advisory Board.

Florencia Gonzalez, MPH
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Florencia Gonzalez, MPH

Flor Gonzalez is a Community Networks Manager, Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science. As a public health professional, she has managed clinical trials and community based research projects addressing health disparities, and managed public health projects in cross-cultural settings.

Veola Green
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Veola Green

Veola Green is the Executive Managing Partner and Principal at The International Institute of Family Development, which is driven by the premise that entire communities are lifted up when women are given tools for economic stability. She is also a Program Associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Keith Gregory
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Keith Gregory

Mr. Gregory is a healthcare professional with more than 20 years’ experience in hospital and private practice administration, who currently serves as the Senior Director of Radiation Oncology Operations and Proton Therapy for Inova Health System.

Ayo Handy-Kendi, CB, CTF, CLYL, CLYT
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Ayo Handy-Kendi, CB, CTF, CLYL, CLYT

Ayo Handy-Kendi, is The Breath Sekou, CB, CTF, CLYL, CLYT, Reiki Master. She is the Founder of Optimum Life Breathology &Transcendence Breathwork, and Black Love Day. She is also the CEO of PositivEnergyWorks, and Founder/Director of African American Holiday Association.

Hazel J. Harper, DDS, MPH
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Hazel J. Harper, DDS, MPH

Dr. Harper is President and CEO of Hazel J. Harper & Associates, LLC, management consultants and President and Founder of Hear to HEAL, Inc., a non-profit to support inter-professional education, community groups, and student leadership. She maintains a part –time private practice in general dentistry in Washington, DC.

Leslie Y. Jackson
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Leslie Y. Jackson

Leslie Y. Jackson continues to pour into the lives of women all over the world. She is the CEO of TAJS Virtual Solutions, a concierge administrative company and currently serves as executive administrator of The Light House Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor and Mrs. Ricardo W. Payne.

Thelma D. Jones
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Thelma D. Jones

Thelma D. Jones is a visionary and breast cancer survivor. She is Founder and Board Chair of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund. She is also one of the principal founders of the World Bank Group’s institutional outreach program where she carried out the Bank’s global poverty reduction mission on a local level.

Luana Kiandoli
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Luana Kiandoli

Luana Christine Kiandoli currently serves as chief medical technologist, Nephrology Laboratory, and consulting technologist, Dialysis Laboratory at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In the medical arena she has served in the US Army, the US Dept of State, the World Bank, the US National Red Cross, the Veteran’s Administration Hospital system.

Chesahna Kindred, MD, MBA FAAD
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Chesahna Kindred, MD, MBA FAAD

Dr. Kindred is a Board-Certified Dermatologist, published research author, and national speaker who treats people of all ages and ethnicities. She is Chair of the National Medical Association, dermatology section and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD).

Ambrose Lane, Jr.
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Ambrose Lane, Jr.

Chair and Founder of Health Alliance Network, and also Chairman of the DC Department Of Health (DOH) Chronic Disease City wide Collaborative. The Health Alliance Network is a convening community Partnership-based organization that addresses health disparities, equity, and policy in poor and low-income communities in DC.

Alli Mofor
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Alli Mofor

Alli Mofor is the Founder and COO of I Heart Health Expo whose main goal is to create awareness of heart disease and to promote healthy lifestyles in the community. She is a Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner working for George Washington Medical Faculty Associates in Washington, DC.

Rev. Samuel Nixon Jr.
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Rev. Samuel Nixon Jr.

Board Member, Pan African Christian AIDS Network (PACANET) - USA. An experienced thought leader, global educator, manager, and systems technology analyst. Skilled in business, community/faith-based, media, federal program/project management, and workforce development. Practitioner in systems, technologies, entrepreneurship, and global development.

Rev. Kemi Onanuga, Ph.D.
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Rev. Kemi Onanuga, Ph.D.

Rev. Dr. Kemi Onanuga is doctor of Divinity and an Ambassador at-large to the United Nations for Women Economic Empowerment, Leadership and Political Participation, a social entrepreneur, global citizen and community organizer.

Rosalind M. Parker, Esq., CPS
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Rosalind M. Parker, Esq., CPS

Ms. Rosalind M. Parker, Esq. serves as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Bridging Resources in Communities (BRIC). She serves as Director of the Wards 7&8 DC Prevention Center and the Ward 5 Drug-Free Coalition. She has served as the Director of the Ward 8 Drug-Free Coalition.

Ayeshia Quainoo
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Ayeshia Quainoo

President / CEO of The Ultimate Care, a Home Health Agency. She is also President and Founder of Amy Butler Foundation, Administrator for The Voice of Africa, and former board member of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Oncology Nurses Society. She is an oncology nurse and a Certified Medical Surgical Registered Nurse.

 Joshua Ross
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Joshua Ross

Joshua Ross is the Strategic Customer Development Manager, US Region for Senseonics. He is an Entrepreneur and Business Development Strategist offering nonprofits, startups, and corporations over 15 years of expertise in product development, sales, and marketing.

Mamadou Samba
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Mamadou Samba

Mamadou Samba is the Director of the Washington, DC Mayor's Office of African Affairs (MOAA), and has served as Commissioner of the DC Commission on African Affairs, a role in which he served as a strong advocate for diverse African diaspora communities. He has extensive experience in addressing challenges faced by African immigrants in the nation.

Shyrea Thompson
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Shyrea Thompson

Founded The IRIS Collaborative, LLC - a social entrepreneurship consultancy with the mission to innovate real and impactful solutions through cross-sector collaboration. Thompson's insight into public-private partnership development expanded the Washington, D.C.’s only federally funded Area Health Education Center (AHEC).

Erick R. Tyrone, Esq
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Erick R. Tyrone, Esq

Founder and Principal Attorney of The Tyrone Law Group, LLC, an Estate Planning and Personal Injury Law Firm servicing Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia through Of-Counsel relationships. Erick has worked as a Contractor with the US Attorney’s Office in Baltimore investigating Medicare and Medicaid fraud.

Janet Unonu Ph. D, LD LN
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Janet Unonu Ph. D, LD LN

Health and Nutrition Officer, Edward C. Mazique, Parent Child Center, Inc., where she is also Director of Nutrition and Support Services. Her memberships include the Kiwanis Club of Shepard’s Park, Washington, DC, American Public Health Association, America Dietetic Association and National Down Syndrome Association of Washington DC.

Davene M White
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Davene M White

Director, HUH CARES Public Health Services. White founded the Boarder Babies Program in 1989 to address the immediate needs and well being of babies. The initiative included creating a much-needed program to prevent abandonment, abuse and neglect.

Trayon T. White
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Trayon T. White

Councilmember, Ward 8, Washington DC. Mr. White founded and served until recently as Executive Director of a youth oriented non-profit organization, HICKS, Inc. (Helping Inner City Kids Succeed). His work in the community is well documented with its positive influence on 300 youth annually.

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