National Alumni Council (NAC)

The National Alumni Council (NAC) is the governing board for NMF’s Alumni Council efforts.  Members represent each of NMF’s four regions and set the strategic goals for Regional, Community and Young Leadership Councils.

Alumni Council

The NMF Alumni Council is a network of former NMF scholarship recipients and friends who represent the organization in order to increase awareness and support of NMF’s programs and mission, forge new partnerships, share expertise, and strengthen the NMF community—both regionally and nationally—in order to empower the next generation of physician leaders.

Young Leadership Council (YLC)

The Young Leadership Council was established to support the efforts of the National Alumni Council (NAC) of NMF. The YLC provides NMF with an opportunity to engage with our young alumni with exceptional leadership potential. The purpose of the YLC is to provide young alumni with an opportunity to further develop their leadership skills and to connect members with likeminded alumni while supporting the efforts of the NAC.

National Alumni Council Executive Committee

  • Chair: Juanita L. Watts, MD* – CA
  • Vice Chair: Darius. D. Hollings, MD – MI
  • Treasurer: J. Mark Evans, MD – VA
  • Secretary: Efrain Talamantes, MD, MBA, MSHPM – CA   

Regional Representatives

  • David J. Brown, MD – MI
  • Gary C. Butts, MD – NY
  • Tyeese Gaines, DO, MA, MBA, FACEP, CPE* – NJ
  • Janice I. Phillips Lea, MD, FASN, FASH – GA
  • Jan N. Roberts, MD – IL
  • Felecia G. Williams, MD, MBA, FAAP, CPC-A – MI

National Alumni Council Members

  • Nelson L. Adams III, MD – FL
  • Lawrence M. Alexander, MD – FL
  • Paul G. Alexander, MD, MPH – NJ
  • Rahn K. Bailey, MD, DFAPA – CA
  • Richard S. Baker, MD* – MI
  • Cedric M. Bright, MD, FACP* – NC
  • Claude D. Brunson, MD, MS, CPE* – MS
  • Arthur L. Burnett II, MD – MD
  • Virginia Davis Floyd, MD, MPH* – GA
  • Carl V. Hill, PhD, MPH* – IL
  • Daniel Laroche, MD, PC* – NY
  • Reginald D. Mason, MD* – GA 
  • Cristian Rico, MD* – CA
  • Prentiss B. Taylor, Jr., MD, FACP* – IL
  • L. Sean Thompson, MD – NY
  • Stephanie Marshall Thompson, MD – NJ
  • Obi Ugwonali, MD, FABOS, CAQHS* – GA

Alumni Council Members

  • Nana Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, MD, MPH – MD
  • Carl B. Anderson, MD – OR
  • Akudo Anyanwu, MD, MPH – MD
  • José A. Arévalo, MD, FAAFP – CA
  • Don Arnold II, MD – IL
  • David Baines, MD – AK
  • Magda Barini-Garcia, MD – VA
  • David P. Bayne, MD – VA
  • Julian W. Beckford, MD – GA
  • Ray A. Blackwell, MD* – DE
  • Steve I. Caddle, MD – NY
  • Melody Carter, MD – MD
  • Sondra L. Carter, MD – NY
  • NaNotchka Chumley, DO, MPH – CA
  • Atif Collins, MD – CA
  • Cheryl A. Dickson, MD, MPH – MI
  • Roberta L. Doucet, MD – CA
  • Tanise I. Edwards, MD – VA
  • Jose Elizondo, MD – IL
  • Warachal Faison, MD – NJ
  • Kathy C. Flanagan, MD – TX
  • Hector Flores, MD – CA
  • C. Freeman, MD, MBA, FAPA – CA
  • Cheryl K. Gooden, MD* – NY
  • Akiba E. Green, DO – CA
  • Arthur A. Griffiths, MD – GA
  • Deborah R. Griffiths, MD, FACEP – GA
  • Randy Wendell Hawkins, MD – CA
  • Tracey Henry, MD – GA
  • Roselyn Hicks, MD – NC
  • Robert S. D. Higgins, MD, MSHA – MD
  • Tyler C. Hightower, MD, MPH – MD
  • Washington Clark Hill, MD, FACOG – FL
  • Cheryl Holder, MD – FL
  • John Hughes, MD, MACP, AGAF – TX
  • Hascal Humes, MD – CA
  • Kavita D. Imrit-Thomas, DO, CTBS – VA
  • Loretta Jackson-Williams, MD, PhD, FACEP – MS
  • Lonnie Joe, Jr., MD – MI
  • Brandon B. Johnson, MD – NY
  • Kenneth Johnson, MD – CA
  • Esteban Lopez, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACP – TX
  • Kameron L. Matthews, MD, JD, FAACP* – DC
  • Bruce L. Mitchell, MD, FACP – GA
  • Schery Mitchell, MD – CA
  • Ronald A. Navarro, MD – CA
  • Vanessa E. Ngakeng, MD – GA 
  • Allan S. Noonan, MD, MPH – MD 
  • Javette C. Orgain, MD, MPH – IL 
  • Ronald Rembert, Jr., MD – IL
  • George V. Russell, MD – MS
  • Jessie Sherrod, MD – CA
  • Ira D. Solomon, MD, MPH – NJ
  • H. Lynn Starr, MD, FAAP – NJ
  • Selika Sweet, MD – MS

Young Leadership Council Executive Committee

  • Chair: Denise Powell, MD – CA
  • Vice Chair: Tania Blanc Gennell Fragoso – NY
  • Darian Harris – MS
  • Christian Hernandez, MD – WI
  • Sandy Jiang, MD – NY

Young Leadership Council Members

  • Stephanie (Meinkeng) AchaMorfaw, MD – MD
  • Chidimma Acholonu – GA
  • Jemma Alarcon, MD, MPH – CA
  • Jay-Sheree Allen, MD – OH
  • Denise Asafu-Adjei, MD, MPH – IN
  • Natalie Blake – MI
  • Shacelles Bonner, MD – CT
  • Monica Branch, MD – IL
  • Claire Brieva – NY
  • Rachel Buckle, MD – CA
  • Thinh Chau, MD – CA
  • Marius Chukwurah, MD – NC
  • Sandra Coker – TX
  • Sheva Ebhote – NY
  • Simone Elder, MD – NY
  • Stella Fagbemi – GA
  • Berenice Gerard, MD – GA
  • Tania Gennell – NY
  • Kelli Gills – GA
  • Blen Girmay, MD – NY
  • Darian Harris – MS
  • Jaleesa Harris – IL
  • Christian Hernandez – WI
  • Rafael Hernandez – NY
  • Shean Hinds – NY
  • Cassie Hobbs – NC
  • Osato Iyamu, MD – CT 
  • Sandy Jiang, MD – NY
  • Jennifer Kang, MD – IL
  • Evesha Kenlyn, MD – GA
  • Denise Makala – GA
  • Rachel Maree, MD – GA
  • Macy McNair, MD – GA
  • Karen Mendez, MD – NY
  • Monique Merritt-Atkins, MD – GA
  • Richard Morgan, MD – CA
  • Tamandra Morgan, MD – IL
  • Muhammed-Rilwan Muritala, MD – NY
  • Brian Nguyen – CA
  • Haidang Nguyen – MI
  • Sang Nguyen – PA
  • Scolastica Njoroge, MD – IL
  • Whitney Nwagbara – LA
  • Nonye Okonkwo, MD – NY
  • Ronke Olowojesiku – GA
  • Chiemeka Onyima, MD – MD
  • Cindy Parra, MD – CA
  • Chevonne Parris-Skeete, MD – NY
  • Jasmine Peters – CA
  • Anita Pierre-Antoine, MD – TX
  • Sebastian Placide – NY
  • Denise Powell, MD – CA
  • Gianna Ramos, MD – OR
  • Fatima Reyes, MD – CA
  • Iyesha Robinson, MD – DC
  • Nancy Rodriguez, MD, MPH – CA
  • Kathy Rosales – CA
  • Aleta Simmons, MD – OH
  • SchMiyah Smith, MD – FL
  • (Nicholas) Kenji Taylor, MD – CA
  • Kim Uy – MN
  • Tony (Ives) Valenzuela, MD – NY
  • Laura Veras, MD – TN
  • Craig Washington, MD – MA
  • Cyrus Washington, MD – DC

For more information about joining our National/Regional Council and Young Leadership Council please send an inquiry to alumni@nmfonline.org