OUR TEAM

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Dita Obler, MS, CGC

Founder, Strategic Planning Committee, Community Steering Committee

MS LCGC, Moving Beyond a Diagnosis Genetic Consultation & Counseling (private practice)

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Janie Ward (PhD)

Strategic Planning Committee, Community Steering Committee

Simmons College, Chair of Depts of Education & Africana Studies, Professor

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Andrea Harriott

Strategic Planning Committee

MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital Neurology

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Cheryl Clark (MD, DSc, DPH)

Strategic Planning Committee

Brigham & Women's Hospital, Dir. of Health Equity Research & Intervention, Center for Community Health Equity

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Valerie Stone

Strategic Planning Committee

MD, MPH Brigham & Women's Hospital, Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion of the Department of Medicine and she is a Professor of Medicine

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Yvonne Gomez-Carrion (MD)

Strategic Planning Committee

MD, Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, Obstetrics and Gynecology Dept

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Omlade (Lade) Sogade

Fellow, Strategic Planning Committee

Washington University Medical School, MD Candidate '21

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Michele David

Strategic Planning Committee

MD, MBA, MPH, MIT Health Center Internal Medicine

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Kai Long

Community Steering Committee, Strategic Planning Committee

MS SLP CCC, Owner Long on Language (private speech pathology practice)

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Shanae Burch

Fellow

Columbia University Teachers College, Public Health and Theater, PhD Candidate '23, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar

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Shelley Flaherty

Founder, Strategic Planning Committee, Community Steering Committee

AIRINC, Assoc. Director of Analysis & Delivery, CC Co-Founder

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Monera Wong

Strategic Planning Committee

MBBS, MRCP(UK), MPH

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Dorla White-Simpson

Strategic Planning Committee, Community Steering Committee

Fayerweather Street School, PE Teacher & Diversity Committee Member

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Angela Fowler Brown

Strategic Planning Committee

MD, MPH, MIT Health Center Internal Medicine

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Robin Reed (MD)

Strategic Planning Committee

MD, Co-Founder The Wellness Collaborative Inc. Re-Imagining Healthcare

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Linda Sprague-Martinez (PhD)

Strategic Planning Committee

Boston University, Asst. Prof. Macro Practice, School of Social Work

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T. Salewa Oseni

Strategic Planning Committee

MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Breast Oncology Surgery

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Dorla White-Simpson

Community Steering Committee

Fayerweather Street School, Teacher & Diversity Committee Member, MA

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Yvonne Gittens

Community Steering Committee

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Financial Aid Dept (Retired); Cambridge Community Center Board Member and Group Leader (Retired), MA

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Grace Yeboah-Codie

Intern

Harvard College, AB Candidate '22

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Erinn Pearson

Founder, Community Steering Committee

Simply Erinn's Unisex Salon, Founder

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Nadine Jackson-McCleary

Strategic Planning Committee

MD, MPH, Dana Farber Caner Institute GI Medical Oncology

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Alexandria (Alex) Williams

Fellow, Strategic Planning Committee

MD, MPH, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Internal Medicine

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Keri Griffin (PhD, MPH, MPA)

Strategic Planning Committee

MCPHS, Dir. Bachelor of Science in Public Health Program

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Suryani (Sury) Dewa Ayu

Fellow, Strategic Planning Committee

Harvard Graduate School, Urban Planning and Design, MA '20

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Audra Robertson Meadows (MD, MPH)

Strategic Planning Committee

Brigham & Women's Hospital Obstetrics & Gynecology Dept

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Melissa Dagher (MSW, LCSW)

Strategic Planning Committee, Community Steering Committee

Codman Square Health Center, Behavioral Health, Clinical Social Worker, MSW, LicSW

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Shirley Harvey

Community Steering Committee

Cambridge Public School Dept, Family Liaison (Retired)

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Mai Smith

Fellow

University of Utah Health, Inpatient Medical Social Worker, MPH '16, MSW '19

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Andrea Ault-Brutus (PhD, MPA)

Strategic Planning Committee

NYC Mental Health Innovation Lab, Sr. Director

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Natasha Holmes

Strategic Planning Committee

PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Consultant, Life Coach (private practice)

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Merranda Logan

Strategic Planning Committee

MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital Nephrology, Assoc Chief Quality Officer

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Yvette Cozier (DSc, MPH)

Strategic Planning Committee

DSc, MPH, Boston University, Asst Dean Diversity & Inclusion, Black Women's Health Study, Epidemiologist & Asst Professor, Slone School of Epidemiology

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Kathryn Hall

Strategic Planning Committee

PhD, MPH, Dir of Basic & Translational Research, Osher Center, Brigham & Women's Hospital

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Nneka Ufere

Strategic Planning Committee

MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Gastroenterology

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Fidelia Gaba

Intern, Strategic Planning Committee

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS Candidate '21

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Harriette Crawford

Community Steering Committee

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept of Urban Studies, Admin, BA candidate

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Mel Isidor

Fellow

Isidor Studio, MIT DUSP

Community Conversations: Sister to Sister, a women's health initiative, is an an ongoing, open forum to explore health issues of particular relevance to Black women and their families. 

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