NMA Announces 2012-2013 Leadership
NMA recently installed an impressive roster of physicians for the 2012-2013 term during its Annual Conference and Scientific Assembly held in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Silver Spring, MD (I-Newswire) August 21, 2012 - The National Medical Association (NMA) is the nation’s oldest and largest association of African American physicians. Leadership in this prestigious organization denotes excellence in the field of medicine and respect by other physicians and the patients they serve. The NMA recently installed an impressive roster of physicians for the 2012-2013 term during its Annual Conference and Scientific Assembly held in New Orleans, Louisiana. The organization is led by its 113th President, Dr. Rahn K. Bailey who currently serves as the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the Meharry School of Medicine. “I am thrilled to serve as the national president of the NMA,” said Dr. Bailey. “I am inspired by the outstanding physicians that have been elected to serve in the leadership of the NMA and we are all aware of the daunting tasks that lay before us.”
The NMA's newly elected and returning officers represent numerous medical specialties and work in various practice settings including solo and group practice, academia, and corporate settings. The organization remains committed to its founding principles of supporting African American physicians and the patients that they serve.
The Officers and Board of Trustees of the NMA for 2012-2013 include:
Dr. Rahn K. Bailey, President
Dr. Michael A. LeNoir, President Elect
Dr. Cedric M. Bright, Immediate Past President
Dr. Walter L. Faggett, Speaker of the House of Delegates
Dr. Lonnie Joe, Jr, Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates
Dr. Oliver T. Brooks, Secretary of the House of Delegates
Dr. C. Freeman, Treasurer
Dr. Ingrid Taylor, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Dr. George L. Saunders, III, Secretary of the Board of Trustees
Dr. Garfield Clunie, Trustee
Dr. Gregory A. Antoine, Trustee
Dr. Sadye B. Curry, Trustee
Dr. Edith P. Mitchell, Trustee
Dr. Barry-Lewis Harris, II, Trustee
Dr. Bradley S. Jackson, Trustee
Dr. Jeffery K. Clark, Trustee
Dr. James D. Patterson, Trustee
Dr. Arthur W. Fleming, Trustee
Dr. Gail Morgan, Trustee
Dr. Traci C. Burgess, Trustee
Dr. Lisa Green, Post Graduate Physician Trustee
Nisha N. Branch, Student Trustee
Dr. Elisa Cook, Chair of the Committee on Administrative and Financial Affairs,
Dr. Rachel Villanueva, Regional Chair
Dr. Sandra McGruder-Jackson, Regional Chair
Dr. Gloria D. Frelix, Regional Chair
Dr. Virginia A. Caine, Regional Chair
Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, Regional Chair
Dr. Richard Allen Williams, Regional Chair
The NMA continues to maintain its strong commitment to advocacy with the ultimate goal of eliminating health disparities; its aggressive programmatic agenda continues to impact this nation’s health. “The NMA remains the leading voice in African American health and serves as a role model for other minority and majority health organizations,” says Dr. Bailey. “We stand ready and equipped to move the health agenda forward with a focus on advocacy, access and the elimination of health disparities and we welcome corporations and all healthcare professionals to join us in our efforts."
Founded in 1895, the National Medical Association is the nation’s oldest and largest medical association representing the interests of more than 50,000 African American physicians and their patients. The NMA repeatedly advocates for policies that would assure equitable and quality health care for all people. The NMA has an aggressive national platform, “We Stand with You”, which connects physicians, patients and other health advocates together in a unified voice to improve the status of health in this nation. Please visit www.nmanet.org for additional information.
About National Medical Association
The National Medical Association is truly a NATIONAL association of minority physicians. The minorit More..y physician is present in literally in every US state and territory. The NMA corporate office is located in Silver Spring, Maryland adjacent to the nation’s capital. The organizational structure of the NMA provides an established national network of physicians with a powerful reach within communities across the nation. Our structure allows for national, regional, state and even more targeted initiatives.
The National Medical Association (NMA) is the oldest and largest non-profit professional, educational, and scientific organization in the United States representing African American physicians and the millions of multi-ethnic patients they serve.
Throughout its history the NMA has focused primarily on health issues related to African Americans and medically underserved populations, its principles, goals, initiatives and philosophy encompass all sectors of the population.
For more than 100 years, NMA has served as the conscience of the medical profession and is committed to:
1. Preventing the disease, disabilities and adverse health conditions that disproportionately impact minorities and other underserved populations.
2. Supporting efforts that improve the quality and availability of health care to underserved populations.
3. Increasing the representation, preservation and contribution(s) of persons of African descent in medicine.
Through its membership, professional development, community health education, advocacy, and research program and its activities with federal and private agencies and corporations, the NMA is committed to improving the health status and outcomes of minority and disadvantaged people.
To advance the art and science of medicine for people of African descent through education, advocacy and health policy, promoting health and wellness, eliminating health disparities and sustaining physician viability.Less..
National Medical Association
Roslyn A. Douglas
8403 Colesville Road
Phone : 2023471895
Published On:August 21, 2012
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