Guirlaine Agnant, MD

President

Welcome to 2021

As we begin this new year let us take a moment to reflect on all of the tribulations , successes and accomplishments that we have witnessed during the past year.

While COVID-19 ran rampage among our communities we became very active in fighting this deadly disease thru education and pro active measures and we are winning this battle and are succeeding with the development of the vaccine .

With the vaccine came the hope that there is a light at the end of this seemingly long tunnel.

We are also working hard to bridge the gap that exists in the delivery of health care to our communities of color.

We also witnessed history being made by electing our very first African American / Asian Vice President along with a president that will protect our democracy and believe in our plight.

With great pride we watched a very young Amanda Gorman move us to tears with her poetry. It is with that same feeling of black greatness that we embark into the new year to improve and eradicate the disparity that exist in our community. We will accomplish that only by working together and build up our community through education, support and actions.

We are encouraging our physician colleagues to join us at this time during this crisis in order to encourage collaboration education and more importantly organize access to our communities to make a positive impact.

I also want to take the time to pay homage to all the healthcare workers, our colleagues, that are on the front line of this battle especially those who have lost their lives while doing what we all love ,caring for patients .

We salute you!

Together we will get through this!

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Alexandra Bastien, MD

Vice President

Vilma Joseph, MD

Secretary

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Iyabo Muse, MD

Social Media

Jimmy Belotte, MD

Research

Tracey Straker, MD

Education

Robert Plummer, MD

Advocacy/Treasurer