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October 24, 2017

By Gary A. Puckrein, PhD

24 October 2017 | WASHINGTON D.C.

Today the National Minority Quality Forum announced the appointment of 16 members to its Advisory Board.

The Advisory Board includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, patients’ advocates, and insurance, finance, pharmaceutical, and hospital professionals. It will advise the Forum in optimizing community-based collaborative networks’ delivery of quality care to diverse populations.

Gary A. Puckrein, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Forum, stated: “I am both honored and humbled to have such a brilliant and diverse Advisory Board. I look forward to working with them all to create better patient health outcomes and build sustainable healthy communities.”

Brandon Garrett, Chief Operating Officer of the Forum, added: “I am excited to work with such a dynamic group and grateful that these 16 leaders in health care will work with us to help us live our mission of bettering health outcomes.”

The Forum’s Advisory Board members are:

Chijioke Asomugha, MBA, Founder and Managing Director, The Inkwell Group

Ulysses Burley III, MD, Director of HIV/AIDS Programs, Heights Pharmacy

James A. Castro, Managing Director, FocalPoint Partners, LLC

Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Duke University Medical Center

Bryan T. Fisher, Sr., MD, Chief of Vascular Surgery, The Surgical Clinic, PLLC

Christy M. Gamble, JD, DrPH, MPH, Director of Health Policy and Legislative Affairs, Black Women’s Health Imperative

Donney John, PharmD, Executive Director, NovaScripps

Javier Martinez, Director of Federal Government Affairs, DaVita

Michelle Mathy, Assistant Director, American Academy of Dermatology Association

Kameron Matthews, MD, JD, FAAFP, Deputy Executive Director, Veterans Health Administration

Ravyn Miller, MBA, M.Div., Director, US Downstream Marketing, Medtronic

Suzanne Miyamoto, PhD, RN, FAAN, Chief Policy Officer, American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Dana Mott-Bronson, Executive Director, Health Care Services Corporation

LaTasha Seliby Perkins, MD, Physician and Medical Communications, Georgetown University

Jirair Ratevosian, Director of Government Affairs, Gilead Sciences

Loren Robinson, MD, Deputy Secretary Health Promotion Disease Prevention, Pennsylvania Department of Health


About The Forum

The National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, non-partisan, independent research and education organization. The vision of NMQF is a health services research, delivery and financing system that provides quality and effective health services to the biodiverse American general population of the 21st century. NMQF helps assure that national and local quality improvement initiatives are informed by scientific evidence, and place a priority on the quality of care and patient outcomes in all populations.

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