Gary A. Puckrein, PhD, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Minority Quality Forum. He also serves as Executive Director of the Alliance of Minority Medical Associations (a collaborative effort of the Asian and Pacific Physicians’ Association, the Association of American Indian Physicians, the Interamerican College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the National Medical Association). In 1989 Dr.
Kevin Johnson, MD, is a Professor and Chair of Biomedical Informatics, with a joint appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He received his MD from Johns Hopkins University and his MS in Medical Informatics from Stanford University. Dr. Johnson is an internationally respected developer and evaluator of clinical information technology.
Jennifer Manly, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Cognitive Neuroscience Division of the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain and the G.H. Sergievsky Center, within the Department of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center. Her research focuses on health disparities in dementia, and cultural and educational influences on the epidemiology, biomarkers and neuropsychology of Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Manly completed her graduate training in neuropsychology at the University of California, San Diego, in 1996.
Curley M. Dossman, Jr., is a life-long community servant who has built his career on improving the quality of life of people and the communities in which they live, work and spend leisure time. His leadership skills and ability to build broad-based, diverse coalitions have been instrumental in his career and community advancements. In 2012, Mr. Dossman was elected Chairman of the Board of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. (the 100), an international mentoring organization.
Michell C. Clark is a frequent speaker on how government agencies can use technology to improve their business and corporate service practices. He and his wife and two sons live in Woodbridge, Va. Mr. Clark served 20 years in the U.S. Army, including one tour of duty directly supporting the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. From 1993 to 1996 at the Pentagon, Mr. Clark had his most memorable assignment, working for the Office of the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff as the Executive Assistant to the Director.
Rushern L. Baker, III, is the seventh County Executive of Prince George’s County—the highest-income African American-majority county in America and the second largest jurisdiction by population in the State of Maryland. Since taking office, Mr. Baker has raised the profile of Prince George’s County in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan region, implementing innovative programs designed to improve the quality of life for residents. Mr.
Mamie A. Parker, PhD is a moderator, a coach and an environmental consultant. She recently retired after spending almost 30 years as a professional fish and wildlife biologist and senior executive at U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She is currently an Advisory Director at the Marstel-Day Conservation and Consulting Company and the Founder and President of Ma Parker and Associates, located in northern Virginia near Washington, D.C.
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The Founders of the African American Network Against Alzheimer’s are leaders from across the United States who share our commitment and passion to seek an end to Alzheimer’s Disease by 2020. They represent a wide diversity of interests and expertise and are led by four distinguished Honorary Co-Chairs who include the Reverend Al Sharpton, Director of the National Action Network; Dr. David Satcher, Former Surgeon General of the United State; The Honorable Kay Coles James, Former Director of the Office of Personnel Management; and Ms.