Clive O. Callender Clive O. Callender, M.D.

Professor and Chairman of Surgery,
Howard University College of Medicine:
Founder and Director,
National Minority Organ/Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP)

Leah Chase Leah Chase

Award Winning New Orleans Chef and Proprietor,
Dooky Chase Restaurant

Patti LaBelle

Legendary Singer,
New York Times bestselling author,
Health Advocate

Patti LaBelle
Johnny Rivers Johnny Rivers

Former Executive Chef,
Walt Disney World Resorts
Award Winning Chef

Terrie M. Williams Terrie M. Williams

Founder and President
The Terrie Williams Agency,
and The Stay Strong Foundation;
Mental Health Advocate

Stephen Thomas Stephen B. Thomas, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Minority Health;
Philip Hallen Professor of Community Health and Social Justice
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

Dr. Robert G. Johnson
Principal Developer and Author
Pathways to Freedom
Published by CDC


Vivian W. Pinn, M. D.

Vivian W. Pinn, M. D.

Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health;
Director, Office of Research on Women’s Health,
National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Annelle B. Primm, M.D., MPH

Director of Minority and National Affairs
American Psychiatric Association;
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


Annelle B. Primm, M.D., MPH
Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH

Professor of Epidemiology and
Associate Dean for Health Promotion and
Disease Prevention, University of
Pennsylvania School of Medicine


David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D. 

Director, Center of Excellence on Health Disparities;
Poussaint-Satcher-Cosby Chair in Mental Health
Morehouse School of Medicine
16th Surgeon General of the United States


David Stacher
Gerald Hoke

Gerald Hoke, M.D., M.P.H.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Harlem Hospital, New York, New York


Keith L. Black, M.D. 

Chairman, Cedars-Sinai
Department of Surgery, and
World Renowned Brain
Surgeon and Researcher
David Stacher

Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN

Registered Dietician – Certified Diabetes Educator
National Spokesperson, American Dietetics Association
Author, The African American Guide to Living Well with Diabetes;
Eating Soulfully and Healthfully with Diabetes
Blog: Diabetes: Don’t Claim It! Manage It!