MEET OUR TEAM

Project Leaders

Sidney Hankerson
MD, MBA

Sidney Hankerson is passionate about helping you become your “best self.” He is currently Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at...

Olajide Williams
MD, MS

Dr. Olajide Williams is a tenured Professor of Neurology and Associate Dean of Community Research and Engagement at Columbia University....

Team Members

Doris Conner

Position: TRIUMPH Community Health Worker Church Home: Convent Avenue Baptist Church InTOuCH Cohort 3 Graduate

Edwina Osborne

Home Church: Convent Avenue Baptist Church InTOuCH Cohort #4

Terri Parker

Home Church: St Charles Borromeo Church InTOuCH Cohort #9 

Neal Sutton

Home Church: Greater Refuge Temple Church

Janice David

Home Church:  Salem United Methodist Church

Phyllis Johnson

Home Church:  New Jerusalem Worship Center InTOuCH Cohort

Abena Smith

Home Church: Not Affiliated Harlem Community Partner

Rev. Rudi Gathright

Home Church:  Canaan Baptist Church InTOuCH Cohort #8

Verdell Rhodes

Home Church: St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church InTOuCH Cohort #1

Mavis Flowers

Position: Project Manager Mavis Flowers, MPH, MSc, is a Project Manager at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and President of...

Nathania Ornis

Position: Project Coordinator Nathania has a seven-year public health career promoting the health of populations impacted by chronic disease, mental...

Michelle Franklin

Position: TRIUMPH Community Health Worker Church Home: New Mount Zion Baptist Church Deacon InTOuCH Cohort 11 Graduate

Marcia Gillespie

Position: TRIUMPH Community Health Worker Church Home: Bethel Seventh Day Adventist Church Health Ministries Department Leader InTOuCH Cohort 11 Graduate

Daisy Ellis

Home Church: Convent Avenue Baptist Church, InTOuCH Cohort #2

Lorraine Taylor Bogle

Home Church: Victory Seventh Day Adventist InTOuCH Cohort #5

Doris R. Conner

Home Church: Convent Avenue Baptist Church InTOuCH Cohort 4

Ruth Ellerbe

Home Church: New Jerusalem Worship Center InTOuCH Cohort

Rev. La Vonne Erskine

Home Church: New Jerusalem Worship Center InTOuCH Cohort 11

Naomi Legros

Naomi Legros is a recent graduate from the CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy with an MPH concentrating...

Deacon Veronica Marshall

My name is Veronica Marshall. I am detail oriented, inquisitive and I am open to feedback. I have a passion...

Deacon Calvin Martin

Deacon Calvin Martin - CHW Champion Home Church: Convent Avenue Baptist Church, Deacon InTOuCH Cohort #1

Glenn McMillan

Home Church: Crenshaw Cristian Center InTOuCH Cohort

Deacon Mary Redd

Home Church: Convent Avenue Baptist Church, Deacon InTOuCH Cohort #1

Catherine Squirewell
MPHc

Catherine Squirewell is a Master of Public Health student in the Population & Family Health Department of Columbia’s Mailman School...

Paula Stevenson

Home Church: New Mt. Zion Baptist Church InTOuCH Cohort #11

Cynthia Swagin

InTOuCH Cohort # 11

Tony Taylor

Home Church: Convent Avenue Baptist Church InTOuCH Cohort #1

Bernadine Waller
PhD, LMHC

Dr. Bernadine Waller is an award-winning National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) T32 Research Fellow at Columbia University Irving Medical...

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