HUMAA Executive Board Ballot 2019

Please read the candidate statements below, then click 'vote' below to cast your ballot. The deadline for voting is Friday, May 3. 

President - One year term

William L. Doss III, M.D. '91

Dr. William L. Doss III currently serves as the HUMAA President and has previously served as Vice President and the Chairman of the Budget, Finance and Audit Committee. He is a member of the Class of 1991 and has been a Life Member since 2011. As a student at the College of Medicine, he was on the student council for his class in his freshman and sophomore years from 1987 to 1989. He has served as a Tour Guide for prospective medical students and was named Outstanding Tour Guide during his year from 1987 to 1991 at the medical school. Dr. Doss is the Class President and has previously participated in the White Coat Program for the College of Medicine students who are entering their third year for clinical rotations. Dr. Doss has delivered the 20-year Commencement Address for the Class of 2011 during Honors and Oath Day Ceremony. Dr. Doss was in private practice in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in Portsmouth, Virginia from 1998-2009. He served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) from 2009-2012. Dr. Doss currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. In his current capacity at Brody, he is also a representative of Redesigning Education to Accelerate Change in Healthcare (REACH) as part of a $1 million dollar grant to teach quality to medical students and faculty in the Teachers of Quality Academy. Dr. Doss also serves as Section Chair for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation for the National Medical Association (NMA) where he is responsible for CME programming for physiatrists and other member of the NMA. Dr. Doss is currently in the process of starting an endowed scholarship with HUMAA to benefit a current medical students. The Lucille E. Brown and William L. Doss Jr. M.D. Scholarship will benefit an African-American student from Detroit, MI. 

Vice President - One year term 

Robin Newton, M.D. '83, FACP, CSSBB (ASQ)
District of Columbia

Robin C. Newton, MD, FACP, CSSBB (ASQ) is one of three Regional Vice Presidents for the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) program at the ACGME where she is responsible for training and supervising a cadre of field representatives and volunteer site visitors for the CLER program. Dr. Newton currently serves as HUMAA's Vice President. She also conducts CLER site visits at ACGME-accredited sponsoring clinical sites.Prior to joining the ACGME, Dr. Newton served as the Associate Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Quality at Howard University, where she managed and oversaw the quality and patient safety initiatives of the full range of clinical, educational, research, and administrative activities attendant to the Howard University Health Sciences, inclusive of the Howard University Hospital (HUH). During her tenure at Howard University, Dr. Newton also served as the institution’s DIO for nine years. Dr. Newton served on the Institutional Review Committee of the ACGME and on the Group on Resident Affairs Steering committee of the Association of American Medical Colleges. She is a past winner of the coveted Parker Palmer “Courage to Lead” award. Dr. Newton received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in 1983 and is board certified in Internal Medicine. After completing her residency in internal medicine, she joined the staff at D.C. General Hospital, where she spent several years as a hospitalist involved in quality improvement projects and teaching medical students and residents. During her 18-year tenure at the hospital, she assumed many leadership positions culminating in being named Chief Medical Officer of the D.C. Public Benefit Corporation, which at that time included the District’s ten public health clinics, the school health program as well as D.C. General Hospital. Dr. Newton has previously served as HUMAA Treasurer and is an enthusiastic member of her class reunion committee.

Executive Board 2019-2022 - Three year terms

Moses Adiele, M.D. '80

Dr. Moses Adiele is a Retired Colonel of the United States Army and the Founder of the ECH for Africa Foundation. He has bravely served in the US Iraq War, the Gulf War, and the Nigerian Civil War. Dr. Adiele graduated the Howard University College of Medicine in 1980; he also received his Masters of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College and his Masters of Public Health and Health Services Administration from John’s Hopkins School of Public Health. In addition to his military service, Dr. Adiele serves as a Board Member and Ruling Elder of a Presbyterian Church and is in the process of establishing a non-profit foundation that will promote Environmental and Community Health programs in Africa. In past, he has also served on the board of the Association of African Physicians in North America and the Virginia Commonwealth Council Girl Scouts. Dr. Adiele hopes to serve on either the Fundraising or Member Outreach committees.

Sharon Deans, M.D. '88


Dr. Sharon Deans is a Board-Certified OB/GYN currently acting as the Chief Medical Director at Home State Health Plan. She graduated Howard University Medical College in 1988. Dr. Deans also holds a Masters of Public Health from Columbia University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration from Washington University. In addition to her current role, Dr. Deans currently sits on the Board of the ENYI MD Foundation. In past she has also sat on the board of Planned Parenthood, Long Island and Epilepsy Foundation Long Island. Dr. Deans is a generous member of HUMAA's monthly giving society. She hopes to serve on the Scholarship Committee and other committees as needed.

Deborah Griffiths, M.D., FACEP '88

Dr. Deborah Griffiths is a practicing partner at Gwinnett Emergency Specialists and also currently serves as an Emergency Physician in the Gwinnett Hospital System. She has served several years as the Director of Continuing Medical Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine in the Gwinnett Hospital System. She is affilliated with many organizations including the American College of Emergency Physicians, Physicians For a Violence Free Society, the American Medical Association, Student National Medical Association and Women in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Griffiths is a current member of the HUMAA Executive Board and serves on the Bylaws and Scholarship committees.

Jeremy Janssen, M.D. '91

Dr. Jeremy Janssen is the owner of Janssen Family Medicine in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He also serves as a Staff Physician at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at The George Washington University, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University. Dr. Janssen graduated from Howard University College of Medicine in 1998. He is a Board Member Elect at the Africa Education Initiative and has worked with most ministries in Nicaragua. He hopes to contribute to HUMAA’s outreach, serve as a preceptor to students, and elevate the organization’s standing in the DMV and beyond.

Eddie Lam, M.D. '90

Dr. Eddie Lam is the owner of a private practice in internal Medicine in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Lam graduated the Howard University College of Medicine in 1990. He completed his residency at the LAC USC Medical Center and is currently teaching medical students at the California State University Los Angeles. Aside from his private practice, Dr. Lam serves as a deacon at his local church and is working towards building a private foundation with the mission to support educational needs and spread the word of God through missionary work, donations, grants, and scholarships focusing toward the field of medicine. In 2018, Dr. Lam graciously endowed the Dr. Louise Maxienne Dargans Fleming Scholarship in memory of his Godmother. He hopes to continue giving back and to serve on the fundraising committee to plan, organize and encourage the alumni to participate and be proud to be united as members of HUMAA.

Dana Lee, M.D. '96

Dr. Dana Lee is a Board-Certified OB/GYN currently teaching and practicing at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is also the Chief Executive officer at DKL investments. Dr. Lee graduated from the Howard University College of Medicine in 1996. She also holds a Masters degree in Chemistry from the University of Miami and is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College. In addition to her position at the University of Maryland, Dr. Lee serves on the Peer Review committee at Baltimore Washington Hospital Center and sits on the Seafarers Board. Her previous positions include acting as Chief Medical Officer for the Peoples Community Health Centers and the Owner/President of the Lee Medical Group, LLC.

Charles Mouton, M.D. '86

Dr. Charles Mouton currently serves as the Interim Dean at the School of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, in Galveston Texas. There, he also serves as Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, and as an Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty. Dr. Mouton graduated from Howard University College of Medicine in 1986. He is the author of dozens of presentations, papers, and publications. In addition to his other roles, Dr. Mouton is a current member of the HUMAA board and serves as the Chairman of the Fundraising Committee.

Gordon Taylor, M.D. '10

Dr. Gordon Taylor is an Emergency Medicine attending in four community hospitals along Maryland’s Eastern Shore. He graduated Howard University College of Medicine in 2010 as the first graduate in history of the five-year MD/MBA joint degree program. From there, he completed his residency at the Brooklyn Hospital Center before continuing to work in various hospital centers including: MedStar Southern Hospital, University of Pittsburg Medical Center, and University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center. He hopes to serve on either the Budget and Finance or Scholarship committees.

Marie Young, M.D. '79
New Jersey

Dr. Marie Young is a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist and class of 1979 graduate of the Howard University College of Medicine. She is currently an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter. Her involvement includes programs for Physical and Mental Health, Social action, and mentoring of young female students. Dr. Young is also a board member of the chapter’s nonprofit Legacy of Love Foundation, which provides scholarship support to college and graduate students through the chapter, as well as small grant support to nonprofit community organizations that serve their constituents. Additionally, Dr. Young serves on the board of Brandywine Workshop and Archives, a nonprofit cultural institution that produces and shares art to connect, inspire and build bridges among global communities. The organization invites artists to work in a collaborative environment to produce visual art works and contribute to youth education in the visual arts. Dr. Young served on the HUMAA board in the 1990s and is eager to be involved again. After witnessing the heartwarming excitement of the students when they received recognition and financial assistance at the Scholarship ceremony, Dr. Young hopes to serve on the Scholarship committee.


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