Task Force Subcommittees

COVID-19 Testing for Vulnerable and At-Risk Populations

 

Co-Chair

Mary Meg Brown, Ph.D., RN, ACNS-BC

Grambling State University

Associate Dean and Professor - School of Nursing

 

Co-Chair

Raynando L. Banks, M.D.

Baton Rouge General Mayo Clinic Care Network

Family Medicine

 

Sen. Regina Ashford Barrow

Louisiana State Senate

District 15

 

Terry C. Davis, Ph.D.

LSUHC-Shreveport/Feist-Weiller Cancer Center

Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

 

Rebekah E. Gee, M.D., MPH

LSU Health Care Services

Chief Executive Officer

 

Tiffany J. Netters, MPA, PMP

504HealthNet, Inc.

Executive Director

 

Carol Smith, MBA, MHCM, BSN

Jefferson Parish

Healthcare Consultant

 

Rani G. Whitfield, M.D.

Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group

Family Practice Physician

 

Gary M. Wiltz, M.D.

Teche Action Clinics

Chief Executive Officer

 

COVID-19 Policy and Regulatory Affairs

Co-Chair

Damien Ejigiri, Ph.D.

Southern University and A&M College

Dean and Professor - Nelson Mandela School of Government and Social Sciences

 

Co-Chair

Eric van Holm, Ph.D.

University of New Orleans

Assistant Professor, Political Science

 

Deleso A. Alford, J.D., LLM

Southern University Law Center

Professor of Law

 

Tavell L. Kindall, APRN, FNP-BC, DNP

Loyola University, Adjunct Instructor

St. Thomas Community Health Center

Nurse Practitioner and Director

HIV Prevention and Treatment Center

 

Rep. Dustin Miller

District 40

Louisiana House of Representatives

 

Alma C. Stewart, RN, M.S.

Louisiana Center for Health Equity

President and Founder

 

Christopher J. Tyson, J.D.

LSU Law Center

Newman Trowbridge Distinguished Professor of Law

 

 

COVID-19 Communication and Messaging 

 

Lead

Dereck J. Rovaris Sr., Ph.D.

Louisiana State University

Vice Provost for Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer

 

Co-Chair

Corey Hebert, M.D.

Dillard University

Chief Medical Officer/Assistant Professor - Tulane and LSU

 

Lanor Curole

United Houma Nation

Tribal Administrator/Director

National President of the Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation

 

Keith C. Ferdinand, M.D.

Tulane University

Gerald S. Berenson Chair in Preventative Cardiology

 

Councilwoman Helena Moreno

New Orleans City Council – At Large

 

Councilwoman Cyndi Nguyen

New Orleans City Council - District E

 

 

 

COVID-19 in Special Populations- Nursing Home Residents

 

Co-Chair

Alicia Bates, Ph.D., NP-C, CDE

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University

Assistant Professor, FNP Program Director

 

Co-Chair

Jeanine S. Thomas, Ph.D., MSN, BSN, RN, OCN

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University

Assistant Professor

 

Leanne Fowler, DNP, MBA, APRN, AGACNP-BC, CNE

LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing

Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing

Director of NP Programs, Coordinator of AGACNP Concentration

 

Cindy Schneider, MSN, RN

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University

Assistant Professor

 

Kathleen Tate, EdD, MSN, MBA, CNE, RN

Associate Professor of Nursing,

Northwestern State University

 

Lisa VanHoose, Ph.D., MPH, PT

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Associate Professor and Program Director in the Physical Therapy

  

COVID-19 in Special Populations – LA Prisons

 

Co-Chair

Shelina Davis, MPH, MSW

Louisiana Public Health Institute

Chief Executive Officer

 

Co-Chair

Michael W. McClanahan

NAACP

State President

 

Connie L. Arnold, Ph.D.

LSUHSC- Shreveport/Feist-Weiller Cancer Center

Professor of Medicine

 

Faye Grimsley, Ph.D., CIH, MSPH

Xavier University
Head, Department of Public Health

 

Erica Rogers, RN

Braveheart Foundation

Founder/CEO

 

Frederick L. Thomas, MSCJ

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)

National 2nd VP

 

 

COVID-19 Health Equity Dashboard

 

Co-Chair

Demetrius Porche, DNS, Ph.D., APRN, ANEF, FACHE, FAANP, FAAN

LSUHSC School of Nursing – Dean and Professor

President, Louisiana Council of Administration of Nursing Education

 

Co-Chair

Judy Reese Morse

Urban League of Louisiana

President and CEO

 

Earl “Nupsius” Benjamin-Robinson, Dr.H.Sc.

Louisiana Department of Health- Office of Health Equity, Community Partnerships

Deputy Director

 

Peter J. Fos, Ph.D.

Dillard University

Professor of Health and Wellness and Health Equity Researcher

 

Kathleen B. Kennedy, Pharm.D.

Xavier University of Louisiana

Professor and Dean, College of Pharmacy

 

 

COVID-19 Racial Disparities in Healthcare

 

Co-Chair

Rebekah E. Gee, M.D., MPH

LSU Health Care Services

Chief Executive Officer

 

Co-Chair

Robert Maupin, MD, FACOG

LSUHC-New Orleans

Associate Dean of Diversity and Community Engagement

 

Kristi L. Anderson, Ph.D.

LSUHSC – Lafayette

Director of Graduate Medical Education

 

Takeisha C. Davis, M.D., MPH

New Orleans East Hospital

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

Amanda Dumas, M.D., MSc, FAAP

Louisiana Department of Health

Assistant Medical Director

 

Amy Lesen, Ph.D.

Dillard University

Associate Professor of Biology and Researcher

 

Eboni Price-Haywood, M.D., MPH, FACP

Physician, Primary Care and Wellness Center

Director, Center for Outcomes and Health Services Research

Director, Primary Care Research Network

Associate Professor, Ochsner Clinical School - University of Queensland

 

COVID-19 Community Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement

 

Co-Chair

Raymond A. Jetson

MetroMorphosis

Chief Executive Catalyst

Co-Chair

Margarita Echeverri, Ph.D.

Xavier University

Educational Coordinator in Health Disparities, Cultural Competence and Diversity at the Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Education

 

Christian J. Engle

YMCA of the Capital Area

President and CEO

 

Tina B. Granger, MSW, LMSW

Nicholls State University

Sociology Program Coordinator/Instructor

 

Catherine G. Haywood, BSW, CHW

Louisiana Community Health Workers Outreach Network, Inc. (LACHON)

Director

 

Theron J. Jackson, M.Div.

Morning Star Baptist Church/Together Louisiana and Nehemiah Faith-Based Coalition

Pastor

 

Rudy Macklin, BS

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

Bureau of Minority Health Access

 

Orlando F. McMeans, Ph.D.

Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Chancellor

 

Tiffany J. Netters, MPA, PMP

504HealthNet, Inc.

Executive Director

 

Rhoda Reddix, Ph.D.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University

Associate Professor, Director of Service Learning, specialization, health disparities: community engagement and service

 

Erica Rogers, RN

Braveheart Foundation

Founder/CEO

  

Frederick L. Thomas, MSCJ

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)

National 2nd VP

 

 

COVID-19 Data and Analysis

 

Co-Chair

Ziad Ashkar, M.D., MPH

University of Louisiana-Lafayette Director -

Louisiana Center for Health Innovation and Chair in Health Informatics

 

Co-Chair

Simone Rambotti, Ph.D.

Loyola University

Assistant Professor of Sociology

 

Jacqueline Harris, Ph.D.

Grambling State University

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

 

Peter Katzmarzyk, Ph.D.

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Professor and Marie Edana Corcoran Endowed Chair in Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes/Assoc. Exec. Dir. For Population and Public Health Sciences

 

Daniel Sarpong, Ph.D.

Xavier University

Director of the Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education, Endowed Chair of Health Disparities and Professor of Biostatistics in the College of Pharmacy

 

 

  

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