Officers of the House Delegates, 2013 - 2014

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Walter L. Faggett, M.D., SPEAKER
Lonnie Joe, Jr. M.D., VICE SPEAKER
Oliver T. Brooks, M.D., SECRETARY
Ericka C. Griffin, M.D., CAFA CHAIR
C. Freeman, M.D., M.B.A., TREASURER

 
 

Walter L. Faggett, M.D., SPEAKER

Walter L. Faggett, MD is Speaker of the House of Delegates (HOD) for the NMA and serves on the Health Policy Committee of the Board of Trustees (BOT). Dr. Faggett enjoys a distinguished career as a pediatrician, health systems administrator, and policy analyst. He is a retired Armed Forces Colonel and Paratrooper; and the recipient of the Skinner Medal from the Academy of Health Sciences. He holds licensure to practice medicine in five states, including the District of Columbia. Dr. Faggett has a long-standing relationship with the NMA. Prior to his recent appointment as Speaker, he served as Chair for Region V and the NMA’s Pediatric Section. It is also important to note, this is the second time Dr. Faggett has been voted by his colleagues to serve as Speaker. He first held the position 1988-1989. Prior to that he also sat on the BOT in 2008.

 

Lonnie Joe, Jr. M.D., VICE SPEAKER

Lonnie Joe Jr. is a product of the Detroit Public School System and a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his post graduate training in Internal Medicine as well as a fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine. Regarding his professional career, Dr. Joe has always found time to devote energy and effort to most worthy causes. He has always encouraged his colleagues, medical students, trainees and undergraduates to persistently find ways to improve health care standards in our community.
His practice and research interest lie in the areas of asthma and COPD. He is currently a board member of the Michigan State Medical Society, the University of Michigan Medical School Alumni Board, Secretary of the House of Delegates of the National Medical Association, President and CEO Phoenix Medical Group in Detroit, and past president of the Detroit Medical Society, the local NMA chapter.

Dr. Lonnie Joe was elected Secretary in August of 2009.

 

Oliver T. Brooks, M.D., SECRETARY

Dr. Oliver T. Brooks received his undergraduate degree in chemistry form Morehouse College. He received his M.D. degree from Howard University College of Medicine. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital- Oakland. He practiced in the underserved communities of North Oakland and Richmond for four years before accepting a pediatric position at the Watts Health Care Corporation where he is presently Associate Medical Director and Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Chairman of the Quality Management Committee. He is medical Director of the Jordan- High School- based health Clinic. Dr. Brooks is Chairman of the Immunize LA Families Coalition leading the group of nine years. He is a member of the Board of the California Immunization Coalition and California State Executive Committee for Immunization Registry.

 

Ericka C. Griffin, M.D., CAFA CHAIR

 

C. Freeman, M.D., M.B.A., TREASURER

C. Freeman, M.D., M.B.A. Dr. Freeman is an adult and geriatric psychiatrist practicing in downtown Los Angeles. She is a graduate of Howard University. After receiving training in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Virginia, Dr. Freeman obtained a business degree from Pepperdine University. Her work involves providing psychiatric services in the inpatient, outpatient, and long-term care settings. She also serves as a consultant to private and public organizations, pharmaceutical companies, medical societies, and the judicial system. Dedicated to her profession as a physician, she acknowledges her role as an educator and responsibility to mentor. Dr. Freeman’s commitment is to creating healthier lives through delivering health care of the highest quality and providing mental health education to the community.