Officers of the House Delegates, 2014 - 2015

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Lonnie Joe, Jr. M.D., SPEAKER
Oliver T. Brooks, M.D., VICE SPEAKER
Rachel Villanueva, M.D., SECRETARY
C. Freeman, M.D., M.B.A., TREASURER

 

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

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.

 

Rachel Villanueva, M.D., SECRETARY

Rachel Villanueva, M.D., FACOG, a board certified obstetrician/gynocologist, is a women's health expert and advocate currenty affiliated with New York University Langone Medical Center. Prior positions include assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynocology at New York University School of Medicine and coordinator, Yale University School of Medicine Minority Research Apprentice Program.
 
Dr. Villaneuva has served as national president and a member of the Board of Directors of the Student National Medical Association, vice chair and chair, NMA Council on Concerns of Women Physicians, president, Manhattan Central Medical Society; and member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Alumni in Yale Medicine.
 
Dr. Villanueva earned her B.S. degree from Yale University, and her M.D. degree, cum laude, from Yale University School of Medicine. She completed internship and residency training at the New York Hospital.
 

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.