• Dr. Myiesha Taylor

    President
    President Dr. Myiesha Taylor is a board certified emergency medicine physician specialist and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Myiesha was born and raised in the Southern California areas of Long Beach and Los Angeles. She graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with summa cum laude (highest) honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, and subsequently attended the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine obtaining her medical degree (MD).
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  • Dr. Donna Hamilton

    Vice President Communications
    Vice President – Communications Holistic wellness speaker Donna L. Hamilton, MD retired her white coat and stethoscope and now teaches women what it really means to be healthy and how to do it in a way that addresses their unique needs. A former board certified pediatrician, Dr. Hamilton now uses her health promotion expertise to teach wellness to adults. As a pediatrician she quickly learned the key to achieving optimal health in children: optimize the health of the adults in their lives.
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  • Dr. Leah Backhus

    Vice President Membership
    Vice President – Membership Dr. Backhus is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the VA Puget Sound. She trained in General Surgery at the University of Southern California and Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of California Los Angeles. Her practice consists of general thoracic surgery with special emphasis on thoracic oncology and minimally invasive surgery. She is a member of the American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
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  • Dr. Deonza Thymes

    Vice President Programming
    Vice President – Programming Deonza N. Thymes, MD is a native of Los Angeles, California. Dr. Thymes is a board certified Emergency Medicine physician. She is on staff at several hospitals throughout California, though she spends most of her time at Western Medical Center Emergency Department in Anaheim, California.
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  • Dr. Tonya Sweezer

    Treasurer
    Treasurer Dr. Tonya Sweezer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Seattle University, a Master of Science degree in Medical Science from University of North Texas Health Science Center, and a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University – a leader in Natural Medicine education. She has been a primary care physician since 2005, and has practiced Naturopathic family medicine with Trinity Family Health Clinic and Cornerstone Family Health Clinic in the Seattle area.
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  • Dr. Errika Walker

    Financial Secretary
    Financial Secretary Errika Maire Walker-Magra, M.D. has been a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine since 2007. After graduating Cum Laude from Xavier University of Louisiana with a triple minor in Music, Spanish and Chemistry and a major in Biology, Dr. Walker attended the University of California, San Diego post-baccalaureate program and worked as an assistant researcher. She later attended the University of Southern California School of Medicine with a scholarship from the Health Professional Science Program funded by the US Navy.
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  • Dr. Karla Vital

    Recording Secretary
    Recording Secretary Dr. Karla Vital is dedicated to providing outstanding medical care. Her emphasis on disease prevention, medically supervised nutrition plans, healthy supplementation, and metabolic testing provide an excellent benefit to her patients. Dr. Vital was raised in Miami, Florida before she moved to Louisiana to complete her undergraduate training at Xavier University of Louisiana.
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  • Dr. Angela U. Tucker

    Parliamentarian
    Parliamentarian Dr. Angela U. Tucker is a board certified family medicine physician and member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Angela was born and raised in small towns in Ohio. She graduated from The Ohio State University with an honors Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry, and subsequently attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine obtaining her medical degree (MD).
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  • Dr. Letitia Bradford

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    Member-at-Large Bradford, MD is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Letitia was born and raised most of her life in California. She came from humble beginnings, even suffering homelessness during her young childhood, and entered the foster care system as a teenager, living in multiple homes throughout junior high and high school.
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  • Dr. Vikisha Fripp

    Member-at-Large
    Member-at-Large Vikisha Fripp, M.D., F.A.C.S is a natural leader and has been recognized as such throughout her life. Her early education occurred in Decatur, Georgia where she was selected to be in the first class of Magnet Schools established in the county. After high school, Dr. Fripp completed a combined B.S. / M.D. program at Fisk University and Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.
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