WHO WE ARE

About Us

The Reede Scholars is a culturally, socially, politically, and professionally diverse group of physicians, dentists, and mental health professionals who are the combined graduates of the Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Minority Health Policy Fellowship, the California Endowment Scholars in Health Policy, and the Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship Program at Harvard Medical School.

DRIVEN TO EMPOWER, LEAD, AND SERVE

Our Mission

“To engage and nurture a network of diverse, skilled, and effective leaders who will effect change through research, education, policy, and practice.”

The priority goals of our organization are to:

 

  1. Maintain a group of experts and advocates for health equity and progressive health policy.
  2. Promote quality improvement in the provisions of health services for underserved communities nationally and globally.
  3. Promote professional and social relationships and collaboration within the cohort.

Vision

The Reede Scholars, Inc. vision is to be a nationally and internationally recognized organization whose members work collectively, support one another, and improve the well-being and health outcomes of those belonging to vulnerable populations.

 

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shared these moving words at a convention of the Medical Committee for Human Rights in 1967.  In recognition of the profundity of this statement and the subliminal challenge issued to those committed to enacting justice in health care, The Reede Scholars are individually and collectively affecting social change, making advances toward attaining health equity, and embracing our core values.

CORE VALUES

  • Respect for one another and those we serve.
  •  Integrity in all we do.
  •  Service with a commitment to health and well-being for all.
  •  Excellence always as a cornerstone in all that we do.

WHAT WE STAND ON

Core Values

R

Respect

Respect for one another and those we serve

I

Integrity

Integrity in all we do

S

Service

Commitment to health and well-being for all

E

Excellence

Excellence always

Our core values define and guide who we are and how we serve. These values are essential to not only our vision, but how we live our daily lives.

The People that execute the mission

Executive Officers

Our organization consists of health care professionals working from the grassroots level up to the national level, working in business, academia and government. This makes for a network of individuals with numerous and varied talents, experiences and interests.

Mary Flemming

President

MARY E. FLEMING, MD, MPH

Nicole DelCastillo

Secretary

NICOLE DELCASTILLO, MD, MPH

Don Lee

TREASURER

DON LEE, MD, MPH

THE ONES WHO BUILD THE STRATEGY

Board of directors

Cynthia Hodge

Cynthia Hodge,
DMD, MPH, MPA

Dora Hughes

Dora Hughes,
MD, MPH

Kamilah Jackson

Kamilah Jackson,
MD, MPH

Elna Nagasako

Elna Nagasako,
MD, PhD, MPH

Alexander Amon Rodgers

Alexander Amon Rodgers,
MD, MPH

D'Nyce Williams

D'Nyce Williams,
MD, MPH, MPA

Phillip Woods

Phillip Woods,
DDS, MPH

Past Presidents

Muntu Davis, MD, MPH

California Endowment Fellow

2010-2011

Audra Robertson Meadows, MD, MPH

Commonwealth Fund Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy

2011-2013

Mallory Williams, MD, MPH

COMMONWEALTH FUND HARVARD UNIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP IN MINORITY HEALTH POLICY

2013-2014

Relationships that empower

Affiliates

The ones who see and support the mission

Sponsors

DentaQuest
CareQuest
The Children's Oral Health Institute
Brushtime