March 25 – 27, 2022
The turnout and energy for the 5th Annual Reede Scholars Leadership Retreat was nothing short of amazing! We added the Annual Board of Directors Meeting, and had a fresh new format: a blend of learning, work, and fun!
The 2-day program, supported by the Commonwealth Fund and Harvard Medical School Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Partnerships, showcased the accomplishments made since the first retreat in 2018, and set in motion plans to develop the next 5-year strategic agenda. Twenty Reede Scholars, joined by two Yale CWF Fellows met in-person, with three Scholars attending remotely.
Participants included: Mary Fleming, President, Nicole del Castillo, Secretary (remotely), Don Lee, Treasurer; four Board of Directors: Cynthia Hodge, Elna Nagasako, Amon Rodgers (remotely), and D’Nyce Williams; and Scholars: Maggie Chery, Shantel Hebert-Magee, Kevin Simons, Siobhian Sprott, Shelly Taylor, Brian Swann, Yamicia Connors, Kennetha Gaines (Yale), Cece Calhoun (Yale), Wayne Stephens, Carmela Socolovsky, Carine Davila, and Sarimer Sanchez. Laurie Zephyrin and Joan Reede participated remotely as well.
The purpose of this year’s retreat was three-fold: 1) to address the stressful impact of the pandemic; 2) to review the overall status of the organization, and 3) to outline a 5-year strategic agenda. The program included 1) an opening continued medical/dental education (CME) presentation, 2) executive committee and all other committee reports detailing goals, objectives, and future plans, and 3) much attention was devoted to how we define and operationalize achieving health equity.