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          KEY  PEOPLE


 Chair,  Ryan Bodin, BSBA, CKA, AAMS

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Financial Wealth Manager
Vanderbilt Securities, LLC
New York, NY
CEO, Total Benefits Solution, Inc
Wayzata, Minnesota

Co-Founder/Vice Chair, James A Stewart, EdD


Vice President of Programs              Just 4Kids, Inc
Fort Lauderdale, Florida                 

  Secretary-Treasurer, Tomi M Leeper, CPA

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  Manager and Program Analyst,                              Lead Auditing Accountant 
  Health Resources and Services Administration       

  US Department of Health and Human Services          Centers for Medicare and Medicaid                        Rockville, Maryland


 Ekokobe Fonkem, DO  

Professor and Chair of Neurology
Froedtert Health System 
The Medical College of Wisconsin 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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   Maniza Aziz Johnson, PhD

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 Professor,  Civil and Electrical   Engineering Technology (Retired) 
 Portland Community College                     Meningioma Brain Tumor Survivor/Thriver   MBTN Inc - Mentor                                 Portland, Oregon

 Catherine Martin-Dunlop, PhD

Professor, Environmental Science (Retired)
Morgan State University
CEO, Improve Teaching First
Bellingham, Washington

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Chris Odionu, MBA, PhD 

Director of Distance Education Programs
Professor of Project Management
Texas A&M University School of Law
Forth Worth, Texas

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    Brandon Oluyede, MSHA

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Clinic Manager 
Department of Anesthesiology
Washington University School of Medicine
Host, The Healthcare Hustle Podcast 
Health Equity Advocate
St Louis, Missouri

Romney M Phillips, JD, ESQ

 Managing Partner
 Phillips Law Office     Atlanta, Georgia

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Shenell L Tolson, DrPH

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Environmental Scientist/Regulatory Action Leader
Science Review   
US Environmental Protection Agency                      Washington, District of Columbia

         Ricardo D Wrice, MBA

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         CEO and Editor-in-Chief                           The Leadership Blend Media Company                  Atlanta, Georgia


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                     Akima Burns, BBA                                   Executive Assistant to the Founder & CEO 

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               Chief Executive Assistant
                Audit and Assurance
   CohnReznick, LLP Of The Americas-Georgia 
                Atlanta, Georgia

          Avareena E Schools-Cropper, DrPh, MPH         
Executive Leadership Committee, Board Officers Liason

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Special Assistant to Director, Office of Minority Health
US Department of Health and Human Services 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Rockville, Maryland

             Board of Directors Collaborators

 Amir H Zamanipoor Najafabadi, MD, PhD

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Epidemiologist, Ophthalmology Resident         

Meningioma Brain Tumor Researcher Department of Neurosurgery 

Leiden University Medical Center                    Leiden University                                          Leiden, South Holland,The Netherlands

        Mario Jackson, EdD

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Chief Executive Officer

Jackson Educational Consulting Group, LLC


Washington, District of Columbia

San Juan Puerto, Rico

    Tina Deguire McDonald, MEEL 

District Principal, Early Learning and Childcare

Coast Mountains Board of Education

School Division #82

Terrance, British Columbia, Canada

   Claudette H Williams, EdD

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   Claudette H Williams, EdD

 Lisa M Kanning, PT, MPT, CSCS, cert-DN

Physical and Physiotherapist
Evolutions Sports Physiotherapy, Inc
Cockeysville, Maryland

Jo-Anne 'EC'  Evans Coleman PhD, EdD, CNP, Founder, Meningioma Brain Tumor Network, Inc (MBTN), a   501c3 nonprofit organization, is a survivor/thriver of a Right-Wing Spheno-orbital Meningioma

(with cavernous sinus involvement) brain tumor. The establishment of MBTN harbors on Dr. EC’s vision for

the usage of interprofessional collaborative services, that directly address the numerous diminished quality of life psycho-social aspects of living with/surviving a brain tumor, that are encountered by meningioma patients, survivors/thrivers, and the effects on care partners, and families.

Founder, Dr. EC,  is superiorly qualified to lead this organization. She has over 30 years of leadership,

administrative, and management experience, working within institutions of higher education, and entrepreneurship

in both non-profit and private sectors, as a healthcare practitioner,  and as an independent contractor for various business, industry, and government agencies. In 2015, nine (9) months post her craniotomy and cranioplasty,  she became a Minnesota State Advocacy Leader for the National Brain Tumor Society, where she annually testifies on Capitol Hill for congressional funding that continuously supports brain tumor treatment and research.


Highlighting her interest in advocacy is the drive garnered from her challenges when she was afflicted with a

Grade 1 spheno-orbital meningioma and is now a brain tumor pioneering staunch voice for the "lived experienced" survivor/thriver.  Through her work at MBTN, she is building a platform for improved pre and post-operative assessments, treatments, and services to better determine meningioma brain tumor survivor/thriver quality of life outcomes.


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