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          KEY  PEOPLE

Chair, Shenell L Tolson, DrPH

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

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


  Ryan Bodin, BSBA, CKA, AAMS

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Wealth Management Specialist-Financial Advisor
Raymond James Financial Services
Minneapolis, Minnesota
CEO, Total Benefits Solution, Inc
Wayzata, Minnesota

 Ekokobe Fonkem, DO  

System  Chief of Neuro-Oncology
Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Baylor Scott and White Health Systems 
Dallas, Texas

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     Maniza Aziz Johnson, PhD

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

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

Physical and Physiotherapist
Evolutions Sports Physiotherapy, Inc
Cockeysville, Maryland

 Catherine Martin-Dunlop, PhD

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

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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Senior Project Manager, Clinical Operations  Department of Orthopaedics Surgery
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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         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

      Dionne David Felix, PhD, CBMHC                     Executive Committee, Board Officers Liason

 Associate Vice President for Academic Administration,
         Dean of Student Success and Retention
             Southern Adventist University
                 Collegedale, Tennessee

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         Contributors to the Board of Directors

 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

        Quintin U Love, PhD

 Senior Psychometrician, Psychometrics and Research    New Meridian Corporation                                          Austin, Texas

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        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


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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