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Executive Committee

The role of the Executive Committee of the CUNY Institute for Health Equity is to ensure that the Institute's mission is accomplished and its goals and agenda are achieved. Specifically, the committee plays a role in the policy development that guides the growth of the Institute. Committee members help make possible collaboration with other sectors and ensure the Institute is abreast of policy issues and related factors to keep the work relevant and responsive.

Executive Summary

Daria Boccher-Lattimore, DrPH

Assistant Professor
Clinical Socio-medical Sciences (in Psychiatry)
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
New York/New Jersey AIDS Education and Training Center

Joann Casado, J.D.

Legal Counsel
Urban Health Plan

Elliott Dawes

L.L.M. Candidate, Columbia Law School
Former Director CUNY Black Male Initiative

William Ebenstein, Ph.D.

University Dean for Health and Human Services
City University of New York
Executive Director
JFK, Jr. Institute

Edgar Figueroa, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical Director, Student Health Service
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine in Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending Physician
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell
Student Health Service

Rick Martínez, M.D.

Medical Director
Corporate Donations
Johnson & Johnson, Inc.

Theo J. Oshiro

Director of Health Advocacy
Make the Road New York

William A. Tramontano, Ph.D.

Provost/ Vice President for Academic Affairs
Brooklyn College/CUNY

Glennda Testone

Executive Director
New York City LGBT Community Center

Wilma Waithe, Ph.D.

Nutrition Consultant
Former: Director, Office of Minority Health
New York State Department of Health


Jermaine Wright, MPA

Interim University Director, CUNY Black Male Initiative