2018 Board Members
Rosamond Robinson, new board President 2018
Rose, is a planner for the U.S. Forest Service, Coronado National Forest. She also serves as the Director of Biological & Natural Sciences.
Dr. Todd Ullah, new, Vice President in 2018.
Former Administrative Coordinator for the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and School Support overseeing STEM and Computer Science education which was mentioned by President Obama on October 11, 2014, for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Dr. Ullah helps to coordinate the MEP tours in the Los Angeles, CA area. He has been a friend to the MEP program since 2005.
Joan Morris, treasurer,
Joan retired from the Principal Financial Company. Joan works with Des Moines University to coordinate the medical student volunteer program.
Other MEP board members not pictured:
Natasha New Comb-Attorney, DM, IA
Tracey Canada-Des Moines, Iowa
Terri Wilson-DM, IA
National Advisory Board members:
Connie Johnson, Retired Principal, Fort Huachuca, AZ
Donna Kristina Manley, Atlanta, GA
Charles Mackin-Engineer Contractor, Fort Huachuca, AZ
Lynn Tompkins-Teacher, Fort Huachuca, AZ
Rachel Hatten-Sierra vista, AZ
Dr. Janice Riley-Burt is a family practice M.D. in Nashville, TN. She is a new board member, but her and her husband have been long time sponsors of the MEP program. Janice and her husband Dr. Rodney Burt, sponsored the new 2018, "Dr. Paula Mahone Visiting Doctors program in Nashville" for college students ready to think about medical school and wanting to visit an African American medical college. Janice and her husband are also mentors for college students who need advice about how to prepare for the challenging world of medicine.
Dr. Richard Salas,
Chief Diversity Officer
Des Moines University
DMU has hosted the Hands on Health Exhibit at the Hispanic Festival and the Black History Month programming for MEP for many years.