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African American Workgroup

Mission Statement:

To support the overall mission of AMAT by providing continuing education, sharing of resources, expanding organizational outreach and serving as the collective voice and advocate for African American needs in the field of human donation and transplantation.

Join the Workgroup

The African American workgroup would like to extend an invitation to join our committee. We meet the second Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. EST. You do not have to be African American to join the group! We only ask that you be willing to share your expertise and ideas as it relates to successful outreach efforts within African American communities. Please contact Workgroup Chair Jessica Fisher or Co-Chair Asha Ellen for more information.

Workgroup Members

Annie Lucious, Anthony Elkins, Anthony McPherson, Ayanna Anderson, Chnara Aklilu, Evelyn James, Janice Whaley, LaToya R. Bishop, Latrice Price, LouEster Petty, Maria Veve, Monica Gray, Nancy Tyson Alexander, Olivia Fox, Sedicah Powell, Stephanie Keeble, Tanise Love

Velma Scantlebury M.D.TRAILBLAZER: Dr. Velma Scantlebury, first Black female transplant surgeon 

Dr. Scantlebury has performed more than 1,000 kidney transplants and is an advocate for patients awaiting transplant. Learn more

Past Webinars

The Inclusivity Imperative: Elevating Black Leaders in Donation and Transplant Industries 

Donor Family and Volunteer Involvement — Outreach with donor families in the African American Community

Interfaith Relationships — Focus on Muslim, Catholic, Jewish and Baha’i Faith Communities

Diversity vs Multicultural — Do You Know the Difference – Will Ross, MD, MPH

Diversity vs Multicultural: Do You Know the Difference?

Dr. Will Ross Bio





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