Our Honorees

Torian Easterling, MD, MPH

Assistant Commissioner
Center for Health Equity
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Rebecca Green, LMSW

Regional Director of COMPASS Programs
Institute for Family Health
Family Health Center of Harlem

David A. Forstein, DO FACOOG

Dean and Professor
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Harlem

MSI AHEC would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous contributions

AHEC Sustainer Level

Antoinette Leonard-Jean Charles, MS, CD(DONA), LCCE
MD Candidate at Ross University School of Medicine
Dr. Muriel Petioni Awards
For Health Profession Education:
  • Dr. Wendy Robinson, PHD, RN, FNP, CNE, Helene Fuld College of Nursing
For Advocacy:
  • Jorge Prada, MS RN NP-C, National Association for Hispanic Nurses – NY Chapter
For Public Health:
  • Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH | Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Director Center for Health Equity
Special Recognition in Organizational Champion Award
  • Crystal R. Emery, Award-winning artist, author, filmmaker, actress and playwright
    Founder and CEO of URU: The Right To Be, Inc.
Dr. Muriel Petioni Awards
For Health Profession Education:
  • Dr. Rhonda Acholunu, Dean, New York University – HPE
For Medicine:
  • Dr. Ben Aubey, Harlem Hospital
For Advocacy:
  • C. Virginia Fields, CEO of NBLACA
For Public Health:
  • Dr. El-Muhandes, Dean CUNY School of Public Health – Public Health
Dr. Muriel Petioni Awards
For Advocacy:
  • Congressman Charles B. Rangel
For Medicine:
  • Neil S. Calman, MD, FAAFP
For Health Professions Education:
  • Barbara Ross-Lee, DO, FACOFP-
For Public Health:
  • Michael A. Joseph, PhD, MPH-
Dr. Muriel Petioni Award
  • Dr. Camille A. Clare, MD, MPH, President of the Manhattan Central Medical Society and a physician at Metropolitan Hospital Center
  • Dr. Ann-Gel S. Palermo, DrPH, MPH, a community leader in East Harlem and Administrator and Faculty for the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Chair of the Harlem Community & Academic Partnership.
Advocacy Award
  • Commission on the Public’s Health System