2015Honorees

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Dwayne Aikens '05, MBA
CEO, We Lead Ours
Oakland, CA


Royce Duplessis '04
Special Counsel to Chief Justice Bernette Johnson
Louisiana Supreme Court
New Orleans, LA

Maya Jones '12
Senior Research, ESPN The Magazine
Bristol, CT


Alejandro Perkins '99, Esq.'
Deputy General Counsel
National Bar Association
Partner, Hammonds, Sills, Adkins & Guice, LLP
Baton Rouge, LA

Sarah Al-Dahir '06, Pharm.D
Clinical Assistant Proffessor,
Xavier University College of Pharmacy
New Olreans, LA


Simone Ellis '05, DMD
Owner & Dentist, Smile Design Studios
Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Founder, President
Houston Minority Dental Society
Houston, TX

Varion Laurant '01
Visual Artist
New Orleans, LA



Kristine Pichon '99
Fashion Designer & Owner K'Pich Designs
New Orleans, LA




Fronce Mario Barnes '08, Pharm.D
Pharmacist and Entrepreneur,
Kearney Park Compounding Pharmacy
Dallas, TX

David Forsh '02
Chief of Orthopedic Trauma
Mt. Sinai Health System
New York, NY

Kim LeDuff '96, Ph.D.
Chief Diversity Officer & Associate Vice Provost
for Equity, Diversity, and International Affairs
University of West Florida
Pensacola, FL
Synim Rivers '03, MPH
Vice President of Healthcare
Edelman Marketing Firm
Washington, DC



Brandon Batiste
Director of Physicians Alignment & Program
Innovation, Evolent Health
Washington, DC

Nicole M. Golden '00, Esq.
Chief Assistant District Attorney, DeKalb County
District Attorney Office
Tucker, GA

Nicole Lee '05, MD
Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Fellow,Maternal Fetal Medicine
University of Mississippi Center
Jackson, MS
Leslie Rose '05
Editor 
Weekly Citizen & The Donaldsonville Chief
Baton Rouge, LA



Teniesha Biagas '10
Co-Founder, Nolablackprofessional.com
Influence and B2B Marketing Manager,
Brock Beauty
New Orleans, LA

Christie Gooden '98, MD MPH
Surgical Director, Kidney Transplant Program
St. Luke's Health Systems
Founder/Director of St. Lule's Dialysis
Access Center, St. Luke's Hospital
Kansas City, MO
Leonard Lightfoot '04, Ph.D.
Research Electrical Engineer
Air Force Research Laboratory
Miamisburg, OH


Juval Scott '97
Attorney Advisor
Administrative Office of Courts Defender Services
Office Training Division
Washington, DC



Alecia Blake '00, MD, MPH
Manager, Drug Safety Surveillance,
Pharmacyclics, LLC
Vice President, Board of Directors,
We are Kids Nonprofit Organization
San Jose,CA
Piia Hanson '00, MD, MPH
Bureau Chief, Perinatal & Infant Health, DC
Department of Health
Adjunct Faculty, George Mason University
Arlington, VA

Chawla LaToya Mason '98, MD
Assistant Proffessor of Anesthesiology 
Director od Obstretric Anesthesia Education
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Evelyn Simien '96, Ph.D.
Associate Proffessor of Political Science &
African Studies
University of Connecticut
Coventry, CT



Councilman Jared Brossett '04
District "D" Councilmember City of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Aja D. Hardy '00, MBA, MPH
Healthcare Strategy & Operations Consultant
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Chicago, IL
Robert Melvin '99
CEO, Alpha Omega Strategic Partners
San Antonio, TX

L. Chris Stewart '00, Esq.
Managing Partner
Stewart, Seay & Felton Trail Attorneys
Atlanta, GA


Farai Caldwell '11
Artist and Author
CEO, Farai Art
New Orleans, LA

Allison Hudson'08
Public Information Officer
Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office
Gonzales, LA

Jaime L. Moody '07, M.A.
Foreign Service Officer
U.S. Department of State
Geneva, Switzerland

Dolores Deneen Tarver '98
Licensed Psychologist
Columbus Psychological Associates
Columbus, GA



Letitia Clark, '05, MMP
District Director of Public Affairs, Marketing
and Government Relation,
Coast Community College District
Tustin, CA
Ayanna Jackson '05, Ph.D.
Associate Scientist, Dow Agrosciences
Indianapolis, IN


Aaron Omotola '99, MD
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Alton Orthopedic Clinic
Edwardsville, IL

Lavar Walker '02, Pharm.D
Comedian and Pharmacist
Atlanta, GA


Kimberly Clay '98, Ph.D, MPH, MSW
Founder and Executive Director,
Play Like A Girl
Nashville, TN


Nia Johnson-Jones '00, MD
Emergency Room Physician
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
First Choice Emergency
Philanthropist
Houston,TX
Alfred "AJ Williams 
Head Coach for Men's Basketball
Harris Stowe State University
St. Louis, MO


Candace Weber '03
Senior Product Marketing Manager
AT&T
Frisco, TX