A Serious Forum For Serious People.

National and Regional Experts share Strategies and Approaches with local Faith, Community & Health Sector Leaders toward achieving Health Equity.

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Local Faith, Community & Health Sector Leaders with a Minority Constituency

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Invited National Speaker

Keynoter

Roslyn Holliday Moore, MS

Deputy Office Director for Programs
Office of Minority Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Community Leaders & Providers Panel

Moderator

Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller

Senior Pastor
Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church

Panelist

Natalia Ortiz-Torrent, MD, FAPA, FAPM, FPCP

President
Philadelphia County Medical Society

Panelist

Grace X. Ma, PhD

Associate Dean, Health Disparities
Director, Center for Asian Health
Lewis Katz School of Medicine - Temple University

Panelist

Frank Ingari

President & CEO
Tandigm Health

Panelist

Michael D. Johnson, MD, FACS

President
Miriam Medical Clinics

Collaborative Partners

Forum Philly thanks Tandigm Health and other collaborators for making this forum possible.

CME CATEGORY 2 CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

Physicians may self-claim this program for Category 2 credit. Category 2 credits can be claimed for learning activities not designated for Category 1 credit - that a physician considers to have educational value related to his/her medical practice.

Category 2 Credit Documentation must include: • Activity title, • Subject or content area, • Date(s) of participation, and • Number of credits claimed.

Information Below:
Category 2 credit is self-designated and claimed by individual physicians for participation in education activities not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit that: • comply with the AMA definition of CME; and • a physician finds to be a worthwhile learning experience related to his/her practice. Examples of learning activities that meet the requirements for AMA PRA Category 2 Credit include but are not limited to:

• Participation in educational activities that have not been designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit; • Teaching physicians, residents, medical students or other health professionals; • Unstructured online searching and learning; • Reading authoritative medical literature; • Consultation with peers and medical experts; • Small group discussions; • Self-assessment activities; • Medical writing; • Preceptorship participation; and • Research.

Biographies

Keynoter

Roslyn Holliday Moore, MS

Deputy Office Director for Programs
Office of Minority Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Roslyn Holliday Moore, MS, is the Deputy Office Director for Programs for the Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Ms. Holliday Moore oversees all program development and implementation activities for OMH.

Prior to joining OMH, Ms. Holliday Moore served as the Senior Public Health Analyst in the Office of Behavioral Health Equity (OBHE) for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The OBHE coordinates SAMHSA’s efforts to reduce disparities in mental and/or substance use disorders across populations. As senior staff, Ms. Holliday Moore provided guidance and direction on national policy, program and data initiatives that addressed health disparities and promoted health equity for underserved individuals and communities.

Prior to federal employment, Ms. Holliday Moore held leadership positions in children’s mental health for the New York State Office of Mental Health’s New York City region, including serving as Director of Community Services for the Bronx Children’s Psychiatric Center. Through her work for the NYS Research Foundation, she directed the Families Reaching In Ever New Directions (F.R.I.E.N.D.S.) system of care in the South Bronx. The project demonstrated cost benefits and improved health outcomes of community-based services for children.

Ms. Holliday Moore earned degrees in Speech-Language Pathology at Queens College, CUNY and Teachers College, Columbia University and is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist.

Panel Moderator

Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller

Senior Pastor
Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church

Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller is the Senior Pastor of the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A highly sought-after revivalist, vocalist, and lecturer, Dr. Waller is a true visionary of the church and the community who serves humanity far beyond the restraints of traditionalism. His partner in marriage and ministry is Dr. Ellyn Jo Waller, the leader of Enon’s Women’s Ministry and a devoted mother to their two daughters, Elynn Morgan and Eryka Lynn.

Dr. Waller’s outreach extends far beyond the walls of Enon through local community activism and radio, television, and social media commentary. Internationally, he serves as the President of the Lott Carey Global Christian Missional Community and, through Enon, has established church locations throughout South Africa. Also, Dr. Waller has preached in South Korea to over 100,000 persons and has presented at an Oxford University roundtable on religious theory.

Understanding that the body is our temple, healthcare is of paramount concern and emphasized at Enon. There are ministry events that address the trauma of cancer as well as assistance for those that are caregivers. In addition, the Know Your Numbers Annual event that was initially geared towards men, was expanded this year since everyone needs to know the basics when it comes to your body and your vital organs. So it goes without saying that at the advent of COVID-19, Pastor Waller converted the parking lot at the East Campus into a testing site in collaboration with the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium understanding that the need was great and that’s what Enon needed to do!!

In continuing with facilitating solutions that are beneficial to those in need, vaccinations are available every Tuesday in partnership with Einstein, again at the East Campus since vaccinating the most vulnerable is the next step in eradicating the virus. As a leader, you often have to step out on faith and Pastor Waller doesn’t have a problem with doing what is right even in the face of tremendous odds!!

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Waller earned a B.S. in Music Business from Ohio University, an M.Div. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; a D.Min. in Ministry to Marriage and Family from Palmer Theological Seminary, and an honorary doctorate from Lincoln University. Dr. Waller served previously as Minister of Music at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church (Louisville, KY) and Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Donora (PA). He is the author of Enjoy Your Journey: Our Quest for a Deeper Relationship with Christ (2006) and Hope for the Journey: Believing God is Enough When the Road Gets Rough (2011).

Panelist

Natalia Ortiz-Torrent, MD, FAPA, FAPM, FPCP

President
Philadelphia County Medical Society

Natalia Ortiz-Torrent, MD, FAPA, FAPM, FPCP, is the first Hispanic Woman President in the illustrious 171-year history of The Philadelphia County Medical Society. Born in Puerto Rico she began her medical career in the field of Chemistry gaining both research and experience at the University of Puerto Rico’s Cayey Campus. Dr. Ortiz received her MD from Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico and completed her residency training in Psychiatry at Temple University Health System, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Ortiz is currently Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, and Medical Director of Psychosomatic Medicine Clinic and Chief of Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry, Temple University Hospital. Dr. Ortiz is Board Certified in Psychiatry & Neurology and Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry.

Dr. Ortiz was elected by her peers to serve as President of The Philadelphia County Medical Society from June 2020 – June 2021. Dr. Ortiz has also served on the Philadelphia County Medical Society Board of Directors and Executive Committee as past Secretary and President Elect. In addition, she has also served as Delegate to the Pennsylvania Medical Society House of Delegates. She is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Pennsylvania Medical Society; is a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia; President of the Society Ibero Latin American Medical Professionals (SILAMP); Fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine; Distinguished Fellow at the American Neuropsychiatry Association; Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Psychiatry Association, and the American Psychiatry Association.

Panelist

Grace X. Ma, PhD

Associate Dean, Health Disparities
Director, Center for Asian Health
Lewis Katz School of Medicine - Temple University

Grace X. Ma, PhD is Associate Dean for Health Disparities, Founding Director of Center for Asian Health, Laura H. Carnell Professor at Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University and Primary Member of Fox Chase Cancer Center of Temple University Health System. Dr. Ma is a nationally recognized behavioral health scientist, leader and pioneer in cancer and health disparities research among underserved and vulnerable racial/ethnic minority populations. In her role as Associate Dean for Health Disparities, Dr. Ma has provided critical and effective leadership in building robust research infrastructure and leading multidisciplinary teams across Temple schools/colleges and multiple institutions in conducting independent and collaborative, highly competitive and innovative cancer health disparities research and education/training a pipeline of diverse investigators in population, translational and clinical sciences.

Dr. Ma has provided critical and effective leadership in building robust research infrastructure and leading multidisciplinary teams across Temple schools/colleges and institutions in conducting independent and collaborative, highly competitive and innovative cancer health disparities research and education/training a pipeline of diverse. She has served on more than 40 scientific advisory boards in health disparities research, including NIH national Health Disparity Science Vision Advisory Panel and NIH study sections.

Built on two decades of her leadership, Dr. Ma and her research team established successful partnerships with over 400 community organizations to engage Asian-Pacific American, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino populations in health disparity research and interventions. Dr. Ma also conducted a number of studies focusing on multilevel risk factors and viral related diseases (e.g. HBV, HCV, HPV and HIV), evidence-based interventions for improving screening, vaccination, disease management, medication adherence, quality of life and continuum of care in underserved Asian Pacific Americans and Black/African American populations.

NIH invited Dr. Ma to serve on NIH Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities and Co-Chair Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Interest Group. Dr. Ma has served on more than 40 scientific advisory boards in health disparities research, including NIH national Health Disparity Science Vision Advisory Panel and NIH study sections. Currently, Dr. Ma Co-Chairs Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (AA NHOPI) Interest Group for NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities.

Panelist

Frank Ingari

President & CEO
Tandigm Health

Frank Ingari is President and Chief Executive Officer. In his role, he is responsible for driving excellence across the organization as it continues to strengthen and grow its population health capabilities to achieve strategic goals and objectives.

With more than 35 years of experience serving the healthcare and information technology industries, Frank has a proven track record of impacting transformational growth. Prior to joining the team at Tandigm, Frank developed a reputation as a successful CEO and leader in healthcare and technology, with notable operational experiences and executive accomplishments.

Since leading the turnaround and concluding the sale of NaviNet as CEO in 2016, he has been consulting with national leaders in payer, provider, and health information technology markets, with particular focus on Medicare Advantage and the role of primary care in healthcare transformation. Prior to NaviNet, Frank led Essence Healthcare, a physician-founded health plan, growing the company to more than a half billion dollars in premium revenue and a coveted 5-STAR rating. He was also a co-founder and the CEO of Lumeris, a top-rated value-based care platform and services vendor. Prior to his service in healthcare, Frank ran the Lotus PC Spreadsheet Division and was CEO of remote access vendor Shiva.

In addition to direct operational responsibility, Frank has deep governance experience. He has served as Chairman, Committee Chairman, or Board member for public and private companies including Sybase, Microstrategy, Essence Group Holdings, Lumeris, NaviNet, Shiva, and PowerSoft.

Frank was named the nation’s “Best Private Company CEO” by Upside Magazine, is a two-time Ernst & Young Regional Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist and was named a “50+ Innovator” by AARP.

Frank received his Bachelor of Arts Degree, summa cum laude, from Cornell University where he studied American Literature and History.

Panelist

Michael D. Johnson, MD, FACS

President
Miriam Medical Clinics

Michael D. Johnson, MD, FACS, is President & Medical Director at Miriam Medical Clinics. He completed his undergraduate studies at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and then he received his medical degree from University of Michigan. He met his wife while studying in Ann Arbor. They then moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he completed a residency in general surgery from 1979 to 1984.

In 1984, they went on their first mission trip to Zaire. After returning to the U.S., they opened a private practice in general surgery. Three years later, they traveled to Kenya where the Lord called them to long-term missions in that nation. For the next 23 years, they worked full-time in Kenya and short-term in several other African nations, including Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania. In addition, they led short-term trips to Haiti and mission exploratory teams to Honduras and El Salvador.

Since returning to Philadelphia in 2010, they began the Miriam Medical Clinics offering hope and healing to the city’s underserved. Dr. Johnson is a board certified general surgeon with the American Board of Surgery, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

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