Association of Black Cardiologist
Reduce The Gap
Our Goal is to Reduce the Cardiovascular Disease Disparity Gap by 20% by 2020
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About ABC ~ Board of Directors

We are a nonprofit organization with an international membership of 1,500 health professionals, lay members of the community (Community Health Advocates), corporate members, and institutional members, dedicated to eliminating the disparities related to cardiovascular disease in all people of color.
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Executive Committee


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Felix O. Sogade, MD, FACC, FHRS
Chairman of the Board
Macon, GA bio

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Barbara Hutchinson, MD, PhD, FACC
President
Annapolis, MD bio

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Mark Thompson, MD, FACC
Treasurer
Dallas, TX bio

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Mahfouz El Shahawy, MD, FACC
Secretary
Sarasota, FL bio

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Robert Gillespie, MD, FACC, FASE, FASNC
Immediate Past Board Chairman
San Diego, CA bio

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Icilma V. Fergus, MD, FACC
Immediate Past President
New York, NY bio


Executive Committee and Board Staff

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Cassandra A. McCullough, MBA
CEO/Executive Director bio
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Board Members


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Andre Artis, MD, MBA, FACC, FASCI
Merrillville, IN bio

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Dennis Cryer, MD, FAHA
Washington DC bio

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John Fontaine, MD, FACC
Bylaws Committee Chair
Philadelphia, PA bio

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Aaron Horne, Jr, MD, MBA
Dallas,TX bio

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Onyedika J. Ilonze, MD
Fellows Representative
Ronoake, VA bio

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Heather Kinder
Community Health Advocate
New York, NY bio


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Wilma McGee, RN
Community Health Advocate
Memphis,TN bio


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Chima Nwaukwa, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Beaumont,TX bio

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Modele O. Ogunniyi, MD, MPH, FACC, FACP, FAHA
Atlanta, GA bio

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Oye Olukotun, MD, MPH, FACC
Princeton, NJ bio

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Cheryl Pegus, MD, MPH
New York, NY bio

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Norbert Rainford, MD, FACC, FACP
New City, NY bio

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Malcolm Taylor, MD, FACC
Nominating Committee Chair
Jackson, MS bio

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Michael Weamer, CAE
New York, NY bio

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Richard Allen Williams, MD, FACC
Founder
Encino, CA bio

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Founder Richard Allen Williams, MD
Boisey O. Barnes MD
Paul Terry Batties, MD
* Walter M. Booker, Sr, PhD
* Kermit L. Brown, MD
Charles L. Curry, MD
* Major Geer, MD
Richard F. Gillum, MD
L. Julian Haywood, MD
* Hannibal E. Howell, MD
Paul M. Jackson, MD
Edith Irby Jones, MD
* Alphonzo Jordan, MD
* Huerta C. Neals, MD
Levi S. Perry, MD
* Felipe Robinson, MD
* Daniel D. Savage, MD, PhD
* Elijah Saunders, MD

ABC BOARD CHAIRS
1974-1986 - Richard Allen Williams, MD
* 1986-1988 - Elijah Saunders, MD
* 1988-1990 - Daniel D. Savage, MD, PhD
1990-1994 - Keith C. Ferdinand, MD
1994-1996 - Joe L. Hargrove, MD
1996-2000 - Charles K. Francis, MD
2000-2002 - F. Roosevelt Gilliam, III, MD
2002-2004 - Calvin W. McLarin, MD
2004-2006 - Jesse McGee, MD
2006-2008 - General Hilliard, MD
2008-2010 - Kim A. Williams, MD
2010-2012 - Aloysius B. Cuyjet, MD, MPH
2012-2014 - Philip B. Duncan, MD, FACC
2014-2016 - Robert Gillespie, MD

ABC PRESIDENTS
1974-1986 - Richard Allen Williams, MD
* 1986-1988 - Daniel D. Savage, MD, PhD
* 1988-1990 - Elijah Saunders, MD
* 1990-1992 - Jay Brown, MD
1992-1994 - Augustus O. Grant, MD, PhD
1994-1998 - Paul L. Douglass, MD
1998-2000 - Frank S. James, MD
2000-2002 - Elizabeth O. Ofili, MD, MPH
2002-2004 - Malcolm P. Taylor, MD
2004-2006 - Paul L. Underwood, MD
2006-2008 - Gerald L. DeVaughn, MD
2008-2010 - Carlos S. Ince, Jr., MD, ScM
2010-2012 - Marcus L. Williams, MD
2012-2014 - Ola Akinboboye, MD, MPH, MBA
2014-2016 - Icilma V. Fergus, MD
2016-2018 - Barbara Hutchinson, MD

( * deceased )