African American Advisory Board
MSAA’s African American Advisory Board is comprised of leading MS healthcare professionals, people living with MS, and care partners. The advisory board was established in 2019 to identify unmet needs and challenges facing the African American MS community and to develop comprehensive and innovative programmatic and educational initiatives to address those needs.
Mitzi Joi Williams, MD, FAAN
Chairperson, MSAA African American Advisory Board
Joi Life Wellness MS Center
Oluwasheyi A. Ayeni, MD
Angala Borders-Robinson, DO, FACN
Angela Lang Chandler, MD
Baptist Neurosciences, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center
Heidi Crayton, MD
MS Center of Greater Washington
Tirisham Gyang, MD
Ohio State University, Werner Medical Center
Annette E. Howard, MD
Multiple Sclerosis Institute of Texas
Evelyn A. Hunter, PhD
Auburn University / Auburn Psychological Wellness Center
Annette Okai, MD, FAAN
MS Treatment Center of Dallas
Jacqueline F. Rosenthal, MD
Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Institute
Aljoeson Walker, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Yolanda S. Wheeler, PhD, CRNP, CPNP-AC, MSCN
University of Alabama
Sophia D. Woodson, CNP
University Hospital Cleveland
Please note that members of the MS community, including individuals with MS and care partners are also included on the African American Advisory Board.
MSi Videos and Webinars: Health Equities and Diversity
To access MSAA’s webinars and videos on health equities and diversity, please visit our Multiple Sclerosis Information webpage.
All Roads Lead to Change: Addressing Unmet Needs in the African American MS Community
Learn more about this multifaceted educational program for healthcare providers seeking to improve the care of African Americans living with multiple sclerosis, in conjunction with our partners Impact Education and the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM).