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.


Marie LeGrand

Marie LeGrand, MPH

Co-Chairperson, MSAA African American Advisory Board
MSAA
Chicago, IL
Mitzi Joi Williams, MD

Mitzi Joi Williams, MD, FAAN

Co-Chairperson, MSAA African American Advisory Board
Joi Life Wellness MS Center
Smyrna, GA
Oluwasheyi A. Ayeni, MD

Oluwasheyi A. Ayeni, MD

Kaiser Permanente
Atlanta, GA
Angala Borders-Robinson, DO, FACN

Angala Borders-Robinson, DO, FACN

Covenant Healthcare
Saginaw, MI
Angela Lang Chandler, MD

Angela Lang Chandler, MD

Baptist Neurosciences, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center
Jackson, MS
Heidi Crayton, MD

Heidi Crayton, MD

MS Center of Greater Washington
Vienna, VA
Tirisham Gyang, MD

Tirisham Gyang, MD

Ohio State University, Werner Medical Center
Columbus, OH
Annette E. Howard, MD

Annette E. Howard, MD

Multiple Sclerosis Institute of Texas
Houston, TX
Annette Okai, MD, FAAN

Annette Okai, MD, FAAN

MS Treatment Center of Dallas
Dallas, TX
Jacqueline F. Rosenthal, MD

Jacqueline F. Rosenthal, MD

Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Institute
Atlanta GA
Aljoeson Walker, MD

Aljoeson Walker, MD

Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
Yolanda S. Wheeler, PhD, CRNP, CPNP-AC, MSCN

Yolanda S. Wheeler, PhD, CRNP, CPNP-AC, MSCN

University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL
Sophia D. Woodson, CNP

Sophia D. Woodson, CNP

University Hospital Cleveland
Cleveland, OH

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).

Visit MSAllRoads.org