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, MPH – Co-Chairperson, MSAA African American Advisory Board (MSAA)
Mitzi Joi Williams, MD – Co-Chairperson, MSAA African American Advisory Board (Joi Life Wellness MS Center)
Oluwasheyi A. Ayeni, MD (Kaiser Permanente)
Angala Borders-Robinson, DO, FACN (Covenant Healthcare)
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)
Annette Okai, MD (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).