March 20, 2019
10 A.M. – 4 P.M.

Grand Hyatt (Penn AB Room on the 1B Meeting Room Level)
1000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Registration for this event is full.

A dialogue engaging the African-American community, centered on understanding the gaps, misperceptions and barriers to educate young women of color on metastatic breast cancer (MBC). We invite young women, patients, caregivers, community leaders, creators, healthcare providers, advocates, researchers and policymakers to join us in partnership for a day of strategic planning.

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Summit Registration Opens at 9:30 AM

Summit Program is from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Summit Program At-A-Glance

Opening Remarks

MC: Madeline Long Poole, Founder & CEO | Supporting Our Sisters International 

Welcome Remarks

Maimah S. Karmo, President & Founder | Tigerlily Foundation

Collaborating to Accelerate Impact: Metastatic Breast Cancer Project (MBCp)

Angela Baker, MBCp Ambassador | Count Me In

Imani Boykin, Howard University | Metastatic Breast Cancer Learning Experience (HUMBLE)

Carla Harvey, MBCp Ambassador | Count Me In

Sheila McGlown, MBCp Ambassador | Count Me In

Colleen Nguyen, MPH, Community Engagement Lead | Count Me In

Latonya Wilson, MBCp Ambassador | Count Me In

Diversifying Clinical Trials & Advancing Access to Innovation

Janeen R. Azare, PhD, MSPH | Pfizer, Inc.

Metastatic Breast Cancer & Me

Kimberly Alcantara | MBC Advocate

Shonte Drakeford, RN | MBC Advocate

Brandon Garrett, Chief Operating Officer | National Minority Quality Forum

Lori Wilson, MD, FACS, Division Chief of Surgical Oncology | Howard University

Metastatic Breast Cancer & The Community

Ricki Fairley, President | Dove Marketing

Keith Gregory, MBA, Senior Director Radiation Oncology Operations & Proton Therapy| Inova Schar Cancer Institute

Jasmine Jones, Founder & COO | Cherry Blossom Intimates

Ruth Travis, D.Min. | Breast Cancer Advocate

Remarks on behalf of Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz

Jackii Wang, MPA, Legislative Assistant | U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Metastatic Breast Cancer & Public Policy

Tammy Boyd, MPH, JD, Chief Policy Officer | Black Women’s Health Imperative

Regina Hampton, MD, FACS, Medical Director | Breast Care Center at Doctors Community Hospital

Sara Horton, MD, Oncologist | Howard University

Mia Keeys, MA, Health Policy Advisor | U.S. Representative Robin Kelly

Shalewa Noel-Thomas, MPH, PhD, Chief, Cancer & Chronic Disease Prevention Bureau| DC Department of Health 

Keynote Conversation Re-Writing the Story

Markette Sheppard, MA, Great Day Washington Host | WUSA 9 with David Lacks, Jr.| Grandson of Henrietta Lacks 

Mobilizing Against Metastatic Breast Cancer Disparities (Facilitation Team Listed Below)

Janeen Azure, PhD, MSPH | Pfizer, Inc

Imani Boykin | HUMBLE

Beth Burnett | Pfizer, Inc.

Dionne Jones-Dendy | Pfizer, Inc

Ricki Fairley | Dove Marketing

Keith Gregory | Inova Schar Cancer Institute

Coral Jean-Mary | HUMBLE

Colleen Nguyen, MPH | Count Me In

Dannielle Patterson | Lilly

Gloria Ward-Ravenell | SOSI

Shyrea Thompson | The IRIS Collaborative

Lauren Wood |Humanly 

Moment of Silence & Reflection

Maimah S. Karmo, President & Founder | Tigerlily Foundation

Closing Remarks

MC: Madeline Long Poole, Founder & CEO | Supporting Our Sisters International


Valet Parking and Self-Parking in Garage (no in-and-out privileges) are available – Hourly Rates apply.

Nearby Transportation Centers:

  • Union Station: 2 miles
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport: 5 miles
  • Dulles International Airport: 27 miles

Public Transit Centers:

  • Metro Center train station
  • G8 Avondale bus at 11th St NW & New York Ave NW » Access to The Shaw
  • 64 Fort Totten bus from NW H St & NW 11th St » Access to Logan Circle
  • X2 Minnesota Ave Station bus from NE H St & NE 12th St  » Access to H Street

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Donation of Sabika Jewelry gifted by Char Kurihara in loving memory of Lisa Monteleon