Leadership

Leadership

  Alexa Thibodeau, MS4   President    athibode@med.wayne.edu

Alexa Thibodeau, MS4
President
athibode@med.wayne.edu

  Jed Bell, MS2  Vice President of Internal Affairs jbell@med.wayne.edu

Jed Bell, MS2
Vice President of Internal Affairs
jbell@med.wayne.edu

  Nousha Hefzi, MS3   Vice President of Health Systems  nhefzi@med.wayne.edu

Nousha Hefzi, MS3
Vice President of Health Systems
nhefzi@med.wayne.edu


  Kyle Strouse, MS2  Co-Director of Operations kstrouse@med.wayne.edu

Kyle Strouse, MS2
Co-Director of Operations
kstrouse@med.wayne.edu

  Kristy Abraham, MS2  Director of Communications  kabraham@med.wayne.edu

Kristy Abraham, MS2
Director of Communications
kabraham@med.wayne.edu

  Lydia Su, MS2  Director of Patient Care lsu@med.wayne.edu

Lydia Su, MS2
Director of Patient Care
lsu@med.wayne.edu

  Amanda Dooley, MS2  Co-Director of Education and Training adooley@med.wayne.edu

Amanda Dooley, MS2
Co-Director of Education and Training
adooley@med.wayne.edu

  Aria Bassiri, MS2  Co-Director of Operations abassiri@med.wayne.edu

Aria Bassiri, MS2
Co-Director of Operations
abassiri@med.wayne.edu

  Adam Gorman, MS2   Co-Director of Technology agorman@med.wayne.edu

Adam Gorman, MS2
Co-Director of Technology
agorman@med.wayne.edu

  Amanda Manly, MS2  Co-Director of Research amanly@med.wayne.edu

Amanda Manly, MS2
Co-Director of Research
amanly@med.wayne.edu

  Jennifer Gilbert, MS2  Co-Director of Education and Training jennifergillbert.wayne.edu

Jennifer Gilbert, MS2
Co-Director of Education and Training
jennifergillbert.wayne.edu

  Diana Kakos, MS2  Director of Logistics & HR dkako@med.wayne.edu

Diana Kakos, MS2
Director of Logistics & HR
dkako@med.wayne.edu

  Maxwell Laws, MS2  Co-Director of Technology  mlaws@med.wayne.edu

Maxwell Laws, MS2
Co-Director of Technology
mlaws@med.wayne.edu

  Brianna Novitsky, MS2  Co-Director of Research                      bnovitsk@med.wayne.edu

Brianna Novitsky, MS2
Co-Director of Research                      bnovitsk@med.wayne.edu

  Lize Loubser, MS2  Director of Finance  lloubser@med.wayne.edu

Lize Loubser, MS2
Director of Finance
lloubser@med.wayne.edu


  William Mason, MS2   Communications Coordinator                                                                                 wmason@med.wayne.edu

William Mason, MS2
Communications Coordinator                                                                               wmason@med.wayne.edu

  Austin Waara, MS1   Communications Coordinator awaara@med.wayne.edu

Austin Waara, MS1
Communications Coordinator
awaara@med.wayne.edu

  Radwa Elsharawi, MS1   Education and Training Coordinator  radwa.elsharawi2@wayne.edu

Radwa Elsharawi, MS1
Education and Training Coordinator
radwa.elsharawi2@wayne.edu

  Nadim El-Hage, MS2   Patient Care Coordinator nelhage@med.wayne.edu

Nadim El-Hage, MS2
Patient Care Coordinator
nelhage@med.wayne.edu

  Kendra Colbert, MS1   Patient Care Coordinator  ee6500@wayne.edu

Kendra Colbert, MS1
Patient Care Coordinator
ee6500@wayne.edu

  Patricia Shi, MS1   Logistics and HR Coordinator patricia.shi@wayne.edu

Patricia Shi, MS1
Logistics and HR Coordinator
patricia.shi@wayne.edu

  Jessica Johns, MS1   Operations Coordinator Jessica.johns2@wayne.edu

Jessica Johns, MS1
Operations Coordinator
Jessica.johns2@wayne.edu

  Stephen Wertheimer, MS1   Operations Coordinator Stephen.wertheimer@med.wayne.edu

Stephen Wertheimer, MS1
Operations Coordinator
Stephen.wertheimer@med.wayne.edu

  Dominic Sandler, MS1   Finance and Fundraising Coordinator Dominic.sandler2@med.wayne.edu

Dominic Sandler, MS1
Finance and Fundraising Coordinator
Dominic.sandler2@med.wayne.edu

  Connor Buechler, MS1   Research Coordinator Connor.buechler@med.wayne.edu

Connor Buechler, MS1
Research Coordinator
Connor.buechler@med.wayne.edu

  Anita Ukani, MS1   Research Coordinator Anita.ukani2@med.wayne.edu

Anita Ukani, MS1
Research Coordinator
Anita.ukani2@med.wayne.edu

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  Raymond Chung, MS1   Technology Coordinator Raymond.chung2@med.wayne.edu

Raymond Chung, MS1
Technology Coordinator
Raymond.chung2@med.wayne.edu

  Aaron Szpytman, MS1   Technology Coordinator Aaron.szpytman@med.wayne.edu

Aaron Szpytman, MS1
Technology Coordinator
Aaron.szpytman@med.wayne.edu

  Farah Alam, MS1   Education and Training Coordinator Farah.alam@med.wayne.edu

Farah Alam, MS1
Education and Training Coordinator
Farah.alam@med.wayne.edu

  Deepti Shanbhag, MS1   Communications Coordinator Deepti.shanbhag2@med.wayne.edu

Deepti Shanbhag, MS1
Communications Coordinator
Deepti.shanbhag2@med.wayne.edu

  Jessica Meyers, MS1   Patient Education Coordinator  Jessicameyers@wayne.edu

Jessica Meyers, MS1
Patient Education Coordinator
Jessicameyers@wayne.edu


  Dr. Richard Bryce, DO   Faculty Advisor & Medical Director  rbryce1@hfhs.org  Dr. Bryce is a family physician at Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center in Southwest Detroit. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Dr. Bryce hosts Wayne State medical students at CHASS for family medicine clerkships. He also teaches at MSUCOM’s DMC campus. After working with SMD’s founder Jonathan Wong at CHASS, Dr. Bryce became interested in volunteering with Street Medicine Detroit. He believes that everyone has the right to healthcare and finds that his work that with SMD fuels his passion for medicine.   

Dr. Richard Bryce, DO
Faculty Advisor & Medical Director
rbryce1@hfhs.org

Dr. Bryce is a family physician at Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center in Southwest Detroit. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Dr. Bryce hosts Wayne State medical students at CHASS for family medicine clerkships. He also teaches at MSUCOM’s DMC campus. After working with SMD’s founder Jonathan Wong at CHASS, Dr. Bryce became interested in volunteering with Street Medicine Detroit. He believes that everyone has the right to healthcare and finds that his work that with SMD fuels his passion for medicine.

 

  Dean Carpenter, RN, FNP-BC   Lead Clinical Preceptor dcarpenter@nso-mi.org  Dean Carpenter is a nurse practitioner at the Neighborhood Service Organization’s Tumani Center in Detroit and the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI. Nurse Carpenter received his Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Michigan State University. He has been teaching nursing and medical students since 2001, first as a clinical instructor for Jackson Community College of Nursing and now as a clinical preceptor for many nurse programs throughout the state, including Wayne State, Michigan State and the University of Michigan. Nurse Practitioner Carpenter saw the tremendous need of those experiencing homelessness and recognized that even simple interventions could have a huge impact on improving quality of life. He is constantly motivated by the gratitude expressed by SMD patients, paraphrasing St. Francis of Assisi, “For it is in giving that we receive”.

Dean Carpenter, RN, FNP-BC 
Lead Clinical Preceptor
dcarpenter@nso-mi.org

Dean Carpenter is a nurse practitioner at the Neighborhood Service Organization’s Tumani Center in Detroit and the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI. Nurse Carpenter received his Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Michigan State University. He has been teaching nursing and medical students since 2001, first as a clinical instructor for Jackson Community College of Nursing and now as a clinical preceptor for many nurse programs throughout the state, including Wayne State, Michigan State and the University of Michigan. Nurse Practitioner Carpenter saw the tremendous need of those experiencing homelessness and recognized that even simple interventions could have a huge impact on improving quality of life. He is constantly motivated by the gratitude expressed by SMD patients, paraphrasing St. Francis of Assisi, “For it is in giving that we receive”.

  Jonathan Wong, MD, PGY-2  Founder & Chair of Board of Directors jwong@med.wayne.edu  While a medical student at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Wong first caught wind of the street medicine movement and formed a vision to go directly to the streets and shelters to serve Detroit's homeless community. Through partnerships with faculty and community organizations, he quickly developed Street Medicine Detroit into a socially-conscious healthcare force and model for other medical groups in the city.  Now a family medicine resident at University of Toronto, Dr. Wong still remains heavily involved with the organization as the Chair of Board of Directors.

Jonathan Wong, MD, PGY-2
Founder & Chair of Board of Directors
jwong@med.wayne.edu

While a medical student at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Wong first caught wind of the street medicine movement and formed a vision to go directly to the streets and shelters to serve Detroit's homeless community. Through partnerships with faculty and community organizations, he quickly developed Street Medicine Detroit into a socially-conscious healthcare force and model for other medical groups in the city.  Now a family medicine resident at University of Toronto, Dr. Wong still remains heavily involved with the organization as the Chair of Board of Directors.

  Philip Ramsey, CPSS  Road Home Outreach pramsey@nso-mi.org

Philip Ramsey, CPSS
Road Home Outreach
pramsey@nso-mi.org

  Lydia Adkins, CPSS  Road Home Outreach lfoskey@nso-mi.org   The Road Home is a unique mobile outreach program of the Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO). This program provides housing and other support services to those experiencing homelessness in the City of Detroit. The Road Team engages people wherever they may be—whether on the streets, in parks, or under viaducts—and guides them through the process of identification restoration and obtaining permanent housing. Street Medicine Detroit partners with The Road Home to offer encouragement, support, medical, and housing services to individuals experiencing homeless.  Ms. Adkins first encountered NSO in 2004 while personally experiencing homelessness, mental health issues, and addiction. At NSO, she received the help she needed through the Tumaini Center, Addiction Treatment Services, and The Road Home (formerly known as Helping Hands). In January 2008, she was housed and began the process of recovery. By August 2009, she began working for NSO as a member of The Road Home. Ms. Adkins is incredibly grateful for the opportunities and the second chance NSO provided her. Her passion for her work stemmed from her own personal experience of moving beyond homelessness and addiction; now, her passion derives from her desire to help others do the same.      

Lydia Adkins, CPSS
Road Home Outreach
lfoskey@nso-mi.org

The Road Home is a unique mobile outreach program of the Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO). This program provides housing and other support services to those experiencing homelessness in the City of Detroit. The Road Team engages people wherever they may be—whether on the streets, in parks, or under viaducts—and guides them through the process of identification restoration and obtaining permanent housing. Street Medicine Detroit partners with The Road Home to offer encouragement, support, medical, and housing services to individuals experiencing homeless.

Ms. Adkins first encountered NSO in 2004 while personally experiencing homelessness, mental health issues, and addiction. At NSO, she received the help she needed through the Tumaini Center, Addiction Treatment Services, and The Road Home (formerly known as Helping Hands). In January 2008, she was housed and began the process of recovery. By August 2009, she began working for NSO as a member of The Road Home. Ms. Adkins is incredibly grateful for the opportunities and the second chance NSO provided her. Her passion for her work stemmed from her own personal experience of moving beyond homelessness and addiction; now, her passion derives from her desire to help others do the same.