Leadership

Leadership

Esther Chae, MS4 President echae@med.wayne.edu

Esther Chae, MS4
President
echae@med.wayne.edu

Nousha Hefzi, MS2 Vice President of Internal Affairs nhefzi@med.wayne.edu

Nousha Hefzi, MS2
Vice President of Internal Affairs
nhefzi@med.wayne.edu

Alexa Thibodeau, MS3 Vice President of Health Systems athibode@med.wayne.edu

Alexa Thibodeau, MS3
Vice President of Health Systems
athibode@med.wayne.edu

Jessica Lee, MS4 Director of Logistics & HR jelee@med.wayne.edu

Jessica Lee, MS4
Director of Logistics & HR
jelee@med.wayne.edu

Andrew Failla, MS2 Director of Operations afailla@med.wayne.edu

Andrew Failla, MS2
Director of Operations
afailla@med.wayne.edu

Eric Walton, MS2 Director of Communications erwalton@med.wayne.edu

Eric Walton, MS2
Director of Communications
erwalton@med.wayne.edu

Tiffani Strickland, MS2 Director of Patient Care tstrickl@med.wayne.edu

Tiffani Strickland, MS2
Director of Patient Care
tstrickl@med.wayne.edu

Yusra Oral, MS2 Director of Education & Training horal@med.wayne.edu

Yusra Oral, MS2
Director of Education & Training
horal@med.wayne.edu

Daryl Tiong, MS2 Co-Director of Research dtiong@med.wayne.edu

Daryl Tiong, MS2
Co-Director of Research
dtiong@med.wayne.edu

Dandrich Lim, MS2 Director of Finance & Fundraising dlim@med.wayne.edu

Dandrich Lim, MS2
Director of Finance & Fundraising
dlim@med.wayne.edu

Victoria Sattarova, MS2 Co-Director of Research vsattaro@med.wayne.edu

Victoria Sattarova, MS2
Co-Director of Research
vsattaro@med.wayne.edu

Lucy Chau, MS2 Co-Director of Technology cchau@med.wayne.edu

Lucy Chau, MS2
Co-Director of Technology
cchau@med.wayne.edu

Rudy Wenner, MS2 Patient Care Coordinator rwenner@med.wayne.edu

Rudy Wenner, MS2
Patient Care Coordinator
rwenner@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

Mohamad Bakkar, MS2 Operations Coordinator mohamad.bakkar@wayne.edu

Mohamad Bakkar, MS2
Operations Coordinator
mohamad.bakkar@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.