Leadership

Leadership

  Nousha Hefzi, MS4   President nhefzi@med.wayne.edu

Nousha Hefzi, MS4
President
nhefzi@med.wayne.edu


  Amanda Manly, MS2  Vice-President amanly@med.wayne.edu

Amanda Manly, MS2
Vice-President
amanly@med.wayne.edu

  Kendra Colbert, MS2   Patient Education Director  ee6500@wayne.edu

Kendra Colbert, MS2
Patient Education Director
ee6500@wayne.edu

  Jessica Meyers, MS2   Patient Education Coordinator  Jessicameyers@wayne.edu

Jessica Meyers, MS2
Patient Education Coordinator
Jessicameyers@wayne.edu

  Radwa Elsharawi, MS2   Education and Training Director  radwa.elsharawi2@wayne.edu

Radwa Elsharawi, MS2
Education and Training Director
radwa.elsharawi2@wayne.edu

  Stephen Wertheimer, MS2   Operations Director Stephen.wertheimer@med.wayne.edu

Stephen Wertheimer, MS2
Operations Director
Stephen.wertheimer@med.wayne.edu

  Connor Buechler, MS2   Research Director Connor.buechler@med.wayne.edu

Connor Buechler, MS2
Research Director
Connor.buechler@med.wayne.edu

  Farah Alam, MS2   Education and Training Coordinator Farah.alam@med.wayne.edu

Farah Alam, MS2
Education and Training Coordinator
Farah.alam@med.wayne.edu

  Jessica Johns, MS2   Operations Director Jessica.johns2@wayne.edu

Jessica Johns, MS2
Operations Director
Jessica.johns2@wayne.edu

  Anita Ukani, MS2   Research Coordinator Anita.ukani2@med.wayne.edu

Anita Ukani, MS2
Research Coordinator
Anita.ukani2@med.wayne.edu

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  Patricia Shi, MS2   Logistics and HR Director patricia.shi@wayne.edu

Patricia Shi, MS2
Logistics and HR Director
patricia.shi@wayne.edu

  Austin Waara, MS2   Communications Director awaara@med.wayne.edu

Austin Waara, MS2
Communications Director
awaara@med.wayne.edu

  Raymond Chung, MS2   Technology Director Raymond.chung2@med.wayne.edu

Raymond Chung, MS2
Technology Director
Raymond.chung2@med.wayne.edu

  Dominic Sandler, MS2   Finance and Fundraising Director Dominic.sandler2@med.wayne.edu

Dominic Sandler, MS2
Finance and Fundraising Director
Dominic.sandler2@med.wayne.edu

  Deepti Shanbhag, MS2   Communications Coordinator Deepti.shanbhag2@med.wayne.edu

Deepti Shanbhag, MS2
Communications Coordinator
Deepti.shanbhag2@med.wayne.edu

  Aaron Szpytman, MS2   Technology Coordinator Aaron.szpytman@med.wayne.edu

Aaron Szpytman, MS2
Technology Coordinator
Aaron.szpytman@med.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.