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

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

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

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

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

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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.