Meet the Scholars

  • Felix Contreras
    SMDEP gave me the confidence to lead and achieve. Six short weeks were long on results that will influence me for a lifetime.
  • Adrienne Perry
    SMDEP has prepared me to do great things... like helping to reverse the oral health crisis.
  • Lisa A. Worden
    One of the most significant benefits to participating in the Ladder to Leadership program is the increased insight I’ve gained...
  • Zaid Gayle
    Prior to receiving the Community Health Leaders award, advocacy for our organization and our youth was labored and difficult.
  • Sara O'Donnell
    The exposure that I received as a Community Health Leader increased the visibility of our work at the Cancer Resource...
  • Sonya A. Grier, PhD, MBA
    The Health & Society Scholars program gave me the freedom to think creatively about the social impact of marketing on health.
  • Margaret P. Moss, PhD, JD, RN
    Because of my experience as an RWJF Health Policy Fellow, I now understand the networks, processes and vernacular of Capitol Hill.
  • Vanessa Grubbs, MD, MPH
    The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program has allowed me to launch my research program and exposes me to a wide network…
  • Rashawn Ray, PhD
    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research program gave me access to an extraordinary network...
  • Arlene Goldsmith, LCSW, PhD
    The RWJF Community Health Leaders award dramatically increased the visibility of New Alternatives for Children...