Who is BMHA?
The Brown Minority Housestaff Association (BMHA) became a recognized housestaff organization in 2013. BMHA is advised through faculty, the GME Department and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA). The BMHA is an organization that strives to promote the advancement of underrepresented housestaff through community building, mentorship, networking and advocacy. We seek to increase the recruitment and retention underrepresented faculty and housestaff. The strength of a diverse workforce more effectively meets the needs of the diverse population of patients we serve.
The Brown Minority Housestaff Association (BMHA) is an organization created by Brown housestaff and their advisors to promote the advancement of underrepresented housestaff through mentorship, networking and advocacy. The BMHA seeks to increase the presence of underrepresented faculty and housestaff through active recruitment and community building within Brown. BMHA hopes to foster the development of professional and social connections that will increase retention of minority housestaff and faculty. BMHA will use the strength of a diverse workforce to more effectively meet the needs of the diverse population we serve.
Mission and Goals
Our achievements through the Brown Minority Housestaff Association would not be possible without the support from our partners. Brown University through the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs has been a long time advocate and financial supporter of the BMHA mission. The Lifespan Graduate Medical Education office and the Rhode Island Hospital have also been great supporters of BMHA and we continue to foster a relationship that will seek to improve the diversity among housestaff and faculty and improve the cultural competency of the medical community.
Brown Minority Housestaff Association: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brown Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
Matthew Anderson- President
Alexis Thompson and Sean Sanker- Vice Chairs
Vanessa Ogueri- Treasurer
Melissa Rodriguez- Secretary
Amber Young- ODMA Liaison
Tiffany Bell- Social Chair
Yvorn Aswad- Volunteer Coordinator
Rachel Buckle-Rashid – Social Media Chair
Med-Peds: Sybil Cineas, MD
Internal Medicine: Dom Tammaro, MD
Pediatrics: Sabina Holland, MD
James Arrighi, MD
Director of Lifespan GME, 401-444-8704
Director, Graduate and Continuing Medical Education Administration, 401-444-8450