Dr. Fowobi Gbadebo, MD

Chairperson

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Olufowobi Gbadebo MD, is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He’s a Fellow of the Royal College Physician of Canada. Dr. Gbadebo graduated from the prestigious College of Medicine, University of Ibadan in Nigeria. He completed Residency Program in Psychiatry and Fellowship Program in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at SUNY Buffalo where he was the chief resident. He is currently in private practice in Statesboro Georgia. Dr. Gbadebo is married with 2 kids and enjoys golf in his downtime.

Dr. Oluyemi A. Olawaiye, Rph

Executive Director

Clinical Pharmacist, Nassau County Medical Center.

Dr. Oluyemi A. Olawaiye left for the shores of America November of 1992. In 1995, he moved from New York city after having attended New York city technical college, to Buffalo, New York after he was admitted to the State University of New York in Buffalo for Doctor of Pharmacy program. He graduated in 2003 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and a Minor in Marketing from the school of Management. He was offered a position as a pharmacist right after completing his doctorate program with CVS pharmacy company in New Jersey. He moved back to New York to work for another fortune 500 company Duane Reade in 2004 to 2009. In 2010, he decided to take his first teaching appointment in a clinical setting at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, the largest private hospital in Bronx New York where he remained utill 2014. In 2010 simultaneously while at the hospital, he became an entrepreneur, when he started a car company rightfully called Otesco Inc., which he ran simultaneously and sold the company 2014. In 2011 he along with his wife started Yeloto African Children Foundation a charity organization. YELOTO is an NGO that provides basic needs like health care, education and nutrition for under priviledged children across Africa. Dr. Olawaiye believes in the old adage "It takes a global village to raise a child". In 2015, he took on a Clinical role with Nassau County Medical Center pharmacy Department, the number one trauma center on Long Island where he remains till date working for the State Of New York

Dr. Evans O. Imafidon, Rph

Vice-Chairperson

Clinical Pharmacist Bronx Lebanon Hospital.

Dr. Evans Osahon Imafidon is an infectious disease specialist, an entrepreneur and businessman. Evans Imafidon is founder and CEO of Imafidon group. Imafidon group is a business management and investment consulting company. We are a leader in providing consulting services to small to mid-size companies such as pharmaceutical distribution firm, Personal security and protection services as well as the commercial and residential real estate industries. In 2015, Dr. Imafidon established the Evans Imafidon global initiative, a foundation that is aimed at providing worldwide empowerment to our community through financial, health and education awareness programs. Evans Imafidon foundation has core values of building community, creating opportunity, and demanding responsibility that will result in unprecedented progress for Africa and other part of the world. Evans Imafidon have always believed in the saying “out of the happiness of others lies our own happiness hence he has dedicated his life to helping people achieve their dreams by providing various educational and training endowment fund to people in low income communities around the globe. Evans Imafidon grew up in a middle-class family in Benin City, Edo state with his parent and 11 siblings. The Imafidon family atmosphere was warm and close, and all eleven children were encouraged to be competitive and strive for excellence. Evans Imafidon is currently residing in New York City and constantly flies around the global preaching health awareness, community growth and financial literacy. Evans Imafidon attended Immaculate Conception College in Benin City where he came out with distinction. He proceeded to University of Benin; and in 1996 came to New York to attend Longs Island University. After working in the Saint Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, Evans Imafidon won a hundred percent scholarship to study management in Public administration at Marist College in greater Westchester County, New York. Presently, Evans Imafidon is dedicated to managing is group of companies and his foundation.

Dr. Simbo Aduloju, MD

Vice-Chairperson

Hematology and Oncology Specialist

Dr Simbo Aduloju graduated from State University of New York downstate college of medicine then pursue residency in internal medicine at Emory University School of medicine. He completed his fellowship in hematology & oncology also at Emory university hospital where he served as chief fellow. He joined Georgia Cancer Specialists affiliate with Northside Hospital in 2009 where he specialiazed in treatment of wide range of hematologic and oncologic diseases. He currently serve has adjunct faculty at Morehouse School of Medicine.

Dr. Christian C. Bannerman, MD

Secretary

Assistant Pofessor Icahn School of medicine

Dr. Christian Bannerman, MD is an attending physician at Queen Hospital Center’s Department of emergency medicine, an affiliate of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He joined the faculty in 2008 during which time assumed responsibility of Physician Assistant Education Director. During his tenure, orchestrate an Emergency Medicine fellowship for new Physician Assistants. Presently, Dr. Bannerman is the Director for the Urgent Care center. In less than two years a pilot program to improve time to provider has improved significantly based on a modified triage bypass system under his leadership. He currently directs the hospitals wide ACLS/PALS courses. As part of a community outreach program, Dr. Bannerman allows shadowing of college and high school students interested in a career in medicine. He also goes into local high schools and gives lectures to high school students allowing fostering of mentor/mentee relationships

Dr. Regine Bruny-Olawaiye, MD

Treasurer

Associate Director, Wellness Emergency Response at NYU.

Dr. Regine Bruny-Olawaiye is a board certified Adult as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with almost 15 years’ experience in psychiatry and administration. She was born in NYC but grew up in Queens. She attended St. John’s Preparatory High School in Astoria where she was an active Scholar/Athlete, attaining awards in both arenas and graduated Valedictorian. She went on to get her Bachelors of Arts at New York University in Humanities & Broadcast Journalism while concurrently pursuing the Pre-Med curriculum. Setting her sights on combining her journalistic skills with her future medical knowledge she secured an internship with Channel 7 Eyewitness News in NYC where she worked with Dr. Jay Adlersberg. Dr. Bruny-Olawaiye attended medical school at The University at Buffalo School of Medicine and & Biomedical Sciences. While still a medical student she concurrently enrolled and pursued her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) at The University at Buffalo School of Management, graduating after a total of 5 years with both her MD and MBA degrees. She then returned to NYC for Residency and Fellowship Training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Long Island Jewish Health System (now known as “Northwell”) where she served as Chief Resident. Wanting to be where she would do the most good Dr. Bruny-Olawaiye took a position at the Kings County Psychiatric Emergency Room or "CPEP" as their first in house Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist immediately after concluding her training. In recognition of her talent and dedication, one year later she became the beloved Medical Director of the same department. Regine worked tirelessly over a 5 year period to bring the department into substantial compliance during a very critical time of both clinical and corporate culture change. These changes came about secondary to the public outcry over the death of Esmin Greene and the consequent oversight of the Civil Liberties Union, Plaintiff Lawyers and the Department of Justice. To date, Dr. Bruny-Olawaiye remains connected to the public health system as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the State University of New York at Downstate as well as St. George’s University Medical School and teaches new doctors the art and science of Emergency Psychiatry across the lifespan. Dr. Bruny-Olawaiye has presented academic discussions on The Role of Spirituality in Medicine, Experiences of the Pregnant Therapist, Cuttings, Mutilations and Tattooing in Adolescents and a host of other topics. In keeping with her desire to remain challenged, fulfilled and inspired by the work she does, Regine was recruited and joined Mayor DiBlasio's THRIVE NYC Initiative in early 2016 as Medical Director where she created, in partnership with the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) a successful Collaborative Care Program across the five boroughs. In her capacity as Medical Director, Dr. Bruny-Olawaiye oversaw the placement of 110 early career psychologists and social workers within private and clinic practices across the city found to have the highest socio-economic needs. New York City developed and created the model for this first-of-its-kind initiative, making New York City a nationwide leader in expanding and diversifying access to mental health resources and integrating mental and physical health care. Dr. Bruny-Olawaiye was responsible for oversight of clinician training and mentorship in several evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Collaborative Care innovations. In seeking to reconnect with more direct clinical activities, and in response to society's need for suicide and violence prevention on college campuses, Regine has most recently returned to her Alma Mater as the Associate Director of Wellness Emergency Response at New York University. In this role Dr. Bruny-Olawaiye manages and directly supervises all aspects of emergency response in the Counseling and Wellness Services Unit of the Student Health Center, serving over 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to these responsibilities, Dr. Bruny-Olawaiye also heads her own health care consulting and direct patient care businesses.

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