12 Sep: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Michelle Albert, Director of the Center for the Study of Adversity & Cardiovascular Disease at UCSF

Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPH is a general cardiologist with expertise in preventive cardiovascular medicine as well as managing the most critically ill cardiovascular patients with a range of conditions including coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies and vulnerable populations with heart disease such as women and racial/ethnic minorities. Born and raised in Guyana, Dr. Albert had a fairly austere upbringing. The sudden death of her grandfather by cardiac arrest was probably the trigger for…


22 Aug: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Maya A. Trotz, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at USF

Maya A. Trotz, Ph.D., born in Georgetown, Guyana is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida (USF), Tampa. She works at the nexus of geochemistry/water quality and global/community sustainability and education with current and previous student research projects in Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Bolivia, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, and Peru. She currently holds a patent on “Functional composites formed from colloidal polymer particles with photocatalytic metal oxide nanoparticles.” Dr….

Dr. Michelle

10 Aug: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Michelle Mickle Foster – Philanthropist, Chemical Engineer, Certified Economic Development Specialist

Dr. Michelle Mickle Foster has been the President and CEO of The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, in West Virginia, since February 2016. Prior to this position, she served as the CEO of the Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, Inc. (KISRA) for 17-1/2 years. She developed all of KISRA’s 13 major programs that are in the areas of Health, Employment, Asset Development and Learning. Michelle was born in Guyana, the oldest child of three….

Dr. Alia-Abdulla

24 Jun: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Alia Abdulla – Medical Director/Certified Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Alia Abdulla is the Medical Director of Surgical Oncology at North Shore Medical Center in Miami, Florida. An experienced surgical oncologist, she specializes in minimally invasive and robotic surgery and thyroid and parathyroid surgery. Her areas of interest also include the treatment of breast cancer, melanoma and skin cancer, sarcoma, complex gastric malignancies and complex colorectal malignancies. Dr. Abdulla was born in Canada to Guyanese parents.  She completed her fellowship training in surgical oncology in the department…

Dr. Alisha

21 Jun: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Alisha Griffith, Speech Pathologist, Audiologist, President/Co-Founder of Smart Fit Fam, Inc.

Dr. Alisha Griffith, affectionately referred to as “Dr. Alisha”, is a compassionate professionally trained educator, speech language pathologist, and audiologist.  Over a span of nearly two decades, she has assisted countless people from all walks of life to overcome various challenges, empowering them to live their lives to the fullest. Dr. Alisha was born in Stillwater Oklahoma after both of her parent left Guyana on scholarship awards to study abroad.  Her mother, Ismay Griffith and father, Charles Griffith; returned to Guyana…


11 May: Celebrating Our Nurses: Meet, Ameela Singh, Dedicated Family Nurse Practitioner

Ameela Singh was originally born in Georgetown, Guyana, South America. Her family moved to the United States at the age of 3 for better opportunities; Ameela understood this dream! Her parents always pushed her and her goal was always to make them proud. Ameela grew up as a loving child always the first to respond to an ache or a scrape, no matter what. As a child, everyone knew that Ameela would be a nurturer;…


15 Feb: She Rocks! Dr. Karen Godette, Associate Professor & Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta

Karen Godette, MD, is a board certified radiation oncologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Godette practices general radiation oncology and specializes in breast and gynecological malignancies, prostate cancer and soft tissue sarcoma. Within these areas, her expertise is brachytherapy. Dr. Godette treats patients at Winship at Emory University Hospital Midtown where she has served as medical director since 2001. Winship Cancer Institute is Georgia’s…

Dr. TanyaHinds

10 Jan: Pediatrician Dr. Tanya Hinds is Meeting the Needs of Children in Washington, DC

Dr. Tanya Hinds is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC and is certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a Child Abuse Pediatrician. Born in Georgetown, Guyana, Dr. Hinds migrated with her family to the US in the late 80’s.  She attended Queens College in New York before  continued her education at Howard University in Washington DC, where she received a Bachelor’s in 1994 and a…

Pamela Tracz

07 Oct: She Rocks! Pamela Tracz – Motivational Speaker, Midwife and Woman of the Year in Communications

Born in Guyana, South America, Pamela started her Teaching career at the tender age of 17. She later traveled to London, England where she completed her training as a Registered Nurse and a State Certified Midwife. She is very experienced at providing and teaching health care, self care and wellness to individuals across the United Kingdom, Ontario and North America. Pamela has over 36 years experience in the medical profession, functioning as a Registered Nurse…


27 Aug: She Rocks! Recent Med School Graduate, Topaz Sampson, is close to her dream of practicing Medicine

Recent medical school graduate, Topaz Sampson, is very close to accomplishing her dream of practicing Medicine. A New Amsterdam native, Topaz was part of the graduating Class of 2015 at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, and is scheduled to begin residency training at Baylor College of Medicine. While in medical school Topaz was appointed 2014 President of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), the oldest and largest student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns…