All Roads Lead To Change

All Roads Lead To Change

Addressing Unmet Needs in the African American MS Community

Program provided by MSAA and its educational partners

Working Group Members

  • Mitzi Williams Headshot
    Mitzi Joi Williams, MD – CHAIR
    Founder and CEO
    Joi Life Wellness Group, LLC
  • Oluwasheyi Ayeni Headshot
    Oluwasheyi Akin Ayeni, MD
    Clinical Neurologist
    Kaiser Permanente
  • Angala Borders-Robinson Headshot
    Angala B. Borders-Robinson, DO, FACN
    Clinical Neurologist
    Noran Neurological Clinic
  • Angela Chandler Headshot
    Angela Lang Chandler, MD
    Clinical Neurologist
    Baptist Neurosciences
  • Heidi Crayton Headshot
    Heidi Crayton, MD
    Clinical Neurologist
    MS Center of Greater Washington
  • Tirisham Gyang Headshot
    Tirisham Gyang, MD
    Assistant Clinical Professor
    University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Annette Howard Headshot
    Annette Howard, MD
    Medical Director
    MS Institute of Texas
  • Annette Okai Headshot
    Annette Okai, MD
    Medical Director
    MS Treatment Center of Dallas
    Baylor University Medical Center
  • Jacqueline Rosenthal Headshot
    Jacqueline Faulkner Rosenthal, MD
    Clinical Neurologist
    Shepherd Center

  • Aljoeson Walker, MD
    Clinical Neurologist
    Medical University of South Carolina

  • Yolanda Smith Wheeler, PhD, CRNP, CPNP-AC, MSCN
    Assistant Professor, UAB School of Nursing
    Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, UAB Center for Pediatric Onset Demyelinating Disease 
  • Sophia Woodson Headshot
    Sophia D. Woodson, CNP
    Neurology Nurse Practitioner
    UH Cleveland Medical Center

A number of neurologists in the community claim to be MS specialists, but few can actually meet the unique needs of patients with MS, especially African American patients with MS.

HCP Member, MSAA’s African American Advisory Board