Parks and DeBerry Elected to NAMME Regional BoardNovember 21, 2018
Two Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) staff members have been elected as executive board members of the southern region
of the National Association of Medical Minority Educators, Inc. (NAMME), an organization
that focuses on advocacy, professional development and support of underrepresented
Darnae Parks (right), assistant director of admissions, has been elected to serve as the co-chair of membership, while Aisha DeBerry, JD,
director of diversity and community partnerships, has been elected to serve as the co-chair of legal and legislative affairs.
Parks said, “It is an honor to serve within an organization that has visions and goals
which are parallel to PCOM in assisting and educating underrepresented minority students.
In my new role, I plan to bring more healthcare professionals into the fold to assist,
educate, guide and mentor future healthcare professionals.”
In his position, Parks will promote membership in NAMME, coordinate membership processing
with the national membership chair, notify regional membership about dues and respond
to general inquiries about membership.
In her new role, DeBerry (left) will review, recommend, submit proposed amendments
and revisions of the organization’s constitution and by-laws, review and recommend
policies and procedures regarding other legal matters such as insurance, contracts
and audits, and review and update the southern region NAMME procedures manual as needed.
She said, “I value the mission of NAMME and have observed the intentionality of NAMME’s
members to create a diverse population of healthcare professionals. I am proud to
serve and glad to be a part of carrying the torch forward.”
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Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated
to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied
history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and
physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science,
and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM
Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service
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an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment.
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