Parks and DeBerry Elected to NAMME Regional Board

November 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 students.

Professional headshot photograph of Darnae ParksDarnae 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.

Professional headshot photograph of Aisha DeBerry, JDIn 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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