11th Annual

Spirit of the Heart

virtual awards gala & fundraiser

association of black cardiologists

Founded in 1974, the ABC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating the disparities related to cardiovascular disease and achieving health equity such that all people can live long, healthy lives. Membership is open to all interested in the care of people with or at risk for cardiovascular disease, including health professionals, lay members of the community (Community Health Advocates), corporate and institutional members. Today, the ABC’s public and private partnerships continue to increase our impact in communities across the nation.

The Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Our Mission

To Promote the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease, including Stroke, in Blacks and other Minorities and to Achieve Health Equity for all through the Elimination of Disparities.

The annual awards dinner and fundraiser serves as a celebration of life with proceeds supporting ABCs ‘Spirit of the Heart’ community outreach which provides consumers with the knowledge that heart disease is preventable, and heart healthy activities are important for longevity. Your support also enables the continuing education of underrepresented minorities in the field of cardiology through our annual ABC Fellowship Awards.

AWARDS GALA CHAIRPERSONS

Iclima Fergus, MD

Richard Allen Williams, MD

Barbara Hutchinson, MD, PhD

ABC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Elizabeth O. Ofili, MD

Board Chair

Michelle A. Albert, MD

President

Cassandra A. McCullough, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Richard Allen Williams, MD
Founder

Melissa S. Burroughs-Peña, MD
Director

Dennis R. Cryer, MD
Director

John Fontaine, MD, MBA
Immediate Past President

Anthony M. Fletcher, MD
Director (Chair, Bylaws Committee)

Millicent Gorham, PhD (Hon), MBA
Director

Norrisa Haynes, MD
Director (Fellows Rep)

Uzoma Ibebuogu MD
Director

Michelle Johnson, MD, MPH
Director (Chair, Nominee Committee)

Sabra Lewsey, MD
Director

Wilma McGee, RN
Director

Chima Nwaukwa, MD
Director

Cheryl Pegus, MD, MPH
Immediate Past Chair of the Board

Joseph Poku, MD
Treasurer

Kevin Sneed, PharmD
Secretary

Mark A. Thompson, MD
Director

Marlene Williams, MD
Director

Gloria Wilson-Shelton, Esq
Director

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