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National Institute & Rural and Minority Health.

National Institute of Rural and Minority Health is dedicated to providing high-quality of services. Our team of experienced professionals are committed to provide the highest quality of services.

Board of Directors

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Dr. Eugene Lengerich

Joined Penn State in 1998.


Dr. Oralia Garcia Dominic
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Is the President and Founder of the National Institute of Rural & Minority Health (NIRMH).


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Dr. Kim Cleveland

President 2024 The American Association of Nurse Attorneys, Board Chair Emeritus, The Nurses on Boards Coalition Associate Professor & Course Coordinator Health. Read more

Ginny Morgan

Community Leader, and content expertise in Agriculture/farming, HR, and Marketing,   

Rev. Dr. Linwood Smith, Jr.

Community Health and Wellness Organizer, African Methodist Episcopal Church. Read more

Symposium Planning Committee Members

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Dr. Margarete Zalon
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Cheryl Lynn Allen

Past President of Nurses Foundation of Pennsylvania, Professor Emerita Nursing; Faculty, Online Health Informatics Program, Scranton University

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Retired Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge

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Monica Ruiz
Daniel Conlon

Counselor at Law of Tucker Law I Arensberg

Executive Director Casa San Jose

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Guillermo Velazquez
Dr. Janet Donovan

Executive Director

Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation

Rear Admiral, CEO In the Heart of Pennsylvania Girl Scouts

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Dr. Candice Pulkowski

Scientist in Neuro-Marketing and Artificial Intelligence, and Founder Benevine

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Nicole McCartan, PhD(c)

Project Manager | Marketing | Trainer | Connector | Social Media Guru | Developer | Event Planner | Brand Activator | Professor

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Rev. Dr. Linwood Smith, Jr.

Community Health and Wellness Organizer, African Methodist Episcopal Church

Deep Gupta

Founder and Past President of Asian Indian Americans of Central Pennsylvania (AIACPA)

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Dr. Deborah Cardenas

Pennsylvania State Nurses Association President

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Robert Toporek

Decorated Vietnam Veteran

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Dr. Shirley Warshaw

Professor of Political Science, Emeriti, Gettysburg College

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Ivan Usero

President, Pittsburgh Metro Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (PMAHCC), Senior Advisor, Property & Casualty Insurance / Corporate Benefits (NFP)

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