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We are looking for organizations interested in joining our shared mission in eliminating health disparities in America. We offer various levels of sponsorship to accommodate the needs of all our trusted partners.

If you interested please contact: Brandon Garrett, COO


Summit Spotlight: Shyrea Thompson

Shryea Thompson speaking

Shyrea Thompson brings more than 15 years of education, health, advocacy and outreach experience, on Capitol Hill and in a variety of front-line roles serving in Massachusetts, New York and Washington, D.C.

Thompson’s unique perspective and insight into public-private partnership development expanded the District’s only federally funded Area Health Education Center. Serving as Program Director then transitioning to Executive Director working in underserved communities in our nation’s capital. During her time at AHEC, she co-founded the DC Pink Divas with a Susan G. Komen Community Grant to create an education, navigation and lay health worker training program that has since impacted more than 10,000 lives. After 3 years as a Komen National Capital Area Grantee she was honored to join Komen’s team in 2015 as Senior Advisor to the CEO for Special Initiatives to lead a national effort to end breast cancer disparities.

Her leadership on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act has been recognized by Vice President and Dr. Biden, Health and Human Service Secretary Burwell, and Office of Personal Management Director Archuleta. Thompson believes “to lead is to serve” and volunteers with a host of nonprofit boards and community organizations.

Thompson earned her B.S. in Criminal Justice from The George Washington University in 2004, and completed her graduate studies in Nonprofit Management in 2009. Shyrea and her husband are proudly raising their 6 year-old twins in Washington, DC with the same commitment to community that was ingrained early on by her parents and grandmothers.


2018 Award Winners

These outstanding individuals were honored at the 2018 Annual Leadership Summit


40 Under 40 Leaders In Health

The 2018 winners are doing amazing things that both better and diversify the healthcare marketplace. They serve as positive role models for our next generation of leaders in minority health.
— Gary A. Puckrein, PhD, President and CEO

The 40 Under 40 Fund

A campaign we’ve launched to support future honorees and the mission of NMQF.

We want to build on the success of 40 Under 40 to create programming and events—like mentoring and career development workshops-- that help cultivate the next generation of healthcare leaders of color. We also want to provide need-based stipends for young minority healthcare professionals to attend the NMQF Summit.


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