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YAMA Z. AZAR, M.D., MBA
Dr. Yama Azar serves as the Senior Managing Partner and Regional Director over several independent clinics and surgical centers in the Southern California region.
Dr. Azar received his MD and MBA degrees from St. Matthews University. He currently manages Mosaic IPA and is also the senior managing partner at Physician Associates Medical Group.
LAUREN ERICKSON-MAMANE, MPH
Lauren Erickson-Mamane is a seasoned public health professional with over 20 years of international development experience through her time serving in Niger (1997-2000) as a Peace Corps volunteer, and as the Peace Corps’ first Director of the Agency’s Faith Based Initiative. Lauren also served on President Obama’s White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Currently, Lauren serves as the Branch Chief of the Special Initiatives branch in the CDC’s Division of Global HIV & TB.
Lauren is a graduate of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she earned a Master’s in Public Health. She and her husband are the proud parents of two lively boys – Caleb and Samuel.
Chelsea Langston-Bombino currently serves as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine's DC campus teaching Nonprofit Management and is also the Early Childhood Ministry Coordinator for Potomac Valley Assembly Church. Chelsea joined the Center for Public Justice as the Director of Membership and Equipping for the Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance (IRFA).
Chelsea has served as the Legal Services Manager for Common Ground, a community mental health organization in Michigan. Chelsea holds a B.A and a J.D from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is a member of the State of Michigan Bar Association.
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MIKE TURAJCZYK, M.A., C.P.L.C.
Mike Turajczyk - Polish Mike™ - is a strategic consultant, networker, and life improvement thought leader who provides strategic support, connections, and resources to the Young Leaders Institute. As founder of Polish Your Business®, he provides business development and resource allocation services to his clients to promote the growth of life improvement-related initiatives.
Mike Turajczyk is also the founder of Polish Your Life® Network – with over 3000 patients each year being treated in Certified facilities in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia.
“I believe Leadership should be taught at a very young age to empower and inspire new generations to take action, instead of waiting for things to improve.”
Laura Henderson is a Senior Advisor for the US Government Strategic Engagement at CARE.
She has work experience in Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Togo, Niger, Benin, Senegal, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Mexico, Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Thailand, the UK and France.
DAMANI K. INGRAM
With over a decade of legal expertise, Attorney Damani K. Ingram manages The Ingram, LLC. Attorney Ingram received a B.A. in English and Secondary Education from the University of Maryland at College Park before receiving his law degree from the University of Baltimore, where he was a member of the Honor Council.
As both a litigator and advisor, Mr. Ingram is a tireless advocate for his clients. Attorney Ingram regularly works with local, state, and federal government, in addition to the many business and personality entities in the private sector.