Board of Trustees
Board of Directors
Yama z. azar, M.D., MBA
Dr. Azar serves as a Senior Managing Partner and Regional Director of various Surgical & Clinical Services.
Dr. Azar oversees several independent clinics and surgical centers in the Southern California region. Dr. Azar focuses solely on the business development aspects of the medical industry. 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. MOSAIC IPA (INDEPENDENT PHYSICIAN ASSOCIATION) Mosaic is more than just an IPA—it's a powerful network of personal care physicians, specialists and skilled practitioners brought together by a common goal to provide quality healthcare to the underserved and senior populations of California.
Lauren Erickson-Mamane, MPH
Lauren is a seasoned public health professional with over 20 years of international development experience. She currently serves as the Branch Chief of the Special Initiatives branch in the CDC’s Division of Global HIV & TB.
Prior to joining the CDC, Lauren served as the Peace Corps’ first Director of the Agency’s Faith Based Initiative and worked closely with President Obama’s White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Before working in the nation’s capital, Lauren served as the Country Director for Peace Corps Togo, the Director of Programming and Training for both Zambia and Benin, as well as the Associate Peace Corps Director (APCD) for Health and Environment with Peace Corps Benin and managed Peace Corps’ largest PEPFAR program.
Lauren is a graduate of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she earned a Master’s in Public Health. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Washington and Jefferson College and is a RPCV from Niger (1997-2000). She and her husband Abdourazak Mamane are the proud parents of two fun and lively boys – Caleb and Samuel.
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 clinical resources for Young Leaders Institute.
As founder of Polish Your Business® he supports business development and allocation of resources to promote growth of life improvement related initiatives, both for profit and non-profit.
“I am proud to be able to improve so many lives through the clinics and initiatives I support. Having great, powerful leaders on my team is key, the key that turns ideas into reality. 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.”
Mike Turajczyk is also the founder of Polish Your Life® Network – a soon to be non-profit initiative supporting people who improve lives with over 3000 patients each year being treated in Certified facilities in Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia.
Chelsea Langston-Bombino joined the Center for Public Justice as the Director of Membership and Equipping for the Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance (IRFA) in January 2015.
Before joining IRFA, Chelsea served as Learning Director for Maryland Nonprofits and served at the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) in Washington, D.C., as Manager of Education and Development.
Chelsea has also served as the Legal Services Manager for Common Ground, a community mental health organization in Michigan and worked as a fellow for the Irish Center for Human Rights in Galway, Ireland. She 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 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. She is married to Josh and lives in Maryland.
Board of Advisors
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. Upon graduation from law school, he taught English and served as the Union Representative for the Maryland State Teachers Association.
As both a litigator and advisor, Mr. Ingram is a tireless advocate for his clients. To date, he has negotiated, constructed, litigated and consummated a multiplicity of transactions with notable organizations and personalities in many fields, including professional boxing, MMA, USA Judo, the NBA, business development, and the NFL. Attorney Ingram regularly works with local, state, and federal government, in addition to the many business and personality entities in the private sector. He has represented a multitude of clients within the surrounding Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area and internationally.
Mr. Ingram presents regularly to civic groups and professional organizations. He also serves as legal advisor to notable non-profit organizations with the State of Maryland. Attorney Ingram is a multi-year recipient of the National Black Lawyers Top 100, is recognized a Top Attorney in Maryland and Maryland Super Lawyer. Mr. Ingram is a member of the American Association for Justice, The National Trial Lawyers, The Maryland Association for Justice, The District of Columbia Bar, Maryland Bar Association, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.
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.