Board of Trustees


Board of Directors


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.


Mike Turajczyk, M.A., C.P.L.C.

Mike Turajczyk - Polish Mike™ - is the founder of Polish Your Life® Network, a non-profit which supports people to help improve their lives. With this he has been able to serve over 3000 patients in Certified facilities in Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia and Polish Your Business® which supports business development and allocation of resources to promote growth of life improvement related initiatives/

“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.”


Chelsea Langston-Bombino

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. 


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.

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. 


Laura Henderson

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.

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