Announcing Two New Board Members
The AIHM is delighted to announce the election of two new members to the Academy’s Governing Board: Jean Davis-Hatcher PhD, DC, PA, MSCR and Scarlett Soriano M.D. These new members bring a wealth of experience and expertise in the fields of health equity, preventative medicine, integrative and wellness-based health, consciousness, spirituality, and HIV/AIDS. The AIHM Board of Directors are grateful to have these extraordinary leaders join our team. Their commitment and skills in elevating awareness of health care disparities and inequities are invaluable as the AIHM seeks to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to attain their full health potential. We welcome Dr. Davis-Hatcher and Dr. Soriano in helping the Academy realize its vision “where humanity and the planet are healthy.”
Dr. I Jean Davis has decades of experience as a community advocate, educator, clinician, and researcher. Her extensive education includes a BA in Psychobiology, a BS in Human Biology, a MS in Clinical Research, a Doctoral degree in Chiropractic Medicine and a PhD in Preventative Medicine. She is widely known and recognized for her education, research and expertise as a primary care provider: Associated Professor, Internal Medicine at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, Past Medical Director and HIV Clinician at AIDS Health Foundation, Desert AIDS Project and Clinician at Dusk to Dawn Urgent Care. She completed an Integrated Health and Medicine Fellowship at Academy of Integrated Health and Medicine (AIHM). Dr Davis is the AIHM Black, Indigenous and People of Color Task Force Co-Chair. She’s a Board Member of the Beyond AIDS Foundation and AIHM and a member of the AAHIVM CA/HI Steering Committee. Her continued focus is on total health and the reduction of disorders and diseases which disproportionately impact undeserved communities and related social determinants. These health disparities include but are not limited to HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Substance Abuse, Diabetes and Renal Disease.
Dr. Scarlet Soriano, MD is an Integrative Medicine and Wellness leader, speaker and teacher. She is Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and the current Director of Wellness-Based Healthcare Transformation at Boston Medical Center. She is also the Medical Director of Hopespring Holistic Health Institute in Maine. She is an expert in Integrative group medical visits. Dr. Soriano is a consultant for various organizations in the health and wellness fields. She is a dynamic speaker and educator with a passion for increasing access to Integrative Medicine services to underserved populations. Dr. Soriano is board certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine.
“I have grown tremendously by being part of the AIHM community since my first conference in 2014. Joining the Board feels at a deep level like remembering what I am here to be a part of, and adding my voice and effort to the voices and effort of many others who are dreaming a greater dream for the health of our country and the world.”
The 2020 officers of the AIHM Board of Directors include Lucia Thornton (Board Chair), Mimi Guarneri (President), Bill Meeker (Treasurer and Chair-Elect) and Rauni Prittenin-King (Secretary). To view all the members of AIHM Board of Directors, please click here.