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Board of Directors

Thomas W. Greeson, Board President

Thomas W. Greeson, JD, MBA joined Neighborhood Health’s Board of Directors in 2011. He served as Board Secretary from 2015 to 2017 and became President in 2018. Mr. Greeson is a partner in the Tysons office of Reed Smith LLP in Northern Virginia. His law practice focuses on the regulatory and transactional needs of diagnostic radiologists and imaging centers nationally. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Greeson served as general counsel to the American College of Radiology. Mr. Greeson is a Fellow of the Radiology Business Management Association; he is a recipient of both the RBMA’s Calhoun Award in 2003 its President’s Award in 2009; and he is a current RBMA Board member. Tom is a member of NOVABIZPAC, the political action committee of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. He is a member and past chair of the Virginia Bar Association’s Health Law Section Council, and is a past president of the Democratic Business Council of Northern Virginia; the Dulles Area Democrats; and the American Society of Medical Association Counsel. He is the immediate past-chair of the Democratic Party of Virginia‘s small business caucus. He was a trustee of the Campbell Hoffman Foundation, serving as its Secretary -Treasurer. He earned an MBA at the Terry School of Business of the University of Georgia and is an honors graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Michael L. Millman, Board Vice-President

Michael L. Millman, PhD, MPH, joined Neighborhood Health’s Board of Directors in 2015 and became Vice-President in 2018. Dr. Millman served as a Senior Program Analyst in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Health and Human Services federal agency. As a member of the Office of Science and Data Policy he was involved in a broad range of issues in the areas of public health, access to health care, health information technology, and health care reform. Previously, he served as Director of the Research and Data Policy Group in the Office of Planning and Evaluation, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Dr. Millman represented HRSA on a number of department-wide councils, including the HHS Data Council, the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research, the Council on the Application of Health Information Technology, the Research Coordination Council, and the Privacy Coordination Council. During his more than 20 years at HRSA, he conducted evaluation projects on a broad array of HRSA programs.

Richard Gundling, Board Treasurer

Richard Gundling, FHFMA, CMA joined Neighborhood Health’s Board of Directors in 2014 and has served as Treasurer since then. He is Senior Vice President for the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). Rick is responsible for the technical and content direction for HFMA, managing of its thought leadership efforts, and leadership of its Washington DC activities. He also serves as staff liaison to the Principles and Practices Board of the HFMA. Rick has written an extensive number of published articles on broad topics within healthcare finance and the healthcare industry. HFMA is a professional association with over 40,000 members engaged in the financial management of the healthcare sector. HFMA’s thought leadership has covered payment reform, value creation, revenue cycle management, accounting and financial reporting, capital access, and many other areas that drive healthcare organizational high performance. Results of those initiatives have been used by hospitals, rating agencies, regulatory agencies, congressional committees, accounting standard setting bodies, state hospital organizations, and other government and industry leaders. Rick is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, a Certified Management Accountant, and is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants.

Alisa Valudes Whyte, Board Secretary

Alisa Valudes Whyte joined Neighborhood Health’s Board of Directors in 2017 and became Secretary in 2018. She also served as Chair of Neighborhood Health’s 2017 20th Anniversary Gala and 2018 Neighbors for Health Gala. Ms. Whyte is a Senior Partner and Chief Executive Officer at Merritt Group, a marketing and public relations firm. Alisa joined Merritt Group in 1997 and helped to build and shape the agency since its founding. She has led award-winning campaigns for clients in technology, healthcare and government that leverage the right mix of modern marketing, communications and PR strategies to move their businesses forward. In addition to launching dozens of technology and healthcare start-ups over the years, she also helped to reshape a number of more established brands. In 2015 and 2016, Ms. Whyte was named a finalist for DC Inno’s “50 on Fire” and, in 2016, a finalist in Women In Technology’s (WIT) Annual Leadership Awards. Ms. Whyte is a champion of Merritt Group’s culture, recognized as a “Great Place to Work” by both Washingtonian and Washington Business Journal. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and, previously, on the Boards of TTEC//DC and the Fairfax Education Foundation. She graduated with a BA from Dickinson College and spent a semester studying Economic Policy at American University. Ms. Whyte and her team at Merritt group provided pro-bono marketing and branding services to Neighborhood Health (then Alexandria Neighborhood Health Services, ANHSI) in 2013 that culminated in the organization’s name change, a new logo and a new brand.

Miriam Aguila, Board Member

Miriam Aguila joined Neighborhood Health’s Board of Directors in 2015. Ms. Aguila currently works in Washington, DC with a contractor of the federal government as a Proposal/Contracts Coordinator. In this role, she coordinates all logistical aspects of submitting contracts and proposals to the government, including scheduling, organizing meetings of staff responsible for various sections, reviewing and editing the final proposals, and serving as the primary contact person for those contracts. She previously worked in an accounting office as an Accounting Clerk. She has served in various small nonprofit organizations as a volunteer, serving as Vice President on one of them, and working with other Board members in strategic planning and marketing and providing leadership to the fundraising events sponsored by the organizations. Miriam is currently completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. Ms. Aguila came to the United States from Bolivia in 1988 and currently resides in Burke, VA.

Muhammad Arif, Board Member

Muhammad came to the US 25 years ago from Pakistan and has been living in Northern Virginia since 2012. He currently lives in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County with his wife and daughter. He is currently employed as a Cashier in a private business.

Muhammad joined our Board of Directors in January 2019. He brings the unique experience and perspective of receiving primary health care from Neighborhood Health since 2012. He is currently a patient at our Richmond Highway health clinic in south Fairfax County.

Carter Flemming, Board Member

Carter Flemming joined Neighborhood Health’s Board of Directors in 2014. Prior to joining the Board, Ms. Fleming served as a volunteer and chair of special fundraising events and provided board training. She is a native Alexandrian and has served as a volunteer in the non-profit sector for many years. In 2017, she was selected as a Living Legend of Alexandria. Her focus has been on children and families of underserved populations in our community. Carter brings a great deal of board experience to Neighborhood Health. She has served as board chair of The Campagna Center and the Alexandria Red Cross. In addition, she has served as a board member for the Alexandria United Way, Healthy Families Alexandria, The Center for Alexandria’s Children and the Alexandria Economic Opportunities Commission. She is the immediate past president of the Newcomb College Alumnae Association and served on the Tulane University President’s Council and the Tulane University Alumni Association. Currently, Carter serves on the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority Board, the Alexandria Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, the board of Senior Services of Alexandria, and is Vice President of the Seminary Hill Association. She is a graduate of Tulane University and she and her husband, Mike, have two grown sons.

Paola Navarro, Board Member

Paola Navarro, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than eighteen years of experience. She currently works at the Alexandria Community Services Board and has previously worked with Neighborhood Health. She has worked with women and families during the prenatal and postnatal phase, with women suffering from depression and with families with newborn children until age three to address risks of developmental delays. Ms. Navarro graduated from the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1998, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In 2003 she completed a Master’s Degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling Psychology at Antioch University, New England. Ms. Navarro has a strong commitment to Neighborhood Health’s mission and to the families we serve. She is originally from Colombia. Ms. Navarro and her husband have two children, and they live in Alexandria.

Elhafedh Talebimijine, Board Member

Elhafedh is self-employed operating a Limousine Business in the Greater Washington area. He came to the US in the year 2000 from Mauritania and in 2011 moved to the Northern Virginia area. He currently lives in Alexandria with his wife and two small children, who receive pediatric care at our Casey Health Center since 2016.

Elhafedh joined our Board of Directors in March 2019. He brings the perspective as a father of two children receiving care from Neighborhood Health and as a small business owner.

Stephen Haering, Ex-Officio Member, Alexandria Health Department

Stephen Haering, MD, MPH has been serving as Alexandria Health Department’s Director since 2010. He previously served as the Health Director for the Lord Fairfax Health District (which includes Winchester, Virginia and the surrounding area). Dr. Haering, a board-certified specialist in preventive medicine and general public health, earned an undergraduate degree in biology from Duke University, his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and his Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed his internship in Family Practice at San Joaquin General Hospital in Stockton, California, and worked for several private practices for thirteen years. In 2003, Dr. Haering joined the Manatee County (Florida) Health Department as a senior physician. In addition to his clinical duties, he led the county’s tuberculosis program and implemented a number of innovative programs and practices in disease prevention and health promotion. Dr. Haering completed a preventive medicine residency at Johns Hopkins University in 2007 and subsequently served as Chief Resident. Dr. Haering has conducted primary research on food security in the city of Baltimore, and he was the primary author of a synthesis of the scientific literature on food security in U.S. urban centers.

Gloria Addo-Ayensu, Ex-Officio Member, Fairfax County Health Department

Gloria Addo-Ayensu, MD, MPH is the Director of Health for Fairfax County. In this capacity she provides overall leadership, management and direction for public health programs in the county and serves as the official health advisor to Fairfax County’s Board of Supervisors, Health Care Advisory Board and the Human Services Council. She has led a number of local and regional public health initiatives in the areas of emergency preparedness, health promotion and health equity.

Throughout her public health career, she has promoted community health and resiliency through partnerships and has a long-term record of successfully leveraging community assets to create innovative, practical and sustainable community-based approaches to complex public health challenges. Dr. Addo-Ayensu earned her Doctor of Medicine and Master’s in Public Health from Tulane University and completed her residency training in preventive medicine from the Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Rachel Lynch, Ex-Officio Member, Inova Health System

Rachel Lynch, MPH, is a Program Outreach Administrator for the Population Health Division at Inova Health System. In this role, Rachel manages Inova’s Community Health Needs Assessment process, liaises with community partners and helps with Inova’s Community Benefit programming and assessment. Prior to this, Ms. Lynch worked on other community health and education areas, including influenza prevention, stroke education, fitness and weight management. In addition to the ex-officio Board member role with Neighborhood Health, Rachel is active with the Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax and the Loudoun Health Council and is a member of the Steering Committee for the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria. Rachel has a Masters Degree in Public Heath from George Washington University focusing on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Rachel’s undergraduate degree is a BS in Economics from the University of Michigan.