Welcome to MSMNAA Elections!

Nominations for MSMNAA Board Elections 2020-2022


The purpose of MSMNAA is:

  1. To involve students, all graduate programs (MD, PhD, MPH, MSCR, MSBR, MSBT, PA), Graduate Medical Education (GME)/residents, faculty of the School, and other physicians receiving at least one year of graduate medical education at MSM.
  2. To act as liaison between MSM and MSM alumni.
  3. To provide regional representation for MSMNAA and the Office of Extended Professional Education.
  4. To foster support and encourage participation of alumni in events sponsored by MSMNAA and MSM.
  5. To foster local, state, regional and national Association activities and to become involved in alumni fundraising activities, organizing and hosting continuing professional education symposia, and student engagement and mentoring activities.

MSMNAA Board Roles, Description and Terms

The President shall direct the association and preside at all meetings. He/she is the ex-officio Chairman of the Executive Committee. The President is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Morehouse School of Medicine.
Vice President/President-Elect
The Vice President shall assume the responsibilities of the President in the President's absence. Upon the President's term end, the President-Elect will assume the role of President. The President­ Elect is a non-voting member of the Board of Trustees.
The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all meetings including an up-to-date roster of the membership. He/she shall send the required notices of all meetings of the Association and of the Executive Committee and shall keep minutes of such meetings.
Assistant Secretary
The Assistant Secretary shall act in the absence of the Secretary. In the event the office of Secretary becomes vacant, the Assistant Secretary shall assume the duties of the Secretary, pending the appointment of a Secretary.
The Treasurer shall collect monies for Association activities and shall ensure that all bills relating to a function are paid in a timely manner.
Assistant Treasurer
The Assistant Treasurer shall act in the absence of the Treasurer. In the event the office of the Treasurer becomes vacant, the Assistant Treasurer will assume the duties of the Treasurer, pending the appointment of a Treasurer.
MSMNAA Executive Committee
Consists of the President, Vice President/President-elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Immediate Past President.
All officers, elected, shall serve a two-year term.

Meet the Candidates

Candidates For Vice-President/President-Elect 


Carl Hill

Carl Hill, MPH, PhD, MPH Class of 1999, Dr. Hill is currently  Vice President of Scientific Engagement at the Alzheimer’s Association, Prior to joining the Alzheimer’s Association, Dr. Hill served as director of the Office of Special Populations at the National Institute on Aging (NIA). In his six years at the NIA, he led the development of the Health Disparities Research Framework, which stimulates studies focused on health disparities related to aging. Dr. Hill earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, where he trained with the Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture and Health (CRECH) and the Program for Research on Black Americans (PRBA). He is an alumnus of the National Medical Fellowships Inc./W.K. Kellogg Foundation Health Policy Fellowship Program. Dr. Hill holds a master’s degree in public health from Morehouse School of Medicine, and he received the MSM Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2019.

Frank Jones

Frank Jones, MD, MPH, FACS, MD Class of 1991, Dr. Jones received his bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College, his M.D. degree from Morehouse School of Medicine, and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.  He completed his residency in General Surgery at Howard University Hospital and a fellowship in Trauma and Critical Care at the University of Maryland. Dr. Jones joined the Morehouse School of Medicine faculty at Grady Memorial Hospital where he practiced surgery for 16 years; was Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery and served as Clerkship Director. He was twice awarded the “Teacher of the Year”. Dr. Jones is the President of the Atlanta Medical Association. In 2018, Dr. Jones was awarded the “Physician of the Year” by the Atlanta Medical Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Southeastern Surgical Congress. 

Candidate for Secretary


Jarvis Carter

Jarvis Carter, MPH, PhD, MPH Class of 2009, is a Public Health Advisor in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this role, he provides critical support to city/state health departments and community-based organizations that implement comprehensive HIV surveillance and prevention programs. Dr. Carter has worked in DHAP since 2012, most recently serving as the project lead for the PrEP Implementation, Data to Care, and Evaluation project in the Prevention Research Branch, where he managed project staff and oversaw programmatic activities of funded health department recipients.

Candidates for Assistant Secretary


Commander Melanie Ross

Commander (CDR) Melanie Ross, MPH Class of 2001, currently serves in the U.S. Public Health Service and is the Deputy Branch Chief in the Health Systems and Research Branch in the Division of Overdose Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDR Ross works with the Branch Chief to evaluate and advance the implementation of CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, conducting applied health systems research, and building scientific evidence to support state, community, and tribal efforts to address the opioid overdose epidemic. CDR Ross was featured in the Hyde Park Herald (Chicago, Illinois) as a “CDC Hometown Hero” in 2017 for her passion work in K-12 classrooms to discuss germs/disease transmission, public health careers and her deployment experiences. CDR Ross began her career at CDC as an ORISE Fellow in 2003. She received her Master of Public Health from Morehouse School of Medicine (c/o 2001) and a Bachelor of Science from Clark Atlanta University.  CDR Ross is also a Master Certified Health Education Specialist.

Kristy Hendricks-Jackson

Kristy Hendricks Jackson, MD, FAPA, MD Class of 2008, is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Fellow of the American Psychiatric Assocation. She received her medical degree and psychiatric residency training from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. She has managed adult patients across the clinical continuum including private practice, inpatient, and assertive comment treatment settings. Dr. Jackson enjoys treating a diverse patient population with a wide array of emotional and behaviroal health issues. She considers it an honor to guide others along their journey to wellness and employs a collaborative treatement approach with her patients. She currently serves as co-medical director of WellStar Cobb Hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit. Dr. Jackson is also passionate about medical education and enjoys her role as an Adjusnct Assistant Professor at Morehouse School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is the proud parent of three children ages 3, 4, and 8; she cannot wait to resume traveling with them once the friendly skies reopen. 

Candidates for Treasurer


Kimberly Miller-Hammond

Kimberly Miller-Hammond, MD, MD Class of 2006, was born in Buffalo, NY but has resided in Atlanta area for many years.  She graduated from Xavier University in New Orleans in 2005 & then Morehouse school of medicine in 2009. Dr. Miller-Hammond completed her residency in University of Buffalo in 2014 & went to practice in Orangeburg, South Carolina at Orangeburg Surgical Associates. She became board certified in 2018. Married to Leon Hammond (assistant principal and athletic director at McIntosh High School) and have two daughters (Vivian and Isabella). 

Darryl Amos

Darryl Amos, MD, FACS, CPE, MD Class of 1991, Dr. Amos is Chair, Department of Surgery and Chief, Division of Trauma at MDMC and Trauma Services Network Development in Dallas, Texas. He received his BS Morehouse Undergrad, MD at MSM, completed a General Surgery Residency at University of Mississippi, and Critical Care Fellowship at Methodist Health System. He is board-certified in both general surgery and critical care. He is currently the Chair of the Department of Surgery and the Chief of Trauma at the level 1 trauma hospital in Dallas, and the executive trauma director for our system which includes three level three hospitals in the DFW metro-plex. Dr. Amos sits on the hospital corporate medical board and has a newly appointed seat of the board of directors for hospital planning and expansion. He completed the CPE Certified Physician Executive training capstone course with the American Association of Physician Leadership.

Candidate for Assistant Treasurer


Guy Williams

Guy Williams, MD, MD Class of 1984

MSM second class transfer to Howard University College of Medicine 1984’
Diplomate AAFP
Semiretired from active practice of emergency medicine.

Current Projects:

Development of the JetDoc telemedicine app.
Building a community hospital in Kapkamich, Kenya.


Election Process & Nomination Committee

The election process for MSMNAA is to be good steward to the institution.

The election process is governed by the Nomination Committee. The Nomination Committee is chaired by the outgoing president and will present the slate of officers after which nominations will be open to the floor.

2020 Nominating Committee: B. David Blake, MD (Outgoing President), Harold Moore, MD (Treasurer), Joy Baker, MD, Dietrick Cox, PhD, MPH, Keri Norris, MD.

The Election Timeline and Ballot

The voting period will take place between 7 AM ET, Monday, August 10, 2020 through Monday, August 17, 2020 (11:59 PM ET). Voting will close August 17, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET.

Voting for the 2020 – 2022 MSMNAA Board elections will occur on a platform called “Election Runner.”

The Election Runner iOS & Android mobile app is available as a free download on iTunes & Google Play. The purpose of the mobile app is to provide voters with an easy way to find an organization and its currently running elections. The mobile app is not required for voters to vote on their mobile device. Election Runner is a web application, which means voters can access elections from any internet connected device by using their device’s web browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, etc.). The mobile app can be a convenient way for voters to search for and find an organization’s elections, but it is not necessary for the majority of use-cases.

Learn more information regarding the Election Runner Application.

Eligible paid members of the Alumni Association will receive an email with a link and instructions on Monday, August 10. The email will include your voter ID and voter key. The link will not be accessible prior to the election period.

Join the MSMNAA

To activate your membership, please submit your dues here on or before August 8, 2020 before 11:59 PM EST to participate in the election process.

For questions concerning your membership, please contact alumni@msm.edu.

Voting is open to all current MSMNAA members. To check your membership status and to verify up to date contact information and email, click here. To activate your membership, please submit your dues on or before Saturday, August 8, 2020, 11:59 PM ET to participate in the election process.

Only members with paid membership (paid by Saturday, August 8, 2020, 11:59 PM) will receive an ELECTION RUNNER ballot and voting information via email.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I submit a write-in nomination? The ELECTION RUNNER electronic ballot will have write-in candidate information. Write-in candidates must be paid members of MSMNAA.
  2. How long are the board terms? All Officer and Board terms are for 2 years.
  3. When will the election results be announced? Election results will be announced within 24 -48 hours of the close of voting period.
  4. What if there is a ‘tie’? In the event of a tie, ELECTION RUNNER will generate a ‘run-off’ ballot and additional instructions will be provided.
  5. Why is the 2020 MSMNAA election utilizing ELECTION RUNNER as a voting platform? The 2020 MSMNAA Nominating Committee and Executive Committee vetted several voting platforms, ELECTION RUNNER was found to be the most secure, encrypted, user friendly, accessible, customizable and cost-effective platform for MSMNAA.
  6. Will I be able to vote with ELECTION RUNNER using my mobile or smartphone? Yes, ELECTION RUNNER can be accessed with mobile, smartphone, tablets or laptop/desktop computers.

If you have any questions, regarding the election or nominations, duties of officers, please view the MSMNAA By-Laws.