Board of Directors

We are a nonprofit organization with an international membership of 1,700 health professionals, lay members of the community (Community Health Advocates), corporate members, and institutional members, dedicated to eliminating the disparities related to cardiovascular disease in all people of color.

Founding Members

Founder Richard Allen Williams, MD
Boisey O. Barnes MD
Paul Terry Batties, MD
* Walter M. Booker, Sr, PhD
* Kermit L. Brown, MD
Charles L. Curry, MD
* Major Geer, MD
Richard F. Gillum, MD
L. Julian Haywood, MD
* Hannibal E. Howell, MD
Paul M. Jackson, MD
Edith Irby Jones, MD
* Alphonzo Jordan, MD
* Huerta C. Neals, MD
Levi S. Perry, MD
* Felipe Robinson, MD
* Daniel D. Savage, MD, PhD
* Elijah Saunders, MD

ABC Board Chairs

1974-1986 - Richard Allen Williams, MD
* 1986-1988 - Elijah Saunders, MD
* 1988-1990 - Daniel D. Savage, MD, PhD
1990-1994 - Keith C. Ferdinand, MD
1994-1996 - Joe L. Hargrove, MD
1996-2000 - Charles K. Francis, MD
2000-2002 - F. Roosevelt Gilliam, III, MD
2002-2004 - Calvin W. McLarin, MD
2004-2006 - Jesse McGee, MD
2006-2008 - General Hilliard, MD
2008-2010 - Kim A. Williams, MD
2010-2012 - Aloysius B. Cuyjet, MD, MPH
2012-2014 - Philip B. Duncan, MD
2014-2016 - Robert Gillespie, MD
2016-2018 - Felix Sogade, MD

ABC Presidents

1974-1986 - Richard Allen Williams, MD
* 1986-1988 - Daniel D. Savage, MD, PhD
* 1988-1990 - Elijah Saunders, MD
* 1990-1992 - Jay Brown, MD
1992-1994 - Augustus O. Grant, MD, PhD
1994-1998 - Paul L. Douglass, MD
1998-2000 - Frank S. James, MD
2000-2002 - Elizabeth O. Ofili, MD, MPH
2002-2004 - Malcolm P. Taylor, MD
2004-2006 - Paul L. Underwood, MD
2006-2008 - Gerald L. DeVaughn, MD
2008-2010 - Carlos S. Ince, Jr., MD, ScM
2010-2012 - Marcus L. Williams, MD
2012-2014 - Ola Akinboboye, MD, MPH, MBA
2014-2016 - Icilma V. Fergus, MD
2016-2018 - Barbara Hutchinson, MD

( * deceased )