2021 Black Men’s Health Matters
Zoom link will be sent out 24 hours before event date. Attendees must register by noon the day before the event to receive Zoom information.
Note: These events will be recorded. By joining, you give consent to be recorded.
Presented by Geisinger’s Black Outreach Leadership Development (BOLD) Employee Resource Group, community partner Black Scranton Project and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - Wilkes-Barre Branch.
Contact: Vicki T. Sapp, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, June 1 • Noon – 1:15 p.m.
“Black males’ survival kit when dealing with law enforcement in the 21st century: Live to see another day”
Sgt. Daryl Gaston, MS | Rochester Police Department
Thursday, June 3 • Noon – 1:15 p.m.
“Live Long & Prosper through Financial Freedom”
Matt Wagstaff, MBA, CEG | Author, strategist, coach and podcast host
Friday, June 4 • Noon – 1:15 p.m.
“Stroke in the African American Male”
Javon Edgecombe, MD | MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Wednesday, June 9 • Noon – 1:15 p.m.
“HIV and other STDs: Statistics, Treatment and Prevention: A Focus on Black Men’s Health”
Darrell McBride, DO | Geisinger
Tuesday, June 15 • Noon – 1:15 p.m.
“Anti-Blackness as a Social Determinant of Black Health in Schools”
Jamel Adkins-Sharif, EdD, JD | Eskolta Boston
Wednesday, June 16 • 5 – 6 p.m.
"Alzheimer’s Disease and Our Community"
Clay Jacobs | Alzheimer’s Association - Greater PA Chapter
Tuesday, June 22 • Noon – 1:15 p.m.
“Racial and Ethnic Disparities related to Child and Adolescent Healthcare”
Nicholas Howard, MD, MPH | Tri-County Pediatric and Abington Memorial Hospital
Tuesday, June 29 • Noon – 1:15 p.m.
“Cancer in Black Men: The Disparities and the Science”
Cy R. Wilkins, MD | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
June 1 - July 6
Journal Club – Tuesday Night Community Chats
Please watch each episode of Netflix’s Amend: The Fight for America ahead of discussion.
- Tuesday, June 1, 5 – 6 p.m.: Episode #1, “Citizen” (56 minutes)
- Tuesday, June 8, 5 – 6 p.m.: Episode #2, “Resistance” (57 minutes)
- Tuesday, June 15, 5 – 6 p.m.: Episode #3, “Wait” (58 minutes)
- Tuesday, June 22, 5 – 6 p.m.: Episode #4, “Control” (62 minutes)
- Tuesday, June 29, 5 – 6 p.m.: Episode #5, “Love” (57 minutes)
- Tuesday, July 6, 5 – 6 p.m.: Episode #6, “Promise” (60 minutes)
BOLD Employee Resource Group Executive Board
- Advisors: Arthur Breese, MS, MA
- Co-chairs: Vicki T. Sapp, PhD and Darrell McBride, DO
- Education subcommittee co-chairs: Pricilla Cabral, BS and Faith Bansa, BA
- Sponsor: Brion Lieberman
Meet our presenters
Jamel Adkins-Sharif, EdD, JD
Javon Edgecombe, MD
Sgt. Daryl Gaston, MS
Nicholas Howard, MD, MPH
Nicholas Howard, MD, MPH’s journey to medicine started in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was raised in a Guyanese household with his grandmother who had many health concerns. She looked after him and many others which greatly influenced his decision to pursue a career dedicated to the service of children. He received his bachelor's of science in health and wellness from Buffalo State College as well as his master’s in public health administration from the University at Buffalo before finishing medical school at Xavier University School of Medicine. He returned to Buffalo to complete his residency in pediatrics at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo which is where he developed a passion for initiatives based in global health and providing care to underserved populations. This ultimately led him to Philadelphia, Pa., where he is a general pediatrician and attending physician at Tri-County Pediatric and Abington Memorial Hospital, respectively.