Our People

Pictured Above: Roots family from all sites (2017): Oakland headquarters, Oakland pediatrics, Roots South Bay, Oakland STOMP (street medicine), Clean360 Oakland, Clean360 Inglewood, Dream Youth Clinic and Peralta Colleges


Roots Chiefs & Directors


Noha Aboelata, MD • Chief Executive Officer (bio)




Gwendolyn Hamilton, MD • Chief Medical Officer


Aquil Naji • Chief Operations Officer  (bio)




Roth Johnson • Director of Finance

Larry D. Hill

Larry D. Hill • Director of Operations




Alma Burrell • Regional Director, South Bay




Askia Muhammad • Director of Navigation Services




Aisha Mays, MD • Director of Adolescent and School Based Programs

Roots Managers

Barron Bradley • Workforce & Logistics Manager, Northern California
Jessie James King, Jr.Navigation Services Manager
Cortez ChandlerWorkforce & Logistics Manager, Southern California
Y’Lonn BurrisPolicy & Public Affairs Manager

Roots Board of Directors

Robert Donald  Chair
President, Trebor Business Services

Sabrina Johnson, Pharm-D  Secretary 
President, Pharm-Assure

Mayssa Sultan, MPA, Lac • Treasurer 
CEO & co-director, Integrative Clinics International, Inc.; Licensed acupuncturist and herbalist

Anika Johnson • Member
Co-director, Johnson Family Care Homes

Aquil Naji • Member 
Center Chief Operations Officer, Roots Community Health Center

Noha Aboelata, MD • Ex-officio (non-voting) 
Chief Executive Officer, Roots Community Health Center


Diyana Mendoza-PriceOur People