Our People

Roots Community Health Center Staff


Noha Aboelata, MD • Founder & Chief Executive Officer | CV & Bio
Aquil Naji • Chief Operations Officer | Bio
Latrail Crawford • Director of Finance
Larry Hill • Director of Operations
Yusef-Andre Wiley • Regional Director, Timelist Founder
Alma Burrell Regional Director, Roots South Bay
Aundrea Mouton • Executive Assistant
Jason Reinking, MD • Physician, Street Team Outreach Medical Program
Rajiv Bhatia, MD • Physician
Donald Golden, MD • Physician  
Dawn Louisa • Clinical Services Manager
Barron Bradley • Workforce & Logistics Manager, Emancipator Alum
Damian Bradley • Clean360 Factory Manager, Emancipator Alum
Abdul Bey • Operations Specialist, Emancipator Alum
Lavetta Cross • Principal Investigator, Community Research
Tracy Saunders • Patient Care Coordinator
Zohal Aslami • Care Coordinator
Charmae Gage • Medical Assitant
LeQuis Tucker •  Medical Assistant
Meleah Ruffin • Medical Assistant
Gustavo Silva • Health Navigator, Street Team Outreach Medical Program
Jessie James King Jr. • Navigation Program Manager, Emancipator Alum
Kwanzaa Duviyani • Economic Empowerment Coordinator
Erin Kennedy • Legal Barrier Removal Coordinator
Paris Johnson • Case Manager/Health Coach
Askia Muhammad • HealthyMeasures Program Manager
Hanif Mulazim • Health Navigator
Earl Simms • Health Navigator

Jackie Andrews • Health Navigator
Y’Lonn Burris • Policy & Public Affairs Manager
Jessica Travenia •  Development Specialist
Ekua Armah • Policy & Communications Specialist   
Jennifer Su • Office Manager & Billing Specialist, Roots Pediatrics Clinic
Shawna Norman • Provider & Community Relations
Shannon Thurman • Operations Manager
Jada Williams • Data Specialist
Linda Zhou • Billing Specialist, Roots Pediatrics Clinic

Emrica Agossa • Outreach/Community Health Worker
Newton Pullian • Community Outreach Coordinator

Management Team


Noha Aboelata, MD, Chief Executive Officer (bio)


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Gwendolyn Hamilton, MD, Chief Medical Officer 



Aquil Naji, Chief Operations Officer  (bio)


Larry D. Hill

Larry D. Hill, Director of Operations


Yusef-Andre Wiley

Yusef-Andre Wiley, Sr., Regional Director




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Latrail Crawford, Director of Finance


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Alma Burrell, Regional Director

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

Walter Wilson, Member

Co-founder and Co-director, Minority Business Consortium; Community Activist

Taahir Prather, Member

Inmate Correspondence Specialist; Costco Employee

Sampson Wiley, Member

Community Leader; Retired chartered engineer for Los Angeles School District

Pastor Reginald Swilley

Owner, Swilley Graphics & Design

Anika Johnson, Member

Co-director, Johnson Family Care Homes

Aquil Naji, Member 

Center Chief Operations Officer, Roots Community Health Center

Yusef Wiley, Member – ex officio 

Regional Director, Roots Community Health Center

Noha Aboelata, MD, Member – ex officio 

Chief Executive Officer Roots Community Health Center

Advisory Board

William Taylor, Esquire Attorney At Law
Denise Burroughs Principal, Carl B. Munck Elementary School
Chris Akhidenor, CPA Certified Public Accountant, Akhidenor Accounting Firm
Aisha Mays, MD Adolescent Medicine and Family Physician

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