Our People

Pictured Above: Roots family from all sites (2019): 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)




Aquil Naji • Chief Operations Officer  (bio)



Roth Johnson • Director of Finance (Bio)


Jamaica Sowell • Director of Programs & Policies (Bio)



Alma Burrell • Regional Director, South Bay (Bio)



Askia Muhammad • Director of Navigation Services (Bio)



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



Latrail Crawford-Temple • Director of Patient Services and Billing (Bio)



Roderick Stevenson • Director of Planning and Development (Bio)


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


George Woods, MD, L.F.A.P.A
Chief Scientific Officer (Bio)
Crestwood, Behavioral Health, Inc.

Diyana Mendoza-PriceOur People