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)

Gwendolyn Hamilton, MD • Chief Medical Officer


Aquil Naji • Chief Operations Officer  (bio)

Roth Johnson • Director of Finance

Jamaica Sowell • Director of Governmental & Community Affairs

Alma Burrell • Regional Director, South Bay

Askia Muhammad • Director of Navigation Services

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

Latrail Crawford-Temple • Director of Patient Services and Billing

Roots Managers

Barron Bradley • Workforce & Logistics Manager, Northern California

Jessie James King, Jr.Navigation Services Manager

Shawna Norman • Community Services Manager

Omaka Johnson • Program Manager

Paris Johnson • Program 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