Upcoming Speakers

April 24th 2024 at 12:30 pm
In-Person/Hybrid Washington DC Weekly Club Meeting
The COVID Aftermath

William B. Lawson, M.D., Ph.D., D.L F.A.P.A. is Founder of the Institute for Reducing Disparities, LLC, President of Senior Psychiatrists Inc, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the George Washington University, emeritus professor of psychiatry at the Dell Medical School, University of Texas, Austin, and emeritus professor and formerly chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Howard University School of Medicine.  He received a PhD in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and MD from the Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, residency at Stanford University and fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health.  He has held faculty positions at the University of Illinois, Urbana, University of California, Irvine, Vanderbilt University, University of Arkansas, and Howard University. He was past Presidents of the DC chapter, Mental Health America, the Washington Psychiatric Society, and Black Psychiatrists of America.

He received the American Psychiatric Foundation Award for Advancing Minority Mental Health, Jeanne Spurlock Award, and the Solomon Carter Fuller Award by the American Psychiatric Association, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, and  the  George Winokur Clinical Research Award from the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists.

Dr. Lawson has over 200 publications, and is former editor-in-chief of the Journal of the National Medical Association.

 

May 1st 2024 at 12:30 pm
In-Person/Hybrid Washington DC Weekly Club Meeting
Downtown Revitalization and The Work of The Foundation

Rachel Rose Hartman is the founding Executive Director of the DowntownDC Foundation, which serves and celebrates the DowntownDC community. Since May 2019, Rachel has created and led this new organization to effectively support homeless services, parks and public spaces and events and programming efforts in DowntownDC.

Rachel previously worked for five years at the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID), where she rose to lead all marketing and communications efforts as the Director of Interactive Marketing & Communications.  In that role, Rachel created a robust summer event program from the ground up, established new partnerships and sponsorships in the public and private sectors and increased awareness and communications for the organization and its stakeholders through coordinated PR, marketing and communications plans. 

Rachel joined the BID after 10 years in political journalism, including working as White House Reporter for Yahoo News.  Previously, she served as a national political blogger for Yahoo News, and covered politics and down ballot federal races for Congressional Quarterly.


Rachel was awarded an Emerging Leader Fellowship from the International Downtown Association in 2017.  She currently serves as Vice Chair of the board of directors for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Rachel holds a B.A. in print journalism from American University.  She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two sons.

 

May 8th 2024 at 12:30 pm
In-Person/Hybrid Washington DC Weekly Club Meeting

May 15th 2024 at 12:30 pm
In-Person/Hybrid Washington DC Weekly Club Meeting

May 22nd 2024 at 12:30 pm
In-Person/Hybrid Washington DC Weekly Club Mee

June 5th 2024 at 12:30 pm
In-Person/Hybrid Washington DC Weekly Club Mee

Upcoming Events


In-Person/Hybrid Washington DC Weekly Club Meeting
Speaker: William B. Lawson, M.D., Ph.D., D.L F.A.P.A. 
Topic: The COVID Aftermath
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In-Person/Hybrid Washington DC Weekly Club Meeting
Speaker: Rachel Hartman
Topic: Downtown revitalization and the work of the Foundation
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Championship Fight For Youth Golf Tournament
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In-Person/Hybrid Washington DC Weekly Club Meeting
Speaker: Robert White
Topic: Downtown Revitalization and the Work of the Foundation.
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In-Person/Hybrid Washington DC Weekly Club Meeting
Speaker: David Heiber
Topic: Creating Transformative Change in Urban Areas by Addressing Socioeconomic Disparities, Supporting Youth, and Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline.
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In-Person/Hybrid Washington DC Weekly Club Mee
Speaker: Gabrielle Webster
Topic: Executive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
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In-Person/Hybrid Washington DC Weekly Club Mee
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In-Person/Hybrid Washington DC Weekly Club Mee
Speaker: Ambassador of Mexico
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Washington, D.C. Pride Parade
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SAVE THE DATE - DC Rotary Club Changing of the Guard
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