Excellence and Innovation in Medical Education

JEDI Committee Members

Nakia Allen, MD, FAAP
Senior Staff Physician
Henry Ford Health Systems
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Premchand Anne, MD
Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Director, Pediatric Cardiology
Ascension | St. John Children’s Hospital
Ascension | St. John Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine and
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Charan Cheema, DO
St. Mary Mercy Family Medicine Residency Program Director
AOBFP certified
AAFP Leading Physician Well-being Scholar

Michael Geheb, MD
Executive Director
Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education (SEMCME)

Shantalea Johns, Ed.D, LMSW
Director, Office of Continuing and Interprofessional Education
Wayne State University School of Social Work

Wendy Jolivet, MBA
Asst Dir of Operations/Admin Dir of HR
Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education (SEMCME)

Dana Kabbani, MD
Assistant Professor – Department of Internal Medicine
Wayne State University
Wayne Health and Corktown Health Center

Ijeoma Nnodim Opara, MD, FAAP (Committee Chair)
Assistant Professor Internal Medicine – Pediatrics
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Latonya Riddle-Jones, MD
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Fatin Sahhar, MD, FAAFP
Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit Medical Center 

Asha Shajahan, MD, MHSA
Assistant Professor Family Medicine
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Director of Health Equity and Health Disparities, GME
Beaumont Health

Denise White-Perkins, MD, PhD
Vice Chair of Academic Affairs
Associate Residency Program Director
Department of Family Medicine
Director, Healthcare Equity Initiatives
Office of System Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Henry Ford Health Systems
Clinical Associate Professor
Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Tracy Wunderlich-Barillas, PhD
Director of Research Training
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine