Sept. 14, 2012
-- The National Medical Association (NMA) is proud to announce the election of Ingrid Taylor, MD as Chair of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Taylor is a board certified family physician and brings her commitment and enthusiasm to her role as Chair of the Board. Dr. Taylor is on staff at the Family Care Health Center and has worked at the Institute for Research and Education in Family Medicine and practiced family medicine at the John C. Murphy Health Center, Evangelical Children’s Home, and the Community in Partnership Service (CHIPS) Health Center – all of which service the underserved and underinsured. “I am honored to serve as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of this prestigious organization. My goal is to continue to ensure the fiscal and programmatic stability of the organization and to work with the NMA leadership in moving our historic organization forward,” said Dr. Taylor.
A long standing member of the NMA, Dr. Taylor has been a member of the NMA Board of Trustees (BOT) since the early 2000’s. She received the NMA’s Woman in Medicine Award in 2007. As an active NMA member, she has served as the Region Five chairperson from 2002-2006, where she organized successful continuing medical educational seminars for physicians. As chairperson of the NMA’s Education Committee, she continued to push forward the NMA’s mission of educating physicians and increasing awareness of health condition with patients/consumers. Dr. Taylor has been an advocate of increasing the pipeline of minorities entering the medical and allied health professions. “The NMA is the leading organization of African American physicians and the voice of the underserved. As a member and now Chair of the Board, I along with all of the NMA membership hold this sacred trust to ensure that we protect our profession and stand with patients,” said Dr. Taylor.
Dr. Ingrid Taylor practices medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana, and her Doctorate of Medicine from the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine. Dr. Taylor completed her family practice residency at Kansas University Medical Center. In addition to her practice, her passion for health literacy and health empowerment inspired her to develop Allies in Healthcare, LLC, a health information company. She remains very active in civic, community and medical organizations. In 2010, Dr. Taylor was appointed by Missouri Governor Jeremiah (Jay) Nixon to be a member of the MO HealthNet Oversight Committee. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors of Health Literacy Missouri (HLM). She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and numerous other organizations. Taylor enjoys traveling and skiing and is happily married to Damion Trasada.
Founded in 1895, the National Medical Association is the nation’s oldest and largest medical association representing the interests of more than 50,000 African American physicians and their patients. The NMA repeatedly advocates for policies that would assure equitable and quality health care for all people. Please visit www.nmanet.org for additional information.