Executive Committee

2022-2023 ADIEM Executive Committee
  • Edgardo Ordonez


    Dr. Ordonez received his medical and public health degrees from the UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School and School of Public Health. He then completed a combined emergency medicine and internal medicine residency at Christiana Care in Newark, Delaware. After completion of residency, Dr. Ordonez obtained an academic appointment at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, TX, where he has been in practice for 7 years. He currently practices both emergency medicine and internal medicine and has several leadership roles within the college and health system. He is an assistant program director of the BCM EM residency, Medical Director of Utilization Management at Ben Taub Hospital, and is on the BCM Admissions Committee. His interests include diversity, inclusion, equity, & social justice, healthcare delivery, social determinants of health, and mentorship.

  • Cassandra Kim Bradby, MD


    Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

    "I am a proud graduate of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. From there, the match brought me to SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY, where I served as the chief resident of education. Since 2014, I have served as assistant professor of emergency medicine at Vidant Medical Center and East Carolina University and now serve as the residency program director after four years in the role of associate program director. I have been involved with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts throughout my seven years in North Carolina, as the vice chair for diversity and inclusion for my department, as well as the chair of the vice chairs for diversity and inclusion for East Carolina University (ECU) Brody School of Medicine. I also serve as the faculty advisor for the ECU chapter of the Student Medical Association and the chair of the GME Committee for Diversity and Inclusion at Vidant Medical Center. Through SAEM, I have been involved with the Membership Committee, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM), and the Academy for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine (ADIEM) as a member-at-large, faculty advisor for the Social Media Committee, and the current secretary-treasurer. I hope to continue to work with the ADIEM Executive Committee going forward to continue our momentum in creating education across emergency medicine on DEI and collaborating with other organizations."

    Dr. Cassandra Bradby is an EM physician and Assistant Professor at Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a graduate of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, she has dedicated her career to improving diversity and inclusion in medicine through mentoring and education. After finishing up as the Education Chief Resident at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Bradby headed back south to Greenville, NC where she now serves as the Residency Program Director and Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Vidant Medical Center.

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    Jason Rotoli, MD


    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

    "I am an assistant professor and associate residency program director in the department of emergency medicine at the University of Rochester. I have been interested in diversity and inclusion for several years in the realm of advocating for the deaf ASL user and others who require accommodations, leading me to join ADIEM several years ago. Inspired by leadership in ADIEM, I created the Accommodations Committee to partner with others with similar interests. Together, we have created educational training sessions and publications to disseminate information about a marginalized group. With the experience and knowledge gained through networking and my own self growth/education, I have been able to advocate for a marginalized group locally, regionally, and nationally through workshops (multiple national grand rounds), publications, and didactic sessions (SAME 2019-2021). I was also in charge of planning the pre-conference ADIEM session for the 2020-21 national conference. I am currently a member-at-large (2021-2022) and was previously a general member.

    I am running for office out of desire for continued support of an organization with an incredible mission: to advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves. I have a track record of being well organized and am facile with technology. I will be able to keep track of clear and concise meeting notes, goals/objectives of the meeting, and the trajectory of our group. I also have some previous treasurer role experience as the treasurer of a collegiate extracurricular group where I transitioned our group from paper tracking to a clear and easy-to-follow excel format. I look forward tp contributing to the group in any way I can to support our mission."

    Dr. Rotoli is the Assistant Residency Director of the Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Rochester. Through local and national experiential didactics, simulation, and formal assessment, he seeks to improve provider cultural awareness by increasing awareness of the needs of vulnerable populations (especially the culturally Deaf community). Recently, Dr. Rotoli has become the Director of the Deaf Health Pathways, a medical student elective at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Through this role, he hopes to have a positive influence on students early in their careers in caring for Deaf ASL users, who are a linguistic and cultural minority. He hopes to continue to improve Deaf patient health care delivery and medical knowledge through providing direct access and communication to an ASL fluent physician while working clinically in the emergency department at Strong Memorial Hospital.

  • Alden M. Landry, MD, MPH

    Immediate Past President

    Dr. Landry is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Faculty Assistant Director of the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, Associate Director and Advisor for William B. Castle Society, and Director of Health Equity Education at Harvard Medical School. He also serves as Senior Faculty at the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and is the founder and co-director of the non- profit organization Motivating Pathways. He strives to lead efforts for the Department of Emergency Medicine, the hospital and the medical school that will address health disparities and improve quality of care for the most disenfranchised.

    In addition to his clinical interests, Dr. Landry is involved in research on Emergency Department utilization trends, disparities in care and quality of care. He also co-instructs a course at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and teaches cultural competency to residents and physicians. Dr. Landry promotes careers in the health professions to under-represented minorities and mentors, scores of pre-medical students, medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty. Dr. Landry also leads the Tour for Diversity in Medicine, (www.tour4diversity.org) an effort to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine, dentistry, and other biomedical careers.

    Dr. Landry has been recognized by his peers and colleagues as a leader in health equity and social justice. He has received numerous awards for his public health work and efforts to promote health care workforce diversity. He was recently awarded the Outstanding Academician Award by the Academy for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine of the Society of Academic Emergency medicine and the Albert Frechette Award from the Massachusetts Public Health Association.

    Dr. Landry received his Bachelor of Science degree from Prairie View A&M University in 2002 and his medical degree from the University of Alabama in 2006. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2009. In 2010, he earned a Master’s in Public Health degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and completed the Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University. He received the Disparities Solutions Center/Aetna Fellow in Health Disparities award in 2010-2011.


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    Tiffany Mitchell, MD


    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    "For the past 3 years, I served in several roles on a number of ADIEM and SAEM committees. Most notably I served as head of the ADIEM Social Media and Publications subcommittee since 2018 and I'm currently head of the Needs Assessment subcommittee under the SAEM Equity and Inclusion Task Force. Additionally I worked closely with committee leaders to host a number of events including this year's ADIEM/AWAEM Virtual Luncheon at SAEM21 as well as last year's ADIEM Town Hall panel discussion in the wake of a national reckoning with race that came to a head last summer. I am interested in joining the ADIEM Executive Committee in order to take a more active role in the administrative duties of ADIEM and foster meaningful relationships with ADIEM and SAEM leadership."

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    Melanie F. Molina, MD


    University of California, San Francisco

    "I am currently a first-year fellow in the National Clinician Scholars Program (NSCP)—a program that trains clinicians as change agents to drive policy-relevant research, cultivate health equity, and eliminate health disparities. Prior to fellowship, I earned a bachelor of science and a bachelor of arts at the University of Texas at Austin, a doctor of medicine from Harvard Medical School, and completed residency at the four-year Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency. As a queer Latina woman in medicine, I have witnessed firsthand the ways in which the experience of the underrepresented minority (URM) physician differs from that of their non-URM counterpart. My personal experiences as well as those of my colleagues have inspired my work advancing DEI. As a junior resident, I wrote a perspective piece highlighting microaggressions in medicine, their impact, and how they could be addressed. The article, 'Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Microaggressions in Medicine,' was published in Annals of Emergency Medicine, featured in the New York Times, won the 2021 AWAEM Outstanding Research Publication Award, and led to multiple national (ACEP, Kaiser, Columbia) and international (Alberta Health Services, Calgary Department of Emergency Medicine) presentations--enabling me to raise tremendous awareness of these issues. Locally, as co-chair of the Social Emergency Medicine Interest Academy during residency, I developed a longitudinal health equity curriculum for the residency, which consisted of didactics, journal clubs, and a 3-hour residency retreat focused on racism, implicit bias, and microaggressions. The didactics spanned topics from immigrant health to ageism to intersectionality. At the hospital and institutional level, I lent a voice to the needs and concerns of URM residents and staff as a representative on Harvard Medical School’s LGBTQ Dean’s Advisory Committee, the Brigham and Women’s ED Health Equity Committee, and the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Minority Affairs Section."

  • Jacqueline A. Ward-Gaines, MD


    University of Colorado School of Medicine

    "I am currently an assistant professor in the department of emergency medicine and departmental DEI educational lead and director at Denver Health EM residency. I joined university faculty in 2006 after completing my training in emergency medicine at the Brooklyn Hospital Center. Prior to getting my board certification, I served in the United States Army as a General Medical Officer and Flight Surgeon. After graduating from Florida A&M University I matriculated to the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine for a medical degree and initial training. Early on, I was an instrumental member of the hospital’s Emergency Management Committee, responsible for the Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) program. I developed a disaster tabletop series to train the hospital administration on command structure and incident management. I was the Co-PI for NIH funded research in development of disaster integrated computer technology. I presented such research at the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine Conference. As with most faculty, I enjoy teaching, including all aspects such as guest lecturer in the community outreach program P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth). My past leadership includes Assistant Course Director of Third-Year Medical Students Emergency Medicine Clerkship and my appointment as Medical Director of the emergency department medics. I now hold an important leadership role on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts in the CU department of emergency medicine. I work to improve equitable education and am currently spearheading a DEI curriculum for emergency medicine residents with a focused health equity simulation day. I have worked within the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine to bring DEI resources to the forefront of medicine."

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    Moises Gallegos, MD, MPH

    Development Officer

    Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine

    "I am currently clerkship director and clinical assistant professor at Stanford Emergency Medicine as well as the ADIEM Membership Committee chair. A core principle to promoting DEI is the constant effort to grow in understanding. As a URiM physician I understand some, but not all, of the influential components that affect diversity and inclusion in our profession and medical practice. Serving on the executive committee would allow me an organized opportunity to contribute to the advancement of representation in our specialty while developing a more robust understanding of the issues that impact this mission. While the role of development officer will require that I engage in responsibilities that will be new to me, it represents an opportunity to sit at the table for discussion with colleagues I would love to work with."