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Our Team

Lynne Holden, MD is the President and Executive Director of Mentoring in Medicine. Dr. Holden provides the overall leadership for the team, recruits volunteers, facilitates program development, creates overall organizational strategy, and establishes collaborative partnerships. Dr. Holden attended Temple University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine in 1995 at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Jacobi/Montefiore Emergency Medicine Residency Program in the Bronx, NY. She served as chief resident her final year. She is a board-certified Emergency Medicine doctor. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 

For the past nine years, Dr. Holden has served as a Co-chairperson of the Admissions Committee at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and as Montefiore Residency Site Director of the Jacobi-Montefiore Emergency Medicine Residency Program for three years. She is in her final year of the Healthcare Leadership Academy at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. Dr. Holden is also the coordinator for The Emergency Department Clinical Exposure and Mentoring Program. She is a Deaconess at The Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem and serves on the Scholarship, Health and Hospitality ministries.  She is married with a wonderful daughter.  Her hobbies include gardening and being a dog owner.

 

Jocelyn Freeman Garrick, MD, MS is the Vice President and Program Expansion Leader based in Oakland, California. Dr. Freeman Garrick recruits volunteers, establishes collaborative partnerships and ensures program quality and implementation in Oakland. Dr. Freeman Garrick attended medical school at the University of Southern California and trained in Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Jacobi/Montefiore Emergency Medicine Residency Program in the Bronx, NY. She served as chief resident during her final year in 2001. She is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician who after completing her residency obtained a Masters in Science in Epidemiology from Cornell University. Dr. Freeman Garrick is currently an attending physician at Alameda County Medical Center-Highland Hospital in Oakland, California. In that role she is the EMS/Disaster Fellowship Director. She serves as Assistant Medical Director of Emergency Medical Services for Alameda County. She is a recent alum of the California Healthcare Foundation Leadership Program and Medical Director of the Alameda County Family Justice Center.  She is married and the mother of three sons. 

 

Yvette Calderon, MD, MS is the Research Director. Dr. Calderon creates performance measures, implements research strategies, and utilizes evaluation tools to ensure effectiveness of the organization’s programming. Dr. Calderon attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and trained in Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Jacobi/Montefiore Emergency Medicine Residency Program in the Bronx, NY. She served as chief resident during her final year in 1994. She is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician who after completing her residency obtained a Masters in Science from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Calderon is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 

Dr. Calderon has served as the Associate Residency Director and currently is Director of Urgent Care at Jacobi and the Assistant Dean in the Office of Diversity Enhancement. Dr. Calderon has secured grant funding to study HIV testing and education in underserved communities utilizing emergency departments from the Health and Hospitals Corporation, the Center for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health. 

 

Beryl S. Jeffers, MA, MS is the Educational Director. Ms. Jeffers develops age appropriate and comprehensive curricula for our programs. Ms. Jeffers has earned two masters’ degrees—a Masters of Arts in Counseling and Masters of Science in Higher Education Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University. Ms. Jeffers’ fields of specialization include Student Retention, Persistence and Graduation, Retention Models and Practices, Emergent Models of Persistence and the African American Student Experience and Organizational Theory and Behavior. She is a Deaconess at The Abyssinian Baptist Church and serves as a Sunday school teacher for first graders and continues to be active with the Parent Board Ministry of the Junior Choir and the Health Ministry.