Toiya Sosa, Co-Moderator
Associate Vice President/Main Range Officer
Riverside Wellbeing Method
Toiya Sosa is Chief Variety Officer at Riverside Wellbeing Procedure exactly where she is responsible for the ongoing development, implementation, and oversight of the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion tactic. Prior to this role, Sosa was a local community chief and public affairs chief at GEICO where she had oversight of associate relations and philanthropic investment decision, media relations, and governing administration relations for the VA, NC, TN area. Sosa is a Director for the Urban League of Hampton Streets, Tidewater Chapter of the VA Middle for Inclusive Communities, Chair of the United Way of South Hampton Streets African American Management Society, a member of Chief, a member of the National Affiliation of Well being Services Executives, and Co-Chair of the Virginia UNCF Management Council. Sosa has been identified with the 2022 UNCF M.A.S.K.E.D. Award, the 2020 Tidewater Humanitarian Award from the Virginia Middle for Inclusive Communities, the James V. Koch Award from the City League of Hampton Roads and was named to the Inside Small business Electrical power Listing from 2019-2021. Sosa retains a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from Norfolk State University, a Grasp of Small business Administration from Strayer University, and a Master of Arts in Law from Regent College. Sosa was properly trained by the Nationwide Variety Council as a Certified Diversity Professional (NDCCDP).
Sosa resides in Portsmouth, VA, and is mom to Alex and Elani Sosa. She likes to publish in her spare time, and she has recently published a kid’s reserve on diversity entitled, “Strangetop Hill” available on Amazon and Google Textbooks.
Vidal Dickerson, Co-Moderator
Unique Assistant to the President/Chief Variety, Equity & Inclusion Officer
Christopher Newport University
Vidal Dickerson’s profession spans in excess of 20 years with range, fairness, and inclusion get the job done in
increased education and learning, clinical education and learning, and nonprofit organizations where he has coordinated
strategic planning, finding out & advancement, and neighborhood relations initiatives.
His expertise has included direct obligations for aid, programming, and schooling
around race/ethnicity, religion & spirituality, gender & sexuality, disabilities/accessibility,
between other areas of id and diversity. Additionally, he has directed vocation/
university obtain plans for small revenue college students and people like the Purpose Bigger St.
Louis software for St. Louis Community Universities and the Governor’s Village Method for
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Universities.
Vidal is a resident of Hampton, VA and presently serves as the Main Variety, Equity,
and Inclusion Officer at Christopher Newport University. He serves on the Peninsula
board for the Virginia Middle for Inclusive Communities as properly as Men and women 2 People today, a
grassroots business based in Newport News dedicated to race relations, variety,
and quality of daily life. Vidal is a member of the National Association for Range Officers in
Increased Training, the Nationwide Affiliation of African Individuals in Human Sources,
the Affiliation for Expertise Improvement, the Academy of Administration, and the Variety,
Fairness & Inclusion Chair for the Peninsula Chapter of the Society for Human Useful resource
Vidal gained a BS in Mathematics from Austin Peay State University and an MS in
Larger Schooling Administration from Indiana Point out College. He is currently a doctoral
candidate in Human and Organizational Learning at The George Washington College.
Senior Vice President of Human Assets
Riverside Wellbeing Method
Jesse joined Riverside Heath Procedure in 2003 as a Human Methods Assistant and immediately moved into the function as Senior Human Assets Coordinator. In 2007, Jesse briefly left Riverside to get the job done for HealthSouth (now Encompass Overall health) in Fredericksburg, Virginia as Director of Human Resources. There she successfully helped HealthSouth direct human sources management though opening a new healthcare facility. In 2012, Jesse returned to Riverside as Director of Human Methods for Riverside Doctors’ Clinic and was section of the initial leadership group opening Riverside Doctors’ Hospital. Her role expanded to involve management of human resources for all Riverside facilities in Williamsburg. Jesse moved to the Vice President of Human Methods function in Might 2018 and was promoted to Senior Vice President in September 2021. In her present job, Jesse oversees human means, recruitment, gains, compensation, workforce enhancement, worker occupational well being and diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition to her position at Riverside, she serves on the Executive Committee of the Hampton Roadways Workforce Council, on the board of Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia and on the board of the Institute for Dance in Williamsburg.
Jesse retains a bachelor’s degree in Conversation Research and English from James Madison College. She has numerous certifications, such as her Expert in Human Sources (PHR) and Accredited Human Resources Qualified (SHRM-CP). She lives in Williamsburg, VA with her spouse and 3 daughters.
Dr. Michael Oshiki
Riverside Regional Health-related Heart
Dr. Michael S. Oshiki is a native of Washington, DC and a graduate of the College of Wisconsin-Madison, in which he acquired a Bachelor of Science degree, with a double significant in zoology and background. Subsequent seven years as a combat arms officer in the US Army, he went on to obtain his Medical doctor of Medication (MD) diploma from the Uniformed Companies University and concluded a residency in Relatives Medication at DeWitt Military Neighborhood Hospital Fort Belvoir, VA, the place he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Oshiki also acquired a Master’s Diploma in National Resource System (Heath System Focus) at the Countrywide Protection College Eisenhower University. In the course of his 35-yr Military job, Colonel (Dr.) Oshiki served as the commander (CEO) of William Beaumont Army Professional medical Center (an educational clinical and trauma heart in El Paso, TX), and Fox Army Overall health Middle (a multidisciplinary outpatient well being heart in Huntsville, AL). He served in operational assignments as a command surgeon (Chief Medical Officer) from every level from battalion to corps in each common and specific functions models. He also served in scientific assignments as a division main at Madigan Army Medical Middle in Tacoma, WA and McDonald Military Group Hospital in Newport Information, VA. His remaining assignment prior to retirement was serving at the Pentagon as the Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Military for Health Affairs.
All through his career, Dr. Oshiki has strived to apply comprehensive-spectrum spouse and children medicine and be concerned in teaching and analysis, most not long ago serving on the instructing college of the Madigan Army Healthcare Heart Loved ones Medicine Residency. He has previously served as a medical preceptor for the Pacific Lutheran University and Aged Dominion University Family Nurse Practitioner Plans. Picked as a fellow of the American Academy of Loved ones Physicians in 2007, he has also been a member of the Uniformed Providers Academy of Loved ones Doctors considering that 1998 and was a member of the Operational Drugs Committee from 2005 to 2022. He was elected to the Academy’s Board of Directors in 2012 and was also picked as the Academy’s 2010 Operational Medicine Doctor of the 12 months. An seasoned physician government, he is an active member of the American School of Health care Executives and the American Affiliation of Medical doctor Leadership. He in addition served as the Army Relatives Drugs consultant on the Department of Defense Joint Clinical Advisory Board for Behavioral Wellness and Beat Stress from 2003 to 2006.
In the spring of 2022, Dr. Oshiki retired from the Military and joined the Riverside Health Program as the President of Riverside Regional Healthcare Heart in Newport Information, VA. Dr. Oshiki and his wife (Ginger Eagle-Oshiki) live in Gloucester Level, VA and have three adult youngsters dwelling across the United States. In their absolutely free time, they get pleasure from cooking, hiking, travel to new sites, and viewing with relatives and close friends.
Associate Vice President of Operations
Riverside Regional Clinical Centre
Jessica Macalino at present serves as the Affiliate Vice President for Riverside Regional Healthcare Centre in Newport Information, Virginia the place she oversees several operational departments and laboratory companies. She also served as the Associate Vice President of the Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Important Care Provider Lines with Riverside Overall health Procedure. Prior to becoming a member of Riverside, Jessica served as the Cardiac Assistance Line Challenge Supervisor for Sentara Healthcare in Norfolk, Virginia. For the past 11 years, Jessica’s aim has mostly been on strategic and programmatic progress, method improvement, operational excellence, and company growth.
Jessica gained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and her master’s degree in health and fitness administration from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She has a passion for producing strategic priorities that instantly meet up with the requires of the communities she serves. She also enjoys mentoring and encouraging create upcoming leaders in healthcare. She is a member of the American Higher education of Overall health Treatment Executives (ACHE) and serves on the area ACHE chapter Board of Directors. She also serves on the Isle of Wight County Chamber of Commerce Board and the Luter Loved ones YMCA Advisory Board. Jessica was also named the 2022 VCU Overall health Administration’s Younger Specialist of the Year for her contributions to the local community and innovation in the discipline of overall health administration. Jessica is a native of Hampton Roads and has termed Smithfield, Virginia household for the past 5 yrs. She enjoys shelling out time with her spouse and 3 sons.
Ehsun Mirza, MD.
Service Line Main of Vital Treatment and Pulmonary Drugs
Riverside Health Procedure
Ehsun Mirza, MD. Born and reaised in Karachi Pakistan. Immigrated to Usa in 1993. Saira (spouse) is also a physician who I fulfilled in health-related school. 3 kids 27, 21, 19. Inital education in Internal Medicine followed by fellowships in Nephrology and Essential Care. Labored in RI for 18 years with Dr. Dacey and now with RHS for 2 several years. Present-day placement is RHS Support Line Main of Critical Treatment and Pulmonary Medication. In non-medical factor, really like technique making procedures, Radical Innovations and creative standing quo distruptive transformations as effectively as mentoring up and coming leaders. Personally, Avid Photographer, Yoga and balanced everyday living design practitioner, as well as globe trotting. Adore to commit time with loved ones and shut pals. Really intrigued in finding out and operating to realize and fix the issues relevant to DEI specially women empowerment (many thanks to my daughter).
Vice President, Communicty Progress Supervisor
Mark is the Vice President & Group Improvement Manager at SunTrust, now Truist. In this part, Mr. Johnson is accountable for overseeing the Community Progress routines in the Hampton Roadways, Richmond and Charlottesville Regions of SunTrust, now Truist.
An exemplary steward of neighborhood provider and champion of philanthropic initiatives in the Hampton Roads group, he is continually performing to align the bank with charitable businesses and initiatives that endorse constructive change inside of the local community. Mark’s continued endeavours have been acknowledged via a number of awards, such as the Hampton Streets Inside Organization Top rated 100 Electrical power Checklist – the folks who shape and influence Hampton Roads, the City League of Hampton Roads Silver Star and MLK Neighborhood Chief Awards, which acknowledges leaders who have produced a big difference in their communities and the SunTrust Financial institution Efficiency Excellence Award, which acknowledges the superb effectiveness of teammates in both of those sales and non-sales roles who show remarkable achievements in assist of the bank’s guiding principles (the first expert in his place to get the award) and the Countrywide Affiliation of Management Program’s Distinguished Leadership Award, which acknowledges exemplary services and dedication to the local community (only 1 of 15 specialists that received the award throughout the state in 2015). Mark was also the lead visionary in the creation, setting up, and group of SunTrust Bank, Hampton Roadways very first once-a-year of Range and Inclusion Awards Celebration in the Increased Hampton Roadways Neighborhood in 2011 and led the effort and hard work that introduced the forged users of the strike nineties Tv set show A Various World, which emphasized the price of greater education and learning and the benefit of HBCUs – Historically Black Schools and Universities to Norfolk Condition University in April of 2015.
Prior to his arrival to the Hampton Roadways spot, Mark manufactured significant inroads in the Buffalo, New York, and Washington, DC, metro spots. He been given the 40 under 40 Award from Company 1st Journal in his role at United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, the Trailblazer Award from the Buffalo Educational Alliance, and the John H. Garber, Jr., Award from United Way of Around the globe (formerly United Way of The usa) – 1 of the youngest United Way Experts to ever acquire this certain honor.
As the former Vice President of Group Funding & Particular Initiatives for the United Way of South Hampton Roads (Norfolk, VA), he was the 1st African-American to hold this situation in the company’s 87 yr record.
Dr. Felica Blow, APR
Affiliate Vice President for Growth
Dr. Felicia Blow, APR, is award-profitable chief with extensive organizational, fundraising, strategic preparing, management and administration encounter. With a 30-12 months occupation spanning work in Manufacturing, Squander Management and Environmental Expert services, Telecommunications and Better, Dr. Blow presently serves as Associate Vice President for Growth at the renowned historically black establishment Hampton College.
At Hampton, Dr. Blow led the university’s $150 Million Aspiration No Tiny Desires II Marketing campaign as its marketing campaign director. That campaign concluded 2019 and exceeded its intention in elevating extra than $166 million in guidance of college priorities. She also has earned the Accredited in General public Relations credential, by PRSA. Dr. Blow attained her Bachelor’s diploma in Mass Media Arts from Hampton University her Master’s in Small business Administration degree from Strayer University and her Doctorate in Better Education Administration from Previous Dominion University.