From the President

Gloria Goodwin, MSW

I am indeed honored to accept the position as the eightieth president of the Auxiliary to the National Medical Association, Inc. (ANMA). I accept this position with humility.

I am grateful for the confidence that you have bestowed upon me. I pledge that I will continue our great legacy and the roadmap put in place by the trailblazers who have influenced us through their knowledge, their power and their greatness that continues to live within each of us.

I will continue this year’s programmatic activities in the areas of Opioid Addiction, HIV/AIDS and as a two-time breast cancer survivor, I will also focus on Triple Negative Breast Cancer.

I have selected as my theme for the 2018-19 year:

“ Continuing the Fight of Opioid Addiction Through Prevention, Education, and Behavioral Therapies in the African-American Communities.”

I believe there is an inextricable relationship between the body, mind, and spirit. I believe that an individual can contribute greatly to his/her optimum physical, mental, and spiritual health by lifestyle choices informed by thoughtful educational and health experiences, especially as they relate to the impact of diet and nutrition, risky behavior, dependency on painkillers, and healthcare. I also realize that a person’s access to quality healthcare and the status of a person’s life circumstances also impact his/her health and wellbeing.

I am so very pleased to be a member of ANMA, Inc. because it is dedicated in providing quality health education, outreach activities and advocating for improved health and equitable healthcare for African Americans. Together we can maintain our focus on community service by expanding our view of the community, and thereby fortifying our partnership with the National Medical Association (NMA).

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your President. I pledge to strengthen our outreach activities, raise awareness in our communities, while expanding the membership in the Auxiliary to the National Medical Association, Inc. I wholeheartedly look forward to this endeavor. Let’s continue to work together for the common good. Our next ANMA convention will be held in Hawaii on July 27- 31, 2019.

Save the date and see you there!


Gloria B. Goodwin, MSW
2018-2019 ANMA President