Who We Are

T.I.M.E.4Her is a 501c3 nonprofit organization formed to teach, inspire, mentor, and encourage women of color to pursue a career in the field of medicine. With an emphasis on community education through social media, dialogue, group activities, seminars, and outreach, T.I.M.E.4Her aims to enlighten others regarding the disparities present within healthcare, and promote diversity in medicine as a way in which those inequities can be improved.

     

   

 

        “There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of  women.”

– Kofi Annan

 

                         

     

     “There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of  women.”

– Kofi Annan

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There can sometimes be a disconnect between the idealistic view of medicine and the actual reality of both medical school and the day-to-day activities of a physician. Through mentorship, our goal is to TEACH our mentees more about the journey to and through medicine, pitfalls to avoid, and provide advice and encouragement along this road less traveled. While you will be led to believe that perfection is a requirement for medical school admittance, it is not. Being human is the requirement. Being focused is the requirement. Being steadfast is the requirement. We’re excited to share our journey while helping you along your own. #teach

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#TrailblazHER is our virtual platform designed to help INSPIRE women of color to pursue careers in medicine. In a society where women are oftentimes not recognized and praised for their hard work and accomplishments, our goal is to highlight those excelling in spite of, and to let all of our readers and followers know that you can beat the odds! Yes, you can be a doctor, too! #inspire

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Statistics have shown that women who have consistent role models are more likely to be successful. To MENTOR is to be willing to share one’s experiences with hope that it provides another with information that can be used for the betterment of self. Through our formal mentoring program DoctHER Loading, we aim to connect doctors of color with underrepresented undergraduates who are interested in becoming physicians and reside in Virginia. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere of loving guidance from other black female physicians for those women who desire help along their journey to and through medicine. Additionally, we aim to increase the unacceptably low percentage of black women physicians practicing in the United States, which currently stands at a mere 2.6%#mentor

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Through virtual roundtable discussions, volunteerism, and social media posts, our organization desires to ENCOURAGE women to live their healthiest and happiest lives. #MotivationMonday and #SelfcareSaturday are our social media campaigns designed to promote positivity and improved self-awareness among all readers. #encourage 

Dr. LaVonne Hairston

Dr. LaVonne Hairston is a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist (OB/GYN). She received her Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her medical degree from the Meharry Medical College School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee and then went on to complete her residency training at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Hairston is extremely passionate about women’s healthcare and has a keen interest in caring for the adolescent and young adult population. She is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the National Medical Association, and Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Incorporated. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. LaVonne Hairston

Dr. LaVonne Hairston is a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist (OB/GYN). She received her Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her medical degree from the Meharry Medical College School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee and then went on to complete her residency training at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Hairston is extremely passionate about women’s healthcare and has a keen interest in caring for the adolescent and young adult population. She is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the National Medical Association, and Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Incorporated. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

Charisse Bryant

Ms. Charisse Bryant is a Sales Manager for a Marriott Renaissance Property in Hampton Roads specializing in the Government and Corporate market. She received her B.A in Sociology at Seton Hall University and her MBA from DeVry University with a concentration in Hospitality Management and Entrepreneurship. When Charisse isn’t traveling and meeting her clients, she loves to see the newest Family Animated Movies with her daughter Angela. She also is an enormous fan of the DC and Marvel Universe.

Charisse is excited to start this invigorating new journey with T.I.M.E.4Her to help promote the importance of self- worth, self-awareness and self-love to young women.

Dr. Marlene Dominguez Hicks

May your beautiful spirit

live on in all of us.

Dr. Marlene Dominguez Hicks

May your beautiful spirit live on in all of us.

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