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Melissa Elaine Clarke, MD
Board member
What Clarke does for AHEAD: Health Advocate and AHEAD’s volunteer
As a board member, Melissa Clarke continues the patient advocacy and education she started more than two decades ago. Clarke had just completed a residency in emergency medicine when she began volunteering with AHEAD in 1994. The team traveled to Tanzania, where Clarke cared for patients and conducted HIV/AIDS education. She found she was using her skills in ways she’d never dreamed so that first trip led to others. Clarke is a native of Silver Spring, Md., where she is a physician, author, speaker and patient advocate.
Why she works with AHEAD: “AHEAD has courageously and consistently stepped in to provide much needed technologies, healthcare and education to save lives and to allow countless people to have a better life. I continue to support AHEAD’s work for that reason.”