Pamela Harris, Chairperson
Pamela Harris is the Co-Founder and President of Caring Voice Coalition, Inc. (CVC) and serves as the Chairperson of its Board of Directors. Her areas of involvement include fundraising, direct management of the organization, and program development.
Since the inception of CVC, Pamela has focused her efforts on developing programs for the uninsured and under-insured patient. She feels strongly that advocates working together with professionals from the healthcare industry will ensure that chronically ill patients will continue to receive direct access to medical treatment.
Pamela has more than 20 years of non-profit management experience. She is a certified grief counselor and has extensive experience in the areas of case management and reimbursement. Pamela attended Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, PA.
Gregory Smiley, Treasurer
Gregory currently consults with the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) on public policy issues at the federal, state, and local levels. The AAHIVM’s 1,600 members provide direct care to more than 275,000 HIV patients – more than half of the patients in active treatment for HIV disease. Previously, Gregory served the White House and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in various capacities, as well as the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and Office of HIV/AIDS Policy.
A graduate of both Duke University and George Washington University’s School of Public Health, Gregory’s prior public health experience includes clinical research at George Washington University and the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service.
Tracy Downing, Secretary
Tracy Downing serves as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Nashville, TN, where he works on Federal Government contract issues dealing primarily with healthcare construction, services, and supplies (including pharmaceuticals). Tracy is admitted before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Before coming to VA, he was a Contracting Officer for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in their Reston, Virginia office.
In addition to his law degree, Tracy has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Masters Degree in Public Policy.
Kandace Mulholland, Director
Kandace Mulholland is a certified Clinical Trials Monitor under Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). Since 2002, she has worked in the clinical trials profession. Her experience includes all phases of clinical research, including Phase I through Post-Marketing Surveillance. She has a special interest in pediatric research and under-served populations, and is currently involved in projects for adolescent HIV-1 and adult-onset epilepsy. Kandace is a graduate of Wichita State University, holding a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology.
Robert E. Mayfield, MD, Director
Robert E. Mayfield, MD specializes in family practice and is employed by Midlothian Family Practice, a division of Virginia Physicians, Inc. Currently, he is in his thirteenth year of practice, dealing with a variety of patients with acute issues and chronic illnesses. As a first-line provider, his focus is prevention. However, for his patients with chronic conditions, Robert enlists the help of subspecialists and serves as the patient’s home for organization of their care.
Robert earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Virginia where he proceeded to obtain his medical degree. He completed his residency training with Chesterfield Family Practice.
Mitch Bell, Director
Mitch Bell currently serves as an Estimator Project Manager at SRC, Inc. He is the former President of JM Bell and of the Richmond, Virginia Associated General Contractors, Inc. Mitch has degrees in History and Political Science.