Our Founders

Samira L. Brown

Samira L. Brown, MD

Dr. Samira L. Brown is a board-certified primary care pediatrician who grew up in New England. Her parents, both college professors, raised her with one expectation, to give back to her community. Dr. Brown’s love of working with children led her to pediatrics, and throughout her career she has been a passionate advocate for patients and families. Her philosophy is that every child and family should receive high-quality and equitable care.

Dr. Brown is a proud alumna of Xavier University of Louisiana and Harvard Medical School. She completed her pediatric training at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center, one of the nation’s top residency programs. She then decided to return to New Orleans post-Katrina to help in the city’s recovery. Dr. Brown became Medical Director of both her primary care clinic and newborn nursery focusing on childhood obesity, breastfeeding promotion and quality of care. She has over 10 years of clinical experience caring for children of all ages, and has lectured both nationally and internationally. Dr. Brown is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the National Medical Association. She has been listed as one of the Best Doctors in America® and has served as a medical expert on local and national media outlets including the TODAY show and NBC Nightly News. Dr. Brown now calls Atlanta home where she continues to practice primary care.

Gabrielle Page-Wilson, MD

Dr. Page-Wilson is a board-certified endocrinologist and physician scientist and is actively involved in patient care, medical education, and patient-oriented research. She is also the proud mom of two energetic boys. As a doctor, she is known for combining cutting-edge medical developments with practical and sustainable strategies for health and wellness. Her clinical research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and she has published extensively in peer-reviewed medical journals and lectured nationally on topics ranging from hormonal disorders to appetite and obesity.

Since the onset of the pandemic, Dr. Page-Wilson has led a multi-disciplinary research team focused on understanding the impact of COVID-19 on diverse populations and she has developed a passion for helping children and families safely navigate our “new normal”. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Page-Wilson completed her Internal Medicine residency at Harvard University’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and her training in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, where she is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine. While Dr. Page-Wilson was born and raised in the Bay Area, for over a decade she and her family have proudly called New York City home.

Alexandra Stanton

Alexandra Stanton

Alexandra Stanton is the CEO of Empire Global Ventures LLC, and a proud mother of two young boys. An attorney with a proven record of executive leadership in business development, technology, organizational development, and public-private partnerships, Stanton’s corporate focus ranges broadly, from developing large multi-nationals to launching homegrown start-ups. A contributor to Fast Company, she is widely recognized for her experience in assisting female founders.

Ms. Stanton has worked in the E.U., Washington, D.C., and New York. She has held senior positions in large public enterprises, including the NYC Mayor’s Office of Appointments, the Empire State Development Corporation (New York State’s economic development agency) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C. Ms. Stanton has also worked in Paris, France for Doctors of the World, implementing their international organizational development programs. Aside from serving as Chair of J Street’s Board of Directors, Vice-Chair of the Board of the Parrish Art Museum in New York and sitting on the New York State Tourism Advisory Council, in 2013, Ms. Stanton was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Board of Trustees of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Stanton received her B.A. from Cornell University, her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and is a member of the New York Bar. A native New Yorker, she lives in the city with her husband and children.

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