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Warrior Centric Healthcare Foundation:  Addressing the healthcare needs of Veterans and their families while planting the seeds for a healthy future.

Dr. Evelyn Lewis | Executive Director

Evelyn Lewis, MD has over 25 years of experience in the United State Navy and earned her medical degree from the University of the Health Sciences at the Chicago Medical School. She completed a two-year faculty development fellowship at Madigan Army Medical Center and Pacific Lutheran University with a Masters degree in the Social and Behavioral sciences. Dr. Lewis has been recognized for her expertise in the areas of cultural competency, health, and healthcare disparities. She is passionate about increasing patient’s awareness of disease, treatment and management; increasing physicians’ awareness of the special needs of minority populations; and increasing access to quality healthcare. She has worked with multiple organizations including the following:

  • Black Ministers Council
  • Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)
  • National Medical Association
  • National Black Caucus of State Legislators
  • National Urban League
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • National Hispanic Medical Association
  • American Medical Association Commission To End Health Disparities

Dr. Lewis has been awarded numerous military decorations and other awards including the following:

  • Defense Meritorious Medal
  • National Defense Medal
  • Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service with bronze star
  • Coast Guard Special Operations Service
  • W.C. Upjohn Award for Innovation
  • Career Communications Group
  • Women of Color Emerald Honor for Medical Education Award
  • Uniformed Services University, Office of Recruitment and Diversity
  • Mentor of the Year Award
  • One of five Family Physicians featured in the pamphlet “ Is Our Health Care System Losing its Balance?” sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians Research Initiative
  • One of nine Family Physicians profiled in the American Academy of Family Physicians 50th Anniversary Book, Caring for America-The Story of Family Practice.