H.E.R.O Health and Education Relief Organization

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HERO Black Lives Matter Statement

Health and Educational Relief Organization Giving Support, Restoring Hope

883 Flatbush Avenue, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Phone: (718) 282- 2262

Board of Directors

John Mitchell, M.D.
New York, New York

Claude Scott, M.D.
Vice President
Brooklyn, New York

Collie Oudkerk, M. D.
Brooklyn, New York

Ieshia King-O’loughlin, M.B.A
Brooklyn, New York

Jacqueline Gulstone, Ph.D., F.N.P.
Brooklyn, New York

Sharon James Ackah, J.D., MPH
Baltimore, Maryland

Kenrick Cort, M.B.A.
Brooklyn, New York

Wayne Sampson, M.D.
Tallahassee, Florida

Orinthia King, M.D.
Brooklyn, New York

Wayne Paul-Bazil, MS, APRN, CRNA
Atlanta, Georgia

July 8th, 2020

To H.E.R.O Patrons:

In these unprecedented times of fear, uncertainty, and global public health crises, it is unfortunate that the social injustices in our society are being highlighted through acts of police brutality and disregard for basic human rights. H.E.R.O stands in solidarity with our volunteers and patrons who have expressed their disdain and are demanding changes in systems that oppress and devalue Black lives. H.E.R.O remains committed to its core mission of bringing health and educational relief to disenfranchised communities. We see the eradication of systemic racism as embodied within our mission and of paramount importance in the emergence of healthier communities.

We stand for Equality.
We stand for empowerment of communities of color.
We stand against police brutality and killing of black people at the hands of law enforcement.
We stand against social injustice and the unabashed indifference of the criminal justice system in handling such violations.

H.E.R.O stands with the Black Lives Matter movement as it seeks to address the fundamental inequalities within our society. To this end, we affirm our commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as empowerment of communities of color through high – quality healthcare and educational support services.


John E. Mitchell M.D.