The Finance Committee is responsible for overseeing financial matters and ensuring sound financial management. Comprised of experienced professionals with a background in finance, accounting, and related fields, the committee provides guidance and strategic recommendations on budgeting, financial planning, investment management, and fiscal policies. Their expertise helps to maintain financial stability, transparency, and accountability within the organization. The Finance Committee works closely with the board of directors and executive leadership to ensure financial resources are effectively utilized to support our mission and goals.

CHAIR -- Dr. Mallory Williams


The Mentorship and Pipeline Committee plays a crucial role in our organization by fostering mentorship opportunities and cultivating a strong talent pipeline. Committed to nurturing the personal and professional growth of individuals, the committee connects experienced mentors with aspiring physicians and researchers, providing guidance, support, and knowledge-sharing. Through tailored programs and initiatives, the committee helps develop skills, enhance career prospects, and build strong networks within our community. By facilitating meaningful connections and fostering a culture of mentorship, the committee empowers individuals from underrepresented backgrounds to reach their full potential and ensures a sustainable pipeline of talent into medicine and biomedical research.

CHAIR -- Dr. Lynne Holden


The Research Committee is dedicated to knowledge mobilization and driving innovative and impactful research initiatives as it relates to racial and ethnic disparities in health and healthcare. Comprised of multidisciplinary experts, the committee plays a pivotal role in shaping the institute's research agenda, identifying emerging trends, and conducting in-depth studies on critical issues. They collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to design research methodologies, collect and analyze data, and produce high-quality reports and publications. Through rigorous analysis and evidence-based insights, the committee contributes to the intellectual discourse surrounding key policy areas, helping to inform public debates and shape effective solutions. Their commitment to excellence and intellectual rigor ensures that the institute remains at the forefront of knowledge generation and thought leadership as it relates to racial and ethnic health disparities.

CHAIR -- Edith Mitchell, M.D. 


The Advisory Committee to the Cobb Scholars Program comprises dedicated individuals who are passionate about fostering the growth and development of aspiring researchers. Led by experienced professionals in the field, the program provides guidance, support, and mentorship to participants. The program leaders collaborate closely with mentors and mentees to create a nurturing environment that encourages open communication, knowledge sharing, and skill-building. They oversee the matching process between mentors and mentees, monitor the progress of the mentorship relationships, and provide ongoing support and resources to ensure a successful and enriching experience for all participants. Through their leadership, the Cobb Scholars Program empowers aspiring researchers, cultivates meaningful connections, and helps shape the future of the research community.

CHAIR -- Winston Price, M.D.

Ad Hoc Committee on Economic Development

The Ad Hoc Committee on Economic Development  is dedicated to advancing the sustainability of our nonprofit organization. Comprised of dedicated volunteers and experts in various fields, the committee works collaboratively to identify opportunities for economic development, address challenges, and create strategies to stimulate funding growth and financial stability. Through engagement with key stakeholders, the committee formulates recommendations and implements initiatives that foster economic resilience. Their efforts are focused on enhancing the overall economic vitality of our institute aligning with our nonprofit's mission and commitment to positive social impact.

CHAIR-- Dr. Richard Allen Williams

Ad Hoc Committee on Community Engagement

The Community Engagement Committee’s purpose is to engage communities that have been negatively impacted at many levels of the existing social determinants of health. The Cobb Institute will be present at the grassroots level to share the responsibility of achieving health equity and wellness.

The Activities of the Committee will include but not be limited to:

1.    Support the Cobb Institute Scope of Work related to the All of Us Research Program.
2.    Create a link with many communities to increase the diversity of Clinical Trials at all levels.
3.    Explore opportunities for participation and leadership from the community in the establishing a center for Community Based Participatory Research

A long-term goal is to establish a National Community Engagement Training Center to train under- resourced communities on how to become healthier through education, research, and advocacy at the grassroots level.  

CHAIR-- Dr. Kevin Sneed