Keely E Harris

President/Founder

For over 20 years, Keely has been actively involved as a volunteer/board member in several community organizations on Long Island, with experience in running fundraisers to raise funding & awareness for breast cancer, children athletics, and many other community endeavors. She was previously employed as IVF Research Technician for over 10 years, working side by side with fertility specialists at the University of Penn Medical School and LI IVF. Her education and hands-on experiences will help to guide the foundation in a direction of success.

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from SUNY Stony Brook, 1982

Contact:
kharris@g6pdDF.org

Markee Harris, PA-C

Vice President

Markee Harris is a New York State board-certified Physician Assistant, currently practicing in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine since 2016. Markee has obtained two Bachelor’s degrees and a Master’s throughout her education. Markee strives to continue her education by pursuing a Ph.D. She also has an interest in bringing Medical education to others, starting with G6PD Deficiency. G6PD Deficiency is important to Markee because her godson was greatly affected by the disease. She intends to have an integral role in furthering research, increasing awareness, educating patients and family members about the deficiency. She believes her personal experience with the disease can provide a special insight and connection to others who are also affected.

Education:
Masters Physician Assistant Studies from Touro College, New York, 2016
Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Touro College, New York, 2016
Bachelor of Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University, Georgia, 2011

Contact:
mharris@g6pdDF.org

Mary Regina Phillips Munster

Secretary

Regina is a civil litigator whose practice extends to the defense of matters involving personal injury, product liability, and general negligence. She worked as a New York City Paramedic for more than 10 years, providing traditional 911 medical care to patients residing in the boroughs of New York. In addition, she provided medical care to high-risk patients being moved between facilities in the tri-state area. Relying upon this experience, Regina is able to guide the foundation with the substantive medical and legal issues that may arise as this non-profit foundation grows.

Education:
Juris Doctorate from Fordham Law School, 2004
Bachelor of Arts in English from Kenyon College, 1992

Contact:
mrpmunster@g6pdDF.org

Karen Corley, CPA

Treasurer

Since 1993, Karen has served as Director of Finance for Not-for-Profit 501 C-3 Legal Services Corporation of an annual budget of $ 7.5 Million. While working in public accounting, she specialized in not-for-profit accounting. Licensed as a CPA in New York State since 1982, she has worked as a CPA for 34 years in a variety of areas of business. Her expertise in not-for-profit accounting will support the board’s success in achieving its mission.

Education:
Master of Science in Taxation from Long Island University, CW Post Center, 1987
Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Long Island University, CW Post Center, 1980

Contact:
kcorley@g6pdDF.org

Menachem M. Nagar, M.D.

Research & Development, Chairman

Menachem has worked 10 years as creative director of Chabad-Lubavitch Media Center focusing on usability and information architecture before pursuing a medical career. Applying his creative skills in medicine, in 2014 he won the 3-Day-Startup competition at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology for prototyping an innovative mobile app that would increase compliance in pediatric diabetes patients. Combining his knowledge and skills, Menachem enlightens the board on the health and management of G6PD deficiency, and his vision helps to plan ways to successfully accomplish the mission as a foundation.

Education:
Doctor of Medicine from Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, 2016
Bachelor of Science in Biology from Touro College, 2011

Contact:
mnagar@g6pdDF.org

Brianne Brathwaite, MS RDN

G6PD deficiency DietiTian

Brianne is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who has work in the public health sector of nutrition for over four years. She has helped many people adopt healthy lifestyle changes. She has won an award for leadership & innovation and continues to work to make an impact on the world with her knowledge of nutrition. She intends to continue her education by pursuing a Ph.D. focusing on G6PD Deficiency (G6PDd) and dietary lifestyle changes. As a person affected daily by G6PD Deficiency, she believes it’s important to use her expertise to further research, increase awareness, and to educate the public about G6PDd. She believes her personal experience with the disease allows her to provide insight and connect to others who are also affected. She hopes to bridge the gap between G6PDd and the food we consume.

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of New Haven, 2015
Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Genomic/Genetics from the University of New Haven, 2018

Contact:
bbrathwaite@g6pdDF.org