Nine MGHers recently were honored with 2018 Association of Multicultural Member of Partners (AMMP) Scholarship Awards. The scholarships are one of the many ways AMMP helps its members gain the education needed to broaden their skills and advance in their careers at the MGH.

“It really means a lot to see you – individuals of all backgrounds and walks of life – take advantage of these opportunities to help you move forward in your careers,” said Jonathan Gonzalez, senior finance manager in the Pathology Department and AMMP chair. “We are so excited to see you challenge your minds and become the scholars we know you can be.”

The 2018 scholarship recipients – honored Sept. 12 at an East Garden Room breakfast ceremony organized by Sandra Thomas, staff assistant in the Patient Care Services Office for Quality and Safety and AMMP scholarship chair – are Mimi Adams, Internal Medicine; Altrecia Henry, Human Resources; Laxmi Kasti, RN, White 9; Orleuse Louis, Nutrition and Food Services; Lisa Leung-Tat, Cancer Center; Emmanuella Paris, Ellison 9; Idriss Slaoui, Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine; Eron Senfuma, Emergency Medicine; and Gwendolyn White, Cancer Center.

“You may not know it, but you could be the inspiration to countless others who decide they want to go back to school based on your example,” said Rolando Mercado, community resource specialist in
the MassGeneral Care Management Program and AMMP public relations chair.

AMMP is committed to the advancement, retention, recruitment and development of multicultural professionals into leadership roles at all levels and areas of the MGH, MGPO and Partners. For more information or to become a member, email

This article was originally published in the 10/05/18 Hotline issue.