Rodham Institute Staff

Jehan (Gigi) El-BayoumiJehan El-Bayoumi, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Executive Director

Dr. El-Bayoumi was born in Florida, raised in East Lansing, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for both undergraduate and medical school. She then moved to Washington, D.C. in 1985 to complete her internship, residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). After completion of her training, she joined the Division of General Internal Medicine at GW.  Dr. El-Bayoumi served as clerkship director for many years prior to becoming the Internal Medicine Residency Program director in 1998, and remained in that role for 15 years. Dr. El-Bayoumi is a professor of medicine and she has a very active clinical practice.

Learning how to better educate and evaluate learners, from all levels has been a long-standing interest of hers. She has lectured and taught in the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), and the SMHS residency program, as well as in the community about topics such as women and minority health. She has served on the boards of Center for Women Policy Studies, National Women’s Health Network, and Arts for the Aging. She is currently serving as a board member for Whitman Walker Health.

Dr. El-Bayoumi founded the Rodham Institute to honor her patient, Mrs. Dorothy E. Rodham. She was not only a patient, but she also became her cherished friend. Mrs. Rodham was a wonderful human being who was committed to social justice and this Institute was created to honor her legacy.

Tracie BassTracie Bass
Director of Workforce Pipeline Programs

Prior to joining The Rodham Institute, Ms. Bass was the program coordinator for the internal medicine residency program, at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, since 2005. She has extensive experience in graduate medical education and has coordinated multiple programs since 2002. In February 2012, Ms. Bass was awarded the Program Coordinator Excellence Award by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). This national honor is awarded annually for distinguished service and commitment to excellence in graduate medical education. She currently oversees our Health Education Leadership Program (H.E.L.P)

Sarah MutnickSara Mutnick
Director of Health Equity Education

Sara Mutnick serves as the Director of Health Equity Education for the Rodham Institute. A Washington, DC native, she earned her Bachelors of Science in Zoology, with a certificate in Global Health, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013. As an undergraduate, she participated in several research projects, including generating novel virus strains as an intern in the National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Also during her time as a student, she contributed to a research study (pending publication) about new radiologic imaging technology at The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates. Following her passion to promote and improve public health and the healthcare system, Ms. Mutnick has worked in the social services and healthcare fields. She has served as both a volunteer and an employee at social service agencies assisting individuals affected by HIV/AIDS in Madison, WI and Washington, DC. Most recently, she completed a year of service as Community HealthCorps - AmeriCorps volunteer, assisting medically underserved communities in DC navigate and access their healthcare benefits

In her role at the Rodham Institute, she plans and executes many of the programs under the “Training Current and Future Health Professionals in Applied Health Equity” and “Community Collaborations” Priority Areas, including the Community Health Connects, the Academic and Community Collaboration Awards, and the Continuing Education Seminars for Providers. 

Kristina WilliamsKristina Williams
Director of Community Engagement  

Kristina Williams is a native of Washington DC area and earned her degree in Biology at the University of Maryland. She began her career in  Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals with Martek Biosciences but her passion for health care blossomed as the Chief of Staff for one of Washington DC most respected entrepreneurs and founder and CEO of Minute Clinic, Dr. James D’Orta. While there she had the privilege to work with world-renowned doctor and scientist, Dr. Ben Carson and Professor Stephen Hawking. Currently she is a Clinical Practice Manager for the Radiology Department at George Washington Medical Faculty Associates, Inc.and an important component of the success of the Rodham Institute

Sharenee SimonSherenne Simon, M.P.H.

Sherenne Simon is a Public Health Consultant. With 15+ years of experience, Sherenne develops and directs effective solutions to domestic and global health challenges through an analytic and comprehensive approach. She is well known for her creative strategies, people-centric approach, innovative ideas, operational excellence,and customized results. Her diverse background includes work in health disparities, non-profit programming, pharmaceutical partnerships, international development, education and capacity building. Sherenne has dedicated her career to improving public health programs, partnerships, and outcomes in a meaningful way. 

Ginger WinstonGinger Winston, M.D., M.P.H.
Community Research Consultant

Dr. Winston serves as an Associate Professor of Medicine at GW’s Medical Faculty Associates.  She is actively engaged in obesity reduction research and patient care in both the weight management practice and primary care practice at the GW. Previously, Dr. Winston was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College where she had dual appointments in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluative Services.  Dr. Winston’s research focuses on behavioral interventions aimed to reduce the prevalence of obesity in Black and Hispanic communities, with an emphasis on body image perception and the role of social networks in promoting weight loss.

Dr. Winston will serve as the lead for the Rodham Institutes Academic Community Collaboration Award which was formed to stimulate and advance community-university collaborations around research and program development related to the health and well-being of the residents of D.C

Janet PheonixJanet Pheonix, M.D., M.P.H.
Rodham Institute Affiliate Researcher

Dr. Phoenix is a physician trained in public health who has managed research, risk communication, and health prevention and promotion programs for many organizations. She is also Assistant Research Professor at the Milken Institute School of Public Health In the Department of Health Policy & Management at George Washington University. Dr. Phoenix is also the Executive Director of the Coalition for Environmentally Safe Communities, a national nonprofit organization providing technical assistance to communities at risk for environmental disease.

Maurice SmithMaurice Smith, M.Ed
Consultant- Educational Progamming

Maurice has over 10 years of experience in academic/community capacity building with concentrations in student leadership development, faculty development and community advocacy. He has a passion for youth programming and workforce development and has worked with a number of local , regional and national health organizations to continue the conversations about Health Equity in DC.



Lamek Kahsay

Program Assistant

Lamek Kahsay majored in Environmental Health and minored in Clinical Psychology. He wants to practice looking at the holistic approach to medicine and incorporate public health background in his practice by for one looking at the socioeconomic status of his patients. His focus is on the health conditions of immigrant youth specifically in DC and those displaced due to gentrification. In the future, he hopes to pursue aspects of global health.