Dr. Kathie-Ann Joseph is a surgeon and researcher at New York University Langone Health where she specializes in breast surgery and oncology surgery. Joseph is also the chief of breast surgery at Bellevue Medical Center, where she was recognized in 2015 as Bellevue's Physician of the Year. Joseph works to reduce disparities in cancer care in order to improve health care for individuals in need. Specifically, Joseph focuses on developing programs that will help African-American women to address their needs in breast cancer prevention and care. She is also studying the effects of a cell surface receptor molecule called RAGE which appears to play a role in tumor growth.
Dr. Joseph is the first African-American woman to be appointed to the faculty at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center in the Department of Surgery. She has presented before the President's Cancer Panel, an advisory board to the President of the United States. and has advised the New York State Cancer Consortium on the development of its cancer control plan. In 2009, Essence magazine included her among the year's 25 Most Influential African Americans.
Dr. Kelly Bay is a functional medicine practitioner in Midtown Manhattan with an evidence based, comprehensive approach to improve health and wellness.. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic, Master's in Human Nutrition with a focus in Functional Medicine and Bachelor of Science in General Studies: Natural Sciences & Mathematics degrees from the University of Bridgeport. Dr. Bay has additional licenses as a clinical nutrition specialist and certified dietician nutritionist. She has worked with various HIV nonprofit organizations, providing functional protocols for HIV patients with health issues such as: diabetes, IBS, kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer and several other HIV related comorbidities. Dr. Bay received an award from the LGBT Network, along with congressional recognition, in December 2019, for her innovative functional medicine approaches aimed at improving the health status of HIV+ individuals. She also recently co-founded a non-profit organization aimed at continued functional and regenerative medicine research and education, called The Foundation of Regenerative and Functional Medicine.
Shauna Lane is a New York City based actress and comedian known for her appearances on Comedy Central, MTV, and Sirius XM. Shauna studied with the legendary Wynn Handman and has graced the stage at the New York Comedy Festival, The 10,000 Laughs Festival in Minneapolis, The Ct. Comedy Festival and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.
Always hosted by Marina Franklin - One Hour Comedy Special: Single Black Female ( Amazon Prime, CW Network), Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf