About us

Mission Statement

To create health equity in underserved communities by providing free and accessible health clinics.

Vision Statement

To create a world where people are free from preventable diseases.

Our Values:

  1. Centered on diversity, equity and inclusion
  2. Compassion and respect for all people
  3. Collaboration and partnership
  4. Integrity and honesty
  5. Fiscal responsibility and accountability

Meet the Team

Dr. Tina Omorogbe, DNP, MS, FNP-BC

Founder/CEO

Dr. Tina Omorogbe is the founder and CEO of Chasing Health Inc. With over 30 years of nursing experience, Dr. Tina Omorogbe is an experienced Family Nurse Practitioner with a doctorate degree in nursing practice from Chatham University. Dr. Omorogbe is skilled in caring for adults with diverse chronic diseases such as hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, kidney disease, diabetes, stroke, and Alzheimer. As a clinical provider with a unique cultural lens, she can address culturally sensitive and difficult matters to deliver the best outcomes for her patients. Her clinical knowledge and unmatched love for people has moved her to extend her passion out of the hospital walls into underserved black and brown communities.

Sojourner Jo Brice, RN BSN

Director of Operations

Sojourner brings experience in nursing navigation, elective surgery, colorectal, urologic, general oncology, Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Utilizing over a decade of experience in sales, and operations management to create programs, and education to help patients feel empowered for active participation in their health care. “Health equity,” is meeting people where they are and creating a bridge to allow them access to the highest level of health care available to all. Sojourner shares a passion for bringing information concerning chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, stroke and kidney disease, through culturally sensitive lens, to underserved black and brown communities.

Blessing Oliver, RN

Director of Community Health Program

Blessing Oliver is a Registered Nurse with over thirteen years of experience as a progressive care nurse. She spent eight years in Cardiac step-down unit caring for patients with multiple cardiac conditions. She currently works as a resource nurse with vast skills in leadership development, community engagement, and patient advocacy. She also focuses on educating patients about their chronic health conditions, to help them understand and better manage their care, thereby keeping them out of the hospital.

James Desemone, MD, FACP, CPE 

Professor of Medicine 
Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism 

Dr. Desemone is a Diabetes Specialist and Endocrinologist who has a background in Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Systems-Based Practice, Communication, and Interprofessional Teamwork. Since his retirement as a Professor of Medicine from Albany Medical College in December 2022, he welcomes the opportunity to support activities that fill gaps and address barriers to health care of people who live in our communities. 

Graciela Desemone, MD (she/her/ella 

Retired

Dr. Graciela Desemone is a physician with over 30 years experience in Internal Medicine. Though recently retired from clinical practice, she remains devoted to helping others. Raised bilingually in a Latino household in Albany, NY, she is committed to equitable and inclusive medical care for all persons in our region, particularly those in underserved areas. 
Recognizing that medicine’s future lies in upcoming generations, Dr. Desemone advises Albany Medical College’s Latinx Medical Student Association and teaches college students at UAlbany interested in health careers. She volunteers with area health events, Capital District Latinos, Red Bookshelf, her church, among others. . 

Hypertension Officers

  • Yassah Sim RN, MS, FNP-BC
  • Kayon Forrest, RN, MS, FNP-BC
  • Jennifer Adjara, RN, MS, AGPCNP- BC
  • Ayuk Etang, RN, MS, FNP-BC

Board Members

  • Dr. James Desemone
  • Dr. Graciela Desemone
  • Ms. Thelma Hill

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