HONOREES

Torian Easterling, MD, MPH Torian Easterling, MD, MPH
Assistant Commissioner
Center for Health Equity

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Dr. Easterling is currently the Assistant Commissioner of the Center for Health Equity’s Brooklyn Neighborhood Health Action Centers at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The mission of the Neighborhood Health Action Centers is to reduce health inequalities and promote health equity in low-income and communities of color in NYC.

Dr. Easterling holds a BS from Morehouse College, an MD from Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, and an MPH from Icahn School of Medicine at Sinai in New York.

He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens, NY and a General Preventive Medicine residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Sinai in New York.


Rebecca Green, LMSWRebecca Green, LMSW
Regional Director of COMPASS Programs
Institute for Family Health

Family Health Center of Harlem

Becky is the Regional Director of HIV Programs at the Institute for Family Health, a non-profit federally qualified community health center (FQHC) providing high quality primary health, mental health, oral health and care and case management services to undeserved populations throughout New York City and the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York. She leads the COMPASS (Comprehensive Outpatient Medical Practice and Support Services) program, which provides comprehensive care to over 1100 people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS annually.

A native New Yorker, Becky has worked in the field of HIV/AIDS for over 12 years, providing program leadership, care coordination, outreach, health education, psychotherapy, and case management. She strives to center a social justice and trauma-informed lens to the work she does.

She has served as chair for the Trauma Informed Care Committee at the Institute, and is a trainer for trauma-informed de-escalation efforts and incident response across the Institute.

Becky holds a Master of Social work degree from Fordham University, and Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Africana Studies from SUNY Binghamton.

She has been recognized by the National Association of Social Workers as an Emerging Social Work Leader.


David A. Forstein, DO FACOOGDavid A. Forstein, DO FACOOG
Dean and Professor
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Harlem

David A. Forstein, DO FACOOG (distinguished) is the Dean and Professor of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr. Forstein has a long history as a medical educator. He served as clerkship director at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency director at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville.

Dr. Forstein has also held clinical faculty appointments at Clemson University School of Health Research, the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine.

A leader in the profession, Dr. Forstein is the Vice Chair of the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). He was recently elected to the Executive Board of the ACGME as well as Chairperson of its Committee on Requirements. He is a former President of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists and former Chairman of the Medical Education Foundation of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

A 1990 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Forstein completed a rotating internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Pennsylvania Hospital.

He is a native New Yorker, who returned to the city in November of 2017 to lead the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.