CMDA DC serves to encourage and equip our local emerging and practicing healthcare professionals to continue in their good work in a culture that is counter to God's Kingdom. We desire to minister to the spiritual needs of our students and healthcare professionals to develop and grow in faith throughout their careers as they treat bodies and souls locally and globally. We hope our work expands the local body of Believers that complements the faith-based and healthcare community and transforms our culture.

Where we are involved

Schools & Campuses

Georgetown University
George Washington University
Howard University
Uniformed Services University

Meetings & Activities

Monthly advisory council meeting
Weekly campus chapter meetings

Because CMDA values discipleship, we are launching a mentorship program for students and professionals. Those interested in participating can review the program guidelines and fill out the information survey. Based on the information submitted, mentors will be matched with mentees for an academic year, with opportunities to pray, discuss work/life balance and encourage one another in their Christian walk. Feel free to send inquiries to Nicole Hayes at nicole.hayes@cmda.org, who will forward to Melody Linton (current coordinator).


DC Area Newsletters

"Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guard stands watch in vain." - Psalm 127:1 (New International Version)


"Even in the common labors of men, it is the Divine blessing which contributes the success." (Excerpt from Ellicott's Commentary on Psalm 127:1)

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Our focus

There is great excitement about our opportunities to minister through healthcare and sharing the gospel in our nation's capital and beyond! Your partnership will continue to enable emerging and practicing healthcare professionals throughout the D.C. area to be discipled and equipped to integrate their Christian faith into medicine. When you give to CMDA DC, you are partnering with us to:

  • Engage biblically and ethically with our immoral culture on bioethical issues
  • Encourage our practicing healthcare professionals to continue in their good work in a culture counter to God's Kingdom
  • Equip those new in the field with mentors and resources to help develop and grow their faith as they treat the bodies and souls of those they will see throughout their careers
  • Expand the local body of Believers that complements the faith-based and healthcare community and transforms our culture

Our Local Area Advisory Council

Nicole D. Hayes

Nicole Hayes

Director of State Public Policy

Nicole D. Hayes serves as the Director of State Public Policy with the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) in Washington, D.C., where she helps to advance life-affirming and biblical principles of CMDA ethical positions in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Prior to, she served as CMDA Washington, D.C. Area Director ministering to and serving healthcare professionals and students in the Greater Washington, D.C. area.

Julie Lee, MD

Julie Kim, MD

Medical Officer at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Julie Kim, MD serves as Medical Officer at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in White Oak, MD.  She is from New York City and received her medical degree from New York Medical College.  Dr. Kim completed her ophthalmology residency at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and fellowship at the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology.  As a board-certified ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist, she reviews the total product life cycle for ophthalmic medical devices.  

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Mitchell Wallin, MD, MPH

Director of the VA MS Center of Excellence-East

Mitchell Wallin, MD, MPH, is an adult neurologist and epidemiologist and is Director of the VA MS Center of Excellence-East. He has faculty appointments at the University of Maryland and George Washington University School of Medicine. He has been involved in the formation of the CMDA Neurology section and for many years volunteered teaching at the Commission on Medical and Dental Education Conferences in Africa and Asia. Dr. Wallin’s research focuses on multiple sclerosis, neuroepidemiology and neuroinfections.

Sandy Lee

Sandy Lee

CMDA DC Area Director

Sandy Lee is the current CMDA DC Area Director.  She started her CMDA journey in 1989 by being involved with CMDA Boston alongside her husband Burton.  She joined the CMDA DC Advisory Board as a Council Member when she moved to Alexandria, VA in 2020. Sandy served with her family with Africa Inland Mission, in Kijabe, Kenya at Rift Valley Academy from 2010-2016.  At Kijabe, she also got to volunteer and observe the medical community of Kijabe Hospital where her husband Burton worked as the ICU physician. Her greatest joy is being a mom to her two adult children, Kyle who with his wife Hope resides in the Chicago area and her daughter, Aly who lives in Pittsburgh.

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Clydette Powell, MD, MPH, FAAP

Neurologist and Public Health Specialist

Clydette Powell, MD, MPH, FAAP, is a child neurologist and public health specialist, with both global and domestic clinical experience. She served on the Board of Trustees for CMDA for eight years. She currently is on the CMDA Commission for Human Trafficking and helped to establish the newly formed Neurology Section at CMDA. For many years, she volunteered her expertise and leadership as Dean, Public and Community Health for the Commission on Continuing Medical and Dental Education.  She has lived and worked in Asia, Africa, and Latin America/Caribbean. 

Chaplain Serena Washington

Serena Washington

Chaplain, World Council of Independent Christian Churches

Serena Washington has served as a chaplain for the World Council of Independent Christian Churches since 2013 and is currently pursuing her Masters of Divinity at Regent University. She served three years in the Air Force Chaplain Candidate Program which afforded her practical application of ministry in a military setting and training as a chaplain while attending seminary. Serena served as a Chaplain for Orphan Care Ethiopia Mission Trip sponsored by Mclean Bible Church's Global Impact Ministry and continues to support Ethiopian Missionaries.




Dr. Rachel Lee is a Navy Allergist/Immunologist. Dr. Lee is originally from Seoul, Korea; she grew up in San Diego, CA and went on to earn her undergraduate degree from University of California at Berkeley. She first joined CMDA during medical school at New York Medical College, then completed her residency and fellowship training at the Naval Medical Center San Diego and the Scripps Clinic. Currently, Dr. Lee is stationed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD where she serves as the Service Chief of the Allergy/Immunology Clinic, Medical Director of Immunizations, Product Line Chair for the National Capitol Region, and core faculty for the fellowship program and internal medicine residency. 

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