Keynote Speaker - Dr. Rashad N. Ali, MD, JD, FACOG- of the New Medina Community in Mississippi
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Dr. Ali received his medical degree from The University Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi in 1985. He then completed his internal medicine internship at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and residency training at Eglin AFB Regional Hospital, Eglin AFB, and Florida. Dr. Ali completed his OB/GYN Residency at Keesler Medical Center, Keesler AFB, Mississippi, in 1992 and served as Chief of OB/GYN Services 5th Medical Group, Minot AFB, North Dakota, until his return to Mississippi in 1994. He received a law degree from Concord Law School in 2005. He joined Family Health Center in August 2006 as Chief Executive Officer. Since Dr. Ali's arrival, Family Health Center has continuously expanded and is currently serving patients at 5 locations.. Dr. Ali has over 20 years experience in OB/GYN and is a highly skilled surgeon—leader in the introduction of innovative technologies that help women get needed diagnostic and restorative services.
Dr. Ali has complimented his illustrious medical career with equally impressive accomplishments in business and community development. He is currently the CEO of AuroraAgra, a Marketing and Distribution Company of microbial products. Dr. Ali is also the President and CEO of Aurora Entertainment LLC, a company founded in 1992 for the management of artists, actors, models, and athletes. Aurora has developed into a full service oriented company (Aurora Media Group) that includes a wide range of media services including film, graphics, printing, and video/audio productions. Dr. Ali has worked as a fight doctor for more than twenty years. He began promoting boxing over ten years ago and promotes under Bareknuckle Promotions, a subsidiary of Aurora Entertainment LLC.
Dr. Ali is also the founder and Board Chair of the Rhythm Heritage Foundation, a non-profit that has successfully hosted The Mobile Street Cultural Heritage Festival, an annual Music and Cultural Festival for five years, preserving and honoring the rich business, music, and cultural history of south Mississippi. The Rhythm Heritage Foundation also promotes and supports musical educational and after-school programs for underprivileged youth.
Additionally, Dr. Ali is the former Executive Director of Community Connections Inc., a non-profit full service HUD housing counseling agency and Charitable Housing Development Organization. Under his administration, this organization has been responsible for the development of affordable housing for many citizens in the Hattiesburg, Mississippi area. He currently serves on the Board in an Advisory capacity. Also, he has been an advisor to The New Medinah Islamic School Board for the past 10 years and an integral part in the development of The New Medinah Islamic Community from its inception (1987) to the present. He is married to the former Donna Shareef and they have 3 children; Romero, Akeelah, and Karimah (deceased).