Rodham Institute Staff

Jehan El-Bayoumi, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Founding Director

Dr. Gigi

Dr. El-Bayoumi was born in Florida, raised in East Lansing, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for both undergraduate and medical school. She then moved to Washington, D.C. in 1985 to complete her internship, residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). After completion of her training, she joined the Division of General Internal Medicine at GW.  Dr. El-Bayoumi served as clerkship director for many years prior to becoming the Internal Medicine Residency Program director in 1998, and remained in that role for 15 years. Dr. El-Bayoumi is a professor of medicine and she has a very active clinical practice.

Learning how to better educate and evaluate learners, from all levels has been a long-standing interest of hers. She has lectured and taught in the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), and the SMHS residency program, as well as in the community about topics such as women and minority health. She has served on the boards of Center for Women Policy Studies, National Women’s Health Network, and Arts for the Aging. She is currently serving as a board member for Whitman Walker Health.

Dr. El-Bayoumi founded the Rodham Institute to honor her patient, Mrs. Dorothy E. Rodham. She was not only a patient, but she also became her cherished friend. Mrs. Rodham was a wonderful human being who was committed to social justice and this Institute was created to honor her legacy.


Tracie Bass
Director of Doctors of Tomorrow and Workforce Pipeline Programs

Tracy Bass

Prior to joining The Rodham Institute, Ms. Bass was the program coordinator for the internal medicine residency program, at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, since 2005. She has extensive experience in graduate medical education and has coordinated multiple programs since 2002. In February 2012, Ms. Bass was awarded the Program Coordinator Excellence Award by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). This national honor is awarded annually for distinguished service and commitment to excellence in graduate medical education.


Kristina Williams
Director of Community Engagement  

Kristina Williams

Kristina Williams is a native of Washington DC area and earned her degree in Biology at the University of Maryland. She began her career in  Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals with Martek Biosciences but her passion for health care blossomed as the Chief of Staff for one of Washington DC most respected entrepreneurs and founder and CEO of Minute Clinic, Dr. James D’Orta. While there she had the privilege to work with world-renowned doctor and scientist, Dr. Ben Carson and Professor Stephen Hawking. Currently she is a Clinical Practice Manager for the Radiology Department at George Washington Medical Faculty Associates, Inc.and an important component of the success of the Rodham Institute


Ashanti Carter

Ed.Dc, M.P.H.
Director of the Health Education & Leadership Program (H.E.L.P.) and Program Manager

Ashanti Carter

Ashanti Carter serves as the Program Manager for the Rodham Institute. She organizes and manages the Rodham Impact Speaker Series, webinars that bring together thought leaders and community-based organizations.  These conversations provide information about health topics that impact Communities of Color.  The Rodham Impact Speaker Series is a vehicle that is used to not only educate but also ignite advocacy and action.  The Rodham Impact Speaker Series has boasted thousands of viewers, expanding Rodham’s reach across the District of Columbia.  Ms. Carter is also responsible for writing the Rodham Newsletter, which has a readership of over 1,000 people.  

Ashanti also serves as the Director of the Health Education and Leadership Program (H.E.L.P.), a longitudinal pipeline program created to provide high school students from Title 1 schools the tools they need to persist through high school and college.  Under Ms. Carter’s leadership, H.E.L.P. has been reinvigorated to provide preparation for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), academic coaching, and career exploration.  

Ms. Carter leads a team of three H.E.L.P. instructors and four interns, fostering a community of collaboration and excellence.  Ms. Ashanti Carter is currently a doctoral candidate at the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development in the Higher Education Administration Program. Her goal is to be an administrator in post-secondary education.