Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall has been elected to a two-year term as Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) in New York on May 17.

Lewis-Hall, whose career in medicine spans 35 years, is currently Chief Patient Officer and Executive Vice President of Pfizer, Inc. She said that she looks forward to continuing NMSDC’s “mission supporting industries and corporations to embrace diversity.”

In welcoming the new chairman, Adrienne Trimble, President and CEO of NMSDC said that Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall “brings extensive experience developing programs and initiatives to address barriers in communities of color.”

Before joining Pfizer in 2009, Lewis-Hall held senior leadership positions with a number of pharmaceutical companies. She also served as Vice Chairperson and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Howard University College of Medicine. Lewis-Hall graduated from Johns Hopkins University and earned her medical doctorate at Howard University College of Medicine.

Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall appears regularly on health-related television programs in major global markets and shares health and medical information through  GetHealthyStayHealthy.com. NMSDC advances business opportunities for its more than 12,000 certified minority-owned business enterprises by connecting them to 1,750 plus corporate members who wish to purchase their products, services and solutions.