Dr. Thea James is a native Alexandrian and the co-founder of Unified Global Healing, a nonprofit agency that circles the world helping others. She was selected to serve on the National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence by the Obama Administration. She is the Director of the Boston Medical Center’s Violence Intervention Advocacy Program and is an assistant professor of Emergency Room Medicine at Boston Medical Center.
Athlete / Physician
Dr. Charles West attended Washington and Jefferson College where he was a member of both the track and football teams. He became the first African American quarterback to play in the Rose Bowl. West was drafted by the Akron Pros professional football team, but instead went to medical school at Howard University. He opened his first family practice in Alexandria and coached football at Parker-Gray High School.