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In the news: Glenda Newell-Harris, M.D.

7/31/2014, 6 a.m.
Glenda Newell-Harris was named national president of the Links, Incorporated.
Glenda Newell-Harris, M.D.

The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated have elected Glenda Newell-Harris, M.D., as its 16th national president. The election of Newell-Harris marks the first time a medical doctor will serve at the helm of the organization, and the first time a national president has been elected from the state of California.

A graduate of Tufts University and a 29-year member of the Alameda Contra-Costa (CA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, (Oakland Bay Area), Newell-Harris steps into her new role after having served four years as the organization’s national vice president.

“It is an honor of a lifetime to serve as national president of The Links, Incorporated,” Newell Harris said. “My predecessors in this position have demonstrated not only the significance of this role, but also the profound impact it has across the nation and in several foreign countries.”

The Links, Incorporated is dedicated to serving communities that need the volunteer services of its more than 12,000 members. Building a Healthy Legacy: Our Prescription for the Future is her theme for the next biennium. As a physician, Dr. Newell-Harris intends to make individual and community health a key focus of her presidency.

Currently a regional medical director at Corizon Health, Inc., she is a board certified physician in internal medicine and a media spokesperson whose opinions on new advances in medicine and controversial medical issues have made her a valued medical expert. Newell-Harris is a past president of the Sinkler-Miller Medical Association, an affiliate of the National Medical Association, and recently co-authored a book, entitled “Focus on Your Best Health.” She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors from many organizations including Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Bay Area Black United Fund, John Hale Medical Society and Cinnamongirl, Inc.

She received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine and a bachelor of science in Biology from Tufts University. A mother of four children, she is married to Robert L. Harris, Esq.

Newell-Harris was elected during The Links, Incorporated’s 39th National Assembly, held in National Harbor, Maryland.