Taisei Suzuki

Taisei Suzuki, DO, MIPH, CCHP, FAAFP

Associate Program Director 
OPP/OMM Site Director 

Residency: The Wright Center for GME - Unity Health Care and El Rio training location

Medical School: A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Suzuki, born and raised in Japan, came to the United States when he was at the age of 15 as an international high school student. He studied Biology at the University of Portland in Oregon, then received his Master's in International Public Health at the University of Sydney in Australia. He worked as a humanitarian aid worker through non-governmental organizations and the United Nations, stationed in various developing countries including Liberia, Sudan, and Zimbabwe. Following his passion to become an osteopathic physician, he attended AT Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated in 2015. He completed his family medicine residency program through the Wright Center National Family Medicine Residency Program in 2018, trained at FQHC in Washington DC, and Tucson AZ, and was a chief resident.

He is a board-certified Family Medicine physician with the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. His current role at Unity Health Care includes the Associate Program Director for the Wright Center National Family Medicine Residency Program at Unity Health Care training site, an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona D.C. CHC site, and a Clinical Assistant Professor at George Washington University Department of Medicine. He provides comprehensive osteopathic medical care to his patients at Parkside Health Center as well as the Department of Correction. He is passionate about promoting Osteopathic Medicine to the next generation of physicians and currently precepts the resident OMT clinic. He completed an Acupuncture for Physicians course and is a certified acupuncturist in Washington D.C. In October 2023, he obtained Certified Correctional Health Professional - Clinical Provider (CCHP-CP) status by NCCHC (National Commission on Correctional Health Care).

Interests include: Osteopathic manipulative medicine, correctional medicine, international public health


     President - Maryland Association of Osteopathic Physicians

     Board of Directors - Kirksville Osteopathic Alumni Association

     New Faculty Scholar 2022 - Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)


Darlene Lawrence, MD, FAAFP

Core Faculty
We Will! Lead at Parkside Health Center 
Balint Resident Group Leader 
Resident Advising Curriculum Lead 
Practice Management Curriculum Lead
Resident Wellness NFMR-DC Site Director

Residency: Georgetown University Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Dr. Lawrence is a board-certified family physician, Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and core faculty in the National Family Medicine Residency at the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education in Washington, DC.  Dr. Lawrence provided full-service Family Medicine, including obstetrics for more than twenty-five years.  She now teaches family medicine residents and upper-level medical students at Parkside Health Center.  Dr. Lawrence was a two-term member of the AAFP Commission on the Health of the Public and Science, a liaison to the ACOG Committee on Adolescent Health, and a member of the Department of Health and Human Services SAMHSA Workgroup on Prevention, Screening, and Treatment of Adolescent Suicide.

Interests includeWhen not supporting her children in Boy & Girl Scouts, Cecchetti Ballet, Varsity Volleyball, and LKM Kopelles Junior Sorority, you will find Dr. Lawrence planning, cooking, or crafting for some special event on the horizon.  She also loves to travel, especially with her family in tow.



-2022 TWC Faculty of the Year

-2022 NFMR-DC Preceptor of the Year

-AAFP Physician Health & Wellbeing Fellow 2021-2022

-ABS Balint Leadership Fellow 2021-2022

-ABS Balint Credentialing Fellow Candidate 2022-2023

-Doximity Telemedicine Fellow 2021-2022

-Doximity Digital Health Fellow 2022-2023


Anam Whyne

Anam Whyne, DO, FAAFP

Core Faculty 
Medical Director - Parkside Health Center 
Family Planning & Quality Improvement Lead

Residency: The Wright Center for GME - Unity Health Care training location 
Medical School: UNTHSC - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Whyne was born in Lahore, Pakistan, and raised in Dallas, Texas. She studied neuroscience at Baylor University and then went to medical school in Fort Worth, Texas. She got involved in women’s reproductive health care and advocacy in medical school, which led her to find a perfect match in our residency program here at Unity Health Care in Washington, DC. She completed the GW Residency Fellowship in Health Policy during her second year and spent time advocating for family medicine and teaching health centers on The Hill. During residency, she also focused her training on family planning and abortion care. Dr. Whyne is board-certified in both ABFM and ABOFP. She practices osteopathic manipulation and precepts the resident OMT and continuity clinics at Parkside.

Interests include: Reproductive health care, advocacy, adolescent medicine, traveling, baseball, basketball, and ice hockey. 

Eleni O'Donovan

Eleni O'Donovan, MD, SM

Director of Medical Education 
Medical Director at DC Dept. of Corrections

Residency: BUSM/BMC Department of Family Medicine Residency Program, Boston, MA
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School

Dr. O'Donovan is a board-certified family physician who serves as Director of Education and Director of Correctional Medicine at the DC Department of Corrections, where Unity provides health care services. Dr. O'Donovan received her Master of Science in Maternal and Child Health from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2000. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2005 and completed her Family Medicine residency training at the Boston Medical Center Department of Family Medicine Residency Program in 2008. She joined Unity Health Care as a National Health Service Corps Scholar in 2008 and started their Teaching Health Center residency program in 2013. She lives in Washington, DC with her four children, husband, and rescue dog.

Interests include: maternal and child health, correctional medicine, and leveraging community-based medical education to improve health equity at the local and national levels.


Angelique C. Lynch-Jiles

Angelique C. Lynch-Jiles, MD, MPH

Core Faculty, Maternal-Child Health Curriculum Director 
FM-OB Lead, Department of Family Medicine-Obstetrics 
Team Lead, East of the River Health Center

Residency: University of Virginia Family Medicine Residency 
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine

Dr. Lynch-Jiles is a board-certified family physician passionate about Maternal-Child Health. She was born and raised in Washington, DC, and received her B.A. from the University of Virginia in 2006. She spent the next 5 years pursuing her non-medical passions, first serving as a lead singer with a Christian touring band, and then working as a math and reading tutor at a local elementary school.  She enrolled in Howard University College of Medicine, where she received her medical degree in 2015. She then obtained a Master of Public Health degree, with a concentration in Community Health and Health Behavior, from the University at Buffalo in 2016. In 2019, she completed her residency training in Family Medicine at the University of Virginia.

That same year, she joined Unity Health Care, where she has been practicing full-spectrum Family Medicine, with a concentration in Obstetrics and Pediatrics, ever since. Dr. Lynch-Jiles serves as Physician Lead for the Department of Family Medicine-Obstetrics and Team Lead for her Family Medicine clinical care team at Unity. In 2022, she joined the Core Faculty for the Wright Center National Family Medicine Residency Program, as the Maternal-Child Health Curriculum Director. In this role, she precepts Parkside resident clinic, delivers monthly didactics on OB and Pediatric topics, manages resident involvement in the Centering Pregnancy national group prenatal care program, coordinates resident continuity delivery, prenatal care, and GYN procedural training, and organizes the GYN rotation.

Interests include maternal and child health, women’s health, teaching, medical missions; singing, traveling, action movies, and going on walks with husband and son.


     STFM Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) Mentorship Program Fellow, 2022-2023

     Launched the first Unity Family Medicine Resident Prenatal Clinic, 2023

     Coordinated the first annual NFMR DC Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) training 


Madeline Taskier MD

Madeline Taskier, MD

Core Faculty 

Title X Medical Director

Fellowship: Health Policy Research Fellowship, American Board of Family Medicine & George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC.


Residency: Jefferson Family and Community Medicine Residency, Philadelphia, PA

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC


Dr. Taskier is a board-certified family physician, born and raised in Washington, DC. She received her B.A. in anthropology and community health from Tufts University in 2010. She spent 5 years working in global maternal health program management before medical school. She received her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine.  In 2022, she completed her residency training in Family Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Family and Community Medicine Residency in Philadelphia, PA. Following her passion for policy, advocacy, and public health, she completed a Health Policy Research Fellowship at the American Board of Family Medicine and GW. During her fellowship, she worked on the Initiative to Strengthen Primary Health Care in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) within Health and Human Services. 

She joins Unity Health Care to practice full-spectrum family physician and as core faculty with the Wright Center National Family Medicine Residency. In this role, she leads the health policy, advocacy, and community-oriented primary care curriculum for our residents and is an FM-OB preceptor. She also works as the medical director of the Title X program where she leads quality improvement efforts related to sexual and reproductive health and oversees the grant. 

Interests include: health policy and advocacy, behavioral health integration, maternal health, sexual reproductive health, cervical cancer screening, quality improvement, policy research, cooking all different kinds of cuisines, weaving, hiking


  • Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD) Advocacy Award, 2022

  • United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award, 2019

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LaTekia Tisdale 

Program Coordinator





Kevin Ventura Cedillos

Academic Coordinator