Dr. Ruth I. Quartey is a health scientist at Howard University College of Medicine, with a PhD in community health and special expertise in asthma and allergic diseases. Dr. Quartey is an Anglican/Episcopalian and a long-standing member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church Choir, Washington, DC. She has served in various capacities including three-term vestry member, chair of Mission and Outreach Ministries, and an avid spiritual retreat planner. She has faithfully been serving on the board of the Haiti Micah Project since 2005.