Detroiter Remonia A. Chapman, program director of Gift of Life Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP) and Executive Director of the Detroit MOTTEP Foundation, is the new president of the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT). Chapman will serve in the role until 2016.
Under Chapman’s leadership, Gift of Life MOTTEP and the Detroit MOTTEP Foundation have received many national awards for increasing organ awareness and donation rates in Michigan. During Chapman’s tenure with the organization, National MOTTEP has honored Gift of Life MOTTEP as a model program because of its community collaborations, partnerships and community empowerment. Under her leadership, Gift of Life MOTTEP and the Detroit MOTTEP Foundation have partnered with organizations such as the Michigan Eye Bank, American Cancer Society and the National Marrow Donor Program.
Chapman is a devoted health advocate whose career has included stints as Regional Coordinator for Multiplan, Inc. and Project Coordinator for a multiple cancer screening program for Karmanos Cancer Institute. She is a committed community leader whose has offered service to many organizations including: National Association of Health Service Executives, Donate Life Coalition of Michigan, National Kidney Foundation of Michigan's Detroit Leadership Committee, NAACP, Detroit Public Schools Community Health Council, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Rho Omega Chapter; Detroit REACH Partnership Diabetes Awareness Group, Coalition of 100 Black Women and the American Red Cross African American Leadership Conference. She has served on the boards of the United Network for Organ Sharing /OPTN Minority Affairs Committee, Association of Organ Procurement Organizations Multicultural Committee and the American Society of Multicultural Health and Transplant Professionals. For the past 18 years, she has served as a deacon at Detroit’s Hartford Memorial Baptist Church.
Chapman earned a bachelor’s of science degree in biology and psychology from Wayne State University. She has also completed post-graduate health education programs at Wayne State University and Case Western Reserve University-School of Medicine. She has also completed graduate studies at Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit and Harvard University’s Divinity School.