Leading a school towards a brighter future

Without our dedicated board members, Community Education Research Group wouldn’t have been made possible. Our board members are dedicated to not only improve the school sites and programs but to also help those children who are less fortunate and underprivileged to acquire quality education. Get to know more about our team.

Asha Willis MD, MPH

Asha Willis, MD, MPH

Dr. Willis is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist with an extensive interest in public health and patient advocacy. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, and received her medical degree from New York Medical College. She completed her Pediatric residency and Pediatric Gastroenterology/Academic General Pediatrics fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Dr. Willis collaborated with the New York City Department of Health and mental Hygiene on the Obesity in Children campaign and has previously worked as a consultant for the non-profit organization Harlem Children’s Zone, assisting with program design and implementation of the Healthy Harlem Medical Monitoring program. She has also received grant funding for projects focusing childhood obesity prevention and community based participatory research. Dr. Willis is currently employed at Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, where she has worked since 2014.

Dean Sosa

Dean Sosa

Experienced Vice President with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Skilled in Commercial Lending, Banking, Credit Analysis, Credit Cards, and Sales Management. Strong professional with a Bachelor of Science (BS) focused in Business Administration and Management, General from Catholic University of Sto Dgo. 

William Sherman

William Sherman

William Sherman is the Chairman of the CERG Board of Directors. Mr. Sherman is the managing partner of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP’s Washington, D.C. office. Dinsmore is a full service law firm with more than 25 offices across the country.

Mr. Sherman has represented Early Child Learning Centers and helps them navigate the regulatory framework to ensure compliance. He also serves on the DC Early Learning Collaborative board of directors and serves as its vice chair.

Mr. Sherman’s law practice involves defense of mass tort class action suits with emphasis on product liability defense. William is a member of the Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC), which is an association of the foremost product liability defense counsel in the United States and abroad. Described as a “trial lawyer,” the firm utilizes his vast trial experience in a variety of cases where trial seems likely. As such, he has successfully litigated cases in areas of patent infringement, product liability, ERISA, securities, federal administrative proceedings, construction, automobile warranty, employment discrimination and a variety of complex commercial litigation matters.