Courtney B. Scrubbs – Immediate Past President

Courtney B. Scrubbs

Courtney B. Scrubbs is Corporate Counsel with Sanofi, a global life sciences company that transforms scientific innovation into healthcare solutions in human vaccines, rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, diabetes and cardiovascular solutions and consumer healthcare. As part of the Legal Industrial Affairs team, Courtney provides legal support to Sanofi industrial sites located in more than 40 countries worldwide. She also works independently as a legal consultant to private companies and non-profit organizations, where she focuses on strategic planning and issues of board governance.

Ms. Scrubbs attended Xavier University of Louisiana and was Student Government Vice President while there. She attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and Howard University School of Law, studying medicine and law concurrently.

While in law school, Ms. Scrubbs was a student attorney in the Howard Law Child Welfare and Justice Clinic. She worked as an Intellectual Property research assistant to Professor Lateef Mtima and a member of the Huver I. Brown Trial Advocacy Moot Court Team. She was also a Trustee on the Howard University, Inc. Board of Trustees, one of the most rewarding experiences of her post-secondary matriculation.

While in medical school, Ms. Scrubbs was a local, regional, and national leader on the Board of Directors of the Student National Medical Association, Inc., a 6,000-member organization of medical students, residents and practicing physicians committed to diversifying the medical profession and improving the quality of healthcare to the medically underserved. She was PCOM’s first African-American female to serve as Student Government President and student member of the institution’s Board of Trustees.

Ms. Scrubbs is a distinguished Paul Ambrose Public Health Scholar, recognized for her provision of respite care to children impacted by HIV/AIDS. She has traveled to Uganda and Haiti as a medical missionary, conducted Community Based Participatory Research with the Philadelphia Collaborative Violence Prevention Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and worked as a public health consultant focusing on matters of adolescent sexual and mental health for the Children’s Defense Fund and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

Ms. Scrubbs is an avid philanthropist. She is a Financial Lead and Young Philanthropist with The Philanthropy Connection and the Board Development Chair for the Boston CASA Board of Directors.

As President, Ms. Scrubbs plans to focus on strengthening the MBLA by diversifying its leadership, creating new opportunities for membership engagement, fortifying the organization’s financial footing and augmenting its social justice advocacy efforts. She previously served on the MBLA Board as President Elect, Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee, Co-chair of the Gala Committee and as a member of the Community Service Committee.

Ms. Scrubbs is the Founder and CEO of The Dawa Investment Network, Inc., a national investment group of Black women physicians whose mission is to provide investment education to its members and to invest in high-potential, Black women-led businesses.

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