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The B.T.W Team


Ashley Ramos, PA-C

Founder & President

Ashley is a practicing Gynecological Oncology Physician Assistant in Northwest Indiana. She has a passion for providing quality care, empathy and education to all of her patients. B.T.W is her way of extending that care and education beyond just her patients. She also enjoys serving as a mentor for future PAs.  In her free time she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and family. 


    Lisa Richardson, MD

    Vice President

    Dr. Richardson is a practicing Family Medicine Physician in East Chicago, IN. 


    Charnel Forbes, MPH



    Ms. Forbes is the Community Outreach and Education Supervisor within the Maternal and Child Health Division at the Indiana Department of Health. When she was asked to join the B.T.W Board, she instantly replied yes because health/public health has always been a passion of hers.  She believes it is imperative that everyone be given an equal amount of opportunity to having a healthy lifestyle and healthy life.  She is an active member of Sigma Gamma Rho, Sorority Inc. and she enjoys serving/giving back to her community with her organization. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, reading, and being crafty with DIY projects. 

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    Pamela Lofton,



    Pamela J. Lofton has been practicing as an RN since 1992.  She is an Oncology Certified nurse, as well as a Research Coordinator. Pamela received a Master's of Science in Nursing with a Concentration in Community Health from Valparaiso University (IN). While working as the clinic nurse for the Maternal - Child Health Clinic at the Gary Health Department, Ms. Lofton realized her interest in public health.  So, when asked to join B.T.W., it was an excellent opportunity to further pursue her passion of promoting community health and wellness.

    Pamela is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a service organization.  She is also an active member of The New Community Baptist Church of Hammond, IN.  

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