Dr. Epps was an esteemed member of the Board of Directors since 1992 and served with distinction on the Audit, Executive, Long-Range Planning, Product and Marketing and Technology Committees. She was appointed Chair of the Technology Committee in 2001 and, in that role, was a passionate advocate of the ever-increasing importance of technology to the continued success of Mutual of America.
Dr. Epps was recognized nationally and internationally for her life’s work in pediatrics and the public health sector. Her distinguished career included roles in private practice, research and academia, the District of Columbia government, Howard University College of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
Ever a trailblazer, Dr. Epps opened doors formerly closed to women and people of color: among her many “firsts,” she was the first woman and first African-American president of the D.C. Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the first African-American National President of the American Medical Women’s Association. In 2013, Dr. Epps received the W. Montague Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the W. Montague Cobb National Medical Association Institute, in recognition of her extraordinary commitment to academic excellence, the health of the poor and underserved, quality education and national leadership in medicine.
Over the past 22 years, Roselyn Epps played a major role in Mutual of America’s development and growth. We who were privileged to have known her will long remember her strength of character, her dedication to service and her commitment to the mission of Mutual of America.
Her wisdom and enthusiasm as well as her warmth and friendship will be greatly missed.
Mutual of America policyholders and contract holders are entitled to participate in the election of Directors. The election is held each year on a designated working day in April. In 2015 the election of Directors is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, 2015, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at the Home Office, 320 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022. At each election, approximately one-third of the Directors are elected for terms of three years.
Each policyholder and contract holder whose policy or contract has been in force for one year prior to the date of election is entitled to one vote per person to be cast in person, by mail or by proxy. Pursuant to Section 4210 of the New York Insurance Law, groups of policyholders or contract holders have the right to nominate one or more independent tickets not less than five months prior to the date of each election. Mail ballots may be obtained by writing to the Corporate Secretary at Mutual of America’s Home Office address, no later than 60 days prior to the date of election.