Each Community Champion was nominated by a community-based organization and also received a $1,000 grant to give to a deserving nonprofit organization of his/her choice. Sullivan has chosen to donate his $1,000 grant to the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute.
Herman Sullivan, a neurologist and medical director at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, has dedicated many years to improving the health of individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). As a result of Dr. Sullivan’s research, clinical trials and studies related to MS and neurology, Mercy Health created an MS clinic where patients have a dedicated medical home and are cared for by an expert in the field. Dr. Sullivan dedicates his time supporting patients and providing his expertise on the disease. In addition to all of his time spent working in the field, he still finds time to attend meetings, be a board and committee member and participate in lectures. Dr. Sullivan has chosen to donate his $1,000 grant to the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute.