Joy Elion, I Am Abel Foundation_edited_e




In 2019, The I Am Abel Foundation has launched its annual "Physician Mentor of the Year Award." This is in acknowledgment of the remarkable efforts of our physician mentors in their relentless commitment to the underserved and their embodiment of the I Am Abel Foundation's motto of Excellence Period. Serve Always.


Joy Elion, MD

I Am Abel Foundation's

2019 Physician of the Year Awardee 


As the first recipient of I Am Abel Foundation's Physician Mentor of the Year Award for 2019, Dr. Joy Elion, MD has demonstrated significant work in philanthropy, volunteerism and strong advocacy of causes for not only The Foundation's youth mentees, but as well as her exemplary dedication and commitment to medical missions in other countries specifically focusing on children and the youth.