Dr. Sanders is active in the community. Prior to relocating to North Carolina, he served on the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) State Health Needs Assessment Task Force; the Mid-Michigan District Health Department Gratiot County Community Health Assessment Steering Committee; the United Financial Credit Union, Saginaw, Michigan, Board of Directors; and is a Guest Lecturer for the Student National Medical Association Annual Medical Education Conference, Mississippi Podiatric Medical Association, and other non-profit organizations. In his spare time, Dr. Sanders’ research activities and interests include a comprehensive evaluation of how minority osteopathic medical students’ retention and promotion is directly affected by student affairs and the medical school business strategies. The evaluation explores the effects of cultural competency, humility and DEI training throughout osteopathic medical schools. When he is not working or studying, Dr. Sanders visits family in Florida as often as possible.