Janis Mercer, DDSJanis Mercer, DDS has been teaching dentistry at Howard University for the past 35 years, where she also graduated with an undergraduate degree in Zoology and a graduate degree in Restorative Dentistry in 1973.  She is a former board member of Protective Industrial Life Insurance Company (Birmingham, Alabama), one of the first black-owned life insurance companies in the U.S. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for Davenport-Harris Funeral Home (Birmingham, Alabama).  Janis also enjoys ancestral history research, interior design, playing her baby grand piano, and sewing.



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