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Elaine Adams, Occupational Therapy Academy Ana Celia Hernandez-Martinez, Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine Academy Charles Reed, Nursing Academy
David Albright, Social Work Academy Judy Huch, Audiology Academy Renée Reeder, Optometry Academy
Lydia Albuquerque, Nursing Academy Anitra Johnson, Nursing Academy Gwenlynn Reeves, Speech-Language Pathology Academy
Michael Allswede, Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine Academy Ansel Johnson, Optometry Academy Monica Robinson, Occupational Therapy Academy
Samuel Atcherson, Audiology Academy Cathleen Johnson, Occupational Therapy Academy Mary Beth Russell, Nursing Academy
Michelle Ballan, Social Work Academy Stephanie Johnson-Brown, Optometry Academy Judi Schack-Dugre, Physical Therapy Academy
Ellen Behrend, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Jenny Jones, Social Work Academy Amy Schwartz, Pharmacy Academy
Jennifer Bingham, Pharmacy Academy
Lindsey Jorgensen, Audiology Academy Jennifer Shinn, Audiology Academy
A. Suzanne Boyd, Social Work Academy
Kelly Karpa, Pharmacy Academy Martha Sexton, Nursing Academy
Tanya Brice, Social Work Academy
Christian Ketel, Nursing Academy Allison Shorten, Nursing Academy
Gina Bryan, Nursing Academy Jennifer Kirwin, Pharmacy Academy Allison Siu, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Sherry Burrer, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Erin Knoepful, Speech-Language Pathology Academy Leslie Smith, Physical Therapy Academy
Laura Caron-Parker, Occupational Therapy Academy Carol L. Kottwitz, Nursing Academy Donna Fisher Smiley, Audiology Academy
Ruthanne Chun, Veterinary Medicine Academy Sajeesh Kumar, Optometry Academy Traci Snedden, Nursing Academy
Geralyn Crain, Dentistry Academy Julie Malloy, Occupational Therapy Academy Dede Sparks, Social Work Academy
Micki Cuppett, Athletic Training Academy Jill Manners, Athletic Training Academy Lizbeth Stevens, Speech-Language Pathology Academy
Kristin Davis, Audiology Academy
Sarah Manspeaker, Athletic Training Academy Vicky Stone-Gale, Nursing Academy
Stephan Davis, Nursing Academy
Maryrose McInerney, Audiology Academy Tanya Sudia, Nursing Academy
Sumitrajit Dhar, Audiology Academy
Sarah McKinnon, Occupational Therapy Academy Elizabeth Swann, Athletic Training Academy
Patricia Sanchez Diaz, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Dani Moffit, Athletic Training Academy Melissa Sweeney, Speech-Language Pathology Academy
Sally Earl, Pharmacy Academy Laura Molgaard, Veterinary Medicine Academy Sarah Sydlowski, Audiology Academy
David Fabry, Audiology Academy Alison Montpetit, Nursing Academy Andrea Thinnes, Occupational Therapy Academy
 A. Louise Fincher, Athletic Training Academy Stephanie Morgan, Nursing Academy
Lydia Thurston, Physical Therapy Academy
Patricia Gaffney, Audiology Academy Marva Mount, Speech-Language Pathology Academy Victoria Tiase, Nursing Academy
Kate Sustersic Gawlik, Nursing Academy Bre Myers, Audiology Academy Deborah Trautman, Nursing Academy
Susan Glassburn, Social Work Academy Rae Oliveira, Nursing Academy Dimitra Travlos, Pharmacy Academy
Andrea McDowell Gohmert, Audiology Academy Danielle Osmelak, Speech-Language Pathology Academy Sharon Vanairsdale, Nursing Academy
Amit Gosalia, Audiology Academy Debra Ouellette, Occupational Therapy Academy Link Welborn, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Michael Greco, Nursing Academy Patrick Pabian, Physical Therapy Academy
Stephanie Wynn, Nursing Academy
Sherry Greenberg, Nursing Academy Miguel Paniagua, Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine Academy Susan Zahner, Nursing Academy
Kristin Greenwood, Physical Therapy Academy Michael Peeters, Pharmacy Academy Lisa Zajac, Nursing Academy
Scott Harpin, Nursing Academy Barbara Peterson, Nursing Academy Ericka Zimmerman, Athletic Training Academy
Kysha Harriell, Athletic Training Academy Joseph Pizziment, Optometry Academy  
  Paul Plummer, Veterinary Medicine Academy  


Elaine Adams, Occupational Therapy Academy
Elaine Craddy Adams obtained her occupational therapy degree from Quinnipiac College (now Quinnipiac University) in 1980 and earned a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University in 2016. She has worked as an occupational therapist in a variety of settings, mostly with the older adult population, and is currently a Senior Director of Regulatory Administration for Genesis Rehab Services. She has a working knowledge of Medicare and other health care reimbursement systems and works to keep her knowledge current regarding health care issues across the continuum of care. She often consults with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) regarding such issues and has been actively involved in health care advocacy efforts for many years. She received the AOTA Health Advocate Award in 2011, was added to the AOTA Roster of Fellows in 2016, and has received service and merit awards from the Connecticut OT Association.

David Albright, Social Work Academy
Dr. David L. Albright is a Distinguished Research Professor and the Hill Crest Foundation Endowed Chair in Mental Health Research at The University of Alabama. He is committed to public policy and administrative leadership aimed at improving the health, well-being, safety, and prosperity of vulnerable populations, rural and underserved communities, and our country’s military Veterans. Dr. Albright has published widely and is the recipient of federal, state, and foundation research grants and contracts. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. Dr. Albright has been recognized for excellence and innovation in teaching and curriculum design and received the Outstanding Commitment to Advising award by The University of Alabama. He has also been recognized by the University with the Outstanding Community Engagement Effort and the President’s Faculty Research awards.

Lydia Albuquerque, Nursing Academy
Dr. Lydia Albuquerque currently serves as an Assistant Professor at William Paterson university and an Acute care Nurse Practitioner at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Barnabas health. She brings in over three decades of experience in Nursing education and research and administration. Her dedication to the patients with heart failure was recognized by multiple organization such as the American Association of Heart-Failure Nurses and the New Jersey state nurses association. She received the Nightingale award for her research study on self-reporting tools to reduce hospital re-admission. Dr. Albuquerque has presented at national and international conferences She has extensively published in peer reviewed journals.

Currently she serves on the Publication Committee of American Association of Heart failure Nurses, and Vice President of Sigma Thetau International Iota chapter She has received the DON and Divas award that recognizes leaders for their contributions to nursing research, nursing education or administration and outstanding professional career accomplishments. In 2020, she was named finalist for the Nurse of year, March of Dimes in academia category. She was inducted to the Who’s Who in American Nursing by the Society of Nursing in 2018.

Michael Allswede, Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine Academy
Dr. Allswede is the founding program director of the residency in emergency medicine at the Sunrise Health GME Consortium in Las Vegas Nevada. Dr. Allswede serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the Research Committee of the American College of Osteopathic Physicians and is the President of the Foundation for Osteopathic Emergency Medicine. Dr. Allswede served in the US Army Reserve and saw active duty in both Desert Storm. In 1996, Dr. Allswede was appointed to the National Domestic Preparedness Office (NDPO) by Atty Gen Janet Reno and served as one of three physician subject matter expert advisors to the USDOJ, FEMA, and FBI. In 1998, Dr. Allswede was an instructor of the US Domestic Preparedness Program. Dr. Allswede has advised both Presidents Clinton and Bush (43) on national security topics. Dr. Allswede has received over $1 million in grants to develop forensic epidemiology and hospital preparedness and response to chemical, biological and radiological weapons. He has participated in Institute of Medicine work groups on these topics and is a co-author of the Interpol Bioterrorism Incident Management and Response Manual.

Samuel Atcherson, Audiology Academy
Samuel R. Atcherson, Ph.D. is Professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, and holds a secondary appointment as Professor of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He has given over 200 presentations at local, regional, and international levels, and he is author or co-author of over 50 peer-reviewed articles, 22 book chapters, and 3 books. His research and clinical areas of interest include face mask-related speech perception and acoustics, auditory electrophysiology, audiologic rehabilitation, and health literacy. Currently, Dr. Atcherson serves on the Board of Directors for the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education and on the Board of Trustees as Vice-Chairperson for the Arkansas Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and Visually-Impaired.

Michelle Ballan, Social Work Academy
Michelle Ballan is Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the School of Social Welfare, Professor of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine at Renaissance School of Medicine, and Director of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and other related Disabilities Center at Stony Brook University. Her practice, research, and teaching aim to ameliorate barriers impacting people with disabilities (PWD). Dr. Ballan has authored more than 120peer-reviewed papers and conference presentations and is the Principal Investigator on numerous federal and foundation grants including a2021 U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration grant and a 2020 American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry grant. Each targets reducing health disparities for PWD through an interprofessional lens. She is the recipient of several awards including the 2020 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2020 Switzer Distinguished Level Research Fellowship from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research.

Ellen Behrend, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Ellen N. Behrend, VMD, PhD, DACVIM, was the Joezy Griffin Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Auburn University. She has authored approximately 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and 55 book chapters and served as section editor for 7 textbook editions. Dedicated to education, Dr. Behrend, besides being active in the veterinary curriculum, has provided over 100 continuing education lectures nationally and internationally and has chaired graduate committees for 16 MS and 1 PhD students; she has served on the committee for 3 PhD and 17 MS students. Dr. Behrend received the Zoetis Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest teaching award at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, three times. She served on numerous committees for the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the world’s largest veterinary specialty organization, and had a 5-year tenure on the Board of Regents, which included being the President of the College and Chair of the Board.

Jennifer Bingham, Pharmacy Academy
Dr. Jennifer Bingham, PharmD, BCACP serves as Director of Ambulatory Care Residency Programs & Research at Tabula Rasa HealthCare and is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Arizona. Dr. Bingham is a sought-after presenter, speaker, and author on telehealth. She has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and presented her work at national and international venues. She received the Exemplary Patient Care Award from the Arizona Pharmacy Association for her dedication to foster the development of innovative interprofessional pharmacy practice models. She was recognized as the Next-Generation Pharmacist Technology Innovator of the Year by Pharmacy Times for her work on advancing patient care standards and business profitability through interprofessional telehealth models. Dr. Bingham also received the Jack R. Cole PhD Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy for her leadership and positive impact on the pharmacy profession.

A. Suzanne Boyd, Social Work Academy
Dr. Suzanne Boyd joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and serves as an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work in the College of Health and Human Services and Program Faculty in the interprofessional Health Services Research (HSR) Doctoral Program (since 2005) and Affiliate Faculty in the Public Health Sciences (since 2016). Boyd regularly teaches the Introduction to HSR doctoral course and Advanced Community and Interdisciplinary Organizational Practice and an interdisciplinary Reflection and Synthesis MSW course. She advises and mentors undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students across various interdisciplinary programs. She maintains an active research program which broadly focuses on interprofessional child welfare and health and mental care services across various vulnerable populations and settings with an equity focus. Current research projects focus on educating the general public about Multiple Sclerosis via Zoom interventions and leading the development of the Mecklenburg County Child Abuse Prevention Strategic Plan. Boyd has been a social worker for approximately 28 years years, serving as a university professor at two major universities, health and mental health services, child welfare, and macro social work practitioner and community-based researcher, 16 year HSR program faculty member, and prior child welfare education administrator. Boyd earned her master’s degree and Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work, and her baccalaureate degree in psychology from the University of Virginia. She completed a NIMH post-doctoral fellowship in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Research at Vanderbilt University Center for Mental Health Policy.

Tanya Brice, Social Work Academy
Dr. Tanya Smith Brice is Vice President of Education at the Council on Social Work Education in Alexandria, VA. Previously, she has serve as Dean of the College of Professional Studies at Bowie State University in Bowie, MD and Dean of the School of (Education) Health and Human Services at Benedict College in Columbia, SC. She has served on the faculties of the University of South Carolina, Abilene Christian University (Abilene, TX), and Baylor University (Waco, TX). Her research centers on addressing issues of structural violence specifically as it relates to the impact of those structures on African American people. Her publications focus on the development of the social welfare system by African American women for African American children and documents structural barriers to African American families. She provides consultation to community organizations, religious institutions, and educational institutions on the impact of their policies on African American families. She has taught and lectured all over the USA, as well as in the countries of Ghana, Sweden, Uganda, Colombia and the Republic of Moldova. Dr. Brice earned a BSW from South Carolina State University, an MSW from the University of South Carolina, and a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Gina Bryan, Nursing Academy
Gina Bryan, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, APRN is a clinical professor and the director of the post-graduate psychiatry program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing. She teaches in the graduate nursing and pharmacy programs. Dr. Bryan serves on research teams in the UW School of Pharmacy and School of Nursing. She maintains an active clinical practice at Tellurian, Inc. in dual diagnosis treatment. She serves on the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine on the CARA task force and served on the Wisconsin Commission on Substance Abuse Treatment Delivery to research hub-and-spoke delivery models for opioid treatment and identify key implementation considerations. Dr. Bryan’s scholarly interests are focused on novel health care provider collaborations to improve access to medication assisted treatment for the treatment of substance use disorders, access to naloxone and interprofessional education for professional healthcare students. Dr. Bryan earned her BSN, MS and DNP from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Sherry Burrer, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Dr. Sherry Burrer is a Senior Veterinary Medical Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service and epidemiologist for the Emergency Preparedness and Response Office (EPRO) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), National Institute for Occupation Safety and Health (NIOSH). She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Public Health from The Ohio State University and is board certified in veterinary preventive medicine. The decade prior to joining CDC, she practiced small animal medicine and surgery. Since joining CDC in 2008, Dr. Burrer has served in CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service assigned to the New Hampshire Department of Health and completed CDC’s Preventive Medicine Fellowship. During her time with CDC, Dr. Burrer has led, participated in, or published on research and responses in the areas of syndromic surveillance, community assessment, at-risk populations, emergency preparedness and response, drought, hurricanes, and infectious diseases, including influenza, anthrax, Ebola, and COVID-19.

Laura Caron-Parker, Occupational Therapy Academy
Laura M. Caron-Parker, OTR/L, ECHM, Clinical Director, Genesis Rehab Services (GRS) & Vitality to You has38 years of professional experience, both clinical and operational. Her experience spans the complex continuum of care from hospital to mobile outpatient services focusing on older adults. She joined GRS25 years ago and is a leader of clinical practice, promoting evidence-based and human-centered rehab services at the same time challenging clinicians to think outside the box. She influences clinical practice in community asset mapping, wellness, low vision and dementia and has provided professional presentations on these topics. Laura is a CarFit Instructor, sits on the National AARP Driver Safety Advisory Board as well as the CarFit Advisory Council. She has received AOTA commendations and an AARP Director’s Award for Distinguished Service, Driver Safety. She enjoys exploring technology &innovation and looks forward to a future that fosters resilience, healthy aging and productive living.

Ruthanne Chun, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Ruthanne Chun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (UWSVM). Following graduation, she completed a 1 year internship at Cornell in Ithaca, NY, before completing a 3 year comparative oncology residency at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. She was a tenured faculty member at the Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine before she joined the faculty at her alma mater in 2005. In 2010, Dr. Chun was named the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Hospital Director at the UWSVM. During her 10+ years in that role, she developed an interprofessional clinic that serves animals owned by underprivileged populations and she became active in the campus interprofessional education community of practice. She served on the University’s search committee for a director of the Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. Dr. Chun lead the development of 1 of 4 interprofessional educational modules (team communication) taught on campus.

Geralyn Crain, Dentistry Academy
Dr. Geralyn Crain believes in positive change. Combining her experience practicing dentistry in Portland, Oregon with doctoral training in organizational development and change, she has had a rewarding career spanning two decades in dental education that includes teaching and administrative positions including interim Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Interprofessional Collaboration, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina and lead of the Roseman University of Health Sciences IPE Strategic Initiative building IPE infrastructure for faculty, students and community partners across two campuses in Henderson, Nevada and South Jordan, Utah. Nationally, Dr. Crain is active with the American Dental Education Association (ADEA)Commission on Change and Innovation, is the immediate past chair of the ADEA Special Interest Group for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care and was recently selected to the First Reactor Group to the IPEC Core Competencies Revision to provide input to the Core Competencies to better meet the health needs of our nation.

Micki Cuppett, Athletic Training Academy
Micki Cuppett has more than 30 years of experience as an athletic trainer, medical educator, and administrator. She is now self-employed as a consultant in the areas of strategic planning, leadership, interprofessional education, accreditation, AT education, medical simulation and innovation. Known internationally for her work in instructional technology, simulation, and clinical encounter documentation, she has published numerous works in interprofessional education and co-authored Medical Conditions in the Athlete, a widely used textbook now on its third edition. While at USF, Micki helped orchestrate the move of the Athletic Training Program to the College of Medicine, becoming the first program in the country to be in a Department of Orthopedics. She served on the Council for Interprofessional Education that successfully implemented interprofessional education across USF Health, and completed TEAMSTEPPS as a master trainer. Micki currently holds adjunct faculty positions at five universities across the country.

Kristin Davis, Audiology Academy
Dr. Kristin Davis has been in the audiology profession for over 23years. Dr. Davis founded her private practice, Davis Audiology, thirteen years ago and currently has three locations in Upstate South Carolina. Prior to opening her own practice in 2008, Dr. Davis worked in ENT, hospital, and non-profit clinic settings. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of South Carolina and her Master’s in Audiology from The University of Memphis. Dr. Davis obtained her Doctorate in Audiology from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, past President of the SC Academy of Audiology and President Elect of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology.

Dr. Davis and her husband, Christopher, live in Greenville, S.C. and have three children: 21, 19, and 15. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and music.

Stephan Davis, Nursing Academy
Stephan Davis, DNP, MHSA, NEA-BC, CENP, CNE, FACHE, serves as the director of the Master of Health Administration program at UNT Health Science Center, School of Public Health. He is a fellow and faculty member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and serves as Regent-at-Large for ACHE District Four. He is also the immediate past chair of the ACHE LGBTQ Healthcare Leaders Community. In addition, he serves as chair of the Quality and Safety Faculty Forum for the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)and presented a video-based simulation on discrimination in clinical practice environments at the AUPHA conference in 2021. Dr. Davis served as an invited conferee at the 2020 Macy Foundation conference on Addressing Harmful Bias and Eliminating Discrimination in Health Professions Learning Environments, which culminated in a report of recommendations and action steps to advance diversity and inclusion in health professions learning environments.

Sumitrajit Dhar, Audiology Academy
Sumitrajit (Sumit) Dhar completed his undergraduate education at the University of Mumbai, India. Subsequently he received master’s and PhD degrees from the Utah State University and Purdue university in Audiology and Hearing Science, respectively. Sumit is the Hugh Knowles Professor of Hearing Science at Northwestern University and serves as the Associate Provost for Faculty for the university. His laboratory works in the area of cochlear mechanics and otoacoustic emissions with a focus on bringing new technologies and solutions to clinical practice. In a second line of work, Sumit’s laboratory is developing tools to improve the affordability and accessibility of hearing healthcare. His work has been consistently funded by the NIH, PCORI, US Navy, as well as various private foundations and corporations. Sumit has served his department and university in various leadership roles over the years. Similarly, Sumit has consistently volunteered for local and national professional organizations.

Patricia Sanchez Diaz, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Associate Professor at the Rosenberg School of Optometry, UIW (San Antonio, Texas) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry since 2014. Obtained my DVM degree (1997) from Facultad de Veterinaria de Caceres (UEx, Spain), and my PhD degree in Sciences-Molecular Biology-(2002) from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Madrid, Spain). From 2003 to 2010, completed two postdoctoral training programs. During my first fellowship I focused on the molecular basis of antibiotic resistance in nosocomial pathogens (Hospital Ramon y Cajal; Madrid, Spain) and for the second on the mechanisms underlying growth of pediatric tumors (UT Health San Antonio). Current research interests include the genetics of inherited retinal dystrophies, epithelial mesenchymal transition as a model to study proliferative vitreoretinopathy and, within the SoTL arena, strategies to enhance student learning and to promote interprofessional education and collaborative practice.

Sally Earl, Pharmacy Academy
I’m Dr. Sally Earl and currently serve as Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy (UMSOP). I received my Doctorate of Pharmacy from UMSOP in 2009 and completed my PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC. In 2010, I began working for CHMG HeartCare as the lead clinical pharmacist. My role included management of the Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Clinic, a multidisciplinary health team focused on management of high-risk anticoagulation, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and atrial fibrillation patients, and quality improvement through LEAN transformation. I joined the UMSOP in 2017. During my tenure at the SOP, I have established a clinical practice site within a team-based ambulatory oncology clinic. My teaching responsibilities are focused around cardiovascular disease, oncology, and interprofessional education. I serve as an advisor for two interprofessional organizations. My current scholarship efforts include overcoming barriers associated with interprofessional education.

David Fabry, Audiology Academy
David Fabry, Ph.D. is Chief Innovation Officer at Starkey Hearing Technologies. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1988 and has divided his career between academic medical institutions (Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, University of Miami Medical Center) and industry roles (Phonak Hearing Systems, GN Hearing, Starkey). He is a Past President and Board Member of the American Academy of Audiology and currently serves on the Board of the American Auditory Society. He is a Past Editor of Audiology Today and the American Journal of Audiology. He has presented at academic conferences on six continents and has more than 50 publications in archival journals.

A. Louise Fincher, Athletic Training Academy
I am a licensed and certified athletic trainer with over 30 years of teaching and health care experience and over 20 years of administrative and leadership experience. Throughout my career, I have always been deeply engaged in professional service. I left clinical practice in 1995 for leadership and administration positions at the Joe W. King Orthopedic Institute, The University of Texas at Arlington, and now Emory & Henry College. As the founding dean of the E&H School of Health Sciences, I have had the opportunity to build a strong interprofessional culture for preparing healthcare professionals with a focus on rural underserved populations. I currently serve as the Senior Vice President at E&H, which affords me the opportunity to have a greater impact on the future of the College and on the preparation of highly skilled healthcare professionals.

Patricia Gaffney, Audiology Academy
Patricia Gaffney, AuD is a professor at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Ft Lauderdale, FL. She earned her bachelor's degree from The George Washington University in Washington, DC and her Doctor of Audiology (AuD) from the University of Pittsburgh. She joined the audiology department at NSU in 2007.Her specialty is vestibular diagnostics and treatment. At NSU she teaches the vestibular, amplification, and geriatrics courses. In addition, she is a clinical preceptor for first and second year AuD students in the NSU clinic. Dr Gaffney has presented at various national and state meetings on various topics including vestibular, amplification, and professional issues. Dr Gaffney also maintains memberships in several organizations, volunteers for various committees, and has previously served on the American Academy of Audiology Board of Directors. She is currently the secretary/treasurer for the American Academy of Audiology Foundation board of trustees and president of the Audiology Practice Standards Organization.

Kate Sustersic Gawlik, Nursing Academy
Kate Sustersic Gawlik, DNP, APRN-CNP, FAANP, serves as an Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing, the Director of Undergraduate Health and Wellness Academic Programming, the Co-Director of Health and Wellness Innovation in Healthcare program, and project manager for the Million Hearts® initiatives at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. She is certified as a family nurse practitioner and has extensive clinical experience in a variety of settings with expertise in population health, evidence-based practice, preventive medicine, education of interprofessional healthcare students, wellness, parental burnout, and cardiovascular disease prevention. She has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate nursing courses. Dr. Gawlik was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award in 2013, the Outstanding Leadership Award in 2017, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence in 2018.She was inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioner. She is co-editor and author of three nursing textbooks.

Susan Glassburn, Social Work Academy
Susan Glassburn, LCSW, is an Assistant Professor at the Indiana University School of Social Work where she has taught for the past 15 years in the Master of Social Work program. She teaches counseling skills and health care social work courses, and supervises students in their clinical internships. Her work experience includes being a mental health clinician, a clinical manager in home health care and a Bereavement Coordinator in a hospice program. She continues to see clients for counseling one day a week. She is currently working on research projects on compassion fatigue and burnout, interprofessional education, chronic pain management, and geriatric social work. She is a part of several interprofessional teams at the university. She is the current President for the Indiana Network of Healthcare Social Workers.

Andrea McDowell Gohmert, Audiology Academy
Andrea Gohmert is the Director of Audiology Clinical Operations at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders and holds the rank of Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University, and her doctor of audiology degree from the University of Florida. Her areas of research and instruction include vestibular disorders, electrophysiology, and advanced diagnostics. Before joining the University of Texas at Dallas, Dr. Gohmert served as a clinical audiologist for 25 years in medical practices in the northeast and Texas where she provided interprofessional healthcare with otolaryngologists, otologists, speech language pathologists, and other professional colleagues. She serves on the Board of Directors, Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) and is an active member of the American Academy of Audiology.

Amit Gosalia, Audiology Academy
Amit Gosalia’s leadership in Audiology began early in his career when he joined a licensure committee and quickly learned the struggles of the profession. He became the chair of the Arizona PAC for audiology, and then ran and was elected President of the Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2006. He served a 3-year term on the BOD for the American Board of Audiology (ABA)in 2012-2015, served as Chair of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA)Marketing sub-committee, Chair of the AAA Public Awareness Committee, President of the Audiology Practice Standards Organization, committee member of the California Academy of Audiology, amongst dozens of volunteer leadership positions in his career!

He is passionate a leader for audiology, inspiring motivational speaker (promoting audiology), philanthropic within and outside of audiology and is always looking to help audiologist sand students achieve their goals.

Michael Greco, Nursing Academy
Michael Greco has been a CRNA for over 20 years and has educated nurses and other healthcare disciplines throughout the US and International countries. Michael presently serves in a dual leadership role as founding program director at Hofstra University and AVP for Northwell Health System Nurse Anesthesia Practice-the largest health system in the northeast. Michael has developed the Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia curriculum which includes the dual AGACNP/CRNA program at Hofstra University. This is the first and only program in the country offering this innovative curriculum graduating dual certified advanced practice nurses to increase access to care and expand CRNA practice. Michael has authored paper sand disseminated knowledge through posters and podium presentations empowering nurses and other healthcare disciplines. Dr. Greco completed his PhD dissertation in Nursing in 2018 and focused on DNPs returning to school in pursuit of a PhD in nursing.

Sherry Greenberg, Nursing Academy
Dr. Sherry Greenberg is an Associate Professor at Seton Hall University College of Nursing and nurse practitioner faculty member on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative. She currently serves as President of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association. She served 15 years as Editor of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing’s Try This:® Series promoting evidence-based practices in care of older adults. Dr. Greenberg is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Gerontological Society of America, and New York Academy of Medicine, and Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing. Dr. Greenberg earned her academic degrees, Baccalaureate, Masters, and PhD, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and was a Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar. Dr. Greenberg has worked as a certified gerontological nurse practitioner in interprofessional acute, long-term care, and primary care practices and has taught at undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels.

Kristin Greenwood, Physical Therapy Academy
Dr. Kristin Curry Greenwood PT, DPT, EdD, MS, GCS is a Clinical Professor at Northeastern University. In her current role, Dr. Greenwood is Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences and the Bouvé College Network Academic Lead, responsible for facilitation of health sciences educational development and success across the 10 regional campuses of the Northeastern Global Network. Kristin leads and educates from a mission-driven, student-centered approach to excellence. She is forward thinking of the concerns that face education including student inclusion, cost, research advancement and sustainability. Kristin has been a physical therapist for 23 years working with an interprofessional team for excellence in patient care across a variety of settings. Her scholarship focus is on preparing students for acute care physical therapist practice, competency-based education, and simulation education. Kristin has worked to advance entry-level acute care education through her work with the Academy of Acute Care Physical therapy including leading the task force to develop the Core Competencies for Entry-level Practice in Acute Care Physical Therapy. Kristin has received several awards including the Dorothy E. Baethke-Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching from the American Physical Therapy Association, the Distinguished Educator Award, Academy of Education American Physical Therapy Association, the James Dunleavey Acute Care Physical Therapy Distinguished Service Award and Bouvé College of Health Sciences Undergraduate Bouvé Distinguished Educator Award. Kristin is an American Board of Physical Therapist Specialists certified geriatric clinical specialist, received her simulation instructor training from the Harvard/MIT Center for Medical Simulation, her medical education research certificate from the Association of American Medical Education Colleges and has her Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Curriculum Leadership and Learning from Northeastern University.

Scott Harpin, Nursing Academy
Scott Harpin is an Associate Professor and Maternal-Child Health Division Chair at the University of Colorado College of Nursing (CON) and Affiliate Associate Professor with the Colorado School of Public Health. He also works as a Pediatric Nurse Scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Harpin’s research focuses on the health outcomes of vulnerable adolescent and young-adult populations, specifically runaway/homeless youth and those youth transitioning out of foster care. His public health clinical work is primarily with adult populations experiencing homelessness, to develop health care systems for the most vulnerable individuals, especially those living near the Anschutz Medical Campus. Harpin also serves on the campus Interprofessional Education Council developing collaborative practice curriculum, serving as liaison for the CON; he is also a lead campus faculty for service learning community engagement initiatives for the Anschutz Medical Campus Chancellor’s Office.

Kysha Harriell, Athletic Training Academy
Dr. Kysha Harriell is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Sport Sciences and the Executive Director of the Office of Academic Enhancement and at the University of Miami. Before joining the faculty, Dr. Harriell worked in the University’s Athletic Department. She received her bachelor's degree in Athletic Training (AT) from the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her master's degrees in Sports Medicine and Sports Administration from the University of Miami and her Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology. Dr. Harriell’s research interest is in cultural competency and health and medical conditions that affect ethnically diverse individuals. She also serves as a contributing faculty member at the University of St. Augustine, where she teaches interprofessional education courses in Cultural Competency. Dr. Harriell is very active in service to the AT profession. In addition, she was recently accepted as a Black Women's Health Imperative's Rare Disease Diversity Coalition (RDDC) member.

Ana Celia Hernandez-Martinez, Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine Academy
Dr. Hernandez-Martinez background include both academic and professional accomplishments. She earned her Medical Doctor degree in Mexico, completed her Master’s in Public Health at Loma Linda University in California, and her Doctorate in Public Health at the University of Arizona. Dr. Hernandez-Martinez has over 15 years of experience in community-based practice in public health. She has worked developing and implementing several primary, secondary, and tertiary chronic disease prevention programs rooted in the Community Health Worker Model utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach and has supported policy efforts in the Latino community. Her passion and focus include
patient communication skills building and chronic disease prevention and management along the U.S. Mexico border region. Her medical background and public health expertise, along with a deep understanding both the Latino and the American culture, make her ideally suited to give back to her community as a public health leader.

Judy Huch, Audiology Academy
Dr. Huch has been a practice owner Oro Valley Audiology since 1998. Another milestone was reached creating Grace Hearing Center, which provides a model of excellent hearing healthcare to the underserved and underinsured of Southern Arizona. Dr. Huch also participates in Hearing Humanitarian clinics with Entheos Audiology Co-op around the globe each year, providing audiology services to those who can’t afford hearing healthcare or who do not have access.

Dr. Huch was appointed as a State Commissioner for the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in 2016 and is currently serving her third term. She represents Arizona for the Audiology Project to bring Diabetes Educators, physicians and other Allied Healthcare Providers together to increase the awareness of hearing loss with many chronic diseases.

Additional work; Board of Arizona Audiology Coalition; Chair on American Academy of Audiology Task force for Public Awareness; Academy of Doctor’s of Audiology Advocacy Committee.

Anitra Johnson, Nursing Academy
As the Chief of Policy, Captain Anitra Johnson serves as the supervisory functional expert at the national level for policy planning who communicates the best available technical information to improve the outcome of disaster survivors. She provides direction and guidance for human services emergency planning, operational coordination, evaluation, and analysis during an emergency activation.

CAPT Johnson has held various positions in the US Department of Health and Human Services, committed to serving at-risk and vulnerable populations and implementing strategies to improve public health. As a clinician and professor, she has had a direct impact on shaping health policy and preparing and educating the future generation of nurses.

CAPT Johnson received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Coppin State University, a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Public Health from the University of South Alabama, and a Doctor of Health Sciences from A.T. Still University.

Ansel Johnson, Optometry Academy
Dr. Ansel Johnson is founder and clinical director of Vision Salon Eye Care Associates in Blue Island, Illinois. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University, and Doctorate degree from the New England College of Optometry. He completed a post-graduate certificate from the Optometry Executive Program at the Wharton School of Business.

His office serves as an externship site for 5 different Doctor of Optometry Programs. He also currently serves on staff at Advocate Trinity Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

He started the first and only Certified Diabetes Self-Management Program within an eye care facility in Illinois. He is a certified lifestyle coach for the CDC Diabetes Prevention Program. He is co-founder of KNOC out Diabetes educational program and has been a long-time member of the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists.

Concentrating in eye care technologies, glaucoma and diabetes, he is an industry thought leader. He was the first optometrist to present accredited Continuing Education across multiple disciplines to a multiple disciplinary group of Diabetes Educators, nurses, optometrists, physical therapists and pharmacists in Illinois.

In June 2020 Dr. Johnson founded and serves as CEO of the 501c3 Health Living With A Vision Foundation whose mission is to combat the health and wellness disparities in communities of color.

Dr. Johnson’s current leadership positions include, Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for the Bernie Mac Foundation for Sarcoidosis Awareness, Medical Director for United Eye Care Providers, the largest independent network of optometrist in the State of Illinois. He serves on the Executive Board of IDOC, the largest independent network of optometrists in the United States. Dr. Johnson is Chairman of the health care committee for the Southland Black Chamber of Commerce in Illinois.

Dr. Johnson continues work to positively impact eye care and health care in the community.

Cathleen Johnson, Occupational Therapy Academy
As a professional with 25 years of healthcare experience spanning two professions, Therapeutic Recreation (TR) and Occupational Therapy (OT), I am honored to be considered for membership of NAP to promote inter-professionalism. I have worked with music, art, physical, and speech therapy along with TR and OT; these work experiences have provided me with the capacity to understand the distinct value of each profession while learning how to exude the value of my own discipline. I have held clinical roles, management (center-level, regional, and divisional) and now the corporate director for OT. Additionally, I have served the profession of OT by being a volunteer NBCOT and serve currently as an advisory member for two universities and a local hospital. Lastly, I have been a servant volunteer with the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association since 2006, holding the roles of Membership Director I became the Leader of the Executive Committee in 2020.

Stephanie Johnson-Brown, Optometry Academy
Stephanie Johnson-Brown received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry in 1978, and a Master in Education from Erikson Institute-Loyola University in 1987 and currently is a practicing optometrist at Plano Optometrics, Ltd. Recently Dr. Johnson Brown served as Clinic Director of Tropical Optical’s Chicago Public School’s Mobile Vision Program and has served as president of the National Optometric Association (NOA).She is also a member of the Essilor Vision Foundation’s Board of Directors and serves as a University of Alabama School of Optometry and Midwestern Chicago College of Optometry adjunct faculty extern preceptor.

She is Executive Director of the Plano Child Development Center, a not-for-profit vision care service corporation, which specializes in vision education and the identification, remediation and treatment of vision development problems. She has lectured on vision and learning to optometric organizations, educators, and parent groups.

Jenny Jones, Social Work Academy
Dr. Jenny Jones currently serves as Dean and Professor of Whitney M. Young, Jr., School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University. In the role as Dean, Dr. Jones coordinates strategic planning, fosters curriculum development, research and scholarship, and civic engagement activities for faculty and students in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Additionally, she guides policy decisions related to administrative, academic, and research functions, student development initiatives, and community engagement opportunities. She also serves as a Faculty Affiliate at Florida State University, College of Social Work, Institute for Child Welfare where she provides technical assistance on interdisciplinary research projects, program evaluation initiatives, and policy recommendations that contribute to the knowledge base for enhancing Florida’s child welfare outcome. Most of her scholarship has focused on issues of race, class, and social policy implications for the Black community specifically child welfare and the broader society generally.

As a social and behavioral scientist, Dr. Jones has also continued to focus on developing health promotion strategies for disenfranchised populations in social justice venues. Utilizing grant funds and integrative behavioral health collaborations, her projects have examined health risk behaviors, e.g., child well-being to include children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, and culturally responsive evaluation practices. Her interest in promoting quality programs for vulnerable children and families is grounded in over 30 years of professional and academic expertise in social work education, direct practice, student and faculty mentorship, organizational leadership, peer-reviewed research and family and community advocacy.

Dr. Jones earned her Ph.D. from Clark Atlanta University Whitney M. Young, Jr School of Social Work (formerly known as CAU School of Social Work), master’s degree in social work from California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, and her baccalaureate degree in psychology from Valdosta State (College) University.

Lindsey Jorgensen, Audiology Academy
Lindsey Jorgensen is the Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Dakota. She is also the Clinic Director for the USD Speech and Hearing Clinics. She is the LEND (Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) Communication Disorders Discipline Head where she works with her students in an interdisciplinary team to provide diagnosis and treatment plans for children. Her area of focus is the role of cognition and changes in cognition (e.g. TBI or anoxia) on hearing loss and the use of hearing assistive technology. In the university she often serves as the voice of healthcare on committees at the university and has a strong desire to have better opportunity to learn about ways to include other healthcare members’ voices in the conversation.

Kelly Karpa, Pharmacy Academy
Dr. Kelly Karpa is a Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology & Family and Community Medicine at Penn State University College of Medicine and serves as Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Education. In addition to developing an IPE thread that spans the medical school curriculum, Dr. Karpa also plays an integral role in spiraling the discipline of pharmacology throughout the curriculum. During the past year, she has promoted IPE/IPCP at the national level by serving on subcommittees for both the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative, several BiG 10 Academic Alliance IPE Working Groups, and was selected to IPEC’s Expert Panel to develop tools to assess institutional progress towards IPE implementation. Dr Karpa is a Josiah Macy Faculty Scholar (2013 cohort). In the past year, she implemented a successful remote IPE teaching clinic and patient consult service, and she is currently beta testing an IPE gaming app to teach opioid competencies to learners.

Christian Ketel, Nursing Academy
Christian Ketel, DNP, RN is an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Dr. Ketel has over 20 years of nursing experience and is a community health practice and interprofessional education leader in the Middle Tennessee Region. He co-founded and leads a system of nurse-managed clinics serving vulnerable individuals and communities in the Nashville area. This system has served over 10,000 Nashvillians with primary, social resource, and behavioral health care. This system has sponsored over 500 interprofessional students from nursing, pharmacy, medicine, and social work. Based on this work, he has received numerous community and Vanderbilt awards for his commitment to practice. Dr. Ketel participates in numerous interprofessional programs in Tennessee. He is an active member for the Vanderbilt Program for Interprofessional Learning and Tennessee Interprofessional Practice and Education Consortium. Most recently, in 2019, Dr. Ketel was appointed as co-director for the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance Interinstitutional and Interprofessional Student Program.

Jennifer Kirwin, Pharmacy Academy
Jennifer Kirwin earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and completed a pharmacy practice residency at New England (now Tufts) Medical Center. She earned Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist recognition in 2001 and has a background in ambulatory care pharmacy practice. She has teaching experience in pharmacotherapeutics, drug information, transitions of care, skills laboratory courses and has offered several interprofessional experiences for students in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. She has published numerous manuscripts and presented at conferences in pharmacy and focused on interprofessional education. She is currently serving as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. In this role, she oversees graduate and undergraduate curriculum, co-operative education, student services, workforce development and the college’s interprofessional Goldstein simulation lab. She is a member of professional pharmacy organizations including the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Erin Knoepful, Speech-Language Pathology Academy
Erin Knoepfel is Vice President of Strategic Integration at Mansbach Health Tools. Erin presents at the regional, state and national levels speaking on topics related to clinical best practice standards, healthcare reform and value-based care. She has taught many graduate level courses in the area of Speech Language Pathology practice. Erin currently sits on the editorial review board for the Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation journal and is a member of the Professional Development Board of ASHA’s Gerontology Special Interest Group. Erin has co-authored articles related to healthcare policy and its impact on care delivery and has co-created clinical intervention resources with neuropsychologist, Dr. William Mansbach. She is actively involved in research, working to identify and develop evidence-based interventions used by allied health professionals. Erin remains active in her clinical practice as a Speech Language Pathologist treating in skilled nursing and long-term acute care facilities.

Carol L. Kottwitz, Nursing Academy
My practice and leadership in psychiatric nursing has been grounded in advocacy and improving the lives of people with a mental illness. Leading an interdisciplinary team as Program Director and working with individuals in adjacent systems of care (Department of Corrections, Department of Developmental Disabilities Office of the Assistant Attorney General for Washington State) allowed for both improvement of standards, interventions and policies toward person-centered care and development of innovative strategies for community living. Partnering with primary care providers, neurologists, addiction specialists, mental health therapists, and social workers in my community has greatly enriched services to clients in private psychiatric practice. Membership on the statewide Suicide Prevention Training Evaluation committee involved interdisciplinary suicide prevention education to meet legislation. Ongoing curriculum development with trauma therapists, primary care providers, peer specialists, addiction therapists, psychologists has facilitated interprofessional education for advanced practice psychiatric nursing students.

Sajeesh Kumar, Optometry Academy
Sajeesh Kumar, PhD. Executive Director, Institute for Health Outcomes and Policy, Chair, PhD program and Professor, Department of Health Informatics & Information Management, University of Tennessee, USA. Dr. Kumar’s research focuses on design and development of blindness prevention focused digital technology, teleophthalmology and technology evaluation. Dr. Kumar has travelled to more than 35countries and has extensive international experience in vision science, education and research works. Dr. Kumar has been involved in public health activities in five continents. He has won several research awards, edited several books on telemedicine, published book chapters and scientific papers in high impact journals such as Lancet and Nature. Dr. Kumar holds an impressive record of competitive research funding and research awards. In his free time he is involved in flying single engine airplanes, music and voluntary social service to the needy.

Julie Malloy, Occupational Therapy Academy
Julie Malloy, MOT, OTR/L, PMP, CPHQ, is an occupational therapist and Director of Quality for the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). In this role, she works to further quality initiatives, including addressing quality and outcome measures from an interprofessional perspective, providing quality resources to association members, and advocating for occupational therapy in the national healthcare quality discussion. In her 25 years as an occupational therapist, she has experience in acute care and rehabilitation, healthcare information technology, quality and process improvement, and healthcare project management. She is an active volunteer in the American Society for Quality, where she is the national Chair for the Certified Six Sigma Greenbelt Exam. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington, and a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puget Sound. She is currently a post-professional occupational therapy doctoral student at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Jill Manners, Athletic Training Academy
Dr. Jill Manners is an athletic trainer, physical therapist, and certified orthopedic manual therapist. Currently, Jill is the Director of the Athletic Training Program at the University of Georgia and serves as an adjunct professor in the MSAT and DAT programs at Moravian University. Clinically, Dr. Manners has practiced in primary care and rehabilitation clinics, as well as the collegiate, professional. Jill is a graduate of Ithaca College (BS in athletic training), West Virginia University (MS in Athletic Training), Western Carolina University (MPT), and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (ScD in Physical Therapy). She is an active member with the Athletic Training Profession and currently serves the NATA Research and Education Foundation as the Vice-President for Development. Among her highest honors, Jill was inducted into the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of fame and received the Gail Weldon Award of Excellence from the NATA.

Sarah Manspeaker, Athletic Training Academy
Dr. Sarah Manspeaker is an Associate Professor in the Athletic Training Program within the Rangos School of Health Sciences at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She earned degrees from Duquesne University (BS, 2001) and Old Dominion University (MSEd, 2003; PhD, 2010). She has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since2001and involved in higher education since 2003. She serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Interprofessional Care, on the Editorial Board for the Athletic Training Education Journal, and as a reviewer for the Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions annual meeting. Sarah is an active volunteer with the Board of Certification, Inc., the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Locally, she serves on the Duquesne University Interprofessional Education Committee and as the co-medical coordinator for the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Winter Games which features an interprofessional healthcare team providing care to athletes.

Maryrose McInerney, Audiology Academy
Maryrose McInerney, Ph.D., CCC-A is faculty in the Audiology Clinical Doctoral program at Montclair State University. Her research focuses on the outcomes of intervention. Dr. McInerney received her master's degree in audiology from Western Michigan University, completed her clinical fellowship year at Johns Hopkins Medical School, and her Ph.D. in hearing science from the City University of New York. Dr. McInerney directed the audiology department Hackensack University Medical Center for 26 years. During Dr. McInerney's tenure, she developed a comprehensive audiology facility for adults and pediatrics as part of an interprofessional team. She assisted in developing and implementing Open the Doors to Better Hearing, a program that raises awareness among doctors, nurses, and other health professionals about the invisible disorder of hearing loss. Appointed by the governor to the NJ Hearing Evaluation Council, she currently serves as its chairperson. She's the CEO of Hackensack Audiology and Hearing Aid Associates, LLC.

Sarah McKinnon, Occupational Therapy Academy
Sarah McKinnon, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, MPA is an occupational therapy practitioner and Assistant Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions (MGH IHP). She is the founding program director of the Post-Professional OTD Program (PP-OTD) at the MGH IHP, which is the first PP-OTD program that is interprofessional in design with core course work related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). She has held leadership roles in areas of policy and advocacy on the Board of Directors for the American Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee (AOTPAC)and is the Government Relations Representative for the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy (MAOT).

Dani Moffit, Athletic Training Academy
Dr. Moffit is the Program Director of the Master of Science in Athletic Training program at Idaho State University. Before returning to Idaho, she was the Program Director of the Bachelor’s Athletic Training program at Temple University. Prior to teaching at the post-secondary level, Dani taught and was an athletic trainer for the Meridian School District in Meridian, Idaho for 10 years. She volunteers her time with the profession, including work with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education the Board of Certification. She volunteers at the Pocatello Free Clinic and is working on her Spanish for the Health Professions certificate to be able to better care for her patients. Dani’s current research passions range from sexual harassment perceptions in athletic training to cultural education in health professions.

Laura Molgaard, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Laura Molgaard is dean at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) where she has been on faculty since 1997. Prior to academia, she was in private veterinary practice. As a member of the CVM’s leadership team for 20 years she oversaw the professional education program from 2001-2019 and has played a key role in advancing veterinary education internationally and interprofessional education through advocacy for the role of the veterinarian in health professions. Molgaard was honored in March 2020 with the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges’ Presidential Award for Meritorious Service in recognition of her accomplishments contributing to an international effort to develop competencies, milestones, and entrustable professional activities for veterinary education, modeled after best practices in other health professions. She earned her academic degrees from Iowa State University and was recently recognized with the Stange Award for Meritorious Service in Veterinary Medicine by her alma mater.

Alison Montpetit, Nursing Academy
Dr. Alison Montpetit is a PhD-prepared, registered nurse board certified in Nursing Professional Development and the current Nursing Director of Clinical Excellence at VCU Health. Previously, she served as a Program Director for Nursing Research and Innovation and as a Nurse Clinician in the Adult Emergency Department at VCU Health and was an Assistant Professor in the Adult Health and Nursing Systems Department at the VCU School of Nursing. She received her PhD and MS in Adult Nursing from the University of South Florida and BS in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at VCU SON bridging her basic science immunology training with her clinical practice background in intensive care nursing. In her current role, she aims to connect academic and clinical practice initiatives by integrating of organizational programs focused on research, evidence-based practice, performance improvement and innovation.

Stephanie Morgan, Nursing Academy
Dr. Morgan is a clinical professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. She also holds the title of Director of Practice Innovation and Director of the Wellness Clinics. Stephanie is a nurse entrepreneur and her previous roles as business owner and in executive leadership has provided opportunities to create person-centered healthcare services with interdisciplinary teams in inpatient and outpatient settings. In her current role as faculty, Dr. Morgan teaches Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (FIPC) and has since its inception in 2016. Subsequently, she was trained in T3 Interprofessional Team Development (T3 ITDP) and participates in the University’s national T3 ITDP training. In 2019, Dr. Morgan was inducted to the inaugural class of Health IPE Fellows at the University. Dr. Morgan has created person-centered interprofessional practice environments in her two integrated primary care clinics that serve marginalized residents in the community.

Marva Mount, Speech-Language Pathology Academy
Marva has been a practicing speech-language pathologist since 1986. She has served in a variety of roles and settings, to include hospitals, schools, skilled nursing/long term care units, and private practice.

She has been a contributing chapter author to the Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (Fourth and Fifth Editions), with her chapter targeting career building. In addition, she has authored a variety of articles on collaboration and interprofessional practice in a variety of publications, which include ASHA Special Interest Group 16: School-Based Issues, Texas Speech and Hearing Association Communicologist, and Survivors of Soldiers materials.

She has authored grant proposals targeting collaborative and interprofessional practice ideals in her efforts to promote and support collaborative efforts on behalf of those she serves for better outcomes.

Marva is also a sought after presenter at the national, state and local level on a variety of professional topics, including collaboration and interprofessional practice.

Bre Myers, Audiology Academy
Dr. Myers completed her Master’s degree in Audiology at Bloomsburg University in 2003. She completed her clinical doctorate in Audiology (AuD) in 2006 and her PhD in Biomedicine and Research at Salus University in 2016. Her previous work settings have included ENT practice, VA Hospital, andco-ownership of a private practice. She is currently Associate Professor, and the 3-year track Program coordinator in the Osborne College of Audiology at Salus University. Her primary area of teaching and research include inter-professional practice/education and vestibular/balance science. She is also active in clinical education of students, serving as a clinical supervisor at The Pennsylvania Ear Institute.

She was involved in creating the Veteran’s Readiness Initiative (VRI), a multidisciplinary screening program which focused on identifying vision, hearing and vestibular issues in veterans enrolled in community colleges. Later this program was expanded to include cognitive and general health screening. This program integrated optometry, audiology, speech language pathology and physician assistant students and faculty. She also helped develop the Hearing, Vision, and Balance Center (HVBC) at Salus University, a continuation of VRI. The HVBC provided further diagnostic tests and rehabilitation in a fully interprofessional format and included audiology, optometry and physical therapy.

She is on faculty in the Salus University Distant Education program, teaching in the AuD Bridge, International MSc and Advanced Vestibular Certificate programs. She attended the Jerger Future Leaders of Audiology Conference in 2012 and is currently the chair of American Academy of Audiology’s (AAA)Leadership Development Committee. She is an assistant editor for Audiology Today and has authored several articles for this and other publications. She is the author of “The Vestibular Lab Manual" 2nd edition by Plural Publishing. Dr. Myers has been an invited lecturer at several state and national conferences.

Rae Oliveira, Nursing Academy
Rae Oliveira is a registered nurse and paramedic with over 30 years of emergency medical services experience. She has been an instructor for over 25 years. She holds Maryland State Instructor, National Association of Emergency Medical Services Educator, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support American Heart Association instructor credentials. She has taught entry level Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic programs, and continuing education for nursing and prehospital clinicians. She retired as an Emergency Medical Services Battalion Chief from Howard County, Maryland in 2009. She worked as a Critical Care Transport Nurse with LifeStar Response of Maryland until 2016. She worked at the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services (MIEMSS) and served as the Director of the Office of Licensure and Certification until 2017. She is currently the ALS Program Coordinator at Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, Maryland. She has an education focused Masters of Nursing degree.

Danielle Osmelak, Speech-Language Pathology Academy
Dr. Danielle R. Osmelak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at Governors State University and also a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist (SLP). For over a decade, the majority of her clinical experiences centered around medically complex populations within various interprofessional medical teams. Dr. Osmelak’s background as a practicing medical SLP has shaped her current interprofessional dysphagia education research that is clinically driven, collaborative, and patient-centered. Dr. Osmelak’s research and teaching pedagogy is focused on interprofessional curriculum and competencies for allied health students. Dr. Osmelak continues her commitment to professional advocacy, service, and leadership through her current position as Vice President for the Division of Professional & Consumer Communications of the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is also a member of the United States & Territories International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) Education & Training Team.

Debra Ouellette, Occupational Therapy Academy
Debra Ouellette, MS, OTR/L, BCPR, SCLV is a clinical coordinator at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare providing treatment and education to staff on neurological rehabilitation including spasticity management, patient handling, and vision rehabilitation. She integrates re-search into rehabilitation arenas. Her educational background includes a BA from the University of Southern California and a MS in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University. She has over 35 years of clinical experience in occupational therapy including acute medical, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing and outpatient therapy with a focus on neurological populations. Active involvement includes interprofessional research with the California Institute of Technology in Spinal Cord Injury - Brain Computer Interface and the University of Southern California with the NIH funded FAST study. She has published and presented a multitude of re-search in health services research and neurological rehabilitation and has coauthored a chapter on Motor Learning.

Patrick Pabian, Physical Therapy Academy
Patrick Pabian is the Division Chair of Physical Therapy at the University of Central Florida and Associate Director of the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy. As Division Chair he administrates the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, the UCF-Orlando Health Neurologic Residency, Anatomical Sciences Graduate Certificate, and the UCF Physical Therapy faculty practice. His PhD in higher education concentrated on contemporary issues in graduate and professional education, with a special focus on interprofessional education and practice. He is a Fellow of the APTA Education Leadership Institute, and board certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy and sports physical therapy. He possesses an accomplished record of scholarly work and professional service, which includes the current position as the Chair of the Florida Board of Physical Therapy, Editorial Board Member for two journals, active reviewer for numerous national and international journals, and leader in numerous academic interprofessional education, research, and practice activities.

Miguel Paniagua, Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine Academy
Miguel Paniagua, MD received his undergraduate degree from Saint Louis University, his MD at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, internal medicine residency and gerontology & geriatric medicine fellowship at the University of Washington. In addition to multiple teaching awards while a faculty member, Miguel is a forum representative to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Global Forum on Innovations in Health Professions Education, and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. His work at NBME includes the development of novel assessments, consulting and teaching, work on the impact of patient characteristics in exams, and wellness and burnout. Dr. Paniagua practices consultative Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he is Adjunct Professor of Medicine.

Michael Peeters, Pharmacy Academy
Dr. Michael J. Peeters is a faculty member at the University of Toledo and the College of Pharmacy’s Interprofessional Education (IPE) Director. Dr. Peeters remains an active IPE Steering Committee member since 2014 (its beginning), and has been influential in the IPE program’s development, implementation, evaluation, and scholarship. Dr. Peeters is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapeutic Specialist and Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. From 2005-2017, he practiced as a clinical pharmacist on various interprofessional teams in a variety of settings. He also had helped coordinate and facilitate interprofessional high-fidelity code-blue simulations that medical and pharmacy residents completed periodically (multiple times) throughout their training years. Dr. Peeters has numerous IPE-related articles, and has presented internationally regarding IPE—at IPE conferences and other national conferences in pharmacy education. Recently, Dr. Peeters has developed other IPE workshops for 2nd-year and 3rd- year PharmD students (social-determinants-of-health, controlled-substances, and mid-level-practitioners), to further expand IPE during students’ PharmD education.

Barbara Peterson, Nursing Academy
Barbara Peterson is nationally recognized for leadership in childhood mental health nursing, and has a sustained record of excellence in interprofessional, inclusive, collaborative healthcare practice, education and scholarship. Dr. Peterson is a Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatric-Mental Health Specialty Coordinator, and Director of Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity. As Chair of the Child and Adolescent Advisory Council for American Psychiatric Nurses Association and Board of Directors of the International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses she tirelessly advocates for children’s mental health, health equity and interprofessional collaboration. Peterson is an expert Psychiatric Advanced Practice Registered Nurse whose practice is based on interprofessional collaboration as she cares for at-risk children, many from immigrant or underserved families. Dr. Peterson has a sustained record of interprofessional leadership and advocacy for social justice. She believes that the synergy of interprofessional collaboration in teaching, scholarship and practice is critical to address the inequities in healthcare and education.

Joseph Pizziment, Optometry Academy
Dr. Joseph Pizzimenti is an internationally-recognized speaker and author, and a Fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and the Optometric Retina Society (ORS). He served as ORS President from 2012-2014.

Dr. Pizzimenti has completed funded clinical research in the areas of diabetes, age-related macular degeneration, vitreomacular adhesion, and low vision. His scientific articles and have appeared in a host peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Pizzimenti co-authored a chapter on Diabetic Retinopathy in the textbook entitled Diabetes in Black America.

Dr. Pizzimenti enjoys traveling and spending quality time with his wife, Dr. Claire Pizzimenti, and their three children.

Paul Plummer, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Dr. Paul Plummer is Executive Director of The National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education, as well as a Professor and Anderson Chair in Veterinary Science in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine at Iowa State University. His academic role as both a board-certified food animal internal medicine and infectious disease specialist, coupled with a PhD in veterinary microbiology, and his leadership of an active research laboratory focused on zoonotic and food safety pathogens, place him at the intersection of translational One Health research focused on AMR. He serves as a voting member of the Presidential Advisory Council for Combating Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria and serves on the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Antimicrobials. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, honorary diplomate of the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society and a diplomate of the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management.

Charles Reed, Nursing Academy
Dr. Charles Reed is Vice President/ Associate Chief Nursing Officer for the Center for Clinical Excellence and Ancillary Services at University Health. In his current role, he provides leadership and oversight for the health system’s Magnet program, Nurses Residency Program, Simulation Center, Nurse Educators, Hospital at Home, and Ancillary Services. He attended UT Health San Antonio, earning his Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degree in Nursing, and has over 25-years of experience in critical care, nursing education, administration, and executive leadership. He currently serves on the South Central Texas Organization for Nursing Leadership and the Dementia Friendly San Antonio Advisory Council. He is also Adjunct Faculty at UT Health School of Nursing and is a Scholar in the Global Academy of Holistic Nursing. In addition, he is actively engaged in research, serving as an investigator in over 20 research studies, focusing on patient and family-centered care for over the past decade.

Renée Reeder, Optometry Academy
Dr. Renée Reeder received her optometry degree from UAB and completed her cornea/contact lens residency at Indiana University. She has been in academic optometry for 25 years. She was on faculty at the Illinois College of Optometry for 21 years, serving as the contact lens chief for 14 years. Today, Dr. Reeder is a full professor at the University of Pikeville’s Kentucky College of Optometry and is the department chair for clinical affairs. She teaches microbiology, specialty contact lenses and anterior segment disease.

Dr. Reeder is a Diplomate of the AAO Section on Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technologies and holds fellowships in the BCLA, SLS, and IACLE. She is the secretary of AOA Contact Lens and Cornea Section council and an IACLE board member.

In 2018, Dr. Reeder received both the AOACLCS Achievement award and the GPLI Practitioner of the Year. In 2020, she was named the IACLE Americas Contact Lens Educator of the Year.

Gwenlynn Reeves, Speech-Language Pathology Academy
Gwenlynn Reeves, MS, CCC-SLP, CHC, is VP of Compliance & Education and serves as Choice Rehabilitation’s Compliance Officer leading the corporate compliance program across the organization and collaborating with partnering facilities to develop and drive cultural and organizational infrastructures that embrace regulatory compliance and impacts the care and safety of patients. In this role, she provides regulatory guidance & interpretation, compliance oversight, and leads the education & training program including clinical programming and facilitates content development for interprofessional clinical programs. Gwen understands the importance of balancing both clinical and operational strategies to achieve optimal quality outcomes for patients. As a Speech-Language Pathologist for over thirty years, she has served in multi-venue, interprofessional, clinical and management/operations experience. She is certified in healthcare compliance (CHC) by the Healthcare Compliance Association (HCCA) and previously served as the Compliance Officer for a skilled nursing facility management group.

Monica Robinson, Occupational Therapy Academy
As Associate Professor-Clinical at Ohio State University in Occupational Therapy, I represent the Division in campus interprofessional education (IPE) events. As a nationally-recognized clinical-expert in opioid-use disorders, I am a design-team leader for a university-wide opioid event in which students from 10 colleges engaged in interprofessional discussions/activities around this critically important health-related topic. In 2012, I and faculty from 4 health-disciplines developed a hands-on IPE simulation. Our program, Education for Clinical Interprofessional Simulation Excellence Program (ECLIPSE), is now recognized at OSU and nationally as an exemplar IPE program that is integrated into the core curriculum of academic programs. Currently, students/faculty from 5 colleges and 12 health-related disciplines participate in the ECLIPSE high-fidelity simulation with standardized patients. Each semester we conduct22 three-hour sessions, engaging approximately 400+ students. More recently, I have developed a growing reputation for scholarship in implementation science, scoping reviews, and pedagogy-design. As evidenced throughout my CV, I have extensive leadership, service and knowledge in policy, reimbursement, and regulatory compliance.

Mary Beth Russell, Nursing Academy
Mary Beth Russell, PhD, MA, RN, NPD, NEA-BC, one of the longest serving chief nurse educators in a NJ Health Care System, is considered a trailblazer and national leader whose innovative workforce development programs have been published and presented nationally and internationally. Throughout her distinguished career as clinician, educator and administrator, her impact in nursing and healthcare has been recognized through several key leadership roles including appointment by Governor Christie to the NJ State Board of Nursing in the newly created Nurse Educator position, a past President of the New Jersey State Nurses Association Region 2 and election to the NJ State Nurses Association Board of Directors. Dr. Russell’s leadership has made a significant impact on healthcare policy including collaborating with legislators to enter NJ into the Nurse Licensure Compact, working with the Governor’s office to issue temporary work permits to nursing school graduates during the pandemic, and interviewed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Judi Schack-Dugre, Physical Therapy Academy
Judi Schack-Dugré began her professional career as a physical therapist working in a variety of healthcare settings. After several years of clinical practice, her entrepreneurial spirit could not be contained, and she started an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Central Florida. She grew the practice to 3 locations and managed the business for over 15 years. During this time, she completed her Master of Business Administration (Executive curriculum) and then her transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degrees. She has taught in several DPT programs utilizing online, hybrid and traditional modalities of delivery. She completed her Doctor of Education degree with an emphasis in interprofessional online education of health professionals. She has developed interprofessional curriculum for both pre- and post- licensure students from multiple health professions. She has held multiple leadership academic appointments. She currently is a member of the ACAPT Leadership Academy Oversight Committee. Her dissertation work was to investigate online simulation-enhanced interprofessional education efficacy in graduate health professions students. Since 2006, when she began teaching interprofessional coursework, she has been a champion of interprofessional education and collaborative practice. She currently holds an academic appointment at the University of Florida in the Department of Physical Therapy.

Amy Schwartz, Pharmacy Academy
After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in 1988, I began my pharmacy career as a community practitioner. Upon attainment of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1994I assumed a clinical faculty position in academia. Over time I became more interested in academic administration, thus subsequent positions provided experience in a variety of administrative roles, across differing academic environments. In 2010Ijoined the University of South Florida as an inaugural faculty member and administrator and I am currently Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, overseeing administration of the curriculum and accreditation. My professional experiences encompass a variety of practice environments (community, hospital, and industry).I have had a passion for interprofessional practice and education and practice my entire career, being first exposed to the notion as a pharmacy inter. Longitudinally I have been directly involved with the development of interprofessional curricular and continuing education programming.

Jennifer Shinn, Audiology Academy
Jennifer B. Shinn, PhD, is the Chief of Audiology, Professor and Director of Newborn Hearing at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in the Department of Otolaryngology. Dr. Shinn received her PhD from the University of Connecticut. She has a broad experience in a variety of areas of audiology with particular emphasis on neuroaudiology as well as hearing healthcare disparities. She has a large clinical practice as well as is active in many scholarly activities. She is frequently invited to lecture on various topics related to the evaluation and management of auditory processing disorders across the country. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles as well as book chapters in this area. Her presentation record in these areas includes state, national, and international meetings.

Martha Sexton, Nursing Academy
Dr. Marty Sexton is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Interim Director of the Learning Resource Center, Simulation, and Interprofessional Education, in the College of Nursing, at the University of Toledo. Dr. Sexton has been a leader in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the University’s Interprofessional Education Program which provides didactics, simulation, and experiential opportunities for over 650 students from 11 different health science disciplines every year. She is active member of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) and the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC), serving in leadership roles in both organizations. The focus of Dr. Sexton’s research has an overarching purpose of improving interprofessional education and practice. Within that domain, she has published and presented internationally, nationally, and locally on topics such as: interprofessional education pedagogy, interprofessional conflict resolution, emergent evacuation techniques, and active-shooter awareness. Dr. Sexton is committed to advocating for quality, affordable, collaborative healthcare for all.

Allison Shorten, Nursing Academy
Allison Shorten is a Professor and Department Chair at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, and Director of the UAB Office of Interprofessional Curriculum. Dr. Shorten provides university-wide leadership in design, implementation, and evaluation of interprofessional curriculum, creating professional development programs, eLearning products, faculty training, and interprofessional leadership programs to promote IP teamwork in healthcare. Dr. Shorten has extensive international experience as an educator and researcher in nursing and healthcare. Dr. Shorten led an interprofessional team to develop and clinically test the first best practice, evidence-based decision-aid for women with previous cesarean, entitled Birth Choices, establishing the value of decision-aids for improving childbirth experiences and inspiring development and implementation of pregnancy decision-aids internationally. A pioneer of evidence-based practice (EBP) in Australia, her interprofessional healthcare research contributes significantly to the body of literature connecting models of care with patient experiences and health outcomes.

Allison Siu, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Allison obtained her MPH with a concentration in epidemiology from the University of Louisville, then pursued her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. During graduate school, she conducted research on the perception and use of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes in vulnerable populations, worked at a weekly refugee immunization clinic, participated in data collection assessing the effects of air quality on asthma in a metropolitan area, and gained experience working within public health at the state level at both the Tennessee and Kentucky Departments of Public Health.

Throughout her veterinary curriculum, Allison continued to pursue public health and founded the school’s first Students for One Health organization. She also served in leadership roles at the national level promoting and advocating for public health in the veterinary curriculum. Additionally, she had the opportunity to conduct research at the CDC on a novel diagnostic tool for malaria and accepted a scholarship with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services working as a student veterinary medical officer. Her most recent career path was with USDA as an export veterinary medical officer where she was responsible for implementing international policies and regulations pertaining to the export of live animals and animal byproducts from the U.S., reviewing the health status and disease potential of animals, and engaging in animal disease surveillance activities. Most recently, she had the opportunity to deploy as part of the COVID-19 emergency vaccination response, inoculating over 1,500 individuals in the Las Vegas County.

Allison has a strong interest in zoonotic diseases, emergency preparedness, underserved populations, emerging infectious diseases and One Health. Allison is honored to join the Wyoming Department of Health as a U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officer and member of the CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Fellowship Class of 2021. She could not be more excited to be spending the next 2 years learning from professionals in the field, growing new skillsets, and practicing applied epidemiology across all avenues of public health.

Leslie Smith, Physical Therapy Academy
Leslie M Smith is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Michigan-Flint, a physical therapist, a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist, and Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Dr. Leslie Smith graduated with her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Michigan-Flint, and completed her transitional Physical Therapy Doctorate degree from Utica College in New York. She has extensive clinical practice working in acute care and home health care. As a Clinical Associate, she has expertise in interprofessional education and have completed a Fellowship at the University of Michigan Interprofessional Leadership Program in June 2017. She has published and disseminated work on regional, state, national and international levels for her work in interprofessional education. Dr. Leslie Smith has a strong commitment to the continuation, growth, and improvement of interprofessional education programs and collaborative care.

Donna Fisher Smiley, Audiology Academy
Donna Smiley, Ph.D., CCC-A is the Chief Staff Officer for Audiology at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In addition to her responsibilities related to Audiology Practices, she provides leadership to the Certification, Accreditation and Ethics programs at ASHA. Prior to coming to ASHA, she was the Coordinator for the Educational Audiology/Speech Pathology Resources for Schools (EARS) Program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Smiley has practiced pediatric and school-based audiology for 30 years, co-authored a textbook about school-based audiology practice (Title: School-Based Audiology; Plural Publishing) and was named a Fellow of ASHA in 2018. Throughout her career, she has actively volunteered through her workplace, state association and ASHA to support the professions. She received her Ph.D. in Hearing Science from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2002.

Traci Snedden, Nursing Academy
Dr. Snedden’s career represents broad interprofessional contributions in the area of pediatric injury, most specifically concussion. As a skilled pediatric clinician with decades of experience caring for children and adolescents in critical care, emergency, and sport/school settings, her contributions are evident in clinical practice, research, education/outreach, service, and school-based policy. They aim to provide high-quality, coordinated interprofessional care post-concussion. Earning degrees from Marquette University (BSN), Regis University (MSN), and the University of Colorado (PhD), she collaborates with athletic trainers, school nurses, physical therapists, and various MD specialties across the country. She presents at national and international conferences, publishes in peer-reviewed journals, and had an op-ed in USA Today, bringing attention to equity issues in female concussion. She mentors students from a number of practice disciplines and serves on the Executive Board for the Brain Injury Association of Wisconsin. She has received multiple interprofessional awards for her commitment to pediatric injury.

Dede Sparks, Social Work Academy
Dede Sparks is the Assistant Dean for Health Affairs and a Clinical Associate Professor at The University of Texas Steve Hicks School of Social Work. She serves as the Associate Director of the Institute for Collaborative Health Research and Practice, is on the leadership team of the Department of Health Social Work at Dell Medical School and is the Co-Director of Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. Dean Sparks was integral to creating the Interprofessional Simulation Program for the four healthcare pillar schools at UT and serves on the leadership committee for the Grief and Loss Consortium of Central Texas. She is on the team creating a Master of Social Work program at Pontificia Catholic University in Santiago, Chile, and is working to advance the field of Palliative Care Social Work in Latin America. She was recently honored as a Health Interprofessional Education Fellow at the University of Texas.

Lizbeth Stevens, Speech-Language Pathology Academy
Lizbeth J. Stevens, PhD, CCC-SLP, a speech-language pathologist, has worked both as a clinician and academic during her career. She began by treating children and young adults in Michigan schools. After earning her doctorate from Wayne State University, she joined the faculty at Eastern Michigan University in the Department of Special Education. Stevens, an ASHA Fellow, is past president of the Michigan-Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Council of State Association Presidents for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (CSAP), and the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, which she helped found. She has served the ASHA on its Legislative and Advisory Councils and currently serves as a site visitor for the Council for Academic Accreditation (since 2011). Stevens was awarded Honors of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has received numerous awards from EMU including Distinguished Women in Higher Education Leadership. She retired in 2019, as Professor Emerita, and continues to assist in clinical supervision.

Vicky Stone-Gale, Nursing Academy
Dr. Stone-Gale has a diploma in nursing, a BSN and MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. She has practiced in primary care for 29 years and currently continues to practice part-time in that role. She is an Associate Professor in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Frontier Nursing University, is double board certified in her field, and is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Dr. Stone-Gale served on the Florida Board of Nursing for four years and remains active as Chair of the North Probable Cause Panel. She was appointed to the Florida Board of Nursing Controlled Substance formulary committee to develop the formulary for prescribing and was recently appointed to the Council on Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Autonomous Practice to develop the standards of practice for autonomous APRN’s. She serves in various local and regional organizational leadership positions.

Tanya Sudia, Nursing Academy
Dr. Tanya Sudia, Dean, College of Nursing, Augusta University, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. An academician, clinician, and researcher, her past positions include Associate Dean for Research at Baylor University. At Emory University positions included nursing faculty; Faculty Fellow in the interdisciplinary Ethics Center; and IRB Director and Interim IACUC Director. Dr. Sudia’s research funding spans private and NIH funding. Her international contributions are diverse with presentations in Brisbane and Melbourne, Australia. Sudia’s presentation in Hong Kong earned Best Oral Presentation Award. She co-led a study abroad experience in Hong Kong for Nursing and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Sudia’s international collaborative work also involves an interprofessional team in Bengaluru, India where she co-led a USAID/ASHA funded project establishing a Women and Children’s Health and Research Centre, including a Pediatric Palliative Care Unit and Program. Her earned degrees: BSN, University of Akron; MN and PhD, Emory University.

Elizabeth Swann, Athletic Training Academy
Elizabeth Swann, PhD, ATC is a Professor and the Founding Executive Director of The Center for Interprofessional Education and Practice (CIPEP)at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The CIPEP collaborates with each College and our NSU Clinic Operations executing interprofessional training and programs that align with both professional accreditation standards. She is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University (BS, 1997), University of Texas (MA, 1999), University of Southern Mississippi(PhD, 2001) and has previously worked at East Carolina University. Dr. Swann has extensive leadership roles over two decades in the profession of Athletic Training and serving in her community. Most recent highlight as the chair of a virtual IPE Day 2021 with 2,000 students from all campuses and 120 facilitators. As a co-author on the “Interprofessional Education and Practice in Athletic Training” White paper for the Athletic Training Education Journal, her scholarship in this area is ongoing.

Melissa Sweeney, Speech-Language Pathology Academy
Melissa H. Sweeney, MS, CCC/SLP, LSLS Cert AVT, is the Director of Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Services and the Cochlear Implant Program at the University of Texas at Dallas/Callier Center. Mrs. Sweeney has provided evaluations and treatment for children with hearing loss and their families for more than 22years. As the Director of Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Services she coordinates multiple programs for individuals with a variety of communication disorders that include a staff of licensed speech-language pathologists as well as graduate student clinicians. The UT Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program is a collaboration of UT Southwestern Medical Center, Children’s Health, and UT Dallas/Callier. Mrs. Sweeney oversees the services the children receiving cochlear implants receive and coordinates with a interprofessional team of audiologists, otolaryngologists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and other healthcare workers. She also teaches graduate level classes in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program and has provided numerous training for professionals.

Sarah Sydlowski, Audiology Academy
Sarah Sydlowski, AuD, PhD, MBA is Associate Chief Improvement Officer and Audiology Director of the Hearing Implant Program at the Cleveland Clinic where she focuses on implantable hearing devices, development of innovative clinical delivery models, and improving problem-solving capabilities. She is a proud recipient of the Cleveland Clinic Distinguished Educator Certificate and the Weatherhead School of Management EMBA Leadership Award. She has been actively involved in leadership roles with multiple professional organizations. Most recently, she has focused on interdisciplinary partnerships aimed at advancing the successful identification and management of individuals with hearing loss. She is co-chair of the Hearing Health Collaborative, a think tank of audiologists, otologists, and patient advocates developing a blueprint for optimizing hearing healthcare and she is leading a study with physician co-investigators that aims to quantify the feasibility and impact of prioritizing the identification and management of hearing loss with referring providers using automated screening technology.

Andrea Thinnes, Occupational Therapy Academy
Dr. Andrea Thinnes is an assistant professor of Occupational Therapy (OT) and Coordinator of the OT Gerontology Fellowship at Creighton University. She serves as the Co-Director of Faculty Development in the University’s Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research.

Her practice, in which she supervises OT students and trains health professionals and community volunteers, focuses on survivors of sex trafficking. Her teaching includes courses focused on older adults, mental health, and end of life care, all of which have an intentional interprofessional (IP)component. She serves as the faculty liaison for two IP student organizations focused on older adults and mental health.

Her scholarly work focuses on the development of empathy in OT students, IP education experiences and course development for health professions students and faculty.

Dr. Thinnes values the ability to serve her community and strives to continuously mature as an expert in her field and interprofessional team collaborator.

Lydia Thurston, Physical Therapy Academy
Dr. Lydia A. Thurston, PT, DSc, ATC, has over two decades of clinical, teaching, research, administrative, and health advocacy experience threaded with interprofessional collaboration. Her foundation in outpatient and inpatient practices affords a broad understanding of team-based health care. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham, receiving her Master’s in Physical Therapy in 2001 and her Doctor of Science in 2007. She is also a certified/licensed Athletic Trainer. Dr. Thurston served as the founding director of clinical education for a developing physical therapy program, earning the rank of tenured Associate Professor. She has specialized training and experience in women’s health and burn rehabilitation. Her career exemplifies an energetic passion for promoting collaborative clinical decision making, maternal/child health, and the integral role of the integumentary system in patient care management. She has published and presented scholarly works in the areas of interprofessional practice & education, physical therapy, and health behavior.

Victoria Tiase, Nursing Academy
Victoria L. Tiase, PhD, RN-BC, FAMIA, FAAN is a nurse, informatician, and researcher. She is the Director of Research Science at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and is an Assistant Professor in Health Informatics at Weill Cornell Medicine. She supports a range of clinical information technology projects related to patient engagement and is passionate about the integration of patient generated health data into clinical workflows. Dr. Tiase serves on the steering committee for the Alliance for Nursing Informatics and is the current Chair of the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee. She also serves on the interprofessional boards of AMIA, NODE. Health, and the CARIN Alliance. She was appointed to the National Academy of Medicine’s Future of Nursing 2030 Committee to envision nurses’ role using technology to tackle disparities, promote health equity, and create healthier communities. She completed her BSN at the University of Virginia, MSN at Columbia University, and PhD from the University of Utah.

Deborah Trautman, Nursing Academy
Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). As the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, AACN serves the public interest by setting standards, providing resources, and developing the leadership capacity of member schools to advance nursing education, research, and practice.

Prior to AACN, Dr. Trautman served as the Executive Director of the Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Transformation at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She served in other leadership positions at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Trautman has authored publications on health policy, leadership, nursing practice and nursing education.

Dr. Trautman is a member of several professional societies and serves on a number of high profile boards and advisory groups, including the Research!America Board of Directors, the Interprofessional Education Collaborative as Board Chair, and the Joint Commission Chief Nurse Executive Council (CNEC), She has contributed as a member of the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Well-being and Resilience, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Special Medical Advisory Group, which advises the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on matters related to healthcare delivery, research, education, and related areas and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as program director of the New Careers in Nursing project.

Dr. Trautman is a 2007/2008 Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow who worked for the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, then Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Dr. Trautman received a BSN from West Virginia Wesleyan College, an MSN from the University of Pittsburgh, and a PhD in health policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Dimitra Travlos, Pharmacy Academy
Dimitra Travlos, PharmD is Assistant Executive Director and Director, Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Provider Accreditation at the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Dr. Travlos’ responsibilities include administration of evaluative processes in CPE and interprofessional continuing education (IPCE), provision of staff support and consultative guidance on activities and issues relating to accredited providers, provision of educational workshops for accreditation standards, and support for a quality assurance process for continuing education. She manages ACPE’s CPE collaborative relationships, including collaboration with colleague accreditors, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and American Nurses Credentialing Center for Joint Accreditation of Providers for Interprofessional Continuing Education™ and collaboration with pharmacy’s regulatory body, National Association Boards of Pharmacy, for the repository of pharmacy CE credit, CPE Monitor™. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Illinois College of Pharmacy and completed a Residency/Fellowship in Nephrology/Organ Transplantation from the University of Illinois Hospitals and Clinics.

Sharon Vanairsdale, Nursing Academy
Sharon Vanairsdale is an Associate Professor in Emory University’s School of Nursing. She is the Program Director for the Serious Communicable Diseases Unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA, serving as the southeastern Regional Ebola and Other Special Pathogen Treatment Center. As the Program Director, she manages unit readiness and hospital preparedness for patients with special pathogens and has been involved with COVID-19 pandemic response at Emory. Dr. Vanairsdale is also the Director of Education for the National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center, a training program to prepare healthcare workers to safely and effectively manage patients with special pathogens. She is a fellow in the Academy of Emergency Nurses and the American Academy of Nursing. In 2016, Dr. Vanairsdale was awarded the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Nurse of the Year for Exemplary Professional Practice and the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year for Nursing Administration.

Link Welborn, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Dr. Link Welborn is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, certified in Canine and Feline Practice, the owner of six AAHA Accredited hospitals in Tampa, Florida and an AAHA past president.

Link is currently Chief Executive Officer of Veterinary Study Groups, Chief Veterinary Officer North America for Covetrus, and a Veterinary Innovation Council board member.

He served as AAHA Delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates, past chair of the AVMA Veterinary Economics Strategy Committee, AAHA Representative to the World Small Animal Veterinary Association. Link was a member of the AAHA Canine Vaccination Guidelines Task Force since its inception in 2002 and served as chair 2010-2020. He was also contributing reviewer for the 2019 AAHA Canine Life Stage Guidelines.

Link helped spearhead the development of the AAHA/VMG Chart of Accounts, AAHA-Accredited VMG Groups, and the VSG/AVMA Principles of Veterinary Data Ownership & Stewardship.

His awards include the AVMA President’s Award, AAHA Practitioner of the Year Award, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Achievement Award, Florida Veterinary Medical Association Veterinarian of the Year Award and the first AAHA Dedicated Service Award in 2018.

Stephanie Wynn, Nursing Academy
Stephanie Wynn, DNP, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP is Assistant Dean for Scholarly Activity and clinician/educator with extensive experience in interprofessional course, curriculum, and program development. She has over 20 years of experience in behavioral health (BH) as well as a niche in veterans’ care and telehealth. She procured over 11 million dollars to develop and implement programs (NP Residency, PMHNP track, Veterans’ BSN, and Interprofessional BH) to promote nursing workforce initiatives. For over a decade, her clinical practice has provided quality health care to medically underserved populations. She has numerous publications derived from her academic and clinical work. She serves as the chair on an interprofessional board that supports and empowers vulnerable groups within the state. Dr. Wynn is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She was recognized by the ANCC as a content expert and bestowed the inaugural Outstanding Faculty Award by her school’s Advisory Board.

Susan Zahner, Nursing Academy
Susan J. Zahner, DrPH, RN, FAAN, is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, with an affiliate appointment with the School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Zahner has thirty years of professional experience in public health, nursing, and academic leadership. Zahner conducts research in local public health system performance and workforce education and practice, and directors the Wisconsin Public Health Research Network. She leads a team developing an online residency program for new public health professionals. Dr. Zahner has taught community health nursing and program planning, evaluation, and quality improvement. She mentors PhD, DNP, and master’s students in nursing and public health programs. Dr. Zahner holds an undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Iowa, a Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota, and a Doctor of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley.

Lisa Zajac, Nursing Academy
Throughout Dr. Lisa Zajac’s 24 years of nursing, she has developed expertise in clinical care, leadership, informatics, education, and quality monitoring. After 13 years in direct care, she transitioned to informatics. Currently she is the Corporate Director of Clinical Informatics for Karmanos Cancer Center within McLaren Health Care, leading the clinical implementation of an integrated electronic health record across 15 hospitals. She has successfully led the development of standardized workflow processes and documentation for nursing, nutrition, respiratory therapy, rehabilitation therapies, wound care, spiritual care, and infection prevention. Dr. Zajac is a lifelong learner with numerous contributions to practice and she was instrumental in developing an academic-practice partnership with Grand Valley State University which has resulted in two Health Resources and Services Administration grants since 2019. Dr. Zajac earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nursing at Madonna University and her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Detroit-Mercy.

Ericka Zimmerman, Athletic Training Academy
Ericka Zimmerman is a Professor and Director of the School of Health Sciences at Western Carolina University. She began her career as a clinical athletic trainer in the university setting. She was awarded the 2006 Athletic Trainer of the Year in West Virginia, followed by the Athletic Training Educator of the Year in 2008 and 2012.She currently leads multi-disciplinary unit of experienced faculty and staff in the health sciences professions committed to cultivating exceptional health professionals. She has been involved within the athletic training profession at the state, regional, and national levels. Dr. Zimmerman is a recipient of the 2010 NATA's Athletic Trainer Service Award,2016 BOC’s Dan Libera Service Award, and 2017 NATA’s Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award. She is a graduate of St. Andrews Presbyterian College (BA, 1993), Indiana State University (MS, 1994), and Marshall University (EdD, 2007).