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Bimpe Adenusi, Nursing Academy

Brian Cross, Pharmacy Academy
Dorcas Kunkel, Nursing Academy Stephanie Petrosky, Nutrition and Dietetics Academy

Melissa Stutzbach, Occupational Therapy Academy

Angela Allson, Nursing Academy Carli Culjat, Nursing Academy
Matthew Kutz, Athletic Training Academy
Catherine Piersol, Occupational Therapy Academy Jane Sykes, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Elizabeth Alvarez, Veterinary Medicine Academy Jarrod Davies, Optometry Academy
Jung Kwak, Social Work Academy
Teri Pipe, Nursing Academy Charles Taylor, Pharmacy Academy
Kathleen Andolina, Nursing Academy Jean Davis, Nursing Academy Robert Layman, Optometry Academy
Lori Porter, Nutrition and Dietetics Academy Stacy Taylor, Pharmacy Academy
Elizabeth Andrews, Dentistry Academy Emily Dornblaser, Pharmacy Academy Raeann LeBlanc, Nursing Academy
Keith Poulsen, Veterinary Medicine Academy Deborah Tedesco, Nursing Academy
Teresa Anthony, Speech-Language Pathology Academy Katie Eliot, Nutrition and Dietetics Academy
Loretta Lee, Nursing Academy
Kelly Powers, Nursing Academy Jaqueline Theis, Optometry Academy
Amita Avadhani, Nursing Academy Julianne Ewen, Nursing Academy Rebecca Lee, Nursing Academy Victoria Prignac, Occupational Therapy Academy Ladda Thiamwong, Nursing Academy
Meagan Bachmann, Audiology Academy Kathryn Fiddler, Nursing Academy Jessica Legg, Pharmacy Academy
Kelly Ragucci, Pharmacy Academy
Erin Thomas, Physical Therapy Academy
Gail Bagwell, Nursing Academy Noelle Fields, Social Work Academy
Cara Lekovitch, Occupational Therapy Academy Padmavathy Ramaswamy, Nursing Academy Deborah Thomson, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Czarina al Baloy, Dentistry Academy Kelly Fisher, Nutrition and Dietetics Academy Gayle Lourens, Nursing Academy Anna Ratka, Pharmacy Academy Paula Timoney, Nursing Academy
Karen Basedow, Nutrition and Dietetics Academy Andrea Franks, Pharmacy Academy Rolando Lozaro, Physical Therapy Academy Kristen Reuter, Social Work Academy Dana Tschannen, Nursing Academy
Erin Baylor, Nursing Academy
Susan Franks, Psychology Academy
Anne Luckose, Nursing Academy Jerry Reynolds, Social Work Academy Jennifer Tucker, Physical Therapy Academy
Kimberley Begley, Pharmacy Academy Kevin Frazier, Dentistry Academy Varleisha Lyons, Occupational Therapy Academy Sherrol Reynolds, Optometry Academy Todd Tussing, Nursing Academy
Norman Belleza, Physical Therapy Academy
Jon Geller, Veterinary Medicine Academy Wanda Maldonado-Davila, Pharmacy Academy Miriam Robbins, Dentistry Academy Robert Tuttle, Veterinary Medicine
Bobby Bellflower, Nursing Academy John Gibbins, Veterinary Medicine
Rajesh Mangrulkar, Physician Academy Linda Rosa-Lugo, Speech-Language Pathology Academy Rene Utianski, Speech-Language Pathology Academy 
Bradley Benson, Physician Academy
Darrell Gililland, Athletic Training Academy
Jenny Martinez, Occupational Therapy Academy Luis Rosario-McCabe, Nursing Academy Alexa Valentino, Pharmacy Academy
David Berry, Athletic Training Academy
Dan Grooms, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Ann Marie Mauro, Nursing Academy Karen Rose, Nursing Academy Sarah Varekojis, Respiratory Care Academy
Judy Blackburn, Speech-Language Pathology Academy
James Harris, Nursing Academy
Cathy Maxwell, Nursing Academy Robert Rowe, Physical Therapy Academy Anita Vereb, Audiology Academy
Julie Booth, Physical Therapy Academy Scott Harris, Physician Academy Jere May, Pharmacy Academy Audrey Ruple, Veterinary Medicine Academy Steven Vyce, Podiatric Medicine
Lynne Brady Wagner, Speech-Language Pathology Academy
Amna Hasan, Dentistry Academy Melanie Mayberry, Dentistry Academy Alina Saad, Pharmacy Academy Teresa Wagner, Nutrition and Dietetics Academy
Kathrine Branch, Nursing Academy Iquebal Hasan, Dentistry Academy Brandy Mechling, Nursing Academy Sabrina Salvant, Occupational Therapy Academy Lisa Wands, Nursing Academy
Andrea Bresnahan, Nursing Academy
Midge Hobbs, Occupational Therapy Academy Christine Meissner, Nutrition and Dietetics Academy Damon Schranz, Physician Academy Penni Watts, Nursing Academy
Michael Brodeur, Pharmacy Academy Andrew Hoffman, Veterinary Medicine Academy Karen Moss, Nursing Academy Pamela Schweitzer, Pharmacy Academy Sarah Watts, Nursing Academy
Amy Broeseker, Pharmacy Academy
Nancy Holocek, Nursing Academy Mark Nakano, Optometry Academy See-Won Seo, Pharmacy Academy Cailee Welch Bacon, Athletic Training Academy
Gina Brown, Nursing Academy
Linda Horn, Physical Therapy Academy Laurie Neely, Physical Therapy Academy Georgianna Sergakis, Respiratory Care Jeannie Weston, Nursing Academy
Timothy Brown, Pharmacy Academy Stephanie Hosley, Nursing Academy Michelle Nelson, Nursing Academy Tara Serwentyk, Nursing Academy
LeChauncy Woodard, Physician Academy
Joel Brown II, Respiratory Care Academy Jennifer Hughes, Social Work Academy Yolanda Nelson, Nursing Academy Toria Shaw Morawski, Social Work Academy Kathy Wright, Nursing Academy
Kevin Browne, Nursing Academy Julie Hunt, Veterinary Medicine Academy Elizabeth NeSmith, Nursing Academy Chastity Shelton, Pharmacy Academy Meng Meng Xu, Optometry Academy
David Bruyette, Veterinary Medicine Kellie Huxel Bliven, Athletic Training Academy Karen Niven, Nursing Academy Lorie Sigmon, Nursing Academy Lindsey Yates, Dentistry Academy
Jana Cason, Occupational Therapy Academy Jeanne Jenkins, Nursing Academy Christine O'Neil, Pharmacy Academy Melissa Singletary, Veterinary Medicine Academy Erica Yu, Nursing Academy
Sandra Cassady, Physical Therapy Academy Shantibhushan Jha, Veterinary Medicine Academy Sarah Oerther, Nursing Academy Preeti Sivasankar, Speech-Language Pathology Academy Inga Zadvinskis, Nursing Academy
Olivia Catolico, Nursing Academy Maureen Johnson, Occupational Therapy Academy
Tracy Orwig, Social Work Academy
Michelle Skipper, Nursing Academy
Caroline Zeind, Pharmacy Academy
Cliff Caudill, Optometry Academy Pamalyn Kearney, Occupational Therapy Academy Cynthia Otto, Veterinary Medicine Academy Anitqua Smart, Nursing Academy Brian Zeller, Athletic Training Academy
Angela Cecil, Occupational Therapy Linda Keilman, Nursing Academy Marie-Therese Oyalowo, Pharmacy Academy Carla Smiley, Audiology Academy Ralph Zimmerman, Respiratory Care Academy
Chien Chen, Nursing Academy Tiffany Kelley, Nursing Academy Michelle Pardee, Nursing Academy Laura Smith, Physical Therapy Academy
Sherry Chesak, Nursing Academy Kelly Kennedy, Occupational Therapy Academy Ellen Payne, Athletic Training Academy Mickey Sperlich, Social Work Academy
Cathy Ciolek, Physical Therapy Academy Michela Kenning, Optometry Academy Aimee Perron, Physical Therapy Academy Alicia Spoor, Audiology Academy
Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, Speech-Language Pathology Academy Kristin Klein, Pharmacy Academy Tracy Perron, Nursing Academy Chad Starkey, Athletic Training Academy
Mitchell Cordova, Athletic Training Academy Dennis Klima, Physical Therapy Academy Bridget Perry, Speech-Language Pathology Ashley Stoffel, Occupational Therapy Academy
Valerie Cotter, Nursing Academy Jeff Konin, Athletic Training Academy Julie Peterson, Physical Therapy Academy Valerie Strange, Occupational Therapy Academy
Class of 2024 Professional Members

Bimpe Adenusi, Nursing Academy
Dr. Bimpe "Bebe" Adenusi is a transformative leader with a successful record for leveraging interprofessional collaborative Practice (IPCP). She is the Program Director at Cedar Crest College Nurse Anesthesia in Pennsylvania—the Founder and President of the Nigerian American Nurse Anesthetists Association (NANAA) https://www.nanaa.org/ and Faculty Fellowship Program (FFP). NANAA and FFP are designed to increase the representation and success of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students, scientists, and faculty in nurse anesthesiology programs. The formal inclusion of surgeons, anesthesiologists, and administrators as mentors in the FFP exemplifies her commitment to IPCP. Dr. Adenusi engaged in IPCP work as a clinical chemist and continued through her professional trajectory. She forged partnerships with several entities, including Labakcare Organization and Ogun State Medical Mission, to expand healthcare access globally for the vulnerable in resource-limited communities. She was recently recognized as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiologists.

Kelly Allred, Nursing Academy
Kelly Allred, PhD, RN, PMGT-BC, CNE, is a Clinical Associate Professor of nursing at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. Dr. Allred’s education gave her the credentials to practice nursing in the clinical setting, and eventually, the academic setting. She has designed and taught many nursing courses, as well as designed and facilitated multiple interdisciplinary simulation learning activities. She has more than three decades of experience in clinical practice, service, teaching, and research. The gestalt of her work demonstrates a commitment to the synergy of care efforts from the clinical care team to support optimal health. Her research foci include multimodal pain management and using technology to enhance learning. Through her work in higher education, she strives to impart knowledge and skills, and promote professionalism in her students. She consistently stresses the importance of a collaborative and holistic approach to patient-centered care. 

Angela Alston, Nursing Academy
Dr. Alston (she/her/hers) is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor and the Chief Diversity Officer at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, recipient of seven consecutive Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. She is board certified as a Women’s Health and Family Nurse Practitioner and maintains an active clinical practice with a private practice in central Ohio. She has more than 17 years of diverse clinical experience and has a passion for helping to address health inequities and supporting patients to make the best decisions for their health and well-being. Dr. Alston is a proud HBCU graduate, having earned her Bachelor of Science from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. She then earned Master of Public Health, Master of Science and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees from The Ohio State University. Dr. Alston completed her post-masters training at the University of Cincinnati. She is a member of numerous local and professional advocacy organizations. Her areas of clinical interest include obstetrics, reproductive health, menopause and health behavior and promotion. She believes in health advocacy, values interdisciplinary care, and engages regularly in opportunities to stay well-informed to support advancement of her clinical and professional interests and responsibilities. 

Elizabeth Alvarez, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Elizabeth (Liddy) Alvarez is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Primary Care and a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.  Liddy is a 2003 graduate of Michigan State University; she completed a rotating internship at Veterinary Specialty Center in Lynnwood, WA in 2007.  She is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (canine and feline practice). Liddy has been a part of the UW-Madison outreach program, WisCARES (Wisconsin Companion Animal Resources, Education, and Social Services) since its inception.  WisCARES is a OneHealth program, a collaboration with the UW Schools of Veterinary Medicine, Social Work, Medicine and Public Health, and Pharmacy established to help houseless pet-owning families increase access to animal and human healthcare and social services.  She served as Medical Director from 2014-2018 and is currently the Curriculum Director, where she focuses on the student experience, research, and obtaining grant funding for the program.  

Kathleen Andolina, Nursing Academy
Kathleen M. Andolina is a highly accomplished psychiatric clinical nurse specialist with a distinguished background in advocacy, legislative accomplishments, academia and clinical experience. Holding an M.S. in Mental Health/Psychiatric Clinical Nursing, she is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health. Ms. Andolina's advocacy work began with Nurses United for Reimbursement of Services (NURS) in 1982, where she played a pivotal role in achieving significant legislative accomplishments and has continued as Interim Chair of Massachusetts Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (MAAPPN). Ms. Andolina demonstrates expertise in both psychopharmacology and psychotherapy in care of adults and children. Additionally, as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, she has contributed to academic Nursing education. Ms. Andolina's additionally provides consultation, peer supervision and is sought after as a subject expert speaker. 

Elizabeth Andrews, Dentistry Academy
Dr. Andrews is a native of Southern California and obtained a BA in biology from California State University, Northridge followed by her DDS degree in 1995 from University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Dr. Andrews practiced general dentistry for 10 years in Merced, California and then went on to complete her specialty training and master’s degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. During her time in private practice, Dr. Andrews was active in organized dentistry and interprofessional practice as the dental liaison to the Merced County Public Health Department. Dr. Andrews has been teaching Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology in her faculty role since 2009. She also served for 11 years as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and was appointed in 2022 as the Dean for the College of Dental Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences.

Teresa Anthony, Speech-Language Pathology Academy
My 15-year interprofessional career aligns with NAP’s vision and mission. I have engaged in clinical practice, teaching, leadership, content development, data analytics, and collaborations with Spanish interpreting, medicine; OT, PT, ABA; audiology; public health; and business. My ongoing interprofessional practice and patient advocacy demonstrates collaboration with more than 10 disciplines and improved patient outcomes. I collaborated to treat patients with other colleagues and learned to implement effective strategies. I engaged SLPs and healthcare technologists in interprofessional strategy development, to advance their quality of care and improve patient QOL. I lead a team in interprofessional public service as chair of the national ASHA Medicaid Committee and I contribute to interprofessional advocacy for a public health framework. As value-based care continues to influence healthcare reimbursement and practices, my IPP/IPE skills will be of value to NAP. My clinical practice and volunteer history reflects my commitment to IPP/IPE and the values of NAP.  

Amita Avadhani, Nursing Academy
Dr. Avadhani is a certified nurse educator and a dual specialty certified nurse practitioner, a certified nurse executive with diverse leadership experiences immersed in interprofessional practice enriched with the service and leadership of professional organizations. She is a Professor of Nursing and maintains her clinical practice as a Nurse Practitioner. Her exemplary professional commitments are evident through her service and leadership of the school and university committees and state and national organizations. Her professional advocacy and leadership for healthcare extend beyond local, regional, and national nursing organizations to interprofessional organizations including the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Lung Association. Her interprofessional research publications and presentations include collaborations with the professions of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition, Psychology, and others. Her contributions have been recognized through fellowships in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the American College of Critical Care Medicine, and many local, state, and national awards.

Meagan Bachmann, Audiology Academy
Meagan Bachmann, AuD, MHL, CISC, is the Director of Audiology for Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She received her AuD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  Masters in Healthcare Leadership from the School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. She also holds certification in Cochlear Implants from the American Board of Audiology. Dr. Bachmann has had many previous state and national service positions including: serving as a founding member of the North Carolina Audiology Association, President of the North Carolina Audiology Association and Conference Chair for both the NC Audiology Association and NC Speech Language Hearing Association. She is Past Chair of the American Board of Audiology Board of Governors, Professional Education and Certificate Committee, and Academic and Professional Standards Council. She previously served on the American Academy of Audiology Foundation and Audiology Assistants Task Force.  Dr.  Bachmann is a member of the Hearing Healthcare Collaborative, a national group of hearing related professionals dedicated to thinking through the tough issues that create barriers to care. 

Gail Bagwell, Nursing Academy
Gail Bagwell is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) and Clinical Instructor at Ohio State University College of Nursing.  In her role at NCH, she works with an interdisciplinary team to provide consulting, education, QI services to referring hospital and their staff.
Dr. Bagwell’s scholarship centers on her expertise of high-risk neonates and families, specializing in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Safe Sleep. She has disseminated her work through presentations, videos, media and publications. She is the immediate past-president of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.  She has published in neonatal and medical textbooks that are used internationally. She has co-chaired committees at NCH and at the state level to improve neonatal health with interprofessional colleagues and worked with an interdisciplinary team to develop a NCIU in Guyana. Dr. Bagwell received BSN from West Virginia Wesleyan College, MSN from the University of Cincinnati and DNP from Chatham University.   

Czarina al Baloy, Dentistry Academy
Czarina Baloy has over a decade of experience in the dental practice specializing in advanced general dentistry and interprofessional orofacial pain management. She has served as an Advisory Board Member for the California Polytechnic Pomona in their Women In Leadership Executive Program where various leaders collaborate to develop strategies and actionable plans to improve productivity among diverse and interprofessional workplaces. As a member of the Advisory Board for Cypress Community College she collaborates with various industry leaders to keep the Dental Hygiene program abreast with current dental trends. She is the Dental Director for Yehowa Medical Services, a federally qualified health facility servicing the marginalized in Los Angeles County. She develops policies to guide providers and staff to deliver consistent holistic patient care in conjunction with the other departments. She also formulates and executes strategic plans on how to address current needs and provide various avenues for immediate healthcare access. 

Karen Basedow, Nutrition and Dietetics Academy
Dr. Karen Basedow completed her doctorate in clinical nutrition from University of North Florida. Her doctoral research focused on dietitians’ knowledge pertaining to the role of vitamin D. Dr. Basedow is also a certified diabetes care and education specialist, requiring ongoing board certification. Dr. Basedow recently joined the faculty of Team Nutrition, relocating from New Jersey. She brings a strong background in outpatient counseling, community grants and programming, and teaching in the acute hospital setting. She has been a strong advocate for underserved communities by highlighting disparities in healthcare and nutrition throughout her career. She also enjoys working with students to help them apply their didactic knowledge to various cultures and education levels of patient population. In her leisure time she likes to take walking vacations to immerse in other cultures and meet the locals when traveling by foot.

Erin Baylor, Nursing Academy
I began my nursing journey in 1992 as a RN, while continuing my education through the completion of my doctoral degree in 2013. I’ve remained committed to both clinical work as a PNP in the community as well as within nursing education. As reflected in my CV, my passions include serving vulnerable populations in clinical practice and facilitating innovative experiential learning activities within higher education. I am deeply committed to both evidence-based practice and evidence-based teaching, which require both the professional and personal skills I am most proud of: genuine curiosity, fierce advocacy, and psychological safety. As an international speaker on the topics of: professional role development for nurse practitioners; interprofessional education within simulation, competency-based assessments, and evidence-based debriefing; nursing has provided me endless opportunities to further my scope of learning and contribute to both clinical practice and nursing education. 

Kimberley Begley, Pharmacy Academy
Dr. Kimberley Begley is a Professor of Pharmacy Practice in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at Creighton University. She is the Director of Curriculum for the nationally recognized Center of Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research (CIPER). Dr. Begley is involved in innovative interprofessional curricular design which assists in successfully increasing student knowledge, promoting team building, and developing problem-based learning skills.  She led the development and implementation of interprofessional telehealth activities embedded in multiple health professions’ curriculum. Dr. Begley was part of a Creighton interprofessional team that founded a free healthcare clinic in one of the poorest areas in Omaha. In 2022, the clinic provided healthcare assistance for more than 2,100 community members. Dr. Begley participates in interprofessional education to prepare future clinicians in every profession to work together to improve patient outcomes. Dr. Begley’s research and publications center on interprofessional collaboration, the assessment of learning, and community engagement.  

Norman Belleza, Physical Therapy Academy
As a physical therapist since 1999, I am inspired by my interprofessional colleagues as a fellow clinician, supervisor, manager, and director. My clinical experiences allowed me to be a collaborative-practice clinician in many settings and working in a team with various healthcare providers. In 2007, I began shifting to academia, and my deep-rooted appreciation of team-based care continued through interprofessional education (IPE) endeavors and initiatives. My CV details numerous scholarly contributions in IPE including publications, manuscripts, abstracts, posters, platform presentations, and workshops, at notable local, State, national, and international conferences. As a result, my greatest honor was receiving the 2019 Board of Director’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Innovation for my IPE and simulation contributions. Since October 2021, I serve as the Director of IPE for our university, leading and guiding efforts to integrate IPE throughout our institute that spans 5 physical campuses in three States and online post-professional programs. 

Bobby Bellflower, Nursing Academy
Bobby Bellflower, a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, has practiced in Level III and Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) for over 35 years. She is also a University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), College of Nursing (CON) professor, and Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program. Her passion is providing excellent evidence-based care to the most vulnerable of patients, neonates, and their families. She is the Director of one of the top-ranked DNP programs (top 6% in the United States) with around 300 doctoral students. Teaching students how to conduct evidence-based practice and continuous quality improvement is the foundation of advanced nursing practice. She has several peer-reviewed and collaborative publications and multiple (over 100) peer-reviewed and invited presentations, with the majority given nationally. Dr. Bellflower’s career demonstrates practice excellence, education expertise, lifelong commitment to evidence-based practice, and continuous quality improvement.  

Bradley Benson, Physician Academy
Dr. Brad Benson is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School and Chief Academic Officer for M Health Fairview. In that role he oversees clinical research and the educational experiences for >6300 inter-professional learners across 10 hospitals and 60+ clinics. He has served in many leadership roles; Director of the inter-professional Primary Care Center; residency program director (including national leadership as President of the Med-Peds Residency Program Director’s Association); and Division Head for Academic General Internal Medicine (growing the Division from 25 to over 75 inter-professional faculty). He has been recognized as an award-winning teacher and a local and national thought leader in the areas of evidence-based practice, competency milestone-based assessment, inter-professional communication, and healthcare workforce planning. As a clinician, his happy place is learning together with students and patients at the bedside. And there is always so much more to learn!  

David Berry, Athletic Training Academy
Dr. David C. Berry is a licensed athletic trainer with 25 years of clinical and higher education experience.  As a Professor of Kinesiology at Saginaw Valley State University, David teaches courses in rehabilitation medicine and prehospital emergency management. He has published, lectured, and developed interprofessional lectures/labs at the state, regional, and national levels for athletic trainers and healthcare professionals on numerous topics, including prehospital medicine, aquatic therapy, and healthcare leadership.  He has co-authored several textbooks, including Emergency Response Management for Athletic Trainers and Joint Mobilizations: A Cram Session. David is actively involved with the American Red Cross (15 yrs) and American Heart Association (5 yrs), interacting with physicians, nurses, and midlevel providers to examine the scientific research in areas of first aid (lay, professional providers). This interprofessional research shapes first aid training across multiple levels in the US and internationally. David is certified by the Aquatic Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Institute. He serves as the Michigan Athletic Trainers' Society Treasurer and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Athletic Training Education Journal. David holds a BS in Health Education, a Master of Arts from Sacred Heart University, a Master of Physical Education/Athletic training from Western Michigan University, a Master in Health Administration from Saginaw Valley State University, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Ohio University. 

Judy Blackburn, Speech-Language Pathology Academy
Judy Blackburn, PhD, CCC-SLP, LCSW, is the Director of Academic and Clinical Education with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago in 1990, and she worked for 5 years as a clinical social worker in hospital, school, and social service settings. She received her master’s degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland in 1998 and her PhD in Speech and Hearing Sciences/Cognitive Science from Indiana University in 2006. Judy has worked in a variety of academic and clinical positions in speech-language pathology with interdisciplinary teams, including assistant/associate professor at Towson University, training manager at Kennedy Krieger Institute, and speech-language pathologist with Baltimore City Public Schools. She joined ASHA in 2017 and provides expert consultation on matters relating to the educational and clinical preparation of speech-language pathologists, audiologists, supervisors, and researchers within and across health professions. 

Julie Booth, Physical Therapy Academy
Dr. Julie Booth is currently a clinical associate professor of physical therapy (PT) at Quinnipiac University (QU). She earned her MPT and DPT from the University of Michigan. Dr. Booth is a board certified pediatric clinical specialist emeritus. She is passionate about pediatric PT, community engagement, and interprofessional education. She works closely with other departments and schools within QU to develop interprofessional programs and opportunities. Dr. Booth is the PT faculty leader for QU interprofessional trips to Guatemala and Nicaragua. Additionally, she works with an interprofessional team at the University of Connecticut Center for Aging to research the impact of exercise on older adults with depression and dementia. Dr. Booth is also a member of the Academic committee for Faculté des Sciences de Réhabilitation de Léogâne, Episcopal University of Haiti. Her responsibilities involve working with occupational therapists to develop interprofessional curriculum at the school. 

Lynne Brady Wagner, Speech-Language Pathology Academy
Lynne Brady Wagner is the Chief Learning and DEI Officer, Chair of the Ethics initiatives and Associate Director of the Stroke Wellness Institute for Spaulding Rehabilitation. She holds certification in ethics consultation and rehabilitation management. Lynne received an MA in SLP from Saint Louis University, a graduate certificate in Healthcare Ethics from Rush University Medical School and was the inaugural Disability Ethics Fellow at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago. Lynne is an ASHA Fellow, and a former member of ASHA’s Board of Ethics, and Chair of ASHA’s Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders Special Interest Group. She is an adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions and a Faculty Associate of the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics. Lynne serves on the editorial board for Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, has numerous peer reviewed publications, and lectures nationally on rehabilitation, ethics and disability. 

Kathrine Branch, Nursing Academy
Katie Branch, PhD, MSN, RN, CHSE is the Director of the Simulation Center at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) where she is responsible for the high-fidelity manikin, assessment labs, and standardized patient events for over 20 health-related academic programs. Katie joined GVSU in 2009 and has served in several roles including; the Health Compliance Officer, the Director of University Clinical Initiatives, and the Senior Director for Health. Prior to joining GVSU, Katie was the Director of Nursing at Western Michigan University’s, Sindecuse Health Center, and a staff nurse at Michigan State University’s Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. Katie received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri- Columbia, her Master of Nursing Education from Michigan State University, and her PhD in Higher Education Leadership from Western Michigan University where her dissertation focused on the use of web-based simulated clinical learning platforms in health-related baccalaureate and graduate programs. 

Andrea Bresnahan, Nursing Academy
Andrea Bresnahan is the Executive Director of the Nursing Council on Workforce Sustainability. Building fruitful strategies and projects across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by engaging exceptional people and creating resilient systems. Dr. Bresnahan mobilizes and empowers others to join together in advocating for common purposes. In her role as a leader in health policy, she created advocacy strategies in Florida addressing vital health issues. In one of the most successful advocacy campaigns that supported full practice authority, she supported a two-year economic study demonstrating the value of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), building consensus, and educational pieces that led the state to implement new legislation. Andrea’s passion for inspiring others goes beyond her daily work as she finds the time to teach policy courses, works with city planning officials, and serves as a consultant on community projects.  

Michael Brodeur, Pharmacy Academy
Michael R. Brodeur, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, is a Professor of Pharmacy and Geriatric Pharmacotherapy at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He has dedicated the past two decades to advancing interprofessional education and practice. As a clinical pharmacist in long-term care, he has cultivated a collaborative mindset by actively engaging in interprofessional teamwork and contributing to team based decision-making processes. His extensive experience includes precepting over three hundred Doctor of Pharmacy students, where he imparts a patient-centered approach that considers the unique needs, preferences, and values of individual patients when making informed decisions and recommendations regarding medication therapy. Dr. Brodeur earned his B.S. in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees from St. John’s University, College of Pharmacy. He completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, where he was a resident in geriatric pharmacotherapy (PGY-2). Upon completing his residency, he earned board certification in geriatric pharmacy (BCGP). He is a fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (FASCP) Michael has been recognized by his students as Preceptor of the Year, along with other teaching awards and recognitions. Michael has practiced in many areas of pharmacy, including community, long-term care, and on a Disaster Medical Assistance Team.

Amy Broeseker, Pharmacy Academy
I am a Professor at the Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy in Birmingham, AL. I earned both my Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Florida, and most of my practice experience was in critical care. I then earned both my Doctor of Philosophy degree and Thanatology certificate from the University of Alabama. I have been involved in interprofessional practice or education for over 25 years. My key educational leadership roles have included being Co-Chair of the Samford University College of Health Sciences Interprofessional Education (IPE) Workgroup, Chair of the McWhorter IPE Committee, Chair of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Health Care Ethics Special Interest Group, Chair of the McWhorter Admissions Committee, Interim Chair of my department, and leader of a McWhorter curricular revision process. My interests include IPE, education in general, ethics, the science of learning, and student belonging. 

Gina Brown, Nursing Academy
For more than 25 years, Dr. Gina Brown has been working professionally in many spheres within North America, Asia and Africa. Her expertise as an interprofessional healthcare administrator (educator and nurse), in addition to her wide academic experience in many areas, has allowed for the building of numerous  graduate and undergraduate programs;
the writing, management and expertise of the academic accreditation process on all levels; as well as the management of human resources and numerous other non-academic areas,all which are noted as hallmarks of her accomplishments. Dr. Brown holds four degrees, in addition to a post-graduate certificate in Leadership Development from Harvard University in 2017 and a certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from Cornell University in 2022. Dr. Brown serves as the Dean for the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences at Howard University. 

Timothy Brown, Pharmacy Academy
Tim Brown, PharmD, BCACP, FASHP is Director of IPE at University of Georgia’s College of Pharmacy and Professor at Augusta University’s Medical College of Georgia and UGA Partnership. He received his doctorate from Campbell University and completed residency at Medical College of Virginia. His previous role was family medicine provider and preceptor for pharmacy and medical students.  In 2018, he was named Ohio Health-System Pharmacist of the Year, received the Cleveland Clinic Akron General GME Leader of the year award, and was recognized by the AAFP as Outstanding Faculty for Live Activities. Brown is a past board member of ASHP and co-editor of two books outlining ambulatory care pharmacy practice models.  Dr. Brown hosts UGA’s “PharmCast for the Community” in which healthcare professionals provide advice to the public. He sits on the board of directors for LIVE FORWARD/AIDS ATHENS and is a nationally recognized speaker on a variety of topics.   

Joel Brown II, Respiratory Care Academy
Joel M. Brown II, MSM-HCA, RRT, FAARC, is a Licensed Respiratory Therapist, accomplished healthcare and community leader, author, speaker, and US Army Veteran. Focusing on developing strong leaders and high-performing teams, he founded Arrived Leadership (AL), LLC, offering executive coaching, leadership development, and healthcare consulting services. Previously, Joel served as the Vice President of Acute Care for the Medical Group at Christiana Care. Prior to that, he served as the Sr. Director of Patient Care Services and the Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine Director at Nemours in Delaware. He holds Biology and Respiratory Care degrees, a Master of Science in Management, and a Lean Six Sigma Certification. Joel is also the Chair of the Board for Leadership Delaware Inc, The Brojora Foundation, and the Leadership and Management Section of the AARC, where he also serves on the board.

Kevin Browne, Nursing Academy
Kevin P. Browne DNP, RN, CNS, CCRN-K has been a nurse for 36 years and is the SVP Patient Care Services/Chief Nurse Executive at St Joseph’s Health. Dr. Browne is responsible for Nursing, Respiratory Care, Infection Control and Quality, Safety and Patient Experience. He is a visionary leader who leverages a an interprofessional framework to drive positive patient and staff outcomes   In his prior position as VP, Deputy CNO at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dr. Browne led interprofessional teams in initiating the inaugural Threat Mgmt Committee, Diversion Response Team, and Behavioral Rapid Response Team. He worked collaboratively to amplify evidence-based suicide prevention and screening standards of care.   Dr. Browne achieved a BS with a major in Nursing from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center School of Nursing, an MS in Nursing from Columbia University School of Nursing, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from St. Peter’s University. 

David Bruyette, Veterinary Medicine Academy
I received my DVM from the University of Missouri in 1984 and completed an internship at Purdue University and residency in internal medicine at the University of California-Davis. I was a staff internist at the West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group and a member of the Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford University before leaving to become an Assistant Professor and Head of Internal Medicine at Kansas State University and Director of the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory. I then became medical Director at the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital Sept 1996 to Jan 2017 and an Assistant Clinical professor in Radiation Oncology at UCLA. Currently, I am Chief Medical Officer at Anivive Lifesciences and a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. My current role is leading drug discovery and development for therapies and preventatives to meet important unmet needs at both ends of the leash. 

Jana Cason, Occupational Therapy Academy
Jana Cason, DHSc, OTR/L, FAOTA is a professor at Hawai’i Pacific University in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) programShe is an internationally recognized telehealth expert and is a past chair of the American Telemedicine Association’s Telerehabilitation Special Interest Group and the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Technology Special Interest SectionDr. Cason co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, textbook chapters, monographs, and interdisciplinary and discipline-specific telehealth standards and guidelinesShe currently serves as Senior Associate Editor of the International Journal of Telerehabilitation, a peer-reviewed, PubMed and Scopus indexed journal.

Sandra Cassady, Physical Therapy Academy
Sandra Cassady currently serves as the president of Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.  Her 32-year career in higher education includes faculty and several administrative at St. Ambrose University, in Davenport, Iowa. She served as a professor of physical therapy receiving several awards for teaching, research and service. Cassady is a member of the APTA and served as editor for the Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal and associate editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sport Physical Therapy.  Cassady held numerous administrative roles at St. Ambrose including vice president for strategic initiatives and dean of the institution’s College of Health and Human Services.  Cassady holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Northern Iowa, a master’s degree in physical therapy and Ph.D. in exercise science from the University of Iowa.  Since 2003, Cassady has served as a member of the Higher Learning Commission’s peer review corps.   

Olivia Catolico, Nursing Academy
Early life experiences, adverse and opportunistic, influenced my professional nurse career trajectory. Family, community, and mentors each in special ways light my path throughout my journey. I grew up in the California San Joaquin Valley, an area agriculturally rich and known as the “breadbasket of the world”. It is also home to migrant workers and families who frequented the valley, following crop cycles in search of work. Many worked for subsistence pay, survived poor living conditions, and had no access to healthcare. These experiences always center my practice, teaching, and research, regardless of setting. As I advanced in nursing, educationally and experientially, I developed awareness of wholistic ways of caring for diverse and underserved people while maintaining cultural sensitivity, and respect for others. My vital mainstay is to impart and teach health information to foster within others greater self-sufficiency in health and wellness.

Cliff Caudill, Optometry Academy
I received an undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky in 1991 and an optometry degree from the University Of Alabama School Of Optometry in 1995I completed a residency in Primary Care Optometry at the Northeastern State University College of Optometry in Tahlequah, OK in 1996I served Assistant Center Director for Omni Eye Services of Chattanooga, then returned home and joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in 2003 serving as the optometric education coordinator and ocular disease residency directorIn 2015, I accepted the position of Director of Clinics at the University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Optometry; and currently serve as the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs designing and implementing a network of rural eye clinic services.  I am a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Board Certified by the American Board of Medical Optometry, and received Laser Certification from the Kentucky Board of Optometric Examiners. 

Angela Cecil, Occupational Therapy Academy
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Kentucky University in 1997, a Master in Business Administration from University of Louisville in 2005, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Science from Nova Southeastern University in 2021. I have practiced occupational therapy in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient clinics, home health settings, and long-term care/skilled nursing facilities. As occupational therapy faculty at Spalding University and Texas Woman’s University, I have taught and led experiential learning courses (fieldwork and doctoral capstone), clinical skill-building courses, and scholarship-related courses. As an early career researcher, I completed my dissertation in interprofessional education and aspire to continue work in this area by focusing on changes in interprofessional collaborative behavior. Additionally, I am a member of an international research team focusing on continuing professional development for occupational therapy providers with the goal of becoming interprofessional in our next phases of research.  

Chien Chen, Nursing Academy
Chien Chen MSN, RN, PMH-BC, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, DNP(c) serves within the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veteran Health Administration (VHA) as a national-level Chief Officer and Nurse Executive. He provides national strategic oversight and leadership to VHA’s robust public-private partnerships and innovative, safe, and ethical emerging therapies at the national, state, and community levels representative of diverse professions, scopes, practices, and specialties. Mr. Chen is board certified in Nurse Executive Advanced, Nursing Professional Development, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Mr. Chen holds a faculty appointment at Duke University and serves on interprofessional committees within national professional organizations, including National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professions Education, International Consortium for Outcomes of Nursing Education, and Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association. Mr. Chen was also nominated to be inducted as a 2023 Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. 

Sherry Chesak, Nursing Academy
Sherry S. Chesak, PhD, RN, is a Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota (UMN) and a Nurse Scientist at Mayo Clinic. She received her PhD in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her program of research is centered on the investigation of interventions to support the resilience of professional caregivers (nurses, physicians, teachers) and family caregivers. She has conducted numerous scholarship activities regarding evidence-based methods to engender individual and team resilience. She is the founding director of a center for human flourishing in healthcare (yet to be named) at UMN. She is certified as a mindfulness meditation teacher by The Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, and as a resilience trainer by The Global Resilience and Inner Transformation Institute. Her previous roles include Program Director for Nursing Academic Affairs at Mayo Clinic, and Nursing Education Specialist at the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center.  

Cathy Ciolek, Physical Therapy Academy
Cathy Ciolek PT, DPT, FAPTA has practiced physical therapy across the healthcare continuum for over 30 years. She holds Board Certification as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist and multiple certifications in aging/dementia care.  She has been recognized as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of APTA, in addition to other awards from APTA/APTA Geriatrics. Dr. Ciolek serves as President of APTA Geriatrics through 2024 and has led the organization to focus on external partnerships with interprofessional groups such as the National Senior Games, the National Council on Aging, and the CDC Currently, Cathy owns Living Well With Dementia®, LLC, providing education and consultation to promote well-being and create positive expectations for aging adults. An example of this work has included becoming faculty consultant with the American Health Care Association to provide education and support to nurse infection preventionists. Dr. Ciolek serves as a speaker and expert witness supporting person-centered care practices. 

Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, Speech-Language Pathology Academy
My professional career as a speech-language pathologist and audiologist has included clinical practice, noted in CV Section IV and V, in K-12 schools, adult supported employment and adult supported living, and swallowing, speech, and language services for adults in acute care, inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, home health, and longterm care. My current higher education career is noted with teaching in CV Section VII. Information dissemination is evidenced by numerous presentations and publications in CV Sections XI, XII, and XIII. Awards are described in Section X of my CV. My service is listed in CV Section IX. My earned recognition includes achieving my PhD in Audiology and Speech Sciences with a NIH F31 Fellowship. During a NIH F32 Fellowship, I earned a master of science in epidemiology with an emphasis in communication disorders epidemiology.  My ongoing commitment to continuing education is evidenced in 16 ASHA Awards for Continuing Education (ACE).

Mitchell Cordova, Athletic Training Academy
Dr. Cordova has served as Vice President for Student Success & Enrollment Management at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) since March 2018.  Previously, he served 6.5 years as Dean of the Marieb College of Health & Human Services at FGCU.  As Dean, he led the daily operation of 6 academic units.  His significant accomplishments as Dean include: leading the College through significant reorganization resulting in greater interprofessional education and research collaborations and significant improvement in student and program outcomes; successful reaccreditation of 10 different programs; creation of 5 degree programs.  Dr. Cordova led efforts in securing $15M from Anatomy & Physiology textbook author Dr. Elaine Marieb for the naming of FGCU’s health building and the college.  He also raised another $4M to support Nursing students and faculty.  Before FGCU, he served 6 years as Chairperson of Kinesiology at UNC Charlotte and 8 years at Indiana State University in many capacities. 

Valerie Cotter, Nursing Academy
Valerie Cotter is Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University with a joint appointment in the School of Nursing and School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She received academic degrees from Drexel University (DrNP), University of Pennsylvania (MSN), and University of Massachusetts (BSN). Dr. Cotter leads innovations in nursing education, research, and specialty care of persons with dementia and their caregivers with four decades of sustained service. She has extensive teaching experience in academic nursing and interprofessional programs, as Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Program, Educational Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Research Center and core faculty of Cognitive Impairment Programs at the Delaware Valley Mid-Atlantic Geriatric Education Center. She is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and American Academy of Nursing, Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Scholar, and co-editor and author of two books, 50 publications and numerous national and international presentations.  

Brian Cross, Pharmacy Academy
Dr. Cross is the Assistant Vice Provost, and Director of The Center for Interprofessional Collaboration at the East Tennessee State University Academic Health Sciences Center, which includes five colleges (Clinical & Rehabilitative Health Science, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health).  He has 30 years of clinical experience in many ambulatory areas giving him a broad understanding of establishing collaborative/interprofessional services in many settings. He’s been awarded multiple teaching awards from colleges of pharmacy, nursing, and medicine. He has spoken on the connection between collaborative practice and learning/training at national and international meetings. He was a Fulbright Scholar in 2018 at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland focusing on the bridge between Interprofessional Learning and Collaborative Practice. 

Carli Culjat, Nursing Academy
Dr. Culjat is an Assistant Professor and the DEI Director at the University of Kansas School of Nursing. She also maintains an active practice as an Emergency Department Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Culjat’s research interests include health literacy, health equity, and health policy in underserved populations. Currently, her research is focused on improving community-based health communication through dissemination and implementation strategies to improve outcomes in the Hispanic/Latiné population. Previously, Dr. Culjat was the Principal Investigator of KC HealthTracks, an Office of Minority Health National Workforce Development Pipeline grant. Dr. Culjat is the Treasurer for the National Association of Hispanic Nurses and the Academy of Communication in Healthcare.

Jarrod Davies, Optometry Academy
Jarrod Davies, OD, FCOVD currently practices in Riverton, Utah as the clinical director of Utah Vision Development Center, specializing in vision rehabilitation and sports vision performance. He lectures on topics including sports vision training, concussion rehabilitation, binocular vision, and vision therapy. Dr. Davies a founding member of the International Sports Vision Association (ISVA). He is a Past-President of the Utah Optometric Association (UOA). His professional awards include 2013 UOA Young Optometrist of the Year, 2015 UOA Optometrist of the Year, and 2018 ISVA Award of Service. Dr. Davies currently serves as the Vice President of Education of the International Sports Vision Association and on the International Examination and Certification Board that certifies for fellowship in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. In addition, he serves on the Medical Advisory Board for the non-profit organization Friends for Sight, providing eyecare to less fortunate children in Utah. 

Jean Davis, Nursing Academy
Jean W. Davis, PhD, DNP, EdD, APRN, PHCNS-C, FNP-C is an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida. She has 20 years of experience as nurse faculty member and advanced practice nurse. Her enduring impact on interdisciplinary knowledge is research on physical activity which includes study of her exercise habit forma on programs to enhance health among at-risk patients through coaching, workout partners, and activity trackers. Her interprofessional studies include nurses, physicians, psychologists, and epidemiologists. An expert in behavioral medicine and recognized thought leader, she is honored to be an invited participant for European Health Psychology Society’s Synergy Expert Mee ng 2023 All we know about physical activity and the social environment. Recognized for Outstanding Physical Activity Leadership by the American Public Health Association Physical Activity Sec on, she uses her knowledge to promote health policy and prepare the next genera on of nurse and other health scientists through teaching and research mentoring.  

Emily Dornblaser, Pharmacy Academy
I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007 with my PharmD degree and then completed a PGY-1 and PGY-2 residency at the University of Pennsylvania with a specialty in critical care. In 2009 I joined the University of New England as founding faculty at the School of Pharmacy and developed one of the first IPE rounding teams at Central Maine Medical Center’s ICU. As I grew in my faculty role, I uncovered a passion for teaching and learning and received my Masters in Medical Education and Leadership in 2015 and was subsequently tenured and promoted to associate professor in 2016. From 2017-2019 I served as the interim director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning which taught me how to interact with faculty from all disciplines. In 2019 I became the Asst. Director for IPE at the School of Pharmacy. 

Katie Eliot, Nutrition and Dietetics Academy
Kathrin A. Eliot, Ph.D., R.D.N., is an Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterDr. Eliot’s primary focus of teaching and scholarship focuses interprofessional education and collaborative practice.  She has published and presented nationally on interprofessional education topics ranging from course development and student learning assessment to exploring interprofessional competencies in obesity careDr. Eliot is highly involved in leadership at the national level, serving as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics alliance representative to the National Academy of Medicine Global Forum on Health Professions Education and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative Competency Revision WorkgroupA tireless advocate for promoting interprofessional learning outcomes in health professional students, Dr. Eliot serves as a faculty sponsor for Unity clinic, a student-run interprofessional clinic on the OU campus and the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities interdisciplinary program.  

Julianne Ewen, Nursing Academy
Dr. Julianne Ewen a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, holds a clinical specialty position with University of Kentucky FNP track, with over 10 years of academic experience. She received her BSN from Rush University, MSN from University of Kentucky, and DNP from Vanderbilt University (doctoral work: Mild Cognitive Impairment) Her 35-year practice experience began with Lexington Clinic as the first nurse practitioner in a multispecialty clinic, and a ten-year partnership interest in Primary Care Associates. Currently, she practices with CHI–St. Joseph Medical Group as a FNP and Advanced Practice Provider Leader. Dr. Ewen has been involved with the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives Board of Directors including serving as president for six years. Additionally, she participates on the CHI-Health Partners Board of Directors and, at the national level, on the Advanced Practice Leadership Council where she served as co-chair for the initial four years of the council. 

Kathryn Fiddler, Nursing Academy
Dr. Kathryn Fiddler, DNP, MBA, MSN, RN is a passionate healthcare executive inspiring collaboration among interprofessional teams to solve challenging healthcare system issues. Kathryn is a retired Air Force Reserve Major, having led flight operations, personnel management and Equal Opportunity teams during her tenure. She uses this diverse leadership expertise in her role as Vice President of Population Health for Tidal Health and the past year as the Interim Chief Nursing Executive, leading teams of nursing, respiratory therapy, clinical research, behavioral health, nursing home and care coordination to meet the mission of improving the health of the community.  Kathryn serves on two governor appointed commissions, two board of directors and chairs the Salisbury University College of Health and Human Services advisory Board.  She serves as mentor to numerous masters and doctoral students in nursing, public health and social work.  She has presented locally and nationally on care coordination and health equity.  

Noelle Fields, Social Work Academy
Noelle L. Fields, PhD, LCSW, is an associate professor and the Roy E. Dulak Professor of Community Practice at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work. Dr. Fields’ interprofessional interests began in her role as a director of social services and as a licensed clinical social worker in long-term care, skilled nursing, and assisted living settings. Working in collaboration with medicine, nursing, and other allied health professions, Dr. Fields’ clinical practice was grounded in providing person-centered care guided by social work values and ethics. These interprofessional experiences led her to pursue a PhD in social work and gerontology. Currently, Dr. Fields is an applied researcher focused on improving the quality of life of older adults and their family care partners through interprofessional, community engaged research with diverse populations. She also teaches gerontological social work at the graduate level where she emphasizes the importance and value of interprofessional collaboration.  

Kelly Fisher, Nutrition and Dietetics Academy
Dr. Kelly Fisher is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Texas Christian University (TCU). She also serves as the Director of the Combined BS/MS Program in Dietetics (CDP) and the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Coordinator. Kelly has completed numerous educational and research projects related to IPE. Kelly graduated from TCU with a BS in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics, MS in Nutrition from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and received her Doctor of Clinical Nutrition (DCN) from Rutgers University, School of Health Professions (Newark, NJ). Kelly is a Registered (RD) and Licensed Dietitian (LD). She completed the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center IPE Faculty Development Series in 2019. Kelly’s previous work experience includes clinical nutrition (both adult and pediatric), community nutrition, and in the outpatient and long-term care settings. Kelly has expertise in pediatric nutrition, interprofessional education and practice, and gastrointestinal disorders/diseases 

Andrea Franks, Pharmacy Academy
Dr. Andrea Franks is a Professor and Vice Chair for Education in Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy. She also holds a faculty appointment in Family Medicine at the UTHSC Graduate School of Medicine. Her interprofessional clinical practice, teaching, and research site is in Family Medicine at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Her interprofessional clinical practice and teaching experience includes Geriatrics (primary care) and Family Medicine (ambulatory care, acute care, transitions of care).  In addition to teaching throughout the Pharm.D. curriculum, Dr. Franks teaches using a layered learning model with the Family Medicine inpatient rounding team, which includes pharmacy and medical students, residents, and faculty. Dr. Franks has received several teaching awards and has facilitated local, regional, and national presentations and workshops on teaching and learning. She was recently awarded the UT Alumni Association Distinguished Service Professorship. 

Susan Franks, Psychology Academy
Dr. Susan Franks is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Clinical Health Psychologist. She received her PhD in Clinical Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine in 1992 from the University of North Texas. She is a tenured Associate Professor of Family Medicine in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, where she directs medical student courses in clinical communication and biopsychosocial aspects of medical care, and provides behavioral health education for Family Medicine residents. She has numerous publications and presentations in stress-related eating and obesity. She originated integrated behavioral health services into Family Medicine at HSC, where she continues to provide patient care. Dr. Franks is past President of Fort Worth Area Psychological Association and a past recipient of the “Great Women of Texas-Texas Woman of Influence” award for her accomplishments and dedication to helping people make critical choices for greater health and peace.  

Kevin Frazier, Dentistry Academy
Kevin B. Frazier, DMD, EdS; is Vice Dean and Professor of Restorative Sciences with the Dental College of Georgia (DCG) at Augusta University (AU). He received his dental and General Practice Residency training from the University of Florida and an EdS degree (educational leadership) from AU. He teaches preclinical and clinical restorative dentistry, participates in the DCG faculty practice, and conducts research in dental materials, and trends in dental education and practice. He has participated in over $2.6M worth in research and training grants, has more than 130 publications and over 260 professional presentations. His role as DCG Vice Dean includes faculty affairs and his campus service includes the DCG Promotion and Tenure Committee and the AU Phi Kappa Phi Executive Committee. National leadership service includes the Consortium of Operative Dentistry Educators, Academy of Operative Dentistry, ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, and the American Dental Education Association. He has co-led nine international medical/dental mission trips. 

Jon Geller, Veterinary Medicine Academy
After an earlier career as a carpenter and builder, Dr. Geller is a graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine at the age of 44. After graduating as a large animal veterinarian, worked as an emergency clinician in Colorado for 20 years. He became Board Certified as Veterinary Practitioner in Canine and Feline Medicine in 2010. He is currently pursuing an MPH at the University of Minnesota. In 2015, he founded The Street Dog Coalition, a non-profit charity, which provides free medical care, and other related services, to pets of owners experiencing homelessness in over 60 US cities. In March of 2022, shortly after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Dr. Geller worked with several Romanian veterinarians to set up a vet clinic at the Romania-Ukraine border, where teams of veterinarians, vet students and technicians provided free veterinary care to pets of Ukraine refugees. Since setting up the tent clinic, over 800 pets have been cared for and provided European Union pet passports to allow their owners to continue their travels westward. Currently, he is collaborating on sending a mobile veterinary clinic into Ukraine to provide free care to injured pets. Dr. Geller recently started a new position as an Instructor in the Colorado School of Public Health, teaching a seminar on Homelessness in America. He was named Veterinarian of the Year by the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association for 2019, and also was award the ASPCA Henry Bergh Animal Welfare Award in 2022. 

John Gibbins, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Dr. John Gibbins serves as Senior Veterinary Advisor to the Office of Agriculture Safety and Health at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Gibbins is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and an honorary Diplomate of the American Veterinary One Health Society. He completed his MPH degree at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University. After working in mixed animal clinical practice for six years, he served for nine years as a Public Health Officer/Flight Commander in the U.S. Air Force. In 2006, CAPT Gibbins transferred to the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and completed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellowship in 2008. 

Darrell Gililland, Athletic Training Academy
DJ Gililland Jr., EdD, LAT, ATC is a Professor of Practice within the University of Houston’s Department of Health & Human Performance. His career has spanned 25 years, serving 17 years as a practicing clinician and now as an Athletic Training educatorGililland, a native of White Deer, Texas is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), where he serves on the Professional Education Committee, and the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association serving as a member of the Student Development Workgroup. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the NATA Service Award (2014), Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association Bobby Gunn Unsung Hero Award (2012), and the Distinguished Alumni award from Hardin-Simmons University (2021). Gililland earned a BBS from Hardin-Simmons University, an MSEd from Northwest Missouri State University, and a EdD from Texas A&M University. 

Dan Grooms, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Dan Grooms, DVM, PhD, became the Dr. Stephen Juelsgaard Dean of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University in October 2018. Grooms oversees the College of Veterinary Medicine, its five academic departments, the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Prior to coming to Iowa State, Grooms was a professor, extension veterinarian and administrator at Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Grooms has also worked as a staff veterinarian for the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and as a clinical veterinary associate at a Ohio mixed animal veterinary practice. An expert in bovine diseases, Grooms holds board certification from the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists. He is a former president of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and served on the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture's Committee on Animal Health.   Grooms earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a DVM and PhD from The Ohio State University. 

James Harris, Nursing Academy
James L. Harris career begins in 1979 advancing in clinical, administrative, and academic positions. Upon retirement from the Veterans Affairs (VA), Dr. Harris accepted a tenured Professor position at the University of South Alabama educating a future workforce dedicated to interprofessional care delivery and is recognized for expertise in leadership development, academic-clinical partnerships, and metric-driven care coordination. Dr. Harris is the recipient of a bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD in nursing and master’s in business administration. He is board certified in mental health nursing and clinical leadership; a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing; recipient of multiple awards and honors; and holds and has held appointments on advisory councils and boards, accreditation and journal reviewer, consultant, and member of professional organizations.  As an author of textbooks, book chapters, and articles on topics of care coordination, data use, and academic-service partnerships and are used nationally and internationally. 

Scott Harris, Physician Academy
Scott Harris, MD, MPH, was appointed Acting State Health Officer for the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) in September 2017 and formally designated as Alabama’s 12th State Health Officer in February 2018. Dr. Harris attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine and served an internal medicine internship and residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham before returning to UAB to complete a fellowship in adult infectious diseases. He earned his MPH from the UAB School of Public Health. In 1996, he began his practice in general infectious diseases and HIV medicine in Decatur, Alabama, and began serving as tuberculosis consultant with ADPH.  In 2004, he helped to establish the Decatur-Morgan Community Free Clinic, serving thirteen years as the medical director, as well as a board member and board chair. Dr. Harris left private practice to join ADPH in 2015 as Area Health Officer for seven North Alabama counties, before assuming his current role as State Health Officer.  He and his wife Sandy have four children and reside in Montgomery.   

Amna Hasan, Dentistry Academy
My source of inspiration was from my father-in-law who was an Internal Medicine specialist. He made sure he offered the best possible care to his patients and believed in treating the person not just disease. He liked to coordinate his patients’ treatments with other providers to provide the best possible care. After graduating from dental school, I took care of my patients with similar values. I was born in India and completed my dental education there. After moving to the United States, I completed the Orofacial Pain Program at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry which solidified my approach towards Interdisciplinary care. I am Board Certified Orofacial Pain Specialist and Board Eligible for Dental Sleep Medicine. As Clinical Associate Professor of Orofacial Pain and Director of Interprofessional Education at East Carolina University, School of Dental Medicine. I received honors and appreciations for teaching and patient care. I have also also published several scholarly papers and currently contributing to a book on Oral Medicine. I have been an invited speaker locally and internationally, As Director of Interprofessional Education at ECU School of Dental Medicine, I helped in promoting both IPE as well as Interprofessional patient care. In private practice I continue to take interdisciplinary care approach in taking care of my patients.  

Iquebal Hasan, Dentistry Academy
I grew up in a family of physicians which helped me in developing understanding and significance of Interdisciplinary patient care very early in my career. I also understood how important it was to teach and be involved in interprofessional scholarly activities to increase awareness. Due to lack of IPE in my dental school, majority of my classmates did not understand its significance.   After graduating from dental school, I practiced general dentistry for over a decade, I got the opportunity to first complete two years of general practice residency then Oral Medicine. Oral Medicine residency helped in solidifying my knowledge and clinical skills in coordinated patient care.   As faculty at all three places I worked, UKCD, ECU SoDM & UNC ASoD, I have been active in teaching, promoting, and practicing interdisciplinary patient care. At ECU SoDM & UNC ASoD, I established Interdisciplinary Student Organizations as well. My current position is in Hospital which has helped me in expanding interdisciplinary patient care. I have also continued to be involved in Interprofessional scholarly activities in collaboration with my medical colleagues. 

Midge Hobbs, Occupational Therapy Academy
Midge Hobbs, OTD, OT, OTR, is an occupational therapist and Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice / Assistant Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions (MGH IHP), Boston, MA. She has clinical expertise in long-term acute care and rehab settings, but specializes in adolescent mental health and maintains a consultancy role with Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Baltimore, MD. Since 2015, she has developed core interprofessional curricula for health professions students across six different disciplines at the IHP, as well as implemented interprofessional faculty trainings aligned with the Institute’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) principles. She also co-leads innovative interprofessional clinical learning experiences for students in collaboration with Mass General Hospital (MGH). Midge has held volunteer leadership roles with the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) leadership development initiatives including the role of Chair for the Emerging Leaders Development Program (ELDP) and member of the inaugural Volunteer Leadership Development Committee (VLDC).

Andrew Hoffman, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Dr. Andrew Hoffman is Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania since 2018.  Prior to his appointment as Dean, he was faculty at Tufts University for 24 years, where he assumed numerous leadership roles:  Director of Equine Sports Medicine; Director of the Lung Function Testing Laboratory; Director of the Stem Cell Laboratory; and Director of the Regenerative Medicine Laboratory. His NIH funding was continuous for over 20 years focused on therapies for emphysema and asthma, and noninvasive diagnostic lung function tests for a wide range of animals and disease problems.  At Penn he founded the first extracellular vesicle core in the USA. Recently, his career as Dean has focused on interdisciplinary and interprofessional research and academic training opportunities including dual degrees, research centers in sustainable agriculture and wildlife, climate change and One Health centered education, and the Institute of Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases.       

Nancy Holocek, Nursing Academy
Nancy E. Holecek, MAS, MHA, BSN, RN, is the EVP & CNO for RWJ Barnabas Health. Through her enduring commitment to advancing healthcare she formed various system-wide ‘collaboratives to promote integration and standardization of evidence-based practice and establish benchmarks against which trends in key indicators of patient care performance could be tracked over time and across settings. As a champion of workplace violence prevention, human trafficking education and creating a diverse and inclusive workforce, her work has been impactful. Ms. Holecek’s interprofessional collaboration and support for IPE has led to her high credibility with teams throughout the system. She has contributed to enhancing competency throughout New Jersey by envisioning programs that instill responsibility and leadership; promoting the value of education for healthcare as it relates to patient care, patient and experience, while utilizing the resources available to her to the fullest to achieve these goals. 

Linda Horn, Physical Therapy Academy
I have been a physical therapist in clinical practice in a variety of settings for 39 years. I obtained my physical therapy degree in 1984 and continued my educational journey to obtain a Master’s and Doctor of Science degrees. My goal has always been to be the best physical therapist possible, and I have several certifications including geriatrics, neurology, and vestibular rehabilitationI began teaching as an adjunct at the University of Maryland Baltimore and became a core faculty member in 2012 while remaining active in clinical practice. Continuing education is a priority to ensure that I have the evidence-based, contemporary expertise to teach students and treat my patients. I am actively involved in the American Physical Therapy Association in elected offices and committees. I have a growing interest in global health in our local community and I am creating a plan for a pro-bono clinic in Southwest Baltimore. 

Stephanie Hosley, Nursing Academy
Dr. Stephanie Hosley is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing. She is currently the Specialty Track Director of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program at The Ohio State University. She has practiced as a nurse practitioner in the Central Ohio area for over 20 years. Dr. Hosley currently practices with the Complex Healthcare clinic and Interdisciplinary Cerebral Palsy clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Additionally, she is the College of Nursing faculty representative for the OSU Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities interdisciplinary training program. Dr. Hosley is an active member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) where she serves as Co-Chair for the Diversity Committee. Dr. Hosley serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing. Her research interests include children with neurodevelopmental disorders, nurse practitioner education and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Through her work at the OSU College of Nursing, Dr. Hosley has collaborated with the Community Health Worker program to enhance the education of students in both programs through simulated patient visits. As an offshoot of this project, Dr. Hosley has begun to involve other disciplines such as audiology. This interprofessional collaboration has shown documented improvement in student’s self-efficacy. 

Jennifer Hughes, Social Work Academy
I began my career in Community Mental Health while earning my bachelor’s degree. After graduation, I worked for Children’s Protective Services and returned to school to complete my master’s degree. I worked inpatient psychiatry before opening a private practice. I also served on a Child Protective Services board and on the board for National Association of Social Work Ohio Chapter. My husband became disabled, and I needed a job with health insurance benefits for our family. I found a one-year visiting professor position at a private university. I enjoyed teaching and I decided to return to school to complete my PhD in social work while maintaining my full-time teaching position. I graduated in 2012 and found a job at a state university where I was able to embark on numerous interdisciplinary research projects, grants, and publications working with nursing, medicine, and computer science.  

Julie Hunt, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Dr. Julie Hunt is an administrator, clinical skills educator, and educational researcher at Lincoln Memorial University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee. She designed the clinical skills program from the inception of the college and now serves as Associate Dean of Clinical Sciences. After earning her veterinary degree, she completed a Master of Science by Research in Veterinary Medical Education, specifically the development and validation of small animal clinical skills models. Dr. Hunt has worked extensively in lower-resourced environments internationally. She is a co-founder of the Center for Innovation in Veterinary Education and Technology (CIVET), and her research investigates innovative clinical skills teaching and assessment methods, including the validation of surgical teaching models, comparison of learning outcomes achieved using different methods of training, and implementation of virtual reality in surgical training. Julie has presented her research internationally at conferences for healthcare education, veterinary education, simulation, and surgery. 

Kellie Huxel Bliven, Athletic Training Academy
Kellie C. Huxel Bliven, PhD, ATC is the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary at A.T. Still University (ATSU) in Mesa, AZ. She is a professor and director of clinical anatomy, core faculty in the Physical Therapy Department, and basic science faculty in ATSU’s Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. Dr. Bliven’s research on understanding and improving shoulder function and health employs diverse methodologies including laboratory and field based testing, surveys, and systematic reviews. At ATSU, Dr. Bliven is the director of the Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory and vice chair of the Institutional Review Board. She is the editor of the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation and serves on professional committees. Dr. Bliven received her bachelor’s degree (biology and physical education) from Denison University in Granville, Ohio; master’s degree (kinesiology) from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.; and doctoral degree (kinesiology with an athletic training emphasis) from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. 

Jeanne Jenkins, Nursing Academy
With nearly three decades of nursing experience, Dr. Jeanne Jenkins brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the field. Having spent 20 years teaching nursing, her passion of education complements her practice background. Dr. Jenkins holds dual master’s degrees in nursing leadership and business administration, along with a PhD in nursing, representing academic excellence.  Before entering academia, Dr. Jenkins held clinical roles as a nurse leader and patient resource manager. In these capacities, she collaborated with interprofessional teams to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Her dedication to continuous improvement led her to complete multiple clinical and academic leadership programs, further honing her professional skills.  Possessing a unique combination of educational preparation, clinical acumen, and experience in teaching and leadership, she continues to contribute professionally to the discipline of nursing. Dr. Jenkins is a role model, inspiring the next generation of nurses with her passion and dedication to the profession.  

Shantibhushan Jha, Veterinary Medicine Academy
A veterinary surgeon by trade and a teacher by passion, I graduated top of the class from Nagpur Veterinary College in India in 2001. I finished an MS from Oregon State University in 2005. I was a general small animal veterinarian in Syracuse, NY, till 2008. I then completed a surgical internship in 2009 and a Small Animal Surgery Residency at Tufts University in July 2012. In 2013, I became the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Diplomate. I was Chief of Surgery at VCA Veterinary Specialist of Seattle from 2012-2016, building an efficient team that helped over 12000 patients. I joined Thrive Pet Healthcare in 2016 and "copy-pasted" VCA's surgery success story in AZ. Animal Medical and Surgical Center was a new project, and in 2020, I handed it back to Thrive with an EBITDA of 21%. Since 2021, I have been Chief of Surgery at Pet Specialists of Austin. 

Maureen Johnson, Occupational Therapy Academy
I have been primed to be an active and contributing team player. I was raised in a large family where I learned to negotiate; I played team sports where I learned to be dependable and hardworking; I am on rehabilitation teams where I have learned to actively listen, trust, and communicate; and I am in academia where I have learned to collaborate and provide effective teaching delivery to multidisciplinary students. Transitioning into academia, I quickly recognized that teaching in my professional silo was limiting me and my students. Therefore, I collaborated with colleagues, and we designed interprofessional educational activities to strategically bring multidisciplinary students together for core competency training. I constructed interprofessional faculty workshops and curriculum for student experiences. For dissemination, I have presented at national and international conferences presenting research from interdisciplinary faculty development and curriculum. Curre
nt research includes demonstrating efficacy of interprofessional education early in health science academia. 

Pamalyn Kearney, Occupational Therapy Academy
Pamalyn Kearney, EdD, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia. Her career as an occupational therapist includes over 30 years of practice in clinical, community based and academic settings. Her recent clinical work includes collaborating with volunteers and staff of the United Way of Aiken County’s Project Vision program, providing home assessments to enhance safety and independence for older adults. She also leads a team that has introduced Camp Discovery, an activity-based program for women who are cancer survivors, to Augusta. As Department Chair, she has been involved in creating opportunities for faculty and students to engage in inter and intra professional education opportunities as well as development of authentic learning experiences and service-learning opportunities that enhance student learning while also contributing to the community. 

Linda Keilman, Nursing Academy
Linda J. Keilman has been teaching at Michigan State University in the College of Nursing since 1992 where she is an Associate Professor and Gerontology Population Content Expert. She is a nationally certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner since 1989 and practices in long-term care in a multidisciplinary team. Prior to nursing, Linda was an elementary school educator with degrees in education. Linda is a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and a Distinguished Educator of Gerontological Nursing from the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence. She is editor-in-chief of Elsevier’s Advances in Family Practice Nursing journal. Linda sits on and is engaged in community, state, and national nursing and interprofessional boards, committees, and task force groups. She is a frequently invited speaker to conferences and workshops related to clinical practice, education, and justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

Tiffany Kelley, Nursing Academy
Tiffany Kelley PhD MBA RN-BC is a visionary expert, ambitiously pioneering nursing informatics and healthcare innovation forward through intra- and inter-disciplinary practice, research, teaching, and scholarship. Dr. Kelley is the first professor of her kind to lead innovation integration into nursing core curriculum while also owning and operating two entrepreneurial informatics-based business ventures. She spent 20 of her 23 nursing years aiming for higher quality care through healthcare technologies. Dr. Kelley’s relentless vision for breaking the status quo in nursing led to her pursuit of a professional, academic, and entrepreneurial trajectory in nursing informatics, a specialty nursing field, that integrates multiple sciences to guide the practice. Her PhD prepared her to become entrepreneurial and invent cutting edge technologies, form businesses, and create a cutting-edge academic intra and inter-disciplinary healthcare innovation strategic vision with national recognition. Dr. Kelley defies the perception that one must choose to be in academics or industry.  

Kelly Kennedy, Occupational Therapy Academy
Kelly Kennedy, OTD, OTR/L, NTMTC is an Associate Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Cincinnati where she has worked since the start of the program. She has over 16 years of experience in occupational therapy She specializes in the areas of neonatal development, feeding, and early intervention. She earned her Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy and Master of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Southern Indiana and her doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Chatham University. Dr. Kennedy sits on multiple college committees related to interprofessional education and interprofessional collaborative practice. Dr. Kennedy is currently part of a US Department of Education grant on Preparing Early Intervention Practitioners for the Opioid Epidemic. Dr. Kennedy’s research interests include interprofessional education, mindfulness, clinical supervision, and neonatal care and early intervention associated with narcotics exposure and its traumatic effects on the child/family. 

Michela Kenning, Optometry Academy
Michela Kenning, OD, PhD, FAAO, is a dedicated optometrist, educator, and leader with a passion for interprofessional collaboration in healthcare. She holds a PhD in Education & Leadership and an OD degree from Pacific University College of Optometry (PUCO), where she also serves as a Tenured Associate Professor and Clinic Director. Dr. Kenning's commitment to fostering interprofessional education and practice is evident through her roles as Director of Pacific Interprofessional Diabetes Clinic and as a mentor for the Interprofessional Concentration at PUCO. With extensive previous experience in diverse clinical settings, including the St. Louis VA Health Care System and private practice, she excels in managing complex patient cases and supervising residents and students. Her scholarly interests include interprofessional education and practice, diabetic health care, and the management of ocular disease. 

Amanda Kirkpatrick, Nursing Academy
Amanda Kirkpatrick, an Associate Professor of Nursing at Creighton University College of Nursing, has received national recognition for excellence in teaching, innovation, and research in the areas of interprofessional education, simulation, and palliative care. One of her most significant scientific contributions to nursing, the publication of the concept analysis of palliative care nursing, has guided the latest national work in palliative care nursing education. Her research has since been focused on promoting team competence development among interprofessional students and clinicians through virtual simulations using palliative care scenarios. During the pandemic, Dr. Kirkpatrick was sought out for her expertise in distance-based simulation methods. She assisted interprofessional faculty nationwide in transitioning simulations online for effective learning and evaluation. Her current funding and projects include a needs assessment of advance care planning barriers and facilitators among interprofessional students and faculty, and cultural humility simulations with an interprofessional faculty team from Johns Hopkins University. 

Kristin Klein, Pharmacy Academy
Kristin Klein is a Clinical Professor at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in the areas of pediatrics, cystic fibrosis, and specialty pharmacy at Michigan Medicine. Dr. Klein received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Oklahoma. She completed a specialty residency in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. Dr. Klein is especially interested in immunizations advocacy and has trained hundreds of pharmacy students and pharmacists to administer vaccines. Dr. Klein completed the Interprofessional Leaders Fellowship Program at the University of Michigan and has helped train numerous pharmacy and medical students, residents, and fellows over her 23 years of practice. She is an active member of the Pediatric Pharmacy Association and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. 

Dennis Klima, Physical Therapy Academy
I joined the faculty at UMES in the Fall of 2002. Prior to my UMES appointment, I served as program director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Baltimore City Community College for thirteen years. I began clinical experience at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution in Baltimore, Maryland. Currently, I am Full Professor and teach the neuromuscular and geriatrics tracts at UMES and coordinate departmental interprofessional education. I received my geriatric and neurologic clinical specializations from the ABPTS and have presented geriatric and neurologic continuing education courses locally, nationally, and internationally. Research areas include both fall risk management, and interprofessional education. I give ongoing guest lectures at the University of Delaware, DeSales University, and Shenandoah University. In 2019, I taught a two-week neuromuscular intensive workshop to Kenyan physical therapists in Nairobi; in addition, my pro bono work is done weekly at the Maintaining Active Citizens Center in Salisbury, Maryland. 

Jeff Konin, Athletic Training Academy
Clinical Professor at Florida International University who serves as Director of the Doctor of Athletic Training program. He also served as the Director of Sports Medicine at James Madison University and on the clinical staff for the Atlanta Olympic Games and was the head athletic trainer for the USA wheelchair Paralympic Team. Dr. Konin has authored 29 textbooks, numerous peer-reviewed articles & chapters, and has given over 300 presentations in 14 countries. He holds membership in the National Athletic Trainers Association, American Physical Therapy Association, American College of Sports Medicine, American Cannabis Nurse’s Association (ACNA), the American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association (AMMPA), the Society of Cannabis Clinicians (SCC), and the International Cannabinoid Research Society. He is a member of the NATA’s Hall of Fame, is recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, and a past recipient of many professional awards. 

Dorcas Kunkel, Nursing Academy
Dorcas Elisabeth Kunkel is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing (UMNSON) in Minneapolis. She earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice (2013), a Master of Science focused on Public Health Nursing (2005), and Leadership in Health Information Technology post graduate certification at the UMNSON, a Bachelor of Science, Nursing at Minot State University (2001), and an Associate of Arts in Nursing at Camosun College (1982). She is a Center for Nursing Informatics member, co-Director of the Center for the International Classification of Nursing Practice, co-Leader of the Education Workgroup at the Nursing Knowledge Big Data Science Initiative, and a Global Health Faculty Scholar Dr. Kunkel’s passion is to foster equitable, inclusive, quality, safe, universal health care through nursing and interprofessional education using data driven approaches. She was a Fulbright Specialist (2022) situated in Liberia, and a 2023 Sustainable Development Goals Research Grant recipient at UMN. 

Matthew Kutz, Athletic Training Academy
Matthew R. Kutz, Ph.D., AT, ATC, CSCS is a Clinical Professor in the Doctor of Athletic Training Program at Florida International University. After nearly three decades as an Athletic Trainer Matt’s career is characterized by interprofessional scholarship and collaboration. By leveraging his leadership research and expertise as a consultant and facilitator Matt has contributed to the leadership development of a wide range of healthcare professionals as well as professionals outside of healthcare. Demonstrating for us that professional boundaries can be transcended when leadership development is the goal. His research has been cited across multiple disciplines. Matt is an award-winning author and researcher, a Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Outstanding Educator award-winner, and a NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer. Matt serves as Chair of the NATA’s International Committee, Vice President of the World Federation of Athletic Training & Therapy, and a Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Athletic Training Education.   

Jung Kwak, Social Work Academy
Jung Kwak, PhD, MSW, is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Texas at Austin with expertise in geriatric social work and healthcare. Her scholarship focuses on improving access to and quality of long-term and palliative care for culturally diverse older adults living with dementia and their families through practice- and policyrelevant interprofessional research. Dr. Kwak has been recognized for her contributions to advancing interdisciplinary research in palliative care being named a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a Sojourns Scholar Leader. She is also a dedicated educator, and has been honored with the Texas 10 Award and multiple teaching awards for her outstanding impact on the lives of her students. She also serves as a vice-chair for the Gerontological Society of America as well as on editorial boards for the Journal of Applied Gerontology and Research in Gerontological Nursing. 

Robert Layman, Optometry Academy
My career began in private practice in Toledo, Ohio in 1982I associated with Timothy Q. Kime, O.D. During my first 6 years, I taught ocular anatomy at Owens Technical College as a member of the Optometric Technician program. In 1987 I left that practice, doing a cold start up in Lambertville Michigan, right across the state line. In 1993 my colleague John Kruszewski, O.D. and I started a practice from scratch in Sylvania TownshipI worked both locations until 2005, when he took that practice overWe started another office in Perrysburg together with Carol Brown Alexander, O.D. in 1999, calling our offices Pinnacle Eye Group. In 2015 my new associate and I purchased Donahue Optical in Monroe Michigan, which now operates as Great Lakes Vision Care. Community service and volunteering for our optometric professional organizations have been top priority my entire career. 

Rolando Lozaro, Physical Therapy Academy
Rolando Lazaro PT, PhD, DPT is a tenured Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program,  California State University, Sacramento. Dr. Lazaro has held several academic and clinical positions in his almost four decades as a physical therapist. Dr. Lazaro has research lines related to interprofessional practice in geriatric wellness and rehabilitation, cultural competence in healthcare, and community-based rehabilitation, among others. Dr. Lazaro also assisted in the development of several interprofessional physical rehabilitation community clinics in northern California. He is the lead editor of the upcoming Goodman and Fuller’s Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist, 6th ed, and Umphred’s Neurological Rehabilitation, 8th ed textbooks. In 2013, Dr. Lazaro was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholarship to study community-based rehabilitation models in the Philippines. He was again awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholarship in 2020 to study urban community-based rehabilitation, and the role of rehabilitation science professionals in disaster preparation and management.  

Raeann LeBlanc, Nursing Academy
Raeann G LeBlanc, PhD, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, CHPN, has over two decades of commitment to interprofessional and collaborative research, education, practice and advocacy in public health, community-based primary, chronic, and serious illness care. Holding a Clinical and Research Doctorate Raeann has the knowledge, clinical expertise, and a diverse team-orientation as evidence in multiple contributions to science and practice. Raeann has successfully led and been a contributing member to NIH funded research and serves as a leader in the Massachusetts Serious Illness Coalition, the Interdisciplinary Professional Organizations of the American Public Health Association and Gerontological Society of America.  As an Associate Clinical Professor and most recently as the Endowed Professor for Social Justice, they work collaboratively within the disciplines of nursing, sociology, engineering, humanities, and community to advance health equity.  Raeann has an established background as practitioner, scholar, caregiver, and leader in interdisciplinary community-based care delivery with strong ties to the community. 

Loretta Lee, Nursing Academy
Throughout her academic career, Dr. Lee has contributed to the nursing profession through her enduring distinguished educational and research contributions to practice. In 2008, she championed the evolution of Alabama’s first Dual Adult and Gerontology Nurse Practitioner specialty track. Realizing the need to bridge gaps between interprofessional practice and scholarship, she has leveraged her academic expertise for the last two decades to inform her pedagogical approach to educating over 2,000 primary care nurse practitioner students to care for patients across the lifespan. Her commitment to academic excellence and scholarly work on health outcomes for medically underserved patients has received national recognition. Her impact as a distinguished scholar in interprofessional practice is evidenced by her appointments to three University-Wide Interprofessional Research Centers, where she showcases her ability to integrate scholarship with practice and disseminates evidence.  Dr. Lee’s passion is reflected in the breadth of her enduring leadership across nursing academics.  

Rebecca Lee, Nursing Academy
Dr. Rebecca C. Lee currently serves as Associate Professor and Director of the RN-toBSN program in the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing. She is also a member of the Center for Improvement Science (CIS) of the Center for Clinical & Translational Science & Training at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Lee holds advanced certification in Public Health Nursing as well as Advanced Transcultural Nursing and was inducted as a Transcultural Scholar by the Transcultural Nursing Society and a Fellow in the Academy of Fellows for Teaching & Learning at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Lee is a skilled qualitative, mixed methods, and quality improvement researcher who has conducted research, presented, and published in the areas of homelessness, health promotion, human rights, diversity, and cultural competence. Dr. Lee serves as a member of the UC IRB and Ethics Center Steering Committee and on the Board of the Transcultural Honor Society. 

Jessica Legg, Pharmacy Academy
Dr. Julie Legg received her Bachelors of Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the Ohio State University (OSU) College of Pharmacy.  Following her graduations, she worked as an inpatient, ambulatory care, and drug information pharmacist.  She joined the OSU College of Pharmacy faculty in 1997 and for many years was Director of the Professional Practice Laboratory and APPE Assistant Director. Dr. Legg is currently the Director of Experiential Education and Assistant Professor - Clinical.  She is a founding faculty member of the Education for Clinical Interprofessional Simulation Excellence (ECLiPSE) Team which is a program representing 11 health science professions and five colleges.  She is a past recipient of the Miriam R. Balshone Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching, Faculty Award for Outstanding Community Engagement, OSU College of Pharmacy Innovation Award, AACP Innovations in Teaching Award, and a member of the National Academies of Practice 2023 Interprofessional Group of the Year.

Cara Lekovitch, Occupational Therapy Academy
Cara Lekovitch, CScD, MOT, OTR/L, BCG is an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh. Lekovitch received her BS in Neuroscience and BS in Psychology from Allegheny College, and her Master of Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Clinical Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. She has over 15 years of clinical experience working at an interprofessional level focusing primarily on older adults. Lekovitch is engaged in academic programming via community-based fieldwork experiences and course instruction across academic programs where she mentors and guides students to become interprofessional team members. She has a passion for evidence-based pedagogical approaches, with an expertise in course design and modification. Lekovitch’s commitment to implementation, knowledge translation, and the systematic engagement of stakeholders in research are at the core of her previous role as the Geriatric Research Program Manager for the Rehabilitation Health Services Research Laboratory.  

Gayle Lourens, Nursing Academy
Dr. Gayle Lourens is a faculty member and the director of the nurse anesthesiology program at Michigan State University. As an educator and scholar, she has made substantial contributions to interprofessional education and practice. As an early adopter of the principles of interprofessional education (IPE) and its associated competencies, she led efforts to educate faculty on how to integrate into educational programs. These efforts have exponentially grown to include multiple colleges across three states and extended training to more than 1100 healthcare students. Recognized for her excellence in teaching and leadership, Dr. Lourens has been the recipient of several awards including the Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists Guiding Light award, Michigan Sate University Excellence in Teaching award, the Lansing State Journal Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year, selected for a Sigma Theta Tau Emerging Educational Administrator Leadership Institute Fellowship and was recently inducted into the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology.   

Anne Luckose, Nursing Academy
Anne  Luckose is an advanced practice registered nurse who has been in the healthcare industry for twenty-seven years practicing in a variety of areas. She is currently an adjunct faculty as Assistant Professor in Nursing who teaches nursing research, biostatistics and epidemiology and,  Scholarly Inquiry for Advance Nursing Practice. She is also an adult primary care nurse practitioner, has recent administrative and leadership experience as Assistant Director of Student Health in a university wellness center; and an ongoing enthusiastic nurse researcher. She has also been a COVID-19 contact tracing supervisor for the university, a journal reviewer, a research symposium evaluator, a dissertation committee chair, research committee chair and co-chair. She received her BSN and MSN degrees from Rajiv Gandhi University of Medical Sciences, India, Post-Master’s NP from NorthPark University, Chicago and PhD in Nursing from Loyola University Chicago. 

Varleisha Lyons, Occupational Therapy Academy
Varleisha D. (Gibbs) Lyons PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS has been an occupational therapist for over 20 years. Dr. Lyons founded and operated a private therapy firm for over 10 yearsShe developed and founded Delaware’s first occupational therapy program and became the first Black Indigenous American woman to serve as the Scientific Programs Officer at the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. Currently, she is the Vice President of Diversity Equity Inclusion Justice Access and Belonging and formerly the Vice President of Practice Engagement and Capacity Building at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Varleisha continues to lecture internationally and is a best-selling author. She has dedicated her time to mentoring underrepresented individuals and desires to help shift others toward growth and healing despite traumatic experiences or diagnoses. Her research spans various disciplines and professions with grant funding in the areas of community-based services and interprofessional education and care.  

Wanda Maldonado-Davila, Pharmacy Academy
Dr. Wanda T. Maldonado-Dávila earned her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.  She joined the University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy to serve as clinical faculty, and since 2010, she has served as Dean. She also held an interprofessional pharmacy practice with the pediatric infectious diseases team at the University of Puerto Rico Pediatric Hospital. Her research and practice interests include the therapeutics of anti-infective agents, where she practiced dose individualization based on clinical pharmacokinetics. She has advocated with other healthcare professionals and members of the industry for legislation that advances the pharmacy profession, resulting in the revision of the Puerto Rico pharmacy practice act. The Governor of Puerto Rico appointed her to the COVID-19 Medical Task Force in 2020, an interprofessional group that formulated recommendations to the government for the management of the pandemic. 

Rajesh Mangrulkar, Physician Academy
Dr. Mangrulkar’s work focuses on interprofessional education and training, organizational leadership and innovation, and transforming education at scale to advance the social good. Since 2021, he has been charged by the University of Michigan Provost’s Office with building an education innovation community of practice across three campuses to foster this goal. He holds three roles: (1) Director of U-M’s Center for Interprofessional Education, (2) Faculty-in-Residence at U-M’s Center for Academic Innovation, and (3) Executive Director of RISE, a health sciences education innovation initiative that he founded at Michigan Medicine. For the prior 10 years, he served as U-M’s Associate Dean for Medical Student Education, leading the school’s curriculum, student affairs, evaluation, assessment, educational research, learning community, and admissions units. He is widely published and invited to give numerous addresses, one of which was a TEDMED talk, delivered in in Chicago to describe his vision on leading change in education. 

Jenny Martinez, Occupational Therapy Academy
Jenny Martínez, OTD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA is interested in advancing research methods that represent minoritized voices and meaningfully engage relevant healthcare community members (e.g., patients, the interprofessional team, researchers, non-researchers, policymakers). Her work bridges the gap between science, policy, and practice to improve health outcomes and diminish systemic health disparities through community-engaged and inclusive strategies. For example, she has investigated language discordance in an episode of rehabilitation care, primary care-based lifestyle interventions for rural-dwelling Latino older adults, and care approaches for nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. She has published and presented widely on her findings and emergent strategies to engage community members. Further, she has served in numerous leadership capacities including chairperson of the American Occupational Therapy’s Gerontology Special Interest Section, inaugural member of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation’s Standing for Research Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (STRIDE) committee, and reviewer for the Patient-Centered Research Outcomes Institute 

Ann Marie Mauro, Nursing Academy
Dr. Ann Marie Mauro is Hunter College School of Nursing Joan Hansen Grabe Dean. A visionary leader in health professions education, Dr. Mauro has advanced innovation, equity, and partnerships across academic, clinical, and professional organizations. As Monmouth University School of Nursing and Health Studies Dean, she launched new health professions degrees and a state-of-the-art simulation center, fostering interprofessional initiatives across disciplines and regional health systems. At Rutgers University, Dr. Mauro led statewide interprofessional education collaborations between nursing, medicine, dentistry, and others. Her multidisciplinary teams garnered $3.2 million for their groundbreaking interprofessional education work. Dr. Mauro’s leadership includes Eastern Nursing Research Society Immediate Past President, Visiting Nurses Association Health Group Board Member, and New York University NonTenured Faculty Senators’ Council Founding Chair. Her impact has been recognized with prestigious awards, including fellowship in the Academy of Nursing Education, American Academy of Nursing, American Heart Association, and New York Academy of Medicine. 

Cathy Maxwell, Nursing Academy
Cathy Maxwell, PhD, RN, FAAN is an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Dr. Maxwell has over 40 years of nursing experience and is a national representative for nursing among interprofessional organizations. Dr. Maxwell has been featured in numerous media initiatives, regionally and nationally, for her expertise in aging and frailty. She is passionate about advancing education that empowers older adults to proactively manage their personal trajectories of aging. Dr. Maxwell serves on interprofessional advisory groups with the American College of Surgeons and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She has over 50 peer-reviewed submitted/published publications and over 50 invited and peer-reviewed presentations at regional, national and international conferences. She has developed interprofessional educational interventions (communication aids, health/wellness program, videos)  to promote healthy aging; and currently serves as a co-investigator on NIH- and NSF-sponsored research studies for her expertise in working with older adults.   

Jere May, Pharmacy Academy
J. Russell May, Pharm.D., FASHP is a Clinical Professor and Assistant Dean for Extended Campuses at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. He serves on the Clinical Leadership Board at Augusta University made up of the leadership of the health professions colleges and the CEO of the AU Medical Center. Dr. May has served on the Georgia Department of Community Health Drug Utilization Review Board for over 25 years. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. He was named Teacher of the Year at the UGA College of Pharmacy in 2007. Dr. May was the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Drug Information Practitioner Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Dr. May received the 2018 Paul F. Parker Award from the University of Kentucky.

Melanie Mayberry, Dentistry Academy
Melanie E. Mayberry, D.D.S., M.S.-HCM, is currently the Division Director of Practice Essentials and Interprofessional Education and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. She has made significant contributions to dentistry, dental education, interprofessional education, collaborative practice, the health care profession, and patient care. Dr. Mayberry has a demonstrated skillset of establishing innovative interprofessional education training partnerships and programs with multiple medical and other health professions schools. These programs aim to improve the future healthcare workforce and patient care experiences.  Dr. Mayberry is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and was inducted into the Pierre Fauchard International Honor Dental Academy. She is a graduate of Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry and completed a General Practice Residency in Hospital Dentistry at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Dr. Mayberry earned her master’s degree in healthcare management from the Harvard School of Public Health. 

Brandy Mechling, Nursing Academy
Dr. Brandy Mechling has been a nurse for 26 years and a faculty at the University of North Carolina Wilmington for 17 years; teaching across undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. She recently earned the rank of full professor. Her nursing expertise is primarily in psychiatric mental health and has mainly focused on the child/adolescent population. She is an APRN, holding a clinical nurse specialist certification and conducting psychotherapy with children/adolescents. Her research population is children/adolescents, young adults, and families. Her research area is parental mental illness and substance use disorder and the impact on children, including interventions for improving children’s psychosocial well-being and outcomes with a strength-based, resilience approach. She is a long-standing member of the National League for Nursing, American and North Carolina Nurses Associations, Sigma Theta Tau, and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, in which she has served as the Research Council Chair for the past four years. 

Christine Meissner, Nutrition and Dietetics Academy
Christine Meissner is a registered dietitian and works as a clinical faculty member at St. Elizabeth University. Her educational background includes a Doctor of Education degree. Her clinical experience focused on the areas of acute care and acute rehabilitation and included a leadership role as a clinical nutrition manager. She has worked to advance interprofessional collaboration throughout her career as a member of various committees. She serves as treasurer of the New Jersey chapter for the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. She is also currently serving as part of the interprofessional education committee with the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Dietetics Education and will be helping to edit a future special edition focused on Interprofessional Education. 

Karen Moss, Nursing Academy
Dr. Karen Moss is a registered nurse and Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing who holds an interdisciplinary joint appointment in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University. Dr. Moss engages in interprofessional research, teaching, and professional and community service focused on advance care planning for the end of life, palliative care, pain, and stress in older adults living with dementia and their family caregivers. Her scholarly and volunteer activities are concentrated on reducing health disparities among Black/African American older adults and their caregivers including testing a culturally sensitive caregiver intervention co-created using perspectives from current and former caregivers, and interprofessional healthcare providers and community leaders. Her interdisciplinary work involves engaging with local, state, and national partners on a variety of impactful projects focused on future health policy development. Dr. Moss’ interprofessional scholarly and lay activities have led to 30 publications, 115 presentations, and 15 media engagements.  

Mark Nakano, Optometry Academy
Dr. Mark Nakano currently serves as the SCCO Associate Dean of Clinics and has held the role since March 2016. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Nakano was the Clinic Director of the University Eye Center at Los Angeles since August 2011. Dr. Nakano received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry from California State University, Dominguez Hills, received his Doctor of Optometry Degree in 1986 from Pacific University College of Optometry. He is certified to the highest level (Therapeutics, Lacrimal Irrigation & Dilation, Glaucoma, and Immunizations) in California. In 2017, as one of the co-leaders of the California Optometric Association’s Legislative Committee, Dr. Nakano was integral in the passage of Assembly Bill 443 (Low), which allows optometrists to administer vaccinations as well as topical and oral treatment therapeutic strategies. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Nakano was able to administer the Covid Vaccine to over 5,000 community members at various super vaccination sites in Orange County, California.   Dr. Nakano has owned and operated a private practice since 1987 and sold his practice in 2015 to concentrate on leading the University Eye Center at Ketchum Health. In conjunction with practicing, Dr. Nakano has conducted over 45 clinical trials in contact lenses, solutions, and medications for all the major pharmaceutical companies. Additionally, Dr. Nakano has experience with Harbor-UCLA Eye Clinic, a multidisciplinary and educational health care facility, and has served as a quality assurance auditor for a regional vision plan. Dr. Nakano currently serves as the Immediate President of the South Bay Optometric Society, Co-leader of COA Legislative Committee, Founding Member AOA Future Practice Educators Committee, Consultant of Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, Board Member of Lions L.O.V.E. Program and Former Board Member of CareHarbor Health Event.  

Laurie Neely, Physical Therapy Academy
Laurie Neely PT, DPT, is an Associate Professor and the Associate Program Director and Director of Clinical Education in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Central Florida.  She received a BBA from the University of Mississippi in 2002 and her DPT from Old Dominion University in 2007.  Dr. Neely is board certified in Neurologic Physical Therapy and has over 10 years of clinical experience working with medically complex patients in the acute care setting.  In 2022, she received the APTA Acute Care Katherine Harris Educator Award.  She is involved locally and nationally with clinical education directives and advocacy initiatives and is active in campus-wide interprofessional activities.  Dr. Neely is currently an appointed member of the Examination Development Committee for the National Physical Therapy Examination at the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy and was recently inducted into their Academy of Advanced Item Writers.  

Michelle Nelson, Nursing Academy
Policy, education, and service are the primary areas through which I champion change. Education provides the platform from which I conduct my clinical practice, scholarship, and legislative advocacy. A continuous learner myself, I am a facilitator of inter-disciplinary learning by graduate NP students, practicing RNs and NPs, patients, legislators, and communities from the local to the international levels. As an educator with interconnected clinical and health policy expertise, I underscore the need for evidence-based, best practices in each arena.  I am the courageous go-to advocate for crafting, promoting, and implementing policy expanding practice for APRNs in highly restrictive Georgia. A savvy, trailblazing leader of APRN faculty and state/national nursing associations, I focus on interprofessional policy education and experiential training for students and colleagues. I answer the call with integrity to serve Georgians, my institution/organizations, students and faculty, and colleagues while promoting safe, cost-effective, and quality healthcare. 

Yolanda Nelson, Nursing Academy
Dr. Nelson is currently an associate professor of Nursing at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), Ewing, NJ. She received her EdD in Educational Leadership from Rowan University, her MSNed in Nursing Education from the University of Phoenix, and her BSN in Nursing from The College of New Jersey.  She holds a Medical Surgical Certification.  With over 21 years as a registered nurse, Dr. Nelson has a diverse background within the field of nursing which includes: medical-surgical, orthopedics, community health, advanced practice clinician, teaching for practical nursing, undergraduate, and graduate nursing programs, and various leadership roles. Dr. Nelson’s program of research focuses on engagement, faculty-student relationships, and mentorship as a way to increase diversity within the profession of nursing. Current research studies have focused on “Best Practices for Facilitating the Mentoring Experience for Nursing Students of Color” and “The Mentoring Experience: Perceptions of African American Nurse Leaders and Student Mentees. 

Elizabeth NeSmith, Nursing Academy
Elizabeth NeSmith, PhD, MSN, RN, is a tenured professor and Chair of the Department of Nursing Science at Augusta University (AU), with a joint appointment at the Medical College of Georgia and affiliate appointments in the AU Institute of Public and Preventative Health and AU Graduate School. She has more than 35 years of experience in trauma, emergency, and disaster care.  Having obtained her Doctor of Philosophy degree with a focus on translational and interprofessional research, Dr. NeSmith’s federally-funded grants have focused on the effects of chronic stress prior to trauma on the inflammatory response after trauma. Among her many areas of service, Dr. NeSmith has served as a reviewer for the Italian Ministry of Health and the US Department of Defense Orthopedic Clinical Trial Award. Dr. NeSmith co-founded the Trauma Interdisciplinary Group for Research (TIGR) and together with TIGR, has multiple award-winning trauma-related publications and nationally-presented abstracts.

Karen Niven, Nursing Academy
Karen Niven serves as Premier Inc’s Senior Director, Clinical Value Analysis and leads the Value Analysis Committee and the clinical processes for a national clinical Group Purchasing Organization  on a national level which supports over 3,000 healthcare facilities. As a nursing expert, she uses her clinical advocacy and expertise to analyze current and future medical trends while evidence-based care. Karen’s responsibilities also include operationalizing the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Quadruple Aim with clinicians and medical suppliers across the healthcare continuum of care. Karen over 33 years of nursing experience in the Perianesthesia and Clinical Value Analysis.  Karen currently serves as the President-Elect for the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals, which is the national association for healthcare value analysis leaders and as the inaugural Chair for the AHVAP Certification Board, which is responsible for professional credentialing of healthcare value analysis professionals. 

Christine O'Neil, Pharmacy Academy
Dr. O’Neil is currently a Professor of Pharmacy Practice in the Division of Clinical, Social, and Administrative Sciences at Duquesne University. She served as Assistant Dean of Curriculum Development and Interprofessional Education at Duquesne University School of Pharmacy.  Dr. O’Neil completed her B.S. in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees at Duquesne University and completed a hospital pharmacy residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh.  Since 1988, she has practiced in various settings including a Geriatric Assessment Center, Office-Based Physician Practice, Long Term Care and the Center for Pharmacy Care, a health education, screening and wellness program. She currently serves as Residency Program Director for ASHP–accredited PGY1 and PGY2 residency programs in a long-term care practice.  She is the recipient of a Distinguished Alumnus Award, School Service and Teaching Award, Creative Teaching Award, and Armon Neel Award. She is the author of over 30 book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles.      

Sarah Oerther, Nursing Academy
Dr. Oerther has engaged in interprofessional practice, policy, education, and research. As a Senior Specialist for Poison Control, she translated evidenced-based practice to diverse interprofessional learners across settings and educational levels to reduce drug overdoses in the community. Dr. Oerther has led interdisciplinary teams in implementing both local and global projects to reduce health inequities. In 2019, she was appointed by Governor Parson as the only nurse-representative to the Missouri Health Net Oversight Committee. After winning a county wide election to Phelps County Extension Counsel, Dr. Oerther was elected Chair, where she led interdisciplinary teams to develop educational programs at the county level. Dr. Oerther has over 20 peer-reviewed publications and presentations at the regional, national, and international levels in the scholarship of teaching and learning that highlight her engagement with interprofessional education and research. She has received numerous awards for her interprofessional practice collaborations. 

Tracy Orwig, Social Work Academy
I have worked in numerous health care settings throughout my social work career.  I started my career working in both pediatric and adult emergency roomsI have also worked in kidney transplant,  inpatient rehabilitation, hospice, and discharge planningAs a License Clinical Social Work (LCSW) I have covered a psychiatric emergency room to complete assessments on pediatric patients presenting for acute psychiatric conditionsMy career has allowed me the opportunity to work closely with interprofessional teams to collaborate and provide patient centered care. I have seen firsthand when individuals on a healthcare team have not collaborated well due to communication barriers, not knowing one another’s roles or responsibilities or due to ethical conflicts. My experience has helped with the development and integration of IPE by providing me an opportunity to utilize my social work practice skills to inform modules and learning activities that can help students work on interprofessional teams.    

Cynthia Otto, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Dr. Otto, a tenured Professor of Working Dog Sciences and Sports Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine is board certified in veterinary emergency medicine/critical care and canine sports medicine/rehabilitation. As executive director and founder of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center (www.vet.upenn.edu/WDC), she oversees fitness and medical care of the program’s detection dogs, provides rehabilitation and conditioning for police and other working dogs and conducts vital research on and by detection dogs.  With over 120 peer reviewed articles, reviews and book chapters, she is an internationally recognized expert in both emergency medicine and working dog science. She was Pennsylvania’s 2002 “Veterinarian of the Year”, received Ohio State’s Alumni Recognition Award (2006) and Distinguished Alumnus Award (2008), AVMA’s Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year (2018), Mark Bloomberg Award (2019) and Asa Mays DVM, Excellence in Canine Health Research award (2021).  

Marie-Therese Oyalowo, Pharmacy Academy
Dr. Marie-Therese Oyalowo, is a Professor and Drug Information Director, School of Pharmacy  and Health Professions, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (SPHP UMES). She earned her Pharmacy degrees from Mercer University Atlanta, GA and Drug Information specialty residency from Medical College of Pennsylvania, Allegheny Campus in Pittsburgh, PA. Her responsibilities include coordinating and teaching the Hematology/oncology course, precepting students, providing in-service education to healthcare professionals and participating in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.  In the Professional Development course, she serves a facilitator in several Interprofessional events including Emergency Preparedness and the GAIT (geriatric care) programs. She serves as Chair and member of several local and national Committees. Her scholarly activities include several IRB approved studies, presentations and publications. She is a member of several professional organizations. She has received several awards including Pharmacist of the Year, Faculty of the Year, Small Business of the Year, and Bowl of Hygeia.

Michelle Pardee, Nursing Academy
Dr. Pardee is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) and faculty lead of Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Practice at the UMSN. She teaches in the graduate nursing programs, mentoring clinical students and Doctor of Nursing Practice students in their scholarly projects. As a result of her leadership, IPE curricula and experiential activities have been developed, implemented, and evaluated across all nursing programs. She is a faculty lead for a large interprofessional team based clinical decision-making course, with more than 500 students from Pharmacy, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work. This work was recognized by a Provost Innovation Prize Award. Dr. Pardee has 25+ years providing care to adolescents and young adults in a school-based health center working closely with her collaborating physician and clinic social worker to provide high quality care, address social determinants of health, and refer to needed resources. 

Ellen Payne, Athletic Training Academy
Dr. Ellen K. Payne is an associate professor at Moravian University, where she teaches in the Doctor of Athletic Training Program, the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program, undergraduate Rehabilitation Sciences. Dr. Payne is the program for Moravian’s EMT program. Prior to becoming an educator, Dr. Payne taught high school and practiced as an athletic trainer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Clinically, she has worked with all levels of athletes from youth sports to professional soccer. Dr. Payne continues to work clinically as a per diem athletic trainer for St. Luke’s Sports Medicine. Dr. Payne is also an active EMT and a professional ski patroller. Her research interests include pre-hospital emergency care, athletic training education, and simulation-based education. She has authored more than 50 articles and presentations. Currently, she serves as an assistant editor for the Athletic Training Education Journal and is the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association secretary. 

Aimee Perron, Physical Therapy Academy
Aimee E. Perron PT, DPT has spent 26 years as a clinician, instructor and leader in post-acute care and academic settings. Dr. Perron recently transition from Clinical Director with Powerback to Assistant Professor with Northeastern University. She is passionate and committed to clinical excellence using evidence-based and client-centered practices. Aimee serves as a clinical leader and strives to inspire colleagues and students to be strong advocates to ensure clients have access to care they need and can achieve meaningful outcomes. Dr. Perron is dedicated to life-long learning and has achieved American Physical Therapy Association board certification specialist in Neurological PT and Certified Expert for the Aging Adult. Aimee has presented nationally and internationally on a variety of clinical topics related to interprofessional practice in post-acute care.  Additionally, she is an actively engaged NAP member and has participated on the membership committee, telehealth data workgroup and virtual hill visits. 

Tracy Perron, Nursing Academy
With over 36 years of experience in nursing and academia, I am a passionate advocate for community/public health and interprofessional collaboration. As a nurse educator and researcher, I strive to make a positive difference in the lives of my students, my colleagues, and the greater community. I have an extensive background in nursing, having worked in a variety of settings, such as acute care, homecare and public health. My research interests lie in the areas of interprofessional community collaboration, community health initiatives, and school health. I am committed to providing a high quality, evidence-based education to nursing students and colleagues alike. It is my hope that I can foster a lasting commitment to community health and interprofessional collaboration amongst my students, which will lead to a healthier future. 

Bridget Perry, Speech-Language Pathology Academy
Bridget Perry, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at MGH Institute of Health Professions and a Speech Language Pathologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. She is the founding Program Director of the Clinical Doctorate in Speech Language Pathology (SLPD) Program which is the first SLPD program specifically designed with an interdisciplinary focus where students collaborate with practitioners from across the health professions as part of all core coursework. Interdisciplinary teamwork is foundational to both her research and clinical practice where she regularly collaborates with a variety of health care professionals including health decision scientists, neurologists, plastic surgeons, internal medicine physicians, nurses, and physical and occupational therapists. Her research is focused on improving patient-centered management of swallowing and speech impairments for patients diagnosed with serious illness. 

Julie Peterson, Physical Therapy Academy
Dr. Julie Peterson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Creighton University’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. Dr. Peterson is the Director of Creighton Therapy and Wellness and Creighton Pediatric Therapy in Omaha, NE offering physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language services for adults and pediatricsShe is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy and Board Certified in Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunctions. Dr. Peterson graduated from Creighton University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2001 and completed her EdD in Interdisciplinary Leadership in 2022. She is an active member of her professional association both locally and nationally. She also serves as the Director of Physical Therapy Residency Programs for Creighton University and is a mentor in the Women’s Health Residency Program. Her research interests include pelvic health in the rural communities, clinical reasoning, residency education, and clinical leadership. 

Stephanie Petrosky, Nutrition and Dietetics Academy
Stephanie Petrosky is an Associate Professor and the founding Chair of the Department of Nutrition in the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. In this role, she oversees the faculty and the operational aspects of the department, including academic programs, college roles, outpatient clinical practice, and teaching other health professions about the power of nutrition. She is also the Program Director for the Master of Science in Nutrition.  Dr. Petrosky is a licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with 35 years in practice. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Florida International University, a Master of Science in Health Administration from Capella University, and an Advanced Practice Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition from the University of North Florida. Her teaching experience spans many organizations with a deep focus on teaching across the health professions. As a former state president, she is recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has served eight years on Florida’s Council for Dietetics and Nutrition Practice, managing the state licensure process for nutrition professionals. 

Catherine Piersol, Occupational Therapy Academy
Dr. Cathy Piersol is Professor and Chair in the Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Piersol has been an occupational therapist for over 40 years. As a practitioner, educator and researcher, her work centers on the translation and implementation of evidence-based interventions that promote activity engagement and quality of life for elders and caregivers.   Dr. Piersol is co-developer and Director of Jefferson Elder Care, an Interprofessional program offering evidence-based services and training programs including home-based therapy, consultation and specialized training in dementia care. Her collaborators include researchers and practitioners across the country and internationally. Dr. Piersol has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals.  She is the co-author of A Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia: Using Activities and Strategies to Prevent, Reduce and Manage Behavioral Symptoms; and the current Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and Major Neurocognitive Disorders.  

Teri Pipe, Nursing Academy
Teri Pipe, Ph.D., RN is the Richard E. Sinaiko Professor in Health Care Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing and core faculty in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Healthy Minds. Dr. Pipe is Dean Emerita of the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University, where she served as Dean from 2011-2018 and as University- wide ASU Chief Well-Being Officer from 2017-2021, and tenured Professor from 2001-2023. She was the Founding Director of ASU's Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience. Prior to ASU, Dr. Pipe served as Mayo Clinic Arizona's Director of Nursing Research and Innovation. Dr. Pipe’s work focuses on well-being within and beyond the healthcare and higher education sectorsDr. Pipe is an expert on nursing leadership, interprofessionalism, bringing various disciplines together to redesign well-being at individual, organizational and societal levels 

Mechelle Plasse, Nursing Academy
Dr. Mechelle Plasse, a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC), is a leader in education, curriculum innovation, and interprofessional practice and relationship developmentAs Assistant Professor and Director of Nurse Practitioner tracks and Mental Health Programming at UMass Chan Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing, Dr. Plasse expanded PMHNP educational options including DNP, post-graduate certificate and post-graduate fellowshipDr. Plasse obtained her BSN/MS degree in 1997 and after years of organizational consulting on interprofessional practice she completed her PhD in 2015 at Northeastern University with dissertation focused on leadership and relationship quality in healthcare teamsAs a PMHNP for nearly 25 years, she now owns Moon Spot Wellness Center providing psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic services to her local community and healthcare providers and first respondersFuture goals include continuing her work on interprofessional education and interpersonal relationship quality in healthcare, an investment in improving overall patient and provider health.  

Lori Porter, Nutrition and Dietetics Academy
Lori Porter, EdD, RDN, CAE is the Executive Director for the Academy of Communication in Healthcare (ACH). ACH is the professional home for those committed to improving communication and relationships in healthcare.  Prior to this, Lori served as the Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice and the Director for the undergraduate Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at Ball State University. She worked with the College of Health Leadership Team, faculty, staff, and community partners to develop and administer interprofessional collaborative activities and with the Nutrition and Health Science Department to administer and maintain accreditation for the DPD program. Before this, she worked as the Director of Professional Standards at the American Board of Medical Specialties, Director of Educational Content Development at the American Association of Diabetes Educators, Director of Practice at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Humana Health Care as a Clinical Dietician.  

Keith Poulsen, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Dr. Keith Poulsen received his DVM and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004 and 2012. He has been the Director of the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory since 2018 and is a member of the Large Animal Internal Medicine section at the School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison, WI.  Dr. Poulsen is the President elect of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians and is a member of the International Council for Veterinary Assessment Board of Directors. He is also part of the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association and will be the Wisconsin Delegate to the American Veterinary Medical Association House of Delegates.  Dr. Poulsen is active in advocacy efforts for animal and public health and Wisconsin agribusiness development to expand international markets from a One Health perspective.  His current projects are in South American, Africa, New Zealand, and Asia. 

Kelly Powers, Nursing Academy
Dr. Kelly Powers, PhD, RN, CNE is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Powers teaches graduate and doctoral level nursing courses, and develops interprofessional simulations for undergraduate students. To ensure interprofessional education (IPE) for distance learners, she created a 15-week online IPE course for graduate students, incorporating video simulations to provide experiential learning about team-based care. Dr. Powers serves on the Steering Committee of the North Carolina IPE Leaders Collaborative, working to advance IPE statewide. She has been named an Education Innovations Fellow for her IPE work in the College of Health and Human Services at UNC Charlotte. Dr. Powers’ research focuses on improving healthcare quality and safety through innovative educational interventions, such as IPE and simulations. Her work has been funded by the National League for Nursing, published in nursing and interprofessional journals, and presented at national conferences. 

Victoria Prignac, Occupational Therapy Academy
Dr. Victoria Priganc is the founding Program Director for the developing Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Vermont (UVM).  Prior to this, she was the Program Director/Chair of the developing Master of Occupational Therapy program at Clarkson University.  Dr. Priganc has been a registered Occupational Therapist for 29 years, a Certified Hand Therapist for 24 years, and has been in academia on and off for 22 yearsShe was an invited Associate Editor for the Journal of Hand Therapy and has been in this role since 2008 She was also invited to serve as a board member for the Center for Biomedical Innovation at UVM and is on the UVM Interprofessional Educational Committee Recently she obtained her Executive Certification in Home Modifications and is exploring the preventative value of OT services to older people wishing to age-in-placeShe has numerous publications and presentations both nationally and internationally.   

Kelly Ragucci, Pharmacy Academy
Kelly Ragucci received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Toledo in 1997. Subsequently, she completed a clinical pharmacy residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and then served on the faculty at MUSC for 19 years. She is currently the Chief Academic Officer of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Her teaching and research interests include interprofessional education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Dr. Ragucci was the recipient of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s Education Award in 2015, recipient of the MUSC Teaching Excellence Award in 2012, and recipient of the MUSC Outstanding Clinician Award in 2011. She has been named Professor of the Year 10 times in her career. Dr. Ragucci has published over 60 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. She is a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. She is an active member of a variety of interprofessional national organizations.  

Padmavathy Ramaswamy, Nursing Academy
Dr. Padmavathy Ramaswamy is an Assistant Professor at the Cizik School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is a member of the university-wide Interprofessional Education (IPE) Executive Council. She actively coordinates and leads multiple IPE activities as a member of the university’s Center of Interprofessional Collaboration and is a noted speaker on IPE. Her doctoral research focused on the use of mobile health (mHealth) technology among South Asians living in the U.S. Her research interest focuses on use of mHealth and other technologies for health promotion and disease prevention, especially in older adults. She earned multiple degrees including a PhD in nursing, MPH, MSN, and post-Masters certificates in Applied Health Informatics and in Nursing Education. Her 20-year clinical experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner spans the population and age-spectrum. She maintains an active faculty clinical practice at University of Houston Student Health Center.  

Anna Ratka, Pharmacy Academy
Dr. Ratka earned Ph.D. (pharmacology) and Pharm.D. degrees and completed two research fellowships. Her academic appointments include pharmacy faculty positions, founding Director of Clinical Research at Institute for Aging and Alzheimer’s disease Research, founding department chair, department chair, interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. She completed the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program. Since 2009, she regularly serves as a team evaluator on the ACPE site visits. Dr. Ratka has held several elected positions at AACP, APhA, and other professional organizations. She was recognized with the APhA Fellow award. Her teaching expertise is in pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, sterile compounding, pain, and opioids. Her research areas include neuropharmacology, opioids, pain, aging, and SOTL. She has over 100 peerreviewed publications and presentations. As a pharmacist, she practiced in community and hospital settings, and is engaged in health care projects to underserved communities. 

Kristen Reuter, Social Work Academy
Kristen Reuter is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Approved Supervisor, with over 10 years of experience working in interprofessional healthcare, geriatrics and academics. She serves as an instructor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and Director of Social Services for the Center for Older Adults. She provides direct patient care to older adults and their caregivers as part of an interprofessional team. Kristen's academic duties include her role as an interprofessional preceptor for students in the clinical setting   Kristen’s research activities have included serving as the principal investigator for studies on interventions for caregivers of individuals with dementia. Kristen engages in dissemination of scholarship on topics of interprofessional team-based care, older adults, dementia and caregiving. She is passionate about community outreach and is a member of numerous committees for older adults, including the Tarrant County Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council. 

Jerry Reynolds, Social Work Academy
Dr. Reynolds is an Assistant Professor and BSW Program Director at Ball State University in Muncie, IN and has been in this role since the fall of 2020. He is an LSW and has 20 years of professional social experience. His professional experience came from roles as a medical social worker, post-Katrina community development work in south MS, and as an agency operations manager. Outside of BSU, he is President of the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports and his interdisciplinary research focuses upon family functioning and spectator behavior in youth sports. He was an adjunct instructor with LSU and the University of Alabama MSW programs for many years. He holds a BSW from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC an MSW from the University of Michigan, and his PhD is from Louisiana State University.  

Sherrol Reynolds, Optometry Academy
Dr. Sherrol A. Reynolds is a Professor of Optometry at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. She served as president of the National Optometric Association (NOA) from 2017- 2021 and received the 2013 NOA Optometrist of the Year award. She received the 2021 Women in Optometry Leadership award, the American Optometric Association (AOA) 2021 President’s Award, and the 2022 American Academy of Optometry Foundation Excellence in Diversity Awareness and Education Award. She is a National Eye Institute (NEI) National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) planning group member and co-chair the Eye Health, My Health: Eye Health for African Americans committee. She was a member of the Prevent Blindness scientific committee, chaired the Florida Optometric Association Healthy Eye Healthy People committee, and Women in Optometry Board member.  As a speaker with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) she contributed to the 2022 ADA Compendia-the latest information and best practices for treating diabetes and related complications. 

Miriam Robbins, Dentistry Academy
Miriam R. Robbins, DDS, MS is a Professor of Clinical Oral Medicine at Penn Dental Medicine (PDM). She is the inaugural Director of the Care Center for Persons with Disabilities at PDM. Dr. Robbins has spent her career providing clinical care and educating pre- and post-doctoral dental, medical and nursing students in the provision of oral care for patients with complex medical problems, physical, developmental, and cognitive disabilities. She is a Diplomat of American Board of Special Care Dentistry, an honorary Diplomat of the American Board of Oral Medicine, a Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the American Academy of Oral Medicine and both the International and American College of Dentists. She is the recipient of the Craig S. Miller Diamond pin award (highest honor given by AAOM), the Lawrence J. Chasko award from SCDA and the American Public Health Association’s Disability Section Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Linda Rosa-Lugo, Speech-Language Pathology Academy
Linda I. Rosa-Lugo, EdD, CCC-SLP, is an ASHA Board-Certified Specialist in Child Language, and ASHA Fellow. She received her doctoral degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. Retired from the University of Central Florida in 2022, she served as the Associate Dean in the College of Health Professions and Sciences, founding director of the UCF Listening Center, and teaching faculty member in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is a bilingual speech-language pathologist (SLP) and a teacher of children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). Her experience includes many years in public schools as an SLP, classroom teacher, and district administrator. Dr. Rosa-Lugo has a long-standing commitment to interprofessional practice and education and preparing SLPs to provide services to bilingual children, DHH children from diverse homes, and in language and literacy. She currently serves as ASHA’s VP of Speech-Language Pathology Practice and is faculty at SUNY Stonybrook.  

Luis Rosario-McCabe, Nursing Academy
Luis A. Rosario-McCabe, DNP, is a University of Rochester School of Nursing (URSON) graduateHis doctoral work centered on assisting interprofessional teams in providing affirming care to transgender and gender-diverse patientsAs co-program director of the accelerated program for non-nurses (APNN) at the URSON, he championed the inclusion of LGBTQ+ content in the APNN curriculum.  He was awarded the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2016. With over 30 years of experience as a women’s health clinician, educator, and presenter, Dr. Rosario-McCabe focuses on improving health in underserved communities.  In 2016, he was appointed to a New York State LGBT task force, which advocates for high-quality, affordable health care. He is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the National League of Nursing, the Clinical Nurse Leader Association, and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.  He is the president of Sigma Theta Tau International, Epsilon Xi chapter. 

Karen Rose, Nursing Academy
Karen M. Rose, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, is Vice Dean, Professor and Director of the Center for Healthy Aging, Self-Management, and Complex Care at OSU’s College of Nursing. Her research focuses on meeting the needs of community-dwelling persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their family caregivers. She leads and collaborates with interdisciplinary teams of nurses, physicians, psychologists, social workers, engineers, and other service providers in extramurally-funded research to build knowledge and supportive services for this vulnerable population. She has expertise in health policy and in community-based models of care. She has received funding from NIH, NSF, foundations, and state entities. She was a 2020-2021 Health and Aging Policy Fellow. She is active as a Fellow in both the American Academy of Nursing/Expert Panel on Aging, and in the Gerontological Society of America. On July 1, 2023, she assumes the role of dean at OSU’s College of Nursing.

Robert Rowe, Physical Therapy Academy
Dr. Bob Rowe is the Executive Director of Brooks Institute of Higher Learning (Brooks IHL) within the Brooks Health System located in Jacksonville, FL. The IHL is the academic division of Brooks Rehabilitation and is responsible for the professional development for all clinical disciplines within the Brooks Rehab System of Care. Bob received his PT degree at LSUHSC in 1985 and completed his Master of Health Science in PT in 1994 at LSUHSC. He completed an OMPT Fellowship through the Ola Grimsby Institute (OGI) in 1999 and in 2001 completed his Doctor of Manual Therapy degree through the OGI. In May 2007, Bob completed his t-DPT through MGH IHP. Bob was recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) in 2001. Bob is nationally recognized as a speaker, master clinician, a patient/consumer advocate, and professional leader.

Audrey Ruple, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Dr. Audrey Ruple is the Metcalf Professor of Veterinary Medical Informatics at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. Dr. Ruple's research focuses on One Health issues, primarily using animals as models and sentinels for human health and disease. Dr. Ruple is a co-principal investigator of the Dog Aging Project, the largest animal health research endeavor to date, and has published extensively on informatics and veterinary big data, including notable contributions to the journal Nature. Recognized internationally, Dr. Ruple is frequently invited to speak at both veterinary and technology conferences. Dr. Ruple obtained three graduate degrees from Colorado State University (DVM, MS, and PhD), is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, and a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. She has been inducted into Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society and the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health. 

Aline Saad, Pharmacy Academy
I currently serve as the Director of Faculty Development, Coordinator of Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Since 2020, I have completed a comprehensive mapping and assessment of the IPE offerings, developed an IPE plan for the PharmD program, and chaired the IPE College Committee. At MI-AHEC, I am the IPE faculty champion co-leading on the delivery of the AHEC scholars’ program. Between 2007 and 2020, I served the Lebanese American University (LAU) by contribution to and leading the curriculum and assessment committees, accreditation, and faculty development. During my tenure, I chaired the Pharmacy Practice Department for 4 years and the curriculum committee for 10 years leading a comprehensive curriculum mapping and assessment plan development, inclusion of simulation and OSCEs, IPE development and implementation, and integration of clinical pharmacy services at LAU’s medical center.

Sabrina Salvant, Occupational Therapy Academy
Sabrina Salvant has been actively involved in the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) for over 25 years. Her tenure as an employee with the Association started as the director of accreditation where she was responsible for the oversight, strategic direction, and representation of the accreditation department Currently, she serves as the Vice President of Education and Professional Development where she provides oversight for entry level education through professional development post-graduationShe engages in strategic visioning and planning as it relates to the associations overarching vision for the occupational therapy profession and is responsible for association-wide continuous professional development.  Her professional service includes working on an interprofessional team to revise the Interprofessional Education Collaborative’s (IPEC) core competencies and subcompetencies. As well as participating in the workshop planning committee for the Global Forum on Innovation, Health Professional Education (IHPE) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. 

Damon Schranz, Physician Academy
Dr. Damon Schranz received his Bachelors of Science degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 1992 and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998.  Following his medical school graduation, he completed his internship and residency in Osteopathic Family Medicine from Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas.  He joined the Department of Family Medicine as an assistant professor in 2001 and has been an integral member of the department ever since. Dr. Schranz completed a Faculty Development Fellowship in 2003 and the AOA Health Policy Fellowship in 2008.  For the past 22 years, Dr. Schranz has taught medical students and residents through two Family Medicine Residency Programs; one at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas and currently at Plaza Medical Center of Texas. Dr. Schranz has a dual appointment in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, whereby he assists with the Masters of Biomedical Science Program. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has maintained an active and profitable clinical practice.   

Pamela Schweitzer, Pharmacy Academy
Rear Admiral (RDML) Pamela Schweitzer had a 29-year career in federal service, serving the last four year term as the Assistant Surgeon General and 10th Chief Pharmacist Officer of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps. Schweitzer was responsible for providing leadership and coordination of more than 1,300 PHS pharmacy officers in thirteen agencies with the Office of the Surgeon General and the Department of Health & Human Services.  She worked at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Indian Health Service (IHS) and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).  Schweitzer has a consulting company and provides strategic support for issues related to public health, emergency preparedness, and interoperability. Schweitzer received her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from California State University Fullerton (CSUF), Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Pharmacy, and an Ambulatory Care/Administrative Residency at University of California Irvine Medical Center.  

See-Won Seo, Pharmacy Academy
Dr. See-Won Seo, is an associate professor at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and clinical pharmacist at a Federally Qualified Health Center in an underserved area, where she contributes to population health initiatives. In partnership with the interdisciplinary team, she developed the grant-funded asthma management service. She advises the Department of Health, regarding best practices in asthma care and policies, and has coordinated professional service for interdisciplinary members to educate the community and engage in advocacy with the American Lung Association. She received the Advocacy Award from the New York Council of Health System Pharmacists, and has presented to an interprofessional audience on legislative advocacy multiple times. She presented public commentary as a healthcare practitioner in front of legislative members 3 times to ban access to flavored vaping products for adolescents, and expert commentary on electronic cigarettes and lung disease for a major news outlet. 

Georgianna Sergakis, Respiratory Care Academy
Dr. Sergakis is currently a professor of clinical health and rehabilitation sciences and the Program Director of the undergraduate Respiratory Therapy (RT) and advanced practice respiratory therapy (APRT) programs in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University.  Dr. Sergakis has dedicated her career to advancing interprofessional education and practice at The Ohio State University and in the RT profession. Dr. Sergakis serves as one of Buck IPE Champions and has contributed to the inaugural design of multiple simulations (ECLIPSE) and IPE experiences (We Are HRS) within the seven health science colleges at Ohio State University. Dr Sergakis has published in the Respiratory Therapy Education literature as well as that of her interprofessional colleagues and has presented her scholarly work nationally and internationally. 

Tara Serwentyk, Nursing Academy
Dr. Serwentyk is an associate professor of clinical nursing at University of Rochester School of Nursing (URSON). As the director of academic innovation, she oversees instructional design, the development of learning resources, educational technology, Quality Matters certification, and curriculum assessment. She leads the Redefining our Classroom (iROC) initiative, the school’s iPad program, which successfully achieved Apple Distinguished School designation in October 2021. Dr. Serwetnyk has focused her research on innovative teaching strategies to improve outcomes. In addition to her work at URSON, she led two research studies at the University of Rochester Medical Center to evaluate training outcomes for online and hybrid American Heart Association Life Support courses, leading to the implementation of the Resuscitation Quality Improvement program across disciplines. She has presented nationally on education technology, instructional design, student engagement, and active learning strategies to foster student engagement and the development of critical thinking skills.  

Toria Shaw Morawski, Social Work Academy
Toria (Tori) Shaw Morawski, MSW, IICDP, is a clinical social worker, certified diversity practitioner, and workforce developer in global, interprofessional digital health/informatics. Tori excels in designing and implementing impactful programs, projects, and initiatives. Her superpower is the ability to bring together diverse populations and unite them under a shared vision to accomplish goals and reach milestones.  Through her skillful application of education, mentorship, and coaching, she empowers individuals and teams to achieve their highest potential. Tori currently serves as the CEO and Founder of Globally Empowered, a consulting firm dedicated to advancing education, research, competency-based training, and mentorship with a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens. She is committed to fostering interprofessional practice and creating positive change. This passion fuels the firm’s mission to transform healthcare and other industries through innovative strategies and inclusive practices.   

Chastity Shelton, Pharmacy Academy
Dr. Chasity Shelton is the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Professor of Clinical Pharmacy & Translational Science at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Dr. Shelton graduated from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science, Microbiology degree and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UTHSC. She completed two years of post-graduate residency training in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy and Academia at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and UTHSC. She is a board-certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist (BCPPS). Dr. Shelton was recognized as the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ “HealthSystem Pharmacist of the Year” in 2017, inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy in 2018, and the Academy of Master Educators in 2021. Her research interests are in the areas of student affairs, pediatric infectious disease, and interprofessional education and simulation in healthcare and pharmacy education.  

Lorie Sigmon, Nursing Academy
Lorie B. Sigmon focuses on leadership and forming successful interprofessional collaborative teams addressing population health challenges in rural populations and health disparities of chronic conditions. She has extensive training and experience in leading IPC teams of students and colleagues to improve healthcare quality, safety, costs, and patient outcomes. Lorie’s early career began in critical care and progressed clinically to an FNP in a Florida rural health clinic. Early academic work focused on curricular changes around interprofessional collaborative team development. Her most recent research combines all her passions: teaching IPC team concepts, developing high-functioning teams, and impacting the health outcomes of vulnerable and medically underserved populations. Lorie earned a B.S.N. in Nursing from West Virginia University, an M.S.N. in Nursing from the University of Tampa, a D.N.P. from Waynesburg University, and a Ph.D. in Nursing from East Carolina University. 

Melissa Singletary, Veterinary Medicine Academy
Dr. Singletary is the Assistant Director of the Auburn University Canine Performance Sciences (CPS) program and an Assistant Professor of Neuroanatomy in the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology. CPS is an internationally recognized research pioneer, recently standing up the multi-institutional collaborative enterprise of the Detection Canine Science Innovation, Technology and Education program. She received her DVM and PhD from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. She served in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corp and is a member of the Dogs & Sensors Sub-committee of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Organization of Scientific Area Committees. Her research and outreach activities include a focus on canine health, performance studies, novel threat and odor spectrum detection, and olfactory capacity characterization studies in a one health approach at the intersection of animal and human health and security. 

Preeti Sivasankar, Speech-Language Pathology Academy
Preeti Sivasankar is Professor and Department Head of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University. She received her PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Northwestern University in 2005. Her research program prioritizes interprofessional collaborations in understanding the causes of voice disorders and has been continually funded by the National Institutes of Health since 2008. She has mentored 9 PhD students from a variety of disciplines who have pursued successful academic and industrial careers. Professor Sivasankar is a recipient of teaching awards including the SLHS Outstanding Undergraduate Instructor and the College of Health and Human Sciences Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. Professor Sivasankar is a Fellow of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association and an Associate Fellow of the American Laryngological Association. She is past Editor of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and is actively involved in service to national and international, professional, and disciplinary organizations. 

Michelle Skipper, Nursing Academy
Dr. Michelle Skipper serves as the Director the BSN to DNP Adult-Gerontology Primary Care and Family Nurse Practitioner specialties, as well as the Certificate Program in Healthcare Disaster and Emergency Management. A long-time advocate for rural and international health care, she has combined her passion for interprofessional education along with service to her community, from her local area to long-term service in Leon, Nicaragua.  She has collaborated on four HRSA-funded grants to develop interprofessional healthcare teams focused on nursing workforce expansion in rural communities. In 2017, Dr. Skipper received the Governor’s Award for Public Service for her work during Hurricane Matthew.  She was interviewed on National Public Radio as a role model of public service. Her advocacy work in North Carolina has focused on access to primary health care for those living in Robeson County and now expands to implement equitable rural availability of medications for opioid use disorder.  

Anitqua Smart, Nursing Academy
Dr. Antiqua Smart is a board-certified family nurse practitioner (FNP)/advanced public health nurse of 16 years working as an assistant professor at Loyola University New Orleans- Master of Science in Nursing: FNP and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs. Dr. Smart is an editorial board member for the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners Political Action Committee Co-Chair, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Special Interest Group (SIG) Health Policy Education 2nd Co-Chair, and founder of the NONPF Determinants of Health SIG. She is also a member of many other nursing organizationsDr. Smart has the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Southern Univ. and A & M College), Master of Nursing (LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans), DNP (The Univ. of Alabama), Post-Graduate Certificate (PGC) Nursing Education (Excelsior College), and PGC Nursing Informatics (Chamberlain Univ.). 

Carla Smiley, Audiology Academy
Dr. Carla Smiley holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Valdosta State University and a doctoral degree in audiology from Nova Southeastern University. In 2022, she completed a Women's Entrepreneurship certificate program at Cornell University. Throughout her career, Dr. Smiley has explored various facets of audiology and engaged in a plethora of philanthropic international missions, which ignited her passion for interdisciplinary education and practice. An active member of several prestigious organizations, the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), Cornell University's Women's Entrepreneur Alumni, Head Start Association, and Mobile Healthcare Association. Dr. Smiley has also served as a leader on the Hearing Screening Coordination Team as part of the Department of Education's Educational Audiology Advisory Committee, the Head to Speech Interprofessional Task Force, and has recently accepted an appointment as the 2024-2026 Georgia Ambassador for the ASHA Committees of Ambassadors.

Laura Smith, Physical Therapy Academy
Dr. Laura Smith is an Associate Professor with tenure and the Associate Director for Post Professional Clinical Professional Development in the Physical Therapy Department at the University of Michigan-Flint.   Dr. Smith is an ABPTS Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.  Her interprofessional work focuses on educational innovation and authentic experiential learning with the goal of advancing the physical therapy profession, health and health outcomes.  Dr. Smith is the Director of the Interprofessional Research Lab (IRL) and is an established scholar with numerous presentations to local, national and international audiences on the topics of interprofessional education, collaborative practice and female breast injury.   

Mickey Sperlich, Social Work Academy
Mickey Sperlich, PhD MSW, MA, CPM, is an experienced midwife and associate professor at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. She holds a dual title PhD in Social Work and Infant Mental Health, and researches the effects of trauma and mental health challenges on people’s childbearing and postpartum experiences and outcomes. She is a co-developer of a psychosocial intervention for pregnant survivors of abuse, the Survivor Moms’ Companion. Sperlich is committed to developing and evaluating trans-disciplinary interventions to understand and address the sequelae of sexual violence and other trauma, particularly in relation to reproductive health, childbearing, and early parenting. Sperlich's research also examines the importance of a trauma-informed approach for positioning such interventions and fostering their success. Owing in part to its contribution to maternal mortality, a recent research focus includes looking at gun violence and how to better involve social workers in intervening to prevent such violence.

Alicia Spoor, Audiology Academy
Alicia D.D. Spoor, Au.D. earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors from Michigan State University and her Doctor of Audiology degree from Gallaudet University. Dr. Spoor had prestigious educational clinical placements including Bethesda National Naval Medical Center and Mayo Clinic Arizona. As a Mayo employee, she made significant contributions to the cochlear implant and hearing aid teams, which included psychologists, otolaryngologists, and speech-language pathologists. Returning to Maryland, she opened her own private practice, Designer Audiology, one of the first practices in the nation to launch a transparent, unbundled pricing model. Beyond providing comprehensive audiologic care, Dr. Spoor is extremely active in national and state associations, as a Past-President and current Advocacy Chair of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, presenting to colleagues, and training future audiologists. Dr. Spoor continues to network professionally with other medical professionals, including dentists, optometrists, physical therapists, and podiatrists to provide the best patient care. 

Chad Starkey, Athletic Training Academy
Chad Starkey, PhD, AT, (ATC), FNATA, is a Professor and the Director of the Division of Athletic Training at Ohio University in Athens. Chad also serves as Interim Director of the School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness (AT, ExPh, Nutrition) and the School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences (PA, PT, Speech/Hearing). A graduate of West Virginia University, he received his master’s and doctoral degrees from Ohio University. He has served as a commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, on the board of directors for the Board of Certification, and as chair of the Education Council of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. From 1986 through 2018 he provided epidemiological services to the NBA. He has authored several textbooks focused on sports medicine, orthopedic diagnosis, and therapeutic modalities and served as a co-editor for four editions of Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. 

Ashley Stoffel, Occupational Therapy Academy
Dr. Ashley Stoffel is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy (OT) at the University of Illinois Chicago. Dr. Stoffel teaches content related to the OT process with children, youth and families. She is the director of the UIC OT Faculty Practice: Children, Youth & Families which provides occupational therapy services to children and families in the Chicago area. Dr. Stoffel serves as the OT discipline coordinator & training mentor for the Illinois Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) Program. Dr. Stoffel's scholarly interests include promoting family engagement with young children and families in diverse Early Intervention and community settings. She is the co-facilitator of the AOTA Early Childhood Community of Practice; co-founder and facilitator of the IL Early Intervention and Schools OT Community of Practice; and is actively engaged at the local, state and national level in early childhood groups, resource development, advocacy and presentations.   

Valerie Strange, Occupational Therapy Academy
Valerie Strange is a Clinical Associate Professor at Quinnipiac University where she also received her BS, post professional Masters, and Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy.  Dr. Strange’s scholarly pursuits center on interprofessional education (IPE) and community integration for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dr. Strange has developed and facilitated numerous IPE events over the past ten years and has served on the IPE executive committee for the past five years at QU. Dr. Strange has presented nationally related to IPE. Her teaching responsibilities include occupational development, evaluation and intervention for children and youth, and health science studies related to IPE. Dr. Strange has over 37 years of experience across the lifespan and in a variety of systems from acute care to community-based practice. Dr. Strange is dedicated to working collaboratively with a wide array of professionals and community volunteers to support accessible and coordinated care for people she serves.