Workgroups

Each work group was formed to create a diverse, interdisciplinary collaboration of faculty, staff, students, and others to work on one of the strategic planning themes. These groups were responsible for providing a high-level summary of our University’s expertise as it related to each theme, and identifying opportunities and key challenges that we might face over the next five to 10 years. They also recommended initiatives by which we can provide innovative solutions to meet these challenges.

Achieve pre-eminence as an innovator in our missions of education, research, clinical care, and public service

Group Leaders

  • Curt Civin, MD, CO-CHAIR
    Associate Dean for Research
    Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
    Professor of Pediatrics
    School of Medicine
  • Thomas McHugh, CO-CHAIR
    Program Director, GPILS
    School of Medicine
  • Kathryn Montgomery, PhD, CO-CHAIR
    Associate Dean, Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives
    School of Nursing
  • Carroll Trotman, BDS, CO-CHAIR
    Associate Dean, Office of Academic Affairs
    Dental School

Clinical Care Group Members

  • Kathy Bordenski, MBA
    Assistant Director, Business Development Programs
    Procurement Services
  • Christina Calamaro, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Health
    School of Nursing
  • Michael Donnenberg, MD
    Associate Chair for Research, Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
  • Jonathan Gottlieb, MD
    Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
    Executive Office, UMMC
  • Bruce Greenwald, MD
    Professor, Division of Medical Gastroenterology
    School of Medicine
  • Gary Hack, DDS
    Associate Professor, Division of Operative Dentistry
    Dental School
  • Niharika Khanna, MD  
    Assistant Residency Director, Department of Family Medicine
    School of Medicine
  • Janice Lee
    Pharmacy Student
  • Roger Voight, MD
    Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
    School of Medicine
  • Ilene Zuckerman, PharmD, PhD
    Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
    School of Pharmacy

Education Group Members

  • Ishaya Daniel
    Pharmacy Student
  • Kenneth Fahnestock, MAS
    Administrator/Director, Department of Physiology
    School of Medicine
  • Thomas Grissom, MD
    Associate Professor, Trauma Anesthesiology
    R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center 
  • Frank Lancaster, MA         
    Faculty Legal Assistant
    School of Law
  • LaRu McCuan
    Social Work Student
  • Steven Munger, PhD
    Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
    School of Medicine
  • Nicky Mutinda, MBA
    DataBase Engineer
    CITS Operations
  • Carol O’Neil, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Health
    School of Nursing
  • Mark Reynolds, DDS/PhD
    Chair, Department of Periodontics
    Dental School
  • M.J. Tooey, MLS
    Executive Director
    Health Sciences and Human Services Library

Public Service Group Members

  • Joshua Agee
    Pharmacy Student
  • Angelina Battaglia, MS
    Program Director, Office of Medical Education
    School of Medicine
  • W. Jonathan Lederer, MD/PhD
    Professor and Director, BioMET
    School of Medicine
  • Christopher Lemon
    Medical Student
  • Mark Macek, DDS, DrPH
    Associate Professor, Division of Health Services Resources
    Dental School
  • Geoffrey Rosenthal, MD
    Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics
    School of Medicine
  • Rosemarie Satyshur, PhD, RN
    Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Health
    School of Nursing
  • Derek Spencer, MS, CRNP
    Program Director, JACQUES Initiative
    Institute of Human Virology
  • Mark Wilson
    Social Work Student

Research Work Group Members

  • Toni Antalis, PhD
    Professor, Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases
    School of Medicine
  • Patrik Bavoil, PhD
    Professor and Chair, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis
    Dental School
  • Gwendolyn Calhoon
    Graduate Student
  • Mark Graber, JD
    Professor and Associate Dean, Research and Faculty Development
    School of Law
  • Joel Greenspan, PhD
    Professor and Chair, Department of Neural and Pain Sciences
    Dental School
  • Jeffrey Hasday, MD
    Professor, Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
  • Kathryn Lenz, PhD
    Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology
    School of Medicine
  • Stephen Liggett, MD
    Associate Dean, Interdisciplinary Research
    Professor, Departments of Medicine and Physiology
    School of Medicine
  • Iris Lindberg, PhD
    Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
    School of Medicine
  • Li Mao, MD
    Professor and Chair, Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences
    Dental School
  • Nalini Negi, PhD, MSW
    Assistant Professor
    School of Social Work
  • Edward Sausville, MD, PhD
    Professor, Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Deputy Director and Associate Director for Clinical Research,
    University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
  • Paul Shapiro, PhD
    Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies
    School of Pharmacy
  • Barbara Smith, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Professor and Associate Dean, Research
    School of Nursing
  • Michael Terrin, MD, CM, MPH
    Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
    School of Medicine
  • Bruce Yu, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering
    University of Maryland, College Park

Create a culture of diversity, inclusion, transparency, and accountability

Group Leaders

  • Judith Porter DDS, EdD, CO-CHAIR
    Director, Student Counseling, Division of General Dentistry
    Dental School
  • Roger Ward, EdD, JD, MPA, CO-CHAIR
    Associate Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs
    Office of Academic Affairs

Group Members

  • Sania Amr, MD
    Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
    School of Medicine
  • Jessica Bird, MEd
    Director, Human Resources
    School of Medicine
  • Tracey Charles (Semantha)
    Dental Student
  • Mary DiGiacinto, MA
    Director, Benefits and Work/Life Strategies
    Human Resource Services
  • Jasmine Foreman
    Law Student
  • Toby Treem Guerin, JD
    Clinical Law Instructor and Deputy Director, Center for Dispute Resolution
    School of Law
  • Lauren Jones-Lush, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
    School of Medicine
  • Joan Kanner, MA
    Program Manager, Family and Community Health   
    School of Nursing
  • Lisa Lebovitz, JD
    Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs  
    School of Pharmacy
  • Flavius Lilly, PhD, MA MPH
    Senior Associate Dean, Graduate School
    Assistant Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs
    Office of Academic Affairs
  • Tricia O’Neill, JD
    Senior Advisor
    Office of Academic Affairs
  • Elizabeth Reicherter, PhD, DPT
    Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
    School of Medicine
  • Gynene Sullivan, MA
    Communications and Events
    School of Law
  • Jorge Velazquez, MPA
    Division Manager, Child Welfare Academy
    School of Social Work

Excel at interprofessionalism in education, research, clinical care, and public service

Group Leaders

  • Meredith Bond, PhD, CO-CHAIR
    Chair, Department of Physiology
    School of Medicine
  • Louise Michaux Gonzales, JD, CO-CHAIR
    Member, Board of Regents
    University System of Maryland
  • Donna Harrington, PhD, CO-CHAIR
    Professor
    School of Social Work
  • Diane Hoffmann, JD, CO-CHAIR
    Associate Dean and Professor
    School of Law
  • James Leoni, MS, CO-CHAIR
    Associate Vice President and Deputy CIO
    Center for Information Technology Services
  • Anais Taboas, CO-CHAIR
    Student Leader
    School of Law

Group Members

  • Peter Cairns
    Law Student
  • Heather Congdon, PharmD
    Assistant Dean, Shady Grove
    School of Pharmacy
  • Reba Cornman, MSW
    Director, GGEAR Program
    Office of Academic Affairs
  • Thomas Day
    Registrar, Records and Registration
    Office of Academic Affairs
  • Kevin Ferentz, MD
    Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Operations, Department of Family and Community Medicine
    School of Medicine
  • Jacquelyn Fried, MS
    Associate Professor and Director, Division of Dental Hygiene
    Dental School
  • Carol Greene, MD
    Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Director, Pediatric Genetics Clinic
    School of Medicine
  • Barbara Grochal, JD
    Program Manager, Schools Conflict Resolution Education Programs
    School of Law
  • Kaci Haines
    Medical Student
  • Richard Manski, DDS, PhD, MBA
    Professor and Director, Division of Health Services Research
    Dental School
  • Patricia Morton, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN
    Associate Dean, Office of Academic Affairs
    Professor, Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health
    School of Nursing
  • Jessica Phytila
    Pharmacy Student
  • Mary-Claire Roghmann, MD, MS
    Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
    School of Medicine
  • Alethea Schmall, MSW
    Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Giving
    School of Social Work
  • Hoai An Truong, PharmD, MPH
    Assistant Director of Experiential Learning
    School of Pharmacy
  • Susan Wozenski, JD, MPH
    Assistant Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Family and Community Health   
    School of Nursing
  • Julie Zito, PhD
    Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
    School of Pharmacy

Develop local and global initiatives that address critical issues

Group Leaders

  • Heather Boulanger, CO-CHAIR
    School of Nursing
  • Jane Lipscomb, PhD, CO-CHAIR
    Professor, Department of Family and Community Health
    School of Nursing
  • Joseph O'Neill, MD, CO-CHAIR
    Director, Global Health Initiatives
    Office of Research and Development

Group Members

  • Jovany Andrade
    Pharmacy Student
  • Brenda Blom, JD
    School of Law
  • Cynthia Boyle, PharmD
    Director, Experiential Learning
    School of Pharmacy
  • Marjorie Buchanan, MS, MPH, RN
    Co-Director, Community/Public Health Nursing
    School of Nursing
  • Maxwell Chibundu, JD
    School of Law
  • Jeffrey Johnson, PhD
    Professor, Department of Family and Community Health and Director, Office of Global Health
    School of Nursing
  • Rachel Koch
    Medical Student
  • Wendy Lane, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
    School of Medicine
  • Miriam Laufer, MD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
    School of Medicine
  • Myrone Levine, MD, DTPH
    Director, Center for Vaccine Development
    Simon and Bessie Grollman Distinguished Professorship
    School of Medicine
  • Bernard Levy, DDS
    Division of Pathology
    Dental School
  • Michaela Lindahl-Ackerman, MPH
    Nursing Student
  • Katherine McHenry
    Pharmacy Student
  • Katherine Martin
    Programmer Analyst, Office of Information Technology
    Dental School
  • Megan Meyer, PhD, MSW
    Associate Professor
    School of Social Work
  • Edward Moreton, PhD
    Pharmaceutical Sciences Department
    School of Pharmacy
  • Deus Mubangizi, MPH
    Director, Health Programs, Institute of Human Virology
    School of Medicine
  • Jody Olsen, PhD
    School of Social Work
  • Michael Reisch, PhD
    Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice
    School of Social Work
  • Jane Sellman, MA
    OAA Student Services
  • John Spearman, MBA
    Senior Vice President, External Affairs
    Executive Office, UMMS
  • Donald Thompson, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
    School of Medicine
  • Richard Zhao, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
    School of Medicine

Be an economic driver through entrepreneurial business development and philanthropy

Group Leaders

  • Teresa LaMaster, JD, CO-CHAIR
    Associate Dean, Planning and External Affairs
    School of Law
  • Peter Swaan, PhD, CO-CHAIR
    Professor and Director, Center for Nanomedicine and Cellular Delivery
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    School of Pharmacy
  • William T. Wood, CO-CHAIR
    UMB Foundation, Inc.
    Board of Trustees

Group Members

  • Patricia Campbell, JD, LLM
    Associate Professor and Director, Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center
    School of Law
  • Brian DeFilippis, MS
    Special Assistant to the Dean
    School of Medicine
  • Alessio Fasano, MD
    Professor of Pediatrics
    Director, Center for Celiac Research
    Director, Muscosal Biology Research Center
    School of Medicine
  • Laurette Hankins
    Associate Dean, Development and Alumni Relations                   
    School of Nursing
  • Li Mao, DDS
    Professor and Chair, Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences
    Dental School
  • Michael Rollor, PhD, MBA
    Assistant Vice President   
    Office of Research and Development
  • Jane Shaab
    Assistant Vice President, Economic Development, UMB
    Senior Vice President and Executive Director, UM BioPark
    Office of Research and Development
  • Scott Strome, MD, FACS
    Professor and Chair, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    School of Medicine

Create a responsible and enduring financial model for the University

Group Leaders

  • William Cooper, MBA, CO-CHAIR
    Senior Associate Dean, Administration and Finance
    School of Pharmacy
  • John Geiman, MPA, CO-CHAIR
    Associate Vice President, Budget and Finance
    Office of Administration and Finance
  • Louisa Peartree, MBA, CO-CHAIR
    Associate Dean, Finance and Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer
    School of Medicine

Group Members

  • Jose Bahamonde-Gonzalez, JD
    Associate Dean, Administrative Affairs and Student Services
    School of Law
  • Jennie Bloom, MSW
    Associate Dean, Administration and Registration
    School of Social Work
  • Andrew Coop, PhD
    Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    School of Pharmacy
  • Jonathan Cooper, MA
    Senior Administrator, Department of Pathology
    School of Medicine
  • David George, DDS
    Assistant Dean, Finance, Clinical Operations, and Institutional Planning
    Dental School
  • John Jensen, MBA
    Director, Facility Management Business Administration
    Office of Administration and Finance
  • Shannon O'Connor
    Graduate Student
  • Dennis Paffrath
    Executive Director, Research Administration
    Office of Research and Development
  • Victor Peguero, MA
    Assistant Dean, Budget and Finance
    School of Nursing
  • Michael Shipley, PhD
    Chair, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
    School of Medicine

Create a dynamic university community

Group Leaders

  • Angela Fowler-Young, MRP, CO-CHAIR
    Director, Office of Capital Budget and Planning
  • Brian Sturdivant, MSW, CO-CHAIR
    Director, Community Affairs
    Office of External Affairs
  • Antonio Williams, MS, CO-CHAIR
    Chief, Public Safety

Group Members

  • Mary Cain
    Director, Special Events and Board Relations
    School of Medicine
  • Rebecca Ceraul
    Director, Communications and Marketing
    School of Pharmacy
  • Deborah Gioia, PhD, MSSW
    Associate Professor
    School of Social Work
  • Vassie Hollamon, MS
    Associate Director, Operations and Maintenance
    Office of Administration and Finance
  • Ru-Ching Hsia, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Neural and Pain Sciences
    Dental School
  • Karen Kauffman, PhD, CRNP-BC
    Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Health
    School of Nursing
  • Shannon Kelly
    Director of Events, SMCC Campus Center
    Office of Academic Affairs
  • LuAnn Marshall
    Special Project Coordinator
    School of Law
  • Terence Morse
    Director, Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
    Office of Administration and Finance
  • Celine Plachez, PhD
    Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
    School of Medicine
  • Douglas Rubin
    Law Student
  • Leonard Taylor, MBA
    Vice President, Facilities Management
    Executive Office, UMMC
  • Kelley Wilson, MSN, RN
    Clinical Instructor, Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health
    School of Nursing
  • Alexandra Winters
    Graduate Student