Center for Global Engagement Advisory Committee

The UMB Center for Global Engagement Advisory Committee (CGEAC) is comprised of faculty members and administrators from all seven UMB schools and central administration who focus on global health, education, and service.

The members of CGEAC are the campus leaders who support UMB’s innovative and community-driven global programs and work to bring life to UMB’s Global Strategic Framework. CGEAC is built on a long history of cross-campus collaboration and a strong dedication to ethical and bi-direction programs with international partners. The Global Health Interprofessional Council, CGEAC’s forerunner, created the cutting edge Interprofessional Global Grant Program and supported the creation of the Center for Global Engagement.

CGEAC members represent UMB's six professional schools, the interdisciplinary Graduate School, and UMB central administration and support the Center for Global Engagement by:

  • Provide counsel and advice to center on major programmatic decisions
  • Share expertise and experience with committee to build global health and education community and collaboration on campus
  • Attend quarterly meetings
  • Distribute center opportunities and events to their schools and departments

Advisory Committee Members

School of Dentistry

  • Kate Noonan, PhD, M.S.Ed, Senior Director of Special Projects, School of Dentistry (lead)
  • Valli Meeks, DDS, MS, RDH, Clinical Professor, School of Dentistry

  • Isabelita Rambob, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry

  • Hanae Saito, DDS, MS, CRC, ABP Diplomat, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Dentistry


School of Law

  • Crystal Edwards, JD, MA, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Carey School of Law (lead)

  • Rebecca Hall, JD, Managing Director of Law & Health Care Progam, Carey School of Law

  • Robert Percival, JD, Professor and Director of Envirommental Law Program, Carey School of Law

  • William Piermattei, JD, Managing Director of Environmental Law Program, Carey School of Law

School of Medicine

  • Nadia Sam-Agudu, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine (lead)

  • Gregory Carey, PhD, Assistant Professor and Director of Student Summer Research and Community Outreach, School of Medicine

  • Cassidy Claassen, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine

  • Renee Cockerham, PhD, Program Manager of Office of Postdoctoral Scholars, School of Medicine

  • Lottie Hachaambwa, MD, ChB, Assistant Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine

  • Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH, Associate Professor and Acting Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine

  • Adrian Holloway, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

  • Miriam Laufer, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Director of Division of Malaria Research, Institute for Global Health, School of Medicine

  • Melissa McDiarmid, MD, MPH, Professor, School of Medicine, Division Head of Occupational & Environmental Medicine

  • David Riedel, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Clinical Care and Research, Institute of Human Virology

  • Brenna Roth, MD, MPH, Faculty Member, Institute of Human Virology

  • Diane Marie St. George, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health, School of Medicine

  • Mark Travassos, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine

School of Nursing

  • Nancy Bolan, PhD, MPH, FNP, CNM, Assistant Professor and Director of Office of Global Health, School of Nursing (lead)

  • Mei Ching Lee, PhD, MSRN, CHPN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing

  • Veronica Njie-Carr, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FWACN, Assocaite Professor, School of Nursing

  • Charlotte Nwogwugwi, DrPH, BSN, CPH-BC, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

  • Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, CRNP-Neonatal, FAAN, Associate Professor and Chair of Professional Education and Practice, School of Nursing

School of Pharmacy

  • Agnes Ann Feemster, PharmD, BCPS, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science and Assistant Dean for Experiential Learning Program, School of Pharmacy (lead)

  • J. Edward Moreton, PhD, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy

  • Mark Brueckl, RPh, MBA, Assistant Director of Experiential Learning Program, School of Pharmacy

  • Emily Heil, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID, Associate Professor, of Pharmacy Practice and Science, School of Pharmacy

  • Danya Qato, PhD, PharmD, MPH, Assistant Professor and Director of the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Graduate Program, School of Pharmacy

  • Peter Swaan, PhD, Professor and Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Associate Dean for Research and Advanced Graduate Studies, School of Pharmacy

School of Social Work

  • Caroline Long, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor, School of Social Work (lead)

  • Deborah Gioia, PhD, MSSW, Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Graduate School

  • Flavius Lilly, PhD, MA, MPH, Vice Dean and Vice Provost of Academic and Student Affairs, Graduate School

  • Kathy Marconi, PhD, MS, Senior Lecturer, Graduate School

UMB Administration

  • Patty Alvarez, PhD, MS, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs

  • Herty Cortez DiazBusiness Operations Specialist, Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation

  • Heidi Fancher, MPH, Operations Manager, UMB Office of Research and Development

  • Jennifer Flinn, MA, Executive Director of International Affiliate Support, Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation

  • Alexa Mayo, MLIS, AHIP, Associate Director for Services, Health Sciences and Human Services Library

Center for Global Engagement Staff

  • Gina Dreyer, MA, Assistant Director, Office of International Services

  • Mio Kamijo, MA, International Student Coordinator, Office of International Services

  • Semhar Okbazion, JD, LLM, Assistant Director, Office of International Services

  • Amy Ramirez, MA, Director, Office of International Services

  • Virginia Rowthorn, JD, LLM, Executive Director, Center for Global Engagement

  • Lauren Taylor, Senior Communications and Events Specialist, Center for Global Engagement