UMBrella Advisory Board

*Founding Members

Cherita Adams, MBA, MS

Assistant Dean for Administration & Strategic Initiatives
School of Social Work

Patricia Alvarez, PhD

Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs
Academic Affairs

Sharon Bowser, MBA

Associate Dean & Chief Information Officer
School of Medicine

Alison Brown, MBA

President, University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus & Senior Vice President
University of Maryland Medical System

Vanessa Carroll, MS

Special Asst. to Dean
School of Dentistry

Christina Cestone, PhD

Executive Director
Office of the Vice President for Office of Academic Affairs

Juliet Dickerson, MS

Interim Associate Vice President, Human Resource Services

*Natalie Eddington, PhD, FAAPS, FCP

School of Pharmacy

Crystal Edwards, JD

Asst. Dean for Academic Admin
School of Law

Nazanin Fouladi, LEED AP, Assoc. DBIA

Associate Vice President Facilities Op.
Office of Facilities and Operations

Jodi Jacobson Frey, PhD, LCSW-C, CEAP

School of Social Work


*Susan Gillette, JD

General Counsel & Vice President

*Erin Giudice, MD

Director, Pediatric Residency Program
School of Medicine


Pamela Heckler

Vice President, Financial Operations, COO & Treasurer, UMB Office of Philanthropy

University of Maryland, Baltimore Foundation, Inc.

*Jane Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN

School of Nursing

Laura Kozak, MA

Senior Associate Vice President
Communications and Public Affairs

*Jennifer B. Litchman, MA, Chair

Senior Vice President for External Relations and Special Assistant to the President


Victoria Marchese, PhD, PT

Associate Professor and Chair
School of Medicine

Sarah Michel, PhD

School of Pharmacy

Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD

Chair, Partnerships, Professional Education and Practice and Associate Professor
School of Nursing

Louisa Peartree, MBA

Senior Associate Dean and Chief Operating Officer
School of Medicine

Judy L. Postmus, PhD, ACSW

School of Social Work

Isabelita Rambob, DDS

Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Dentistry

Dawn Rhodes, MBA

Chief Business and Finance Officer and Vice President


*Magaly Rodriguez De Bittner, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, FAPhA

Associate Dean, Clinical Services and Practice Transformation
School of Pharmacy


Virginia Rowthorn, JD, LLM

Assistant Vice President for Global
Engagement and

Executive Director
Center for Global Engagement (CGE)

*Jane Shaab, MBA

Assistant Vice President, Economic Development
UMB & BioPark

Wendy Shaia, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor & Executive Director of Social Work Community Outreach
School of Social Work 

*M.J. Tooey, MLS, AHIP, FMLA

Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs
Executive Director, Health Sciences and Human Services Library

Shannon Tucker, MS, CPHIMS

Assistant Dean
School of Pharmacy

Thelma Wright, MD, ESQ

Assistant Professor
School Medicine

Cherokee Layson-Wolf, PharmD

Associate Dean and School Professor
School of Pharmacy