UMBrella Advisory Board

*Founding Members

Cherita Adams, MBA, MS

Assistant Dean for Administration & Strategic Initiatives
School of Social Work

Kristina Alayan JD, MLIS

Associate Dean for Library & Technology and Associate Law School Professor
School of Law

Patricia Alvarez, PhD

Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs
Academic Affairs

Sharon Bowser, MBA

Associate Dean & Chief Information Officer
School of Medicine

Alison Brown, MPH, BSN

President, University of Maryland Medical Center, Midtown Campus 

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

Assistant  Dean for Academic Admin
School of Law

Diane Faranetta

Assistant Vice President for Enterprise Applications

Diane Forbes Berthoud, PhD

Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

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.

Cherilyn (Cheri) Hendrix DHEd, MSBME, PA-C, DFAAPA

Assistant Dean for Physician Assistant Education, Associate Professor, Program Director
UMB/AACC Collaborative Physician Assistant Program

*Jane Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN

School of Nursing

Laura Kozak

Senior Associate Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs

*Jennifer B. Litchman, MA, Chair

Senior Vice President for External Relations


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

Virginia Rowthorn, JD, LLM

Assistant Vice President for Global
Engagement and

Executive Director
Center for Global Engagement (CGE)

Monica Schneider, DDS

Clinical Associate Professor & Director of Predoctoral Orthodontics
School of Dentistry

*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

Sheryl Syme, RDH, MS

Associate Professor & Director of Dental Hygiene Programs
School of Dentistry

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

Assoc. Vice Provost and Dean, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Shannon Tucker, MS, CPHIMS

Assistant Dean
School of Pharmacy

Alison Watkins, JD, MS

Assistant Vice President for Enterprise Risk and Policy

Niya Werts, MS

Graduate Program Director of Health Science
Graduate School

Thelma Wright, MD, ESQ

Assistant Professor
School Medicine

Cherokee Layson-Wolf, PharmD

Associate Dean and School Professor
School of Pharmacy