UMBrella Advisory Board

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*Founding Members

Kristina Alayan

Kristina Alayan, JD, MLIS

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

Jane Allgair

Jane Allgair

Assistant Vice President
Office of Research and Development

Patricia Alvarez

Patricia Alvarez, PhD

Chief Student Affairs Officer and Associate Vice President of Student Affairs
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Christina Cestone

Christina Cestone, PhD

Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs
Office of the Provost

Yvette Conyers

Yvette Conyers, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-C, CTN-B, CFCN, CFCS, CNE

Associate Dean, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Heather Culp

Heather S. Culp, JD

Senior Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer
School of Medicine

Juliet Dickerson

Juliet Dickerson, MS

Quantum HCM Project HR Lead, Human Resource Services
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Crystal Edwards

Crystal Edwards, JD

Assistant Dean for Academic Admin
Carey School of Law

Deborah Eisenburg

Deborah T. Eisenburg, JD

Piper & Marbury Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty Director, Center for Dispute Resolution & Dispute Resolution Program
Carey School of Law

Diane Farnetta

Diane Faranetta

Assistant Vice President for Enterprise Applications
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Diane Forbes Berthoud

Diane Forbes Berthoud, PhD

Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Erin Giudice

Erin Giudice, MD*

Director, Pediatric Residency Program
School of Medicine

Erin Golembewski

Erin Golembewski, PhD

Senior Associate Dean and Chief Student Affairs Officer
School of Graduate Studies

Jana Goodwin

Jana Goodwin, PhD, RN, CNE

Assistant Professor & USG Chair
School of Nursing
Universities at Shady Grove

Pam Heckler

Pamela Heckler

Vice President, Financial Operations, COO & Treasurer, UMB Office of Philanthropy
University of Maryland, Baltimore Foundation, Inc.

Emily Hurst

Emily J. Hurst, MSLS

Dean and Associate Vice Provost
Health Sciences and Human Services Library

Cheri Hendrix

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

Assistant Dean for Physician Assistant Education, Associate Professor, Program Director
UMB/AACC Collaborative Physician Assistant Program
School of Graduate Studies


Renee McDonald Hutchins

Renée Hutchins Laurent, JD*

Carey School of Law

Jodi Jacobson Frey

Jodi Jacobson Frey, PhD, LCSW-C, CEAP

School of Social Work

Laura Kozak

Laura Kozak, MA

Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Associate Vice President 
Communications and Public Affairs

Alana Kyriakakis

Alana Kyriakakis, JD

Vice President and General Counsel
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Cherokee Layson-Wolf

Cherokee Layson-Wolf, PHARMD

School of Pharmacy

Jennifer Litchman

Jennifer Litchman, MA, Chair*

Senior Vice President for External Relations
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Victoria Marchese

Victoria Marchese, PhD, PT

Associate Professor and Chair
School of Medicine

Sarah Michel

Sarah Michel, PhD

School of Pharmacy

Malika Monger

Malika S. Monger, MPA, PHR

Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Human Resource Services

Yolanda Ogbolu

Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD

School of Nursing

Judy Postmus

Judy L. Postmus, PhD, ACSW

School of Social Work

Dawn Rhodes

Dawn Rhodes, DBA

Chief Business and Finance Officer and Vice President
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Monica Schneider

Monica Schneider, DDS

Clinical Associate Professor & Director of Predoctoral Orthodontics
School of Dentistry

Jane Shaab

Jane Shaab, MBA*

Assistant Vice President, Economic Development
UMB & BioPark

Sheryl Syme

Sheryl Syme, RDH, MS

Associate Professor & Director of Dental Hygiene Programs
School of Dentistry

Shannon Tucker

Shannon Tucker, PHD, MS, CPHIMS

Assistant Dean
School of Pharmacy

Alison Watkins

Alison Watkins, PhD, JD, MS

Assistant Vice President for Enterprise Risk and Policy
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Niya Werts

Niya Werts, PhD, MIS, MS, EHS, LMT

Graduate Program Director of Health Science
School of Graduate Studies

Thelma Wright

Thelma Wright, MD, JD, MBA

Associate Professor
School Medicine

Paulette Harris-Gross

UMBrella Staffing: Paulette Harris-Gross, MS

Program Manager
Office of the President