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We welcome the following 30 Rutgers faculty and staff to the 2020-2021 Rutgers Leadership Academy. This year’s cohort includes 15 faculty and 15 staff from all four campus as well as university-wide units. You can read the 2020-2021 RLA Fellows Bios here.

Read about the 2020-2021 RLA Fellows Capstone Proposals

Click on the names below to read about their individual Capstone Proposals.

Francine Bates
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions,
Rutgers School of Health Professions
Nominator: Kenneth Gill

Adam Berger
Chief of Melanoma and Soft Tissue Surgical Oncology and Professor
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Nominator: Richard Alexander

Rajita Bhavaraju
Deputy Director
Global Tuberculosis Institute,
New Jersey Medical School
Nominator: Alfred Lardizabal

Jasmine Cordero-West
Associate Director
Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development,
Rutgers Business School
Nominator: Edward (Ted) Baker

Carrie Ferraro
Associate Director
Coastal Climate Risk and Resilience Initiative, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences,
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Nominator: Robert Kopp

Jane Ferrick
Director
Office of Academic Success,
Rutgers School of Nursing
Nominator: Kyle Warren

Michael Hayes
Assistant Professor
Department of Public Policy & Administration,
Camden College of Arts and Sciences
Nominator: Lorraine Minnite

Carolyn Heckman
Associate Professor
Population Science Division,
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Nominator: Sharon Manne

Oscar Holmes IV
Associate Professor
Management Program,
Rutgers School of Business-Camden
Nominator: Samuel Rabinowitz

Maureen Hurd
Associate Professor
Department of Music,
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Nominator: Rebecca Cypess

Shakirat Bola Ibraheem
Business Manager
Rutgers Global
Nominator: Karen Stubaus

Olga Jarrin
Director, Community Health and Aging Outcomes Lab and Assistant Professor
Rutgers School of Nursing
and Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research
Nominator: XinQi Dong

Kwangwon Lee
Associate Professor
Department of Biology,
Camden College of Arts and Sciences
Nominator: Benedetto Piccoli

Jason MacDonald
Chief Investment Officer
University Finance and Administration
Nominator: Michael Gower

Christina Maggio
Director of Fiscal Affairs
Division of Enrollment Management
Nominator: Courtney McAnuff

Maria Chiara Manzini
Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology,
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Nominator: Derek Sant’Angelo

Kimberlee Moran
Associate Teaching Professor
Department of Chemistry,
Camden College of Arts and Sciences
Nominator: Benedetto Piccoli

Mary Nucci
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Human Ecology,
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Nominator: Laura Lawson

Tej Phatak
Director, Radiology Residency Program NBIMC
NJ Medical School, RBHS
Nominator: Joshua Rosenblatt

Amee Pollack
Undergraduate Program Advisor
Department of Art and Design,
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Nominator: Ralph Ortiz

Robert Roesener
Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Nominator: John Hoffman

Hatem Sabaawy
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine,
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Nominator: Bruce Haffty

Lisa Sanon-Jules
Assistant Dean and Director of Academic Advising
Honors College-New Brunswick
Nominator: Matt Matsuda

Kelley Sokolowski
University Registrar
University Enrollment Services
Nominator: Jean McDonald-Rash

Kevin St. Martin
Associate Professor
Department of Geography,
School of Arts and Sciences
Nominator: Robin Leichenko

Jennifer St. Pierre
Director, Strategic and Campus Communications
R-Comm (Rutgers Communications and Marketing)
Nominator: Jennifer Hollingshead

Sharon Stroye
Director of Public Engagement
School of Public Affairs and Administration,
Rutgers-Newark
Nominator: Charles Menifield

Sherylyn Tucker
Senior Executive Assistant
Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Nominator: Karen Stubaus

Ross Whiting
Director of Research and Evaluation
Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs,
Rutgers University-Camden
Nominator: Darren Spielman

Kristin Wong
Assistant Professor and Medicine-Pediatrics Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics,
New Jersey Medical School
Nominator: Neil Kothari

List of Rutgers Leadership Academy 2020-2021 Fellows (pdf)

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