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3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester , MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester , MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

Our People

Dean's Office
Kevin Ball
Kevin Ball, Ph.D.
Dean
Professor
3118 Human Health Building
kevinball@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8673
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Florence J. Dallo, MPH, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Dean
Professor
3114 Human Health Building
dallo@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8692
Maria Ebner Smith
Maria Ebner-Smith, MBA
Assistant Dean
3113 Human Health Building
ebnersmi@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8671
Michelle Southward
Michelle D. Southward, M.A., MSA
Director, Academic Advising and Student Services
3168 Human Health Building
mdguy@oakland.edu
(248) 370-2369
Sarah Brown
Sarah L. Brown, Ed.D., MBA
Director of Philanthropy
3148 Human Health Building
sarahbrown@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8798
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Tanya Griffith
Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer
(248) 364-6120
tgriffith@oakland.edu
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Janice Eaton
Coordinator of Graduate and Community Relations
3176 Human Health Building
eaton@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8699
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Julie Hamilton
Office Assistant III
3105 Human Health Building
hamilton@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8675
Donna-Stajniak
Donna Stajniak
Office Support
3110 Human Health Building
stajniak@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8857
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Jillian Wolf
Marketing Coordinator
3110 Human Health Building
jillianwolf@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8902
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Chelsea Jaques
Office Assistant III
3115 Human Health Building
cmjaques@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8673
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Debi Gibbs
Office Assistant III
3105 Human Health Building
dgibbs@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8855
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
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Amanda Lynch, Ph.D., R.D.
Chairperson
Director - Nutrition/Dietetics
Associate Professor -
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
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Edward Rohn, Ph.D.
Coordinator,
Assistant Professor -
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
A headshot of Jennifer Lucarelli.
Jennifer Lucarelli, Ph.D.
Associate Professor -
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
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Christina Papadimitriou, Ph.D.
Associate Professor -
Sociology,
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
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Melissa Reznar, MPH, Ph.D.
Associate Professor -
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

Laurel Stevenson, MPH, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor -
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
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Emily Van Wasshenova, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor -
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
A headshot of Sarah Allen.
Sarah Allen M.S., R.D.
Special Instructor -
Nutrition

Contributing Faculty

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David Stone, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Research
Professor - Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
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Caress Dean, MPH, Ph.D
Associate Professor -
Public Health
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Terry Dibble, M.S.
Special Lecturer,
Clinical Instructor
Michelle Southward
Michelle Southward, M.A., MSA
Director -Academic Advising and Student Services

Professors Emeriti
Kenneth R. Hightower, Ph.D.
Ronald E. Olson, Ph.D.
Richard Rozek, Ph.D.
Philip Singer, Ph.D.

Part-Time Faculty


Special Lecturers
James Boniface, M.A., LPC, Board-Certified NCC, WS, CMW 
Molly Brennan, MPH
Teri Kolar, M.S.
Kate Masley, Ph.D.

Lecturers

Diane Baldwin, M.A.
Kelley Cox, M.S. R.D., CSG, CFPP - Michigan Surgical Hospital – Dietary Manger, Dietitian
Sarah Hojnacki, M.S., R.D. - Mattawan Family Eye Care – Dietician, Consultant
Jamie Johansen
Charita Little, M.S. - Oakland County Health Department - Public Health Educator
Barbara Main, B.S.
Lucille Sternburgh, Ph.D.
Jeanne Stevenson, B.S., R.D.


Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
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Sumit Dinda, Ph.D.
Chairperson
Professor -
Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
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Lindsay Gietzen, Ph.D., M.S., PA-C
Director,
Associate Professor -
Physician Assistant Science
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Brian Mason, MD
Medical Director
Lecturer -

Physician Assistant Science
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Sara Rivard, M.A., RT(R) (CT)
Director,
Special Instructor -
Radiologic Technology
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Christina R. Lim, M.S., MLS(ASCP)CMSMCM
Director,
Special Instructor -
Medical Laboratory Science
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Dale Telgenhoff, Ph.D.
Coordinator,
Associate Professor -
Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
Kristin Landis-Piwowar
Kristin Landis-Piwowar, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP)
Professor -
Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
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Shicheng Chen, Ph.D.,  MLS(ASCP)CM, MBCM
Assistant Professor -
Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
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William Van Dyke, B.S., RT (R)
Clinical Coordinator,
Special Instructor -
Radiologic Technology
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Stephanie K. Mabry, M.S., MLS(ASCP)CMSCCM
Visiting Instructor -
Medical Laboratory Science
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Lisa DeCeuninck, B.S., MLS(ASCP)CM
Instructor -
Medical Laboratory Science


Professor Emerita

J. Lynne Williams, Ph.D.

Part-Time Faculty


Special Lecturers
Catherine Dixon, M.ED., MLS(ASCP)CM

Lecturers
Brittany Williams, MSRS, RT(R) - Beaumont, Troy - Radiologic Technologist
Caitlyn Crone, MLS (ASCP) - Beaumont
Scott Emerson, M.S., DABR - Beaumont, Royal Oak – Staff Medical Physicist, Diagnostic Radiology
Amanda Harlick, B.S., (ARRT) - Beaumont, Royal Oak - Mammography Technologist
Laura Keesler, MLS(ASCP)CM - Beaumont, Royal Oak - Clinical Chemistry 
Shelby Koss, B.S., RT(R)(CT)(MR) - Beaumont, Royal Oak- Diagnostic Imaging Supervisor
JoAnn Logue-O’Malley, MT(ASCP)SM - Beaumont Health System – Information Technology Manager
Melanie Oleaga, RT(R)(VI) - Beaumont, Royal Oak - Interventional Radiologic Technologist
Anne Prada, B.S., (ASCP) - Beaumont, Royal Oak - Medical Technologist

Clinical Faculty


Clinical Associate Professors

Barbara Anderson, M.D. - DMC University Laboratories – Medical Advisor
Ann Marie Blenc, M.D. - Beaumont Hospital School of Medical Laboratory Science –Medical Advisor
Martha Higgins, M.D. - Ascension Michigan Laboratory Services School of Medical Laboratory Science - Medical Advisor

Clinical Instructors
Jamie Pert, B.S., HTL(ASCP)CMMBCMQIHCCM — Beaumont Hospital School of Histotechnology - Program Director/Education Programs Manager
Nancy Ramirez, M.S., MLS(ASCP)CMSHCM -Beaumont Hospital School of Medical Laboratory Science – Program Director/ Education Director
Eric M. Hertenstein, MBA, CNMT, NMTCB(CT), PET, R.T.(CT)(ARRT) - University of Findlay, Ohio - Director, Nuclear Medicine Institute and Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences Graduate Program
Dawn Taylor, M.A., MLS(ASCP)CM - Ascension Michigan Laboratory Services School of Medical Laboratory Science - Program Director/Lab Education Manager
Bernarda Wroblewski, M.S., MT(ASCP) - DMC University Laboratories – Program Director

Public and Environmental Wellness
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Rebecca Cheezum, MPH, Ph.D.
Chairperson
Associate Professor -
Public Health
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Caress Dean, MPH, Ph.D
Director,
Associate Professor -
Public Health
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Thomas Schenk, Ph.D.
Director,
Assistant Professor -
Environmental Health and Safety
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Mozhgon Rajaee, MPH, Ph.D.
Coordinator,
Assistant Professor -
Public Health
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Charles Rinehart, M.A.
Coordinator,
Special Lecturer -
Wellness and Health Promotion
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Kathryn Rougeau, Ph.D.
Coordinator,
Assistant Professor -
Wellness and Health Promotion
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Florence J. Dallo, MPH, Ph.D.
Professor -
Public Health
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Britt Rios-Ellis, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Professor -
Public Health
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Elise Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor -
Wellness and Health Promotion
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Aubrey Arain, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor -
Environmental Health and Safety
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Tara L. Diesbourg, Ph.D., R.Kin
Coordinator,
Assistant Professor -
Environmental Health and Safety
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Kwame Sakyi, MSPH, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor -
Public Health

Contributing Faculty

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Laurel Stevenson, MPH, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor -
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

Professor Emeritus
Stafford Rorke, Ph.D.

Part-Time Faculty

Special Lecturers
Teresa Taggart

Lecturers
David Andrews, M.S., CSP, ARM - Amerisure – Risk Manager
Joshua Boyce, M.S. - Fire Inspector - Auburn Hills Fire Department
Wendy Burkett, M.S., CSP - Director of Global Safety - Ford Motor Company
Malcom Dunbar, M.S., CSP - Edward C. LEVY Co – Vice President & Chief Safety Officer; Former Chair, EHS Industry Advisory Board 
Crystal Grimshaw, M.S.
Robert Hart, M.A. - Proprietor of Safety Risk Management Services, LLC – Continuing Education
Darryl Hill, Ph.D., CSP - Senior Vice President of Safety - FirstGroup of America
Jessica Jannaman, M.S.Executive Director, EHS and Quality - Global Automotive Systems; Chair, EHS Industry Advisory Board
William Kilgore, M.S.
Charles McGlothlin, Ph.D., PE
Samantha Orr
Thomas Spring, M.S.

Human Movement Science
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Deborah J. Doherty, P.T., Ph.D.
Chairperson
Associate Professor - Physical Therapy
Coordinator - GCOR
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John Krauss, P.T., Ph.D., OCS, FAAOMPT
Director, Professor -
Physical Therapy
Coordinator - OMPT
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Daniel Goble, Ph.D.
Director,
Associate Professor -
Exercise Science
Coordinator - OPA
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Kristine Thompson, P.T., Ph.D.
Professor -
Physical Therapy
Coordinator - Ph.D. in HMS
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Tamara Treanore, C.O., B.S.
Director, Instructor -
Orthotist and Prosthetist Assistant Studies
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Sheri Brown, DSc.P.T.
Special Instructor -
Physical Therapy
Coordinator - PT Admissions
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Terry Dibble, M.S.
Special Instructor -
Exercise Science
Coordinator - EXS Internships
dibble@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8663
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Sara Arena, DSc.P.T.
Associate Professor -
Physical Therapy
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Douglas Creighton, P.T., DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Associate Professor -
Physical Therapy
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Rumit Singh Kakar, P.T., Ph.D.
Associate Professor - 
Exercise Science
Coordinator - EXS Graduate Program

Melodie Kondratek, DSc.P.T., OMPT
Associate Professor -
Physical Therapy
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Charles Marks, Ph.D.
Associate Professor -
Exercise Science
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Christopher Wilson, DSc.P.T., DPT, GCS
Associate Professor -
Physical Therapy
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Lori Boright, P.T., DPT, DScPT
Assistant Professor -
Physical Therapy
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Lindsay Brandt, DPT, DSc.P.T., OMPT, ACSM-CEP
Assistant Professor -
Physical Therapy
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Myung D. Choi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor -
Exercise Science
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Joshua Haworth, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor -
Exercise Science
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Jacqueline Scully, P.T., DPT
Special Instructor -
Physical Therapy
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David Fausone, PT, DPT, DScPT, OMPT
Visiting Professor
Physical Therapy
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Ken Eick, C.P., B.B.A.
Lecturer -
Orthotist and Prosthetist Assistant Studies
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Christian Maron
Exercise Science Laboratory Manager
cmaron@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8729
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Lori Boughner
Office Assistant III
Physical Therapy Program Office
boughner@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4041
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Darlene Mathiak
Office Assistant III
Physical Therapy Program Office
mathiak@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4041

Contributing Faculty

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Elise Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor -
Wellness Health Promotion
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Lori L. Hodorek, M.S.
Special Lecturer -
Exercise Science
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Mary Anne Mikus, M.S.
Special Lecturer, Clinical Instructor -
Exercise Science

Professors Emeriti
Beth Black, P.T., DSc 
Brian Goslin, Ph.D.
Robert W. Jarski, Ph.D.
Alfred W. Stransky, Ph.D.

Part-Time Faculty


Special Lecturers
Mary Bee, Ph.D. - Physical Therapy and Biological Sciences

Lecturers

Cody Bonte, ATC, M.Ed.  
Bryan Kuhlman, M.S., DPT, OMPT, P.T.
Jillian A. Prantera, M.S., CHWC 
Kimberly Schwartz, P.T., DPT, GCS - Physical Therapy
Stacy Zousmer, MPT, C/NDT, DSc

Clinical Faculty


Clinical Professors
Barry A Franklin, Ph.D. - Beaumont Rehab and Health Center – Director
Steven J Keteyian, Ph.D. - Henry Ford Hospital – Program Director Preventive Cardiology
Beth Marcoux, Ph.D., P.T. - University of Rhode Island – Professor Emeritus
Jose Miguel Tricas Moreno, P.T., Ph.D., Ph.T., MstOMT - University of Zaragoza - Professor and Director of the Orthopedic Manual Therapy Program
Christine Stiller, P.T., Ph.D. 

Clinical Associate Professors
Beth Black, P.T., DSc
Jeffery H. Declaire, M.D. - The DeClaire Knee and Orthopedic Institute – President
John F Kazmierski, D.O. - General Hospital Medical Associates
Cathy Larson, P.T., Ph.D. - University of Michigan-Flint – Associate Professor/Director for Research

Clinical Assistant Professors
Clinton A. Brawner, Ph.D, ACSM-RCEP, FACSM - Preventive Cardiology - Project Director
Duncan Chang, P.T., DPT, OMPT - Alpha Rehab Center (Los Angeles, CA) - Owner
Scott Eathorne, M.D. - Providence Hospital – Medical Director
Johnathan Ehrman, Ph.D., FACSM - Henry Ford Health System – Associate Program Director
Cesar Hidalgo, P.T., Ph.D., MstOMT - University of Zaragoza - Assistant Professor
Dennis J. Kerrigan, Ph.D. - Preventative Cardiology - Senior Exercise Physiologist
Fredrick Pociask, Ph.D. - Wayne State University – Assistant Professor

Clinical Instructors
Linda Costello , P.T., B.S., FOC - Sports Medicine Associates – Physical Therapist
Dale Ferguson, C.O. - Wright & Filippis - Corporate Clinical Services Director, Orthotics
Kathleen Jakubiak-Kovacek , P.T. - Home Rehab – Physical Therapist
Peter Kovacek , M.S.A. - Kovacek Management Systems, Inc. – President/Chief Executive Officer
Sheldon Levine, M.S - Eastern Michigan University – Associate Professor
Mary Ann Mikus, M.S. - Exercise Science
Kurt Schlau, C.P. - Wright & Filippis - Corporate Clinical Services Director, Prosthetics
Kimberly Schwartz, P.T., DPT, GCS - Physical Therapy
Janet Seidell, P.T., M.P.T. - William Beaumont Hospital – Supervisor of Physical Therapy
Angela Strong, P.T., B.S. - William Beaumont Hospital – Center Clinical Coordinator of Education
David Tomsich, M.S., P.T. - Henry Ford Health System – Supervisor
Michael Vito, M.P.T., OMPT - Physiotherapy Associates – Physical Therapist

ACADEMIC ADVISERS
Michelle Southward
Michelle D. Southward, M.A., MSA
Director, Academic Advising and Student Services
School of Health Sciences
3168 Human Health Building
mdguy@oakland.edu
(248) 370-2369
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William L. Daniels, M.Ed.
Senior Academic Adviser
School of Health Sciences
3071 Human Health Building
shs@oakland.edu
(248) 370-2369
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Marlin Hunter, M.Ed.
Academic Adviser
School of Health Sciences
3070 Human Health Building
shs@oakland.edu
(248) 370-2369
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Denae May, M.A.
Academic Adviser
School of Health Sciences
3075 Human Health Building
shs@oakland.edu
(248) 370-2369
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Nancy Osmialowski, M.A., LLPC, NCC
Academic Adviser
School of Health Sciences
3074 Human Health Building
shs@oakland.edu (248) 370-2369
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Hnou Vue, M.Ed.
Academic Adviser
School of Health Sciences
3073 Human Health Building
shs@oakland.edu
(248) 370-2369
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Kelli Dowd, M.A.
Coordinator for Student Services,
Leadership, and Engagement
School of Health Sciences
3123 Human Health Building
kdowd@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8678
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Denise McConkey
Career Counselor
Career Services
North Foundation Hall, Rm 154
mack@oakland.edu
(248) 370-3250
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Taurienne Lauderdale
Office Assistant II
School of Health Sciences
3070 Human Health Building
shs@oakland.edu
(248) 370-2369

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Board Members

Board of Advocacy and Resource Development

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Michael Antaran
Entrepreneur/ Carrot App creator
OU Alumnus
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Gina Buccalo 
Medical Director of the UAW Retiree
Medical Benefits Trust
Medical Doctor
Reyna Colombo
Reyna Colombo
Retired PT, Former
Director of Rehabilitation Services, 
Beaumont Troy Hospital 
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Brian Fedoronko
Regional Medical Director, Priority Health
Medical Doctor
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Darryl Hill
Senior Vice President, Safety & Security,
FirstGroup America
EHS Industry Advisory Board member
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Wendy Holmes
Michigan Diversity Market Consultant, Comerica  Bank
A headshot of Timothy Kasprzak.
Timothy Kasprzak
Chief  Medical Officer/Vice-President of Medical Affairs, McLaren Oakland
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Sharon Kim
Associate Director, Center for Health and Research  Transformation
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Becky Lewis
Associate Director for Programs and  Administration for University Recreation and Well-Being, Oakland University
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Ewa Matuszewski
Founder and CEO MedNetOne
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Telva McGruder
Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, GM 
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Angela Moore
Integrative Health Expert, The Body Principle
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Katie Pring
Director of PT and OT Services, Synergy Health Partners
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Janet Seidell
Sr. Manager of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services, Beaumont  Health
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Tom Spring
Wellness Director, Priority Health
3-time OU Alumnus
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Bharat Trivedi
Pharmaceutical Consultant and
Scientific Advisor
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John Waugh
System Vice President,
Henry Ford Health System

Emeriti Board Members

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Art Griggs
Past SHS Assistant Dean
and OU Assistant Vice President
of Academic Affairs
OU Alumnus
Moon J. Pak
The late  Moon J. Pak
Founder of School of Health Sciences
HALL of fame
Medical Doctor
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The late Teresa Stayer
Physical Therapist
Owner, SpectraMed Inc.
OU Alumnus

Former Board Members

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Margaret Dimond
President and CEO
McLaren Oakland Hospital
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Kathy Forzley
Director Oakland County
Board of Health and Human Services
3-time OU Alumna
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Bob Jarski
SHS Faculty Emeritus
Physician Assistant
Integrative and Holistic Health
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Greg Jordan
Director, University Recreation & Well-Being
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Rheanne Suszek
Executive Director,
North Oakland YMCA
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Thomas A. Tanghe
City Manager,
Auburn Hills