Stakeholder Mini-Retreats

During July and August 2021, School of Medicine leadership gathered representative stakeholders from seven key areas. These groups met virtually to review goals and strategies and to suggest tactics and metrics that should be incorporated into the school’s new strategic plan.

The Dean’s Senior Leadership Team used this input to further refine the plan’s goals, and an updated draft was circulated throughout the School of Medicine community for review and comment.

The strategic plan was created through a thoughtful, inclusive and shared process.

Learn more about this process ❯

Undergraduate medical education representative stakeholders

  • Brian Aboff, M.D.
    Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
  • Waleed Ahmad
    Medical Student, Class of 2024
  • Jean Bailey, Ph.D.
    Associate Dean for Faculty Development
  • Lisa Brath, M.D.
    Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Diane Biskobing, M.D.
    Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Gerald Coronado
    Medical Student, Class of 2023
  • Linda Costanzo, Ph.D.
    Professor Emerita, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
  • Nicole Deiorio, M.D.
    Associate Dean for Student Affairs
  • Alan Dow, M.D., MSHA
    Assistant Vice President of Health Sciences for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care
  • Brieanne Dubinsky*
    Senior Business Analyst, VCU SOMTech
  • Moshe Feldman, Ph.D.
    Assistant Director for Research and Evaluation, Center for Human Simulation and Patient Safety
  • Adam Garber, M.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Cathy Grossman, M.D.
    Director, Human Simulation and Patient Safety
  • Sarah Hobgood, M.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Donna Jackson, Ed.D.
    Assistant Dean for Admissions and Director of Student Outreach
  • Luan Lawson, M.D.
    Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs
  • Andrea Perseghin, Ed.D.*
    Director of Continuing Education, VCU Health
  • Michael Ryan, M.D., MEHP
    Professor, Department of Pediatrics
  • Kimberly Sanford, M.D. (group leader)
    Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
  • T’Keyah Vaughan
    Medical Student, Class of 2024
  • Michelle Whitehurst-Cook, M.D.
    Senior Associate Dean for Admissions
  • Christopher Woleben, M.D. (group leader)
    Associate Dean for Student Affairs

* No longer with VCU or VCU Health.

Graduate medical education representative stakeholders

  • Brian Aboff, M.D. (group leader)
    Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
  • Lisa Brath, M.D.
    Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Kim Christman
    Senior Program Coordinator, Diagnostic Radiology Residency
  • Jay Diener-Brazelle
    Senior Supervisor and Project Manager, VCU SOMTech
  • Greg Domsom, M.D.
    Residency Program Director, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Ann Fulcher, M.D. (group leader)
    Chair, Department of Radiology
  • Grace Hickam, M.D.
    Medical Education Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Brian Kaplan, M.D.
    Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Suzanne Lavoie, M.D.
    Residency Program Director, Department of Pediatrics
  • Philip McCoy, M.D.
    Medical Education Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Rebecca Forrest, M.D.
    Residency Program Director, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Joel Moll, M.D.
    Residency Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Kevin Quinn, M.D.
    Resident, Department of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery
  • Michael Ryan, M.D., MEHP
    Professor, Department of Pediatrics
  • Sally Santen, M.D., Ph.D.
    Senior Associate Dean for Evaluation, Assessment and Scholarship
  • John Schneider, M.D.
    Medical Education Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Jon Snider, M.D.*
    Program Director, Neurology Residency Program and Movement Disorder Fellowship Program
  • Kim Tabor
    Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program Coordinator, Department of Pediatrics
  • Susan Waller, M.D.
    Associate Residency Director, Department of Psychiatry
  • Christopher Woleben, M.D.
    Associate Dean for Student Affairs
  • Randy Vince Jr., M.D., H'19
    Urologic Oncology Fellow, University of Michigan

* No longer with VCU or VCU Health.

Graduate education representative stakeholders

  • Tegshjargal Baasansukh
    Master's Student, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology (graduated in 2022)
  • Katherine Contreras
    Master's Student, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Michael Donnenberg, M.D.
    Senior Associate Dean for Research and Research Training
  • Elizabeth Dustin
    Ph.D. Student, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • Christian Fontan
    M.D.-Ph.D. student
  • Mike Grotewiel, Ph.D. (group leader)
    Associate Dean for Graduate Education
  • Joyce Lloyd, Ph.D.
    Vice Chair of Education, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
  • Hannah Ming, MPH
    Ph.D. Student, Department of Health Behavior and Policy
  • Bhavesh Patel
    Director, Application Services, VCU SOMTech
  • Robert Perera, Ph.D.
    Graduate Program Director, Department of Biostatistics
  • Scott Ramsey, Ph.D.
    Director, Premedical and Predental Graduate Sciences Certificate Program (CERT)
  • Meagan Rawls
    Program Coordinator, Office of Assessment, Evaluation and Scholarship
  • Roxann Roberson-Nay, Ph.D.
    Assistant Dean for Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
  • Mary Rosenthal
    Program Coordinator, Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Portal
  • Keith Shelton, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Vanessa Sheppard, Ph.D. (group leader)
    Chair, Department of Health Behavior and Policy
  • Lisa Shock, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Co-chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Research representative stakeholders

  • Lisa Balance
    Associate Vice President for Strategy and Regulatory Affairs, Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation
  • David Cifu, M.D.
    Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Deborah Diaz-Granados, Ph.D.
    Director of Evaluation and Team Science, Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research
  • Michael Donnenberg, M.D. (group leader)
    Senior Associate Dean for Research and Research Training
  • Robert Findling, M.D., MBA
    Chair, Department of Psychiatry
  • Ronald Gartenhaus, M.D.
    Associate Director for Veterans Health, VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Tricia Gibson
    Assistant Dean, Research Administration
  • Javier Gonzalez-Maeso, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
  • Greg Hundley, M.D.
    Director, VCU Health Pauley Heart Center
  • Pamela Knapp, Ph.D. (group leader)
    Interim Chair, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • Maghboeba Mosavel, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Policy
  • Gretchen Neigh, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • Wies Rafi
    Assistant Dean for Technology Services
  • Henry Rozycki, M.D.
    Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics
  • Said Sebti, Ph.D.
    Associate Director for Basic Research, Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Vanessa Sheppard, Ph.D.
    Chair, Department of Health Behavior and Policy
  • Patricia Sime, M.D.
    Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Sarah Spiegel, Ph.D.
    Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Robert Winn, M.D.
    Director, Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center

Faculty development representative stakeholders

  • Jean Bailey, Ph.D.
    Associate Dean for Faculty Development
  • Kellie Carlyle, Ph.D., MPH
    Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Policy
  • Alice Coombs, M.D. (group leader)
    Chair, Department of Anesthesiology
  • Alan Dow, M.D., MSHA
    Assistant Vice President of Health Sciences for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care
  • Lisa Ellis, M.D.
    Executive Director of Provider and Trainee Wellness, VCU Health
  • Kenneth Foster-Warren, Ed.D.
    Instructional Technologist for Medical Education
  • Amelia Grover, M.D.
    Director of Professionalism, Wellness and Engagement
  • Kevin Harris, Ph.D.
    Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Kelly Lockeman, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Office of Assessment, Evaluation and Scholarship
  • Meera Pahuja, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Betsy Ripley, M.D. (group leader)
    Vice Dean and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Staff development representative stakeholders

  • Nathan Bick
    Senior Major Gift Officer
  • Jessica Carey (group leader)
    Human Resources Administrator, Department of Surgery
  • Anne Chan
    Administrative Director for Finance and Operations, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Kevin Harris, Ph.D.
    Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Natalia O’Brien
    Student Outreach Coordinator
  • Julian Owens
    Administrator, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • Chase Shaffer
    Program Coordinator, Center for Human Simulation and Patient Safety
  • Chantel Vereen
    Faculty HR Coordinator
  • Candice Weber
    Associate Director for Research Administration and Training
  • Vena Wheeler Hantke
    IT Support Analyst, VCU SOMTech
  • Cathy Wood (group leader)
    Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

Financial management representative stakeholders

  • Ron Clark, M.D.
    Chief Medical Officer of Ambulatory Care Services, VCU Health
  • Niles Eggleston (group leader)
    Assistant Vice President for Development, VCU Health and School of Medicine
  • Tricia Gibson
    Assistant Dean, Research Administration
  • Kevin Harris, Ph.D.
    Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Jodi Humpage
    Department Administrator, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Chris Liekwieg
    Senior Administrator, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Rebecca Mattauch
    Interim Academic Finance Director
  • Bhavesh Patel
    Director, Application Services, VCU SOMTech
  • Martha Quinn*
    Executive Director of Development, Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Gary Southard
    Senior Administrator, Department of Pediatrics
  • Brian Thomas
    Vice President and Chief Development Officer, MCV Foundation
  • Michelle Whitehurst-Cook, M.D.
    Senior Associate Dean for Admissions
  • Cathy Wood (group leader) Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration
  • Tom Yackel, M.D.
    President, MCV Physicians

* No longer with VCU or VCU Health.