Leadership Institute Graduates Class of 2007

February 13, 2008 marked the culmination of an intense year for the Leadership Institute’s Class of 2007. Twenty-six USF Health faculty members and administrators participated in the graduation ceremony. It is the institute’s second class to go through the innovative leadership program and the first to include participants from across USF Health. The inaugural class, 2006, was comprised by members of the USF College of Medicine.

Prior to the “pomp and circumstance”, graduates presented the findings of their year long projects. Their gropu projects were entitled: developing a USF Health corporate wellness program; developing a community wellness program with “Healthy Together”; transforming the Women’s Health Clinic customer service culture; measuring and benchmarking medical school faculty satisfaction rates; improve patient access to physician appointments and developing a template for a formal faculty mentorship program.

Robert T. Cancalosi, GE Healthcare

The keynote address was delivered by Robert T. Cancalosi, MBA, Chief Learning Officer for GE Healthcare. Cancalosi is responsible for the leadership development GE employees worldwide – approximately 46,000 in number. Michael Hoad, Associate Vice President USF Health Communications, served as Master of Ceremony for the closing graduation ceremony. Attendees also included Dr. Stephen K. Klasko, USF Health Vice President and Dean, USF College of Medicine, and Dean Donna Petersen, USF College of Public Health.

The Class of 2007:

Julie A. Baldwin, PhD, College of Public Health – Chair, Dept. of Community & Family Health

Thomas E. Bernard, PhD, College of Public Health – Chair, Dept. Environmental & Occupational Health

Charles Brock, MD, College of Medicine – Residency Director, Neurology & Chief of Neurology Services @ James Haley V.A. Hospital

Sandra V. Cadena, PhD, ARNP, College of Nursing, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Eric E. Coris, MD, College of Medicine – Family Medicine and Sports Medicine

Micki Cuppett, EdD, College of Medicine – Sports Medicine

Patricia J. Emmanuel, MD, College of Medicine – Chief of Infectious Diseases in Dept. of Pediatrics and the Associate Dean for Clinical Research

Sidney A. Fernandes, USF Health I.T., Assistant Director

William R. Grower, Jr., PhD, College of Medicine – Molecular Medicine and Director of Laboratory & Surgical Research @ James Haley V.A. Hospital

Sally H. Houston, MD, College of Medicine – Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer @ Tampa General Hospital

Deborah A. Humphrey, DO, College of Medicine – Internal Medicin

Suzanne D. Jackson, College of Medicine – Director, Student Diversity & Enrichment

Patricia A. Kruk, PhD, College of Medicine – Pathology and Cell Biology

Michele C. Luter, formerly at College of Medicine – former Assistant Director of School of Basic Biomedical Sciences

Catherine M. Lynch, MD, College of Medicine – Director, Division of General Obstetrics & Gynecology

Cedell A. McKeever, College of Medicine – Administrator, Dept. of Obtetrics and Gynecology

Jose A. Montero, MD, College of Medicine – Infectious Diseases & International Medicine

Tapan A. Padhya, MD, College of Medicine – Otolaryngology, Director Division of Head & Neck Oncology and Co-Director of USF ENT Sleep Clinic

Robert A. Pedowitz, MD, PhD, College of Medicine – Chair, Dept. of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Anne Phillips, College of Nursing – Chief Operating Officer

Judith D. Ranells, MD, College of Medicine – Director, Divisio of Pediatrics Genetics

Murray L. Shames, MD, College of Medicine – Program Director, Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency

Sean M. Singh, College of Medicine – Business Manager, Internal Medicine

Amanda G. Smith, MD, College of Medicine – Asst. Director Suncoast Gerontology

Fernando L. Vale, MD, College of Medicine – Program Director Neurosurgery

Mary S. Webb, PhD, RN, College of Nursing – Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Newsbrief by Lissette Campos, USF Health Communications
Photos by Eric Younghans, USF Health Media Center

USF Health Leadership Institute
The USF Health Leadership Institute is a division of the Center for Transformation and Innovation (CTI) at the University of South Florida. The Leadership Institute is a model leadership development program designed to promote a culture of leadership excellence and success. The goal is to transform the leadership DNA at all levels of the organization and to create a strong pool for succession planning. Its focus is to identify and develop high potential faculty and professionals by growing and improving in their abilities to lead the organization to further renown. To achieve this transformation, we enhance the tools of leadership—Leading with Strategy, Leading People, and for Results. For more information on this innovative leadership development program or CTI, contact Mohamad S. Kasti, Chief Transformational Officer or Cynthia Mullen, Executive Director at (813) 931-0752 .