cghs advisory board

2023–24 CGHS Advisory Board members

The purpose of the CGHS Advisory Board is to help advance the strategic plan of the College by supporting the Dean’s priorities.

Dr. Lisa Jennings (‘83 PhD), Board Chair and Advisor & Consultant of MLM Medical Labs, LLC

Dr. Gary Gao (‘93 MS), Med Data Quest

Dr. Dean Gillespie (‘95 PhD), Senior Biosciences Account Manager, Life Sciences Solutions of Thermo Fisher Scientific

Dr. Prasad Gullapalli (‘93 PhD), Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development at Entos, Inc.

Dr. Viraj Ichhaporia (‘18 PhD), Cellular and Molecular Biologist of EMD Serono

Dr. Bill Lester (‘97 PhD), Senior Medical Science Liaison in Cardiovascular Therapeutic of Amgen US Medical

Dr. Chikezie Madu (‘12 MS), Advanced Placement/Dual Enrollment Biology Instructor of Shelby County Schools

Dr. Clive Mendonca, Consultant of Trinity Life Sciences

Mr. Ashwin Raj (‘96 MS), Head of Ride Share of Lyft

Dr. Vreiti Sangha (‘12 MS), Periodontist with Western Dental Company

Dr. Rose Stiffin (‘95 PhD), Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Department of Health and Natural Resources of Florida Memorial University

Dr. S. Joseph Tarnowski (‘79 PhD), Senior Vice President, R&D Medicinal Science and Technology Cell and Gene Therapy of GSK

Campus Leadership

Peter F. Buckley, MD

Chancellor Emeritus
Hershel “Pat” Wall, MD*

Donald B. Thomason, PhD

Advancement Office

President/CEO of Foundation
Kerry Witcher

Vice Chancellor for Advancement
Brigitte Grant

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Advancement Services
Greg Harris

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni & Constituent Engagement
Chandra Tuggle

Director of Alumni Programs
Terri Catafygiotu

Assistant Director of Alumni Programs
Blair Duke

*Indicates deceased member