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GFA Professional Development and Program Planning Committees

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Professional Development Committee

This committee shall be responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating the educational and professional development programs for GFA members outside of the annual GFA Professional Development Conference. This committee is also responsible for the GFA mentoring cirlces. 

New GFA Member Mentoring Program

Chair

Christina Runge, PhD, CCC-A
Chief, Division of Communication Sciences
Director, Koss Cochlear Implant Program
Associate Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin

Members

Chantal Brazeau, MD 
Interim Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Emily Freeman, MHSA 
Director, UAMS Faculty Center
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

Jane Gibson, PhD 
Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences
Professor of Pathology
University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Kathy M. Pipitone, MS
Director of Faculty Affairs
University of Mississippi Medical Center

Elizabeth (Betsey) Ripley, MD, MS, RAC 
Interim Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, School of Medicine
VCU Clinical Research Compliance Officer
Professor of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Jacqueline Hill, PhD, MPH, CHES 
Director, Office of Faculty Development 
Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City 

Robert Best, PhD
Associate Dean of Administrative and Faculty Affairs
Professor of Biomedical Sciences
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

Program Planning Committee

This committee shall be responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating the annual GFA Professional Development Conference. 

Chair

Amanda Termuhlen, MD
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota Medical School

Members

Jennifer Apps, PhD 
Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin

Valerie Campana, MBA 
Administrative Director, Academic Affairs
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Joseph E. Losee, MD, FACS, FAAP 
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Dr. Ross H. Musgrave Endowed Chair in Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Department of Plastic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Jamilah Hackworth, EdD 
Associate Director, Office of Academic Affairs and Career Development
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Kimara Ellefson 
Interim Vice President, Human Resources and Faculty Affairs
National Director for Partnerships, Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine

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