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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


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


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

Jeffrey Love, MD, MHPE 
Founding Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Academic Affairs for Emergency Medicine
Professor, Emergency Medicine
Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center

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

Michael Rowland, PhD 
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
University of Kentucky

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

Wendy Ward, PhD 
Director of Interprofessional Faculty Development
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

Program Planning Committee

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


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


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

Johnson George, MBA, PMP 
Executive Director, Office of Administration and Faculty Affairs 
University of Texas Health Science Center, 
McGovern Medical School

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

Lisa Cain, PhD 
Associate Dean of Professional Development and Faculty Affairs and Professor
Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences
University of Texas Health Sciences Center
Houston School of Dentistry

Kimara Ellefson 
Senior Director Talent Strategy and Faculty Affairs
Medical College of Wisconsin

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