About Us

Our staff, advisory board, and supporters

“I took a new position in January 2023, in the middle of the CSA program, and relocated to Columbus, Ohio. The program helped to prepare me for my new job and provided me with the information needed to make an easy transition.”

— Marc McPherson, CSA Alum ’23

A remarkable team supports Career Skills Academy students and is committed to helping CUNY SPH students advance in their careers.


Hannah Stuart Lathan, MPH

Director of Experiential Learning and Career Services

CUNY SPH Class of 2021

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Taylor Drost, MPH

Career Skills Academy Program Manager

CUNY SPH Class of 2022

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Tina Lin

Student Career Advisor

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Abigail Goldberg

Special Projects Assistant

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Austin Cheng, Esq., MHA, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer, Gramercy Surgery Center

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Innocent Clement, MD, MBA, MPH

CEO and Founder, Ciba Health

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Katrina Mateo, PhD ’20, MPH

Associate Director, Development Innovation, Regeneron

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Errol Pierre, DBA, MPA

Senior Vice President, State Programs, Healthfirst

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Avery Bowser, MPH ’18

Director of Strategy and Innovation, MJHS

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Since its founding in 2020, the Career Skills Academy has been the flagship student services program of the CUNY SPH Foundation. Thank you to our incredible supporters who made initial and sustaining gifts in support of this important work!



Dr. Lyndon Haviland


Gil Addo

Co-Founder and CEO, RubiconMD

Dr. Toyin Ajayi

Co-Founder and CEO, Cityblock Health

Michael Akinyele

Chairman, CEO and Founder, The Maximizer Group

Ana Almanzar

Deputy Mayor for Strategic Initiatives, City of New York

Avery Bowser

Director of Strategy and Innovation, MJHS

Alfonso Chang

Chief Executive Officer, Parsolex

Austin Cheng

CEO, Gramercy Surgery Center

Margaret Crotty

President & CEO, John Snow International

Dr. Torian Easterling

First Deputy Commissioner and Chief Equity Officer, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Bunny Ellerin

Co-Founder and CEO, NYC Health Business Leaders

Jie Feng

Co-founder and CEO, Kells

Michele Galen

Executive and Leadership Development Coach, Michele Galen LLC

Omar Herrera

CEO and Founder, Yuvo Health

Dr. Christina Jenkins

Healthcare Investor

Jordana Kier

Co-Founder, LOLA

Shruti Kothari

Director of Industry Initiatives, Health Care Reform, Blue Shield of California

Jennifer Li

Vice President of Business Development, Samsung Health

Jordan Lowmark

Health Policy and Strategy Consultant, Sachs Policy Group

Katrina Mateo

Associate Director, Development Innovation, Regeneron

Gretchen Mathews

Chief Executive Officer, Apa Aesthetic

Michael Meng

Co-Founder and CEO, Stellar Health

Omar Njie

Principal, AlleyCorp

Sarah Nusbaum

AVP Provider Operations, Stellar Health

Dr. Errol Pierre

Senior Vice President of State Programs, Healthfirst

Nkrumah Pierre

Managing Director, EisnerAmper

Dr. Saquib Rahim

Healthcare executive, practicing physician

Dr. Nicole Fisher Roberts

Executive Director, Feed a Billion

Evelyn Rodstein

Executive Coach

Dr. Ludwing Florez-Salamanca

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Mayra Salamanca

Behavior Program Manager, Sanitas Florida