Executive Committee


Academic Partners

Debra Dobbs, Ph.D., Academic Director – Associate Professor, School of Aging Studies, USF

Lindy Davidson, M.Div., Ph.D. – Associate Dean, Judy Genshaft Honors College, USF

Iraida Carrion, Ph.D. – School of Social Work, USF

Janet Roman, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CHFN, ACHPN – College of Nursing, USF

Amanda Wilson, MD – Morsani College of Medicine, USF Health

Community Partners

Tara C. Friedman, MD FAAHPM - Community Director- Chief Medical Officer of Chapters Health System  

Reginald B. Riley, Ph.D., MSW, MS, ACHE - Vice President, Support Services & Patient Experience - Chapters Health System

Cathy Emmett, Ph.D., ARNP, ACHPN – Clinical Practice Specialist, Empath Health

Lora Thompson, Ph.D. – Moffitt Cancer Center

Rev. James Andrews, MA, APBCC, HEC-C, Director of Spiritual Care, Suncoast Hospice/Empath Health 

Samira Beckwith, Ph.D.- President and CEO, Hope Healthcare  


Jessica Yauk, Administrative Assistant – School of Aging Studies, USF

Rosa Diaz, Webmaster, Grant Administrator – School of Aging Studies, USF