The School of Health Professions Dean's Advisory Board works in partnership with the dean to advance the school toward its goals of excellence and achievement in education, research, and service. Recognizing the importance of health professions education and the continuing interest of alumni and both government and industry leaders, the board is dedicated to the creative development of the School of Health Professions.

The membership consists of business and community leaders drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds that mirrors the diversity of the school’s five departments: Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, Health Services Administration, Nutrition Sciences, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.


Dean’s Advisory Board Members

Mark Anderson, D.Sc. (MSHA Class 14, D.Sc. Class 1)
Senior Vice President
Tampa General Hospital
Tampa, Florida

Jeffrey D. Bowman
Vice President, Home Care Sales
McKesson Medical-Surgical
Brentwood, Tennessee

Christopher M. Brainard (EMSHA Class 43)
Director, Organizational Excellence and Patient Experience
UAB Health System
Birmingham, Alabama

Jim Burkhart, D.Sc. (MSHA Class 13, D.Sc. Class 1)
Tampa, Florida 

Dexanne B. Clohan, M.D. 
Physician Executive
Retained Consultant
Birmingham, Alabama

Stephen M. Foster (BS PT ’80) 
President and CEO
Birmingham, Alabama

Michael E. Henderson 
Associate General Counsel
Birmingham, Alabama

Vicki P. Karolewics, Ph.D.
Wallace State Community College
Hanceville, Alabama

John B. McWhorter, III (MSHA Class 19, D.Sc. '12)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
Dallas, Texas 

Thomas D. Miller (MSHA Class 18)
President, Division 5 
Community Health Systems 
Franklin, Tennessee

Dr. Guna Muppuri, MBBS, MCCFP 
Founder, President & CEO 
Bioprist Pharmaceuticals
Bioprist Knowledge Parks
Montego Bay, Jamaica

Matthew D. Rousculp, Ph.D., MPH (Ph.D. ’02, MPH ’94) 
Senior Director, Government & Medical Policy 
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

Kerry Teel, MSHA (MSHA Class 8)
Premier Anesthesia
Alpharetta, Georgia

Jessie L. Tucker, III, MBA, Ph.D., FACHE (Ph.D ‘98)
System Executive Vice President and Hospital Administrator
Harris Health
Houston, Texas

Jeff Underwood
President and Chief Executive Officer
Lakeshore Foundation
Birmingham, Alabama 

Michael D. Williams, MSHA, FACHE (MSHA Class 14)
President & CEO
Community Hospital Corporation
Dallas, Texas

David Yates, MBA
Regional Business Head, North America
Nestle Healthcare Nutrition, Inc.
Florham Park, New Jersey

Sheree Chapman York, DPT, MS, PT, PCS (BS PT ’77, MS PT ’83)
Director Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Department Early Intervention Program
Children’s of Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama

Ex-Officio Board Members

Reni Benjamin, Ph.D.
Neeysa Biddle, M.D. FACHE, MSHA*
Robert Bodmer, CFM, CIFA, ChFC
Keith Blayney, Ph.D.~
Susan Brouillette, MPH, MBA
Randy Carpenter, MSHI*
Ellen Carroll, MS, R.D., L.D.
Robert C. Chapman, LFACHE, MSHA*
Brenita Crawford, MSHA*
Stewart M. Dansby
Charlie Faulkner, FACHE, MSHA*
Michael E. Garrigan, MSHA*
Al Herbert, Jr., Ph.D.
Larry G. Hornsby, CRNA*
J. Michael Horsley, Esq., FACHE
Sean Huffman
William Todd Jackson
William T. Mills, III
Kenneth Oliver, MSHA*
Stephen R. Puckett, MSHA*
S. Douglas Smith, LFACHE*
Charles Stokes, FACHE, MSHA*
~Michael E. Stephens, MSHA*
Janet Perry Book, MSHA*
James E. Shmerling, DrHA, FACHE*
Michael David Tucker
Sherri Van Pelt, MPA, OTR/L*
Jon E. Vice, MSHA*
Michael R. Waldrum, M.D., MS, MBA
Charles B. Webb, Jr.~
Nancy T. White, MS, PT*
Beth Whitehead, PT, MPH*
Robert J. Zasa, MSHHA, FACMPE*

*SHP Alumni