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

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)
Senior Partner
CSuites Solutions, LLC
Tampa, Florida

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

Michael E. Henderson 
Associate General Counsel
Encompass Health Corporation
Birmingham, Alabama

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

Sharon W. Lovoy
Lovoy’s Team Works
Birmingham, Alabama

John B. McWhorter, III (MSHA Class 19, D.Sc. '12)
Chief Operations Officer
Baylor Scott & White Health
Dallas, Texas 

Thomas D. Miller (MSHA Class 18)
Quorum Health Corporation
Franklin, Tennessee

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

Matthew D. Rousculp, Ph.D., MPH (Ph.D. ’02, MPH ’94) 
Senior Director, Healthcare Delivery and Payment Innovation
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)
Former Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Operations
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, NJ

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

Michael D. Williams, MSHA, FACHE (MSHA Class 14)
Dallas, Texas

Ronald Wyatt, MD (EMSHA Class 41)
Chief Quality Officer
Hamad Medical Corporation
Doho, Qatar

David Yates, MBA
Visiting Scholar-Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

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
Jeffrey D. Bowman
Keith Blayney, Ph.D.~
Susan Brouillette, MPH, MBA
Randy Carpenter, MSHI*
Ellen Carroll, MS, R.D., L.D.
Robert C. Chapman, LFACHE, MSHA*
Dexanne B. Clohan, M.D.
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