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Meet the Team

Deborah Hendricks
Deborah Hendricks, Ed.D., CFLE

Director, Pre-Health Advising Center, Mindfulness Coach


Shavron Kelley
Shavron Kelley, M.A.

Program Coordinator, Pre-Health Advising Center


In-Office Campus Collaborators

Hillary Hoffman
Secretary 1

Gena Collier 
Career Consultant 

Senior Advisory Board

Dr. Brian Ashburner
Interim Associate Vice Provost for Student Success
Associate Dean
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Dr. Brent Cameron
Department of Bioengineering

Dr. Hamoun Delaviz
Assistant Dean for Admissions
College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Dr. Kim Gratz
Department of Psychology

Adam Hintz
Director, Student Services
Colleges of Art and Letters and Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Dr. Monica Holiday-Goodman
Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Diversity and Inclusion
College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr. John Laux
Associate Dean, Student Affairs
College of Health and Human Services

Dr. Yvette Perry
Assistant Dean for Admissions and Strategic Enrollment
College of Medicine and Life Sciences

PROfessional advisory board

Kimberly D. Jenkins, M.D.
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion 

Dr. Jenkins, Chair of Anesthesiology, serves on the senior leadership team of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences as Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. She did her undergraduate work at the University of Michigan and obtained her M.D. degree at Wayne State University medical school in Detroit. She completed her residency in Anesthesiology at Wayne State University. In her diversity role, she has coordinated multiple programs to support underserved students and incoming medical students. Through her leadership, she has helped foster an academic environment within the College of Medicine and Life Sciences that is welcoming and respectful of all arenas of diversity, equity and inclusion and has developed diversity training and speakers’ series for students, residents and faculty throughout the Toledo community.

William J. Davis, D.D.S., M.S.
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dentistry
Department of Dentistry 

Dr. William J. Davis founded the General Practice Residency at MCO in Toledo in 1978 and has been fundamental in its success for the past 45 years. He also helped start the Pediatric Residency 15 years ago. Today, Dr. Davis serves as the Chairman of the Department of Dentistry, teaching topics including ethics and all things Prosthodontics, his specialty in private practice and education, to residents. You may recognize his work “A Philosophy of the Practice of Dentistry” which he co-authored with L.D. Pankey in 1987 and was recently re-published.

Steve Reece, D.V.M. 
Medical Director 
Anthony Wayne Animal Hospital 

Dr. Steve Reece grew up on a farm west of Toledo.  He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University in 1992 and co-owned a veterinary hospital in Perrysburg, OH shortly afterwards, then went on to a Chief of Staff position in Scottsdale, AZ.  Longing to relocate back home, he purchased Anthony Wayne Animal Hospital in Maumee, OH where he and his wife ran the practice successfully until 2017 when he sold the hospital to a corporate entity.  He is now the Medical Director of the practice.

Dr. Reece lives in Perrysburg and is an active cyclist, boater and jogger.  He and his wife have 2 daughters, four grandchildren, and two rescue dogs.

Student Advisory Board

Tyler Schwartz
Board Chairman
President - University of Toledo Avengers Assemble (UTAA)

Holly Heck
Board Vice-Chairman
Secretary - University of Toledo Avengers Assemble (UTAA)

Lilli Cusick
Co-President - UToledo Association of Pre-Veterinary Students

Alyshia Grant
Co-President - UToledo Association of Pre-Veterinary Students

Abby Gladwell
President - American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)

Megha Girn
President - HOSA Future Health Professionals

Rami Moussa
President - National Arab American Medical Association Next Generation Toledo (NAAMANextGen)

Pranati Kongara
President - Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED)

Michelle Cherian
President - Red Cross Club

Ihechiluru Chinyere Igwe
President – Minority Association of Pre-Med Students (MAPS)

Seham Abutaha
President - Pre-Dental Student Organization

Aastha Bhavsar
President and Founder – Spanish Médica

Faith Zhang
PHAC Lead Volunteer

Anam Dewani
Co-President – UT Cares

Zainab Rahman
Co-President – UT Cares

Atheer Amer
President – UT First Gen Pre-Med Student Association

Tatum Pullins
President – UT Pre-Physician Assistant Association (UTAAA)

Katie Porter 
President – Period Medlife

Pre-Health Advising Rocket2Rocket Mentoring Program Student Leadership Team

Kylie Speiker
Chief Encouragement Officer

Peter Tsatalis
Program Coordinator

Will Zeller
Pre-Dental Liaison

Atheer Amer
Pre-Medical Liaison

Maddie Otto
Event Coordinator

Pre-Health Advising Rockets On Call Podcast Student Leadership Team

Kylie Speiker
Executive Producer

Dakota Cecil
Assistant Executive Producer and Public Relations Chair

Brian Jones

Eden Rosales

Sangeetha Pillai

Aditya Acharya
Alumni Lead and Past President/Exec Producer

Rita Kamoua
Alumni Lead and Past Co-President

Jennifer Kim
Medical Student Expert

2021-22 End of Year REport

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Last Updated: 11/15/22