INclusion 2021 Speakers

INclusion 2021

Krystal Brue, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management 
Chair, Department of Business
Cameron University

Dr. Krystal Brue is an associate professor of management and chair of the Department of Business in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Cameron University in Lawton, Okla. She holds two Human Resource Certifications including the Society of Human Resource Management – Senior Certified Professional and the Human Resource Certification Institute – Senior HR Professional. She has over 25 years of human resource, organizational behavior, training/development, and management experience. She has presented and published numerous articles within the Journal of Leadership Education and Journal of Human Resources Education on work-life balance, women’s leadership identity construction, effective women’s leadership development programs, creating anti-harassment cultures within businesses, and the impact of current HR employment trends. In 2017 and 2018, the Journal of Leadership Education awarded Dr. Brue with the Outstanding Research Awards. In her spare time, she loves spending time and being adventurous with her husband and three children. 

Judith DeLuca, Pharm.D., BCPS

Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Wilkes University

Dr. Judith DeLuca is professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Wilkes University in Northeastern Pennsylvania, where she has been faculty since 2002. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1992 and completed a critical care residency at Hermann Hospital in Houston, Tex., in 1997. Prior to becoming department chair, her clinical activities were focused on critically ill patients and more recently, transitions of care.



Susan Dentzer, Ph.D.(Hon)

Senior Policy Fellow 
Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

Susan Dentzer is one of the nation's most respected health and health policy thought leaders and a frequent speaker and commentator on television and radio, including PBS and NPR, and an author of commentaries in Modern Healthcare, the New England Journal of Medicine and other prominent publications. She is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, the Washington, D.C.,-based arm of Duke, where she focuses on health system transformation, biopharmaceutical policy and other key health policy issues. She is also the editor and lead author of the book, Health Care Without Walls: A Roadmap for Reinventing U.S. Health Care. 

Dentzer previously served as president and chief executive officer of NEHI, the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation; was senior policy adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; editor-in-chief of the journal Health Affairs; and on-air health correspondent for the PBS NewsHour. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations and is a fellow of the National Academy of Social Insurance and the Hastings Center. She is a member of the Boards of Directors of the International Rescue Committee; Research!America; and the Public Health Institute. She also serves on the RAND Health Board of Advisors and the global public policy advisory committee for Roche. 

Dentzer graduated from Dartmouth, is a trustee emerita of the college, and chaired the Dartmouth Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2004. Dentzer holds an honorary master’s degree from Dartmouth and an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Muskingum University. She and her husband, Charles Alston, have three adult children. 

Janet P. Engle, Pharm.D., Ph.D., FAPhA, FCCP, FNAP

Executive Director
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education 

Dr. Janet P. Engle is the executive director of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). She is past president of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the national professional society of pharmacists with over 60,000 members. She has served as a voting member of the FDA Nonprescription Drug Advisory Committee and continues as a special government employee consultant to FDA. Dr. Engle is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. Dr. Engle was elected as a distinguished practitioner in the National Academies of Practice in Pharmacy. Dr. Engle has also been named a fellow of the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management and a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. She also has received the APhA Distinguished Achievement Award for Clinical/Pharmacotherapeutic Practice.

Dr. Engle is an internationally recognized expert on the topics of nonprescription medicines, pharmacy education, and leadership and is very active in international pharmacy. She has served as chair of the ACPE International Commission and is serving a third term as overseas expert of the Post Graduate Allied Health Institute Board at Singapore General Hospital. Dr. Engle has worked with National Taiwan University and was a guest professor at Harbin Medical University in China. She worked with the Pharmacy Council of Thailand and received an honorary Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences from Khon Kaen University in Thailand. She has served as a consultant to the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organization. She has practiced pharmacy in community, hospital, long-term care and pharmacy-directed ambulatory clinic settings.

Robin Matross Helms, Ph.D., MBA

Assistant Vice President, Learning and Engagement
American Council on Education

Dr. Robin Matross Helms is Assistant Vice President for Learning and Engagement at the American Council on Education (ACE). Her portfolio includes the Internationalization Laboratory and Learner Success Lab, professional learning program development, and ACE's international research agenda.
Dr. Helms' previous experience includes program management for the Institute of International Education, EF Education, and CET Academic Programs, and faculty development program management at the University of Minnesota. She has also worked as a consultant to a number of organizations in the international and higher education fields, including the World Bank, the Institute for Higher Education Policy, the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education, and the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Dr. Helms holds an A.B. degree in East Asian Studies from Princeton University and an MBA and Ph.D. in higher education administration from Boston College. 

Erika Henderson, Ed.D.

Assistant Provost for Faculty Recruitment, Retention, Equity and Diversity
University of Houston
Dr. Erika Henderson has more than twenty-seven years of experience leading organizational efforts to recruit, develop, and retain the best and brightest talent in the higher education and federal government sectors. She serves as assistant provost for faculty recruitment, retention, equity, and diversity for the University of Houston. Dr. Henderson previously served as senior policy advisor to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration. Prior to that role, she was the deputy director for the White House Fellows Program. She holds an Ed.D. from George Washington University, as well as a B.S. and an M.A., both from Hampton University.

Daniel R. Kennedy, Ph.D.

Chair, Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences 
Western New England University

Dr. Daniel R. Kennedy currently serves as the chair of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Western New England University. He has been active within the COF and AACP for many years, holding a variety of leadership roles. Within the COF, he chaired the Faculty Affairs Committee in 2017-18 and has served as a member of the Department Chair Webinar Committee (2019-20), Teachers Seminar Planning Committee (2018-19), Nominations Committee (2015-16) and Faculty Affairs Committee (2014-15). He was also awarded the COF’s Emerging Teaching Scholar Award in 2018. Beyond the COF, he has chaired the Bylaws Policy and Development Committee Biological Sciences Section. He is also an ALFP fellow, member of the AJPE editorial board and has been a member of numerous other institutional, council, and section level committees.
Outside of AACP, Dr. Kennedy has taught in 13 distinct courses within the pharmacy curriculum, including pathophysiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, pharmacogenomics, and integrated therapeutics modules. He maintains an active research laboratory exploring the role of thiol isomerases in cancer and hemostasis, which is currently funded by the NCI and has received additional funding as a principle investigator from industrial and academic sources. He has published over 25 manuscripts, been awarded five patents and mentored over 50 Pharm.D. students in scholarly projects. Many of these students have attended the AACP meeting with him to present their research and he was instrumental in initiating the Trainee Poster competition, chairing the committee which started the program in 2018 and 2019.

Jenny Lamberts, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Chair, Pharmaceutical Sciences Department
Ferris State University

Dr. Jenny Lamberts of Grand Rapids, Mich., is an associate professor of pharmacology and chair of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department in the College of Pharmacy at Ferris State University. She joined Ferris State in 2014 and since that time, she has been extremely interested in how the foundational sciences can integrate with and support clinical pharmacy education. Specifically, Dr. Lamberts recently co-led a team of AACP members in a year-long research project that examined perceptions of college/school of pharmacy faculty toward programs that orient non-practice faculty to the profession of pharmacy. The results of this work were presented at Pharmacy Education 2019 and are currently under review for publication. Dr. Lamberts also recently served as the chair of the Students in Research Committee within the Biological Sciences Section of AACP. In this work, Dr. Lamberts led a group of individuals in the creation of template syllabi for research-focused elective courses. These template syllabi, which will be shared via AACP Connect, will assist instructors that are interested in developing and/or enhancing student pharmacist student involvement in research at their home institutions. In addition, Dr. Lamberts has been actively involved in several additional professional pharmacy organizations over the last five years, including the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA), and APhA-APRS. Finally, Dr. Lamberts works hard to advance the profession of pharmacy through the dissemination and application of scientific research in the area of neuropharmacology.

Paige Pitman, Pharm.D., MBA, R.Ph.

Executive Associate Dean 
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Houston

Dr. Paige Pitman has more than twenty years of experience in academic and hospital pharmacy. She serves as executive associate dean and clinical assistant professor for the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. Dr. Pitman previously served as a pharmacy manager and clinical coordinator for education at St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Tex. A 2019-2020 fellow for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, she holds a Pharm.D. from the University of Florida and an MBA and B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Houston.

William (Bill) Prescott, Pharm.D.

Clinical Professor 
Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice 
University at Buffalo

Dr. William (Bill) Prescott serves as clinical professor and chair in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (UB-SPPS). He earned his Pharm.D. from the UB-SPPS in 2002, and then completed his PGY1/PGY2 residencies at the University of Michigan from 2002-2004. 

Dr. Prescott is an active member of AACP, serving as Pediatric Pharmacy SIG secretary (2015-2017), Pediatric Pharmacy SIG chair-elect/chair/immediate past-chair (2017-2020), as a contributing member of the Department Chairs Connect Community (2020-present), and as a member of the 2021 Annual Meeting Programming Committee. He also serves on the AJPE editorial board. In addition to his work with AACP, Dr. Prescott has served on the New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists Board of Directors as director of chapter services (2015-2019) and treasurer (2018-present). 

Dr. Prescott also served on the Advisory Committee for the Eastern States Residency Conference (2012-2019), chairing the 2018 conference. This past year, he was selected as a fellow of the Mid-American Conference (2019/20 cohort), completing the conference’s Academic Leadership Development Program.

As department chair, he spearheads faculty development and mentoring, helps oversee many aspects of curriculum and assessment, and has led expansion of the school’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning initiatives. He has been the recipient of several teaching awards, including: UB-SPPS Teacher-of-the-Year (2007, 2011), Albert E. Rosica Jr. Award (for outstanding contributions to pharmacy education) from the American College of Apothecaries (2013), University at Buffalo Teaching Innovation Award (2015), and SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2017).

David Steeb, Pharm.D., M.P.H.

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Global 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Adjunct Senior Lecturer 
Monash University 

Dr. David Steeb is clinical assistant professor and director of global engagement at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, N.C., and is an adjunct senior lecturer at Monash University Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Melbourne, Australia. He teaches in the area of global public health and has primary research interests in global health education and training, as well as the use of implementation science and quality improvement in developing countries. 

Administratively, Dr. Steeb coordinates international student rotations, assists faculty in developing international partnerships, and manages strategic initiatives within the Office of Global Engagement. Dr. Steeb is a former American Pharmacists Association Board of Trustees member and former chair of the AACP Global Pharmacy Education Special Interest Group. Dr. Steeb received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy and his Master of Public Health degree in global health and implementation science from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Yvonne Steinert, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Professor of Family Medicine and Health Sciences Education
Richard and Sylvia Cruess Chair in Medical Education
McGill University

Dr. Yvonne Steinert, a clinical psychologist and professor of family medicine and health sciences education, is the Richard and Sylvia Cruess Chair in medical education and the former director of the Institute of Health Sciences Education in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, educational research, and the design and delivery of faculty development programs and activities. Her research interests focus on teaching and learning in the health professions, the impact of faculty development on the individual and the organization, professionalism and professional identity formation, and the interplay between culture and health professions education. She has written and presented extensively on topics related to faculty development and medical education and was recently named to the Order of Canada in recognition of her contributions to the advancement of pedagogical principles, faculty development, and new training approaches in Canadian medical education.

Jonathan Wolfson, J.D.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy 
U.S. Department of Labor

Jonathan Wolfson is an attorney, policy advisor, author, teacher, and speaker whose career includes various roles in both the private and public sectors. He has been a litigation attorney at an international law firm, an adjunct faculty member at the Honors College at the University of South Florida, a policy analyst at the White House, and a debate and public speaking coach and consultant. As the author of The Great Debate, a debate textbook used by students around the globe, he has provided debate, public speaking, and organizational decision-making training to businesses, nonprofit organizations, academics, and students alike. He studied Economics at Washington University in St. Louis and later earned his law degree at the University of Virginia School of Law. He presently leads the Policy Office and serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the United States Department of Labor. Wolfson lives in Richmond, Va., with his wife and four children.