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ALUMNI IN THE NEWS

ALUMNI IN THE NEWS

Jeffrey Page, CLD ‘96alumni-spotlight_clip_image024

Dancer and Choreographer

Jeffrey Page’s talents as a dancer and choreographer have taken him everywhere from Hollywood awards shows to West African villages, producing collaborations with the biggest names in modern dance as well as superstars of pop music. Page received an Emmy nod for his 2005 NAACP Image Award choreography, he took home the 2011 MTV Video Music Award in the category “Best Choreography” for constructing the finale of Beyonce’s internationally inspired epic music video “Run the World (Girls)” and is often credited with giving the multi-platinum diva her African dance flair. Page was recruited as a resident choreographer on FOX’s reality TV sensation ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and currently serves as Creative Director for RCA recording artist Jazmine Sullivan. In the Fall of 2009, Jeffrey expanded his reach even further when he made his Broadway debut in the cast of the Tony Award winning musical FELA!

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Valerie Powell-Stafford, CLD ‘81alumni-spotlight_clip_image025

Valerie Powell-Stafford Elected to American College of Healthcare Executives Council of Regents December 01, 2011

Sarasota, FL – Valerie Powell-Stafford, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, has been appointed to the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The Council of Regents serves as the vital link between ACHE and affiliates by approving governance and membership regulations as well as promoting ACHE programs, services and activities within their respective areas.

Powell-Stafford will take office at the Council of Regents meeting March 17, 2012, during ACHE’s 55th Congress on Healthcare Leadership at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. As a Regent-at-Large, Powell-Stafford will represent ACHE’s membership in Florida, Puerto Rico, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
Powell-Stafford has served as Chief Operating Officer of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota since 2009. Prior to this position, she was Assistant Administrator of Community Hospital, New Port Richey, FL.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Powell-Stafford serves on the Board of Governors Examination Committee and is a Board Member of the Western Florida Chapter of ACHE. She also is a board member of the Sarasota/Manatee American Heart Association.
Powell-Stafford received her master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, and her bachelor’s degree from the Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Source: Doctors Hospital of Sarasota website

Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Shaila Stayhorn

Dr. Strayhorn is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to starting her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Strayhorn received her PhD from the University of Memphis School of Public Health majoring in Social and Behavioral Science. She has also obtained a master’s in epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and bachelor’s in biology from Spelman College. Dr. Strayhorn’s research interest include assessing how factors of social support impact the quality of life among both cancer survivors and minority populations, who are at a high risk of cancer. Dr. Strayhorn is also a proud CLD alum (C’2006). She credits CLD for motivating her to stay disciplined and focused throughout her academic career. “Every session at CLD was facilitated by a successful community leader, who had a desire to see young minority students achieve academic success. Their words of encouragement still influence and push me to this day. I can only hope but to inspire other your minority students in the same way that my previous CLD facilitors inspired me”.

Center for Leadership Development
2020-01-15T14:31:52-05:00

Dr. Strayhorn is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to starting her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Strayhorn received her PhD from the University of Memphis School of Public Health majoring in Social and Behavioral Science. She has also obtained a master’s in epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and bachelor’s in biology from Spelman College. Dr. Strayhorn’s research interest include assessing how factors of social support impact the quality of life among both cancer survivors and minority populations, who are at a high risk of cancer. Dr. Strayhorn is also a proud CLD alum (C’2006). She credits CLD for motivating her to stay disciplined and focused throughout her academic career. “Every session at CLD was facilitated by a successful community leader, who had a desire to see young minority students achieve academic success. Their words of encouragement still influence and push me to this day. I can only hope but to inspire other your minority students in the same way that my previous CLD facilitors inspired me”.

Timdrick Stewart

My name is Timdrick Stewart, new author of The Honor Roll Recipe.  I am originally from Indianapolis, IN. Completing CLD’s “Project Mr.” program is one of the many memories and accomplishments I have from my childhood.  Coincidentally, CLD introduced me to the needed information to become a productive scholar throughout my school years. In 2016, I received my bachelor’s degree in Accounting, while attending more than ten professional development conferences throughout the county.  In 2018, I received my master’s degree with a 3.8 GPA from Indiana State University. Upon graduation, I’ve become an entrepreneur, sport coach, and motivational speaker in the Atlanta, Ga area. I am the proud owner of Nettie B’s Mobile Car Wash. In 2019, I realeased my first book; The Honor Roll Recipe”, while also coaching Girl’s Varisty basketball at D.M Therrell High School.  Within my roles, I enjoy providing service to the community, students, and other supporters. I strive to network and motivate others to reach their optimal performance as a student, community member, employee, or employer.

Center for Leadership Development
2020-01-15T14:33:26-05:00

My name is Timdrick Stewart, new author of The Honor Roll Recipe.  I am originally from Indianapolis, IN. Completing CLD’s “Project Mr.” program is one of the many memories and accomplishments I have from my childhood.  Coincidentally, CLD introduced me to the needed information to become a productive scholar throughout my school years. In 2016, I received my bachelor’s degree in Accounting, while attending more than ten professional development conferences throughout the county.  In 2018, I received my master’s degree with a 3.8 GPA from Indiana State University. Upon graduation, I’ve become an entrepreneur, sport coach, and motivational speaker in the Atlanta, Ga area. I am the proud owner of Nettie B’s Mobile Car Wash. In 2019, I realeased my first book; The Honor Roll Recipe”, while also coaching Girl’s Varisty basketball at D.M Therrell High School.  Within my roles, I enjoy providing service to the community, students, and other supporters. I strive to network and motivate others to reach their optimal performance as a student, community member, employee, or employer.

Derrick Mackins

Derrick Mackins serves as the Account & Relationship Management Executive for Wolters Kluwer.  Derrick is responsible for growing and retaining existing Commercial Healthcare Accounts in Midwest/South Central by successfully renewing these accounts and upsell/cross-sell of Lexicomp, Medi-Span, eAnswers, UpToDate and Emmi Solutions.  Derrick joins the East Commercial Team with more than 19 years of experience in the Customer Service and Sales. The last 9 years have been with Wolters Kluwer CDI. During which, he had held a variety of positions including Renewals Specialist, Drug Information Specialist - Small Cap Hospitals and most recently Account Executive for the Pharma, Finance & Wholesalers markets. He’s a multi-year winner of the Quota Club award and one time Top Performer award winner. His strong skills in relationship management, new sales, training, service and product knowledge will make Derrick a valuable member of the team. In his free time, he loves to travel, spend time with his fiancé Cassandra and his granddaughter Trinity!

Fun Fact: D-Mack, as most of the team calls him, owns approximately 20 bow ties….including a wooden one!

Center for Leadership Development
2020-01-15T14:35:05-05:00

Derrick Mackins serves as the Account & Relationship Management Executive for Wolters Kluwer.  Derrick is responsible for growing and retaining existing Commercial Healthcare Accounts in Midwest/South Central by successfully renewing these accounts and upsell/cross-sell of Lexicomp, Medi-Span, eAnswers, UpToDate and Emmi Solutions.  Derrick joins the East Commercial Team with more than 19 years of experience in the Customer Service and Sales. The last 9 years have been with Wolters Kluwer CDI. During which, he had held a variety of positions including Renewals Specialist, Drug Information Specialist - Small Cap Hospitals and most recently Account Executive for the Pharma, Finance & Wholesalers markets. He’s a multi-year winner of the Quota Club award and one time Top Performer award winner. His strong skills in relationship management, new sales, training, service and product knowledge will make Derrick a valuable member of the team. In his free time, he loves to travel, spend time with his fiancé Cassandra and his granddaughter Trinity!

Fun Fact: D-Mack, as most of the team calls him, owns approximately 20 bow ties….including a wooden one!

Kendall Fisher

 The NAIA national office released its annual Division Two All-American list for Women's Basketball on Thursday, March 19, 2020. On that list was Indianapolis, Indiana native Kendall Fisher as she grabs second-team honors as a sophomore for the Lawrence Tech Blue Devils. Kendall ended her season, averaging 16.7 points a game while grabbing 5.8 rebounds per game and dishing out 5.3 assists per game this season. Fisher shot 39.5% from the field while shooting 36.7% from beyond the arc and shooting 78.4% from the charity stripe this season. Kendall averaged 34.7 minutes on the season and was a crucial contributor in the upset win over the Saints of Siena Heights in the WHAC Semi-Final game this year. Kendall currently sits at 953 career points at this time, heading into next season. Fisher also ranks in the following areas in NAIA Division II Women's Basketball. Fisher ranked 9th in total assists this year with 170, ranking 12th in assists per game with 5.15, 16th in overall scoring with 552 points, 34th in points per game at 16.7, and 50th in free throw percentage at 78.4%.

Center for Leadership Development
2020-03-26T07:16:37-05:00

 The NAIA national office released its annual Division Two All-American list for Women's Basketball on Thursday, March 19, 2020. On that list was Indianapolis, Indiana native Kendall Fisher as she grabs second-team honors as a sophomore for the Lawrence Tech Blue Devils. Kendall ended her season, averaging 16.7 points a game while grabbing 5.8 rebounds per game and dishing out 5.3 assists per game this season. Fisher shot 39.5% from the field while shooting 36.7% from beyond the arc and shooting 78.4% from the charity stripe this season. Kendall averaged 34.7 minutes on the season and was a crucial contributor in the upset win over the Saints of Siena Heights in the WHAC Semi-Final game this year. Kendall currently sits at 953 career points at this time, heading into next season. Fisher also ranks in the following areas in NAIA Division II Women's Basketball. Fisher ranked 9th in total assists this year with 170, ranking 12th in assists per game with 5.15, 16th in overall scoring with 552 points, 34th in points per game at 16.7, and 50th in free throw percentage at 78.4%.

Joy Mason

Joy E. Mason is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt with over 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing, laboratory operations, and risk assessment, with an emphasis on business processes and quality systems. Joy has managed international projects and effectively delivered results using six sigma methodologies for both public and private sectors. As an entrepreneur, Joy has helped clients dramatically improve their bottom line by applying her problem-solving techniques. Her strategies and techniques are proven to resolve process problems, evaluate risk, and save costs. She is known for her unwavering optimism  and her unique ability to create a collaborative environment for diverse stakeholders to get things done.

Center for Leadership Development
2020-01-10T16:56:39-05:00

Joy E. Mason is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt with over 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing, laboratory operations, and risk assessment, with an emphasis on business processes and quality systems. Joy has managed international projects and effectively delivered results using six sigma methodologies for both public and private sectors. As an entrepreneur, Joy has helped clients dramatically improve their bottom line by applying her problem-solving techniques. Her strategies and techniques are proven to resolve process problems, evaluate risk, and save costs. She is known for her unwavering optimism  and her unique ability to create a collaborative environment for diverse stakeholders to get things done.

Regina Majors

Regina was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she is a 1988 graduate of IUPUI/Purdue University.  She has a MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Master’s in Education from Walden University. Regina has been employed for State Auto Insurance Company for nearly 26 years as an Audit Specialist. Regina is a part-time adjunct facilitator at Ivy Tech Community College here in Indianapolis, IN and a facilitator of 14 years for The Center for Leadership Development of which she graduated from in 1981

Center for Leadership Development
2020-01-10T17:02:43-05:00

Regina was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she is a 1988 graduate of IUPUI/Purdue University.  She has a MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Master’s in Education from Walden University. Regina has been employed for State Auto Insurance Company for nearly 26 years as an Audit Specialist. Regina is a part-time adjunct facilitator at Ivy Tech Community College here in Indianapolis, IN and a facilitator of 14 years for The Center for Leadership Development of which she graduated from in 1981

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