Our Community Advisory Board Members


The primary purpose of the College of Health Sciences’ Community Advisory Board are to:

  1. Counsel the Dean of the College of Health Studies on strategic and policy related matters;
  2. Be a resource to students, faculty, and staff in enhancing the quality and reputation of the College, and
  3. Take a leadership role in assuring that the College of Health Sciences has the financial resources to accomplish its objectives.


More specifically, the Community Advisory Board members will assist the College of Health Sciences:

  1. By providing an outside perspective to assure that the College’s curriculum and programs are relevant and responsive to the changing needs of the health care system, government, and not-for-profit organizations.
  2. By forging strong ties between students and the health care community to give students direct contact with organizational leaders and to maximize their career development opportunities through internships and full-time positions.
  3. By sharing their clinical expertise with students.
  4. By being a resource for faculty members: supporting their programs of research; confirming the currency and relevancy of our curriculum; and identifying opportunities for clinical internships and other collaborations.
  5. By taking a leadership role in providing financial support to the College of Health Sciences.


  • Members will serve 6 year term that is renewable.
  • Advisory Board meetings are held twice a year (April and November)

Community Advisory Board Members

Dr. Terry Mason

Prairie Medical Associates, LTD.

Rev. Walter L. Coleman

Adalberto United Methodist Church

Dr. Sandra Booker

Mr. Kevin Scanlan, CEO

Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare NW

Tifanny Hope

Interim Director, CSU International Program

Dr. Cynthia Barnes-Boyd

University of Illinois Hospital

Dr. Tia Gross Sawhney
Hanna Malik
Kenneth Buck
Dr. Omar headen
Jeffrey J. Waddy

Paula Simpson

Dr. Annie Lawrence Brown, RN

Retired Division Head, Gov. State

Fernando Diaz, Director

Chicago State  University

Latino Resource Center/SUB 230A

Dr. Berlean Burris, RN
Former Dean, College of Health Sciences
Professor, Moody Bible Institute
James Bonsignore, RHIA
Ann Jackson, DPT
Adria Leno, MS, CCC-SPL
Speech Therapist
Mr. Kenneth Buck
Parent of adolescent with autism
Sherri Seyfried, MSW, PhD
Coordinator of School-based Social Work
Chicago State University
Cathyrn Busch, PhD
Chairperson Bilingual, Early Childhood and Special Education 
Chicago State University

Community Advisory Board Alumni Members

Ms. Khadijah Jabbar

Ms. Zellastine Evans Mitchell

Mr. Adetoro Olaleye

Ms. Nina Pope

Mr. Dorian R. Robinson, RD