Our Faculty & Experts

Our Team

Our experts have a combined 100+ years of experience in health and higher education.
Karl Haden, PhD, FACD

Karl Haden, PhD, FACD

President & CEO

Felicia Tucker-Lively, PhD, MPH

Felicia Tucker-Lively, PhD, MPH

Vice President

George Weinstein, MBA

George Weinstein, MBA

Vice President of Business Development

Krishna Persaud

Krishna Persaud

Accounting Manager

Meng Becky Zhang, PhD

Meng Becky Zhang, PhD

Senior Project Manager

Judith Albino, PhD

Judith Albino, PhD

Senior Consultant

Hershey Bell,  MD, MS, FAAFP

Hershey Bell, MD, MS, FAAFP

Senior Consultant

Marsha Butler, DDS

Marsha Butler, DDS

Senior Consultant

Lisa D. Cain, PhD

Lisa D. Cain, PhD

Senior Consultant

Randy Danielsen, PhD, PA, DFAAPA

Randy Danielsen, PhD, PA, DFAAPA

Senior Consultant

Marcia M. Ditmyer, PhD, MS, MBA, MCHES

Marcia M. Ditmyer, PhD, MS, MBA, MCHES

Senior Consultant

Lisa Eichelberger, PhD, RN

Lisa Eichelberger, PhD, RN

Senior Consultant

Clyde H. Evans, PhD

Clyde H. Evans, PhD

Senior Consultant

Jim Farris, PT, PhD

Jim Farris, PT, PhD

Senior Consultant

Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr., DDS

Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr., DDS

Senior Consultant

James Galbally, Jr., EdD

James Galbally, Jr., EdD

Senior Consultant

Gemina Gates, MPA, PA, RN

Gemina Gates, MPA, PA, RN

Senior Consultant

Paul Gates, DDS, MBA, FACD

Paul Gates, DDS, MBA, FACD

Senior Consultant

Kenneth L. Kalkwarf, DDS, MS

Kenneth L. Kalkwarf, DDS, MS

Senior Consultant

Schoen W. Kruse, PhD, MSHPEd

Schoen W. Kruse, PhD, MSHPEd

Senior Consultant

Jennifer B. McCants, DDS, MSD

Jennifer B. McCants, DDS, MSD

Senior Consultant

Marnie Oakley, DMD

Marnie Oakley, DMD

Senior Consultant

Ross Peters, MEd

Ross Peters, MEd

Senior Consultant

Elizabeth S. Pilcher, DMD

Elizabeth S. Pilcher, DMD

Senior Consultant

Brad J. Potter, DDS, MS

Brad J. Potter, DDS, MS

Senior Consultant

Dee Ramsel, PhD, MBA

Dee Ramsel, PhD, MBA

Senior Consultant

Tyler Reimschisel, MD, MHPE

Tyler Reimschisel, MD, MHPE

Senior Consultant

Perry Rettig, PhD

Perry Rettig, PhD

Senior Consultant

Michelle Robinson, DMD, MA

Michelle Robinson, DMD, MA

Senior Consultant

Rebecca Turner, PhD

Rebecca Turner, PhD

Senior Consultant

Rebecca S. Wilder, MS

Rebecca S. Wilder, MS

Senior Consultant

John N. Williams, DMD, MBA

John N. Williams, DMD, MBA

Senior Consultant

Pamela Zarkowski, JD, MPH

Pamela Zarkowski, JD, MPH

Senior Consultant

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The AAL Story

 

The Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL) is a health and higher education consulting firm. We work with organizational leaders to achieve their goals through strategic planning and professional development. We have helped over 150 institutions and thousands of leaders advance in their fields. Unlike other firms, our clients engage directly with accomplished and seasoned experts to achieve objectives with agility.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Celebrating Almost Two Decades in Business

Launched in 2005, AAL is a collaborative of scholars, educational specialists, and consultants providing services that help leaders in businesses, nonprofits, and academia pursue excellence, the application of knowledge, the discovery of ideas, and the quest of lifelong learning. The AAL team strives to build long-term relationships based on superior service, mutual trust, and intellectual inspiration. We focus on professional development, consulting services, and the application of assessment technologies and informatics to solve our clients' challenges. We hope to get to know you and assist with your personal, professional, and organizational growth.

N. Karl Haden, PhD

President of AAL

Vision

Advancing health and higher education.

Mission

AAL builds and strengthens your unique value through results-driven consulting and professional development.

Core Values

Scholarship through continuous learning, discovery, dissemination of knowledge, and interprofessional collaboration.

Innovation through risk-taking and disruption of the status quo.

Integrity through doing the right things for the right reasons.

Excellence through superior quality, client satisfaction, and the assessment of outcomes.

Philanthropy through volunteerism and financial contribution.

Success Stories

“I've taken quite a few leadership courses and seminars; none come close to the material involved and coordination AAL. Sprinkle a little genuine interest in seeing us succeed and well intentions and you have the best leadership mentors PERIOD.”

Dr. Khaled Hussein

BronxCare Health System

“The program was very valuable in the way that it gave us some real tools, some real opportunities and ways to evaluate ourselves and our own approaches to leadership and then gave us an opportunity of how to apply that to interprofessional education. I think that was the best … the applicability of the tools that were provided to us and how we can utilize those were just amazing. It was very valuable and an opportunity to evaluate yourself with the tools that they provided to give an introspective look into your own leadership style and what other people thought of your leadership, and that was very powerful.”

Dr. Kevin Brueilly

Wingate University Levine College of Health Sciences

“I think the program was excellent. There were many excellent sessions. They were very stimulating. They kept us moving, very thought provoking. I thought the program overall was well designed, and as I said very thought provoking. For the inaugural program, it was well put together. You could see the passion in the instructors, who were very well versed in the topics that they talked about. I’m really pleased to be a part of this, and as a social worker, I really got a great sense of how interprofessional education can be very instrumental in terms of social workers working in healthcare settings. I think this is the wave of the future, and this program will gain traction in the future. I’m just glad to be a part of it.”

Dr. Martell Teasley

University of Utah College of Social Work

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