Development Program for AU Professionals

Human Resources is pleased to offer the Professionals Program for aspiring leaders with AU and AU Health! The purpose of this program is to promote and foster an environment for engaging and informative opportunities for learning for professionals in different job roles who have a wide range of skills to include managing projects, coordinating daily operations within their department, heading committees, etc.

In our collegiate setting, this expands to our Student Affairs and Enrollment Management professionals to other academic support roles to colleagues in our institutional operations. In our healthcare setting, this may include staff in direct patient care roles or in areas such as health information management, quality management and assurance, and other operations.


  1. Communicating Your Professional Presence
  2. Understanding Your Emotional Intelligence
  3. Managing Change
  4. Managing Your Tasks and Time for Successful Project Management
  5. Understanding Your Communication Style and Identifying Your Style Under Stress
  6. Understanding the Business of Higher Education & Academic Medicine
  7. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Spring 2022 Cohort

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Brittany Addison

  • Facilities Services Coordinator
  • Facilities Administration


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Courtney Bentley

  • Faculty Support Services Specialist
  • Faculty Support Services


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Rebecca Cirillo

  • Operational Excellence Specialist
  • Operational Excellence

Health System

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Meagan Clark

  • Administrative Assistant
  • New Student and Family Transitions


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Crystal Corey

  • Manager
  • Internal Audit


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Ashley Hall

  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Education

Health System

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Jeff Hart

  • Lead AV Engineer
  • Information Technology


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LaTisha Joiner

  • Coordinator for Student Organizations
  • Student Life and Engagement


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Cynthia Long

  • PreAccess Service Representative
  • Patient Access Services

Health System

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Stephanie Maciaszek

  • Provider Relations Specialist
  • Outreach


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Janelle Mangrum

  • Program Manager 2
  • College of Nursing-Operational


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Atavia Mitchell

  • Office Coordinator
  • Study Abroad


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Raoul Pacheco

  • Assistant Chair
  • Department of Art and Design


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Eva Peeler

  • Charge Nurse
  • Ambulatory Pediatrics

Health System

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LaTorya Ward

  • Registration Specialist
  • Registration Services

Health System

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Teresa Young Pinheiro

  • Assistant Director
  • Academic Admissions


Previous Cohort

Fall 2021

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Jason Baareman

  • Senior Physical Therapist
  • Sports Medicine Rehab


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Khadejah Bates

  • Office Assistant
  • Pamplin College


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Linda Butler

  • Business Services Coordinator Invoices
  • Information Technology

Health System

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Allison Claire Clark

  • Financial Data Analyst
  • Financial Planning and Analysis

Health System

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Charity Curry

  • Business Service Coordinator
  • Information Technology


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Chris Curry

  • Marketing and Communications Manager
  • Georgia Cancer Center


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Contonia Hopgood

  • Quality Control and Training Specialist
  • Environmental Services


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Angela Jenkins

  • Support Analyst of Revenue Cycle
  • Information Technology

Health System

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Melissa Knapp

  • Coordinator
  • Center for Undergraduate Research


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Katherine Lawhead

  • Lead PFCC Coordinator
  • Center for Patients and Families

Health System

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Wyatt Mobley

  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Education

Health System

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Lacey Oellerich

  • Operations Analyst
  • Operations


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Jennifer Pine

  • Sr. Clinical Lab Scientist
  • Pathology

Health System

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Darby Reeder

  • Sign Shop Specialist III
  • Facilities Operations


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Raysean Ricks

  • Digital Content Coordinator
  • Communications & Marketing


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Yolanda Robinson

  • Business Operations Specialist
  • Family Medicine


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LeeAnn Walker

  • Academic Advisor
  • Academic Advisement Center


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Bettie Williams

  • Project Manager
  • Institutional Effectiveness


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Sara Wood

  • OR Control Desk Coordinator
  • Operating Room

Health System