Advisory Boards

Advisory Boards

The Office of Career Services hosts an Employer Advisory Board for each school of study at Robert Morris University. These Advisory Boards keep our Career Services Advisors current with industry trends and employer needs. The employers serving on the boards provide feedback on specific hiring needs, hiring trends/practices, skill sets, interviewing processes, and internship/employment opportunities.

College of Nursing & Health Studies

Medical Assisting

  • Cynthia Davis, FNP, Medical Advisor
  • Reverand Gordon Evans, Community Member
  • Caroline Nawara, M.D.Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Nursing

  • Christina Briticevich, Nursing Student, Robert Morris University
  • LaShaunda Hill, MSN, HR Director/Educator, Mercy Hospital
  • Tammie Johnson, MSN, Clinical Educator, Provena Mercy Medical Center
  • Kari Koster, Nursing Graduate, Robert Morris University
  • Linda Olson, PhD, Dean, North Park University
  • Mary Pat OlsonMetropolitan Health Care Council
  • James Wilson, M.D. Rush University

Surgical Technology

  • Lora Timmons, School Administrator
  • Nate Mendes, Surgical Technology Program Director
  • Jill Tedoro, Surgical Technology Program Faculty
  • John Vondran, Program Graduate, Part-Time Faculty
  • Justine Gotangco, Surgical Technology Program Graduate, verified Non-Faculty
  • Cindy George, Surgical Technology Employer, verified Non-Faculty
  • Steven Dayan, Physician, verified Non-Faculty
  • Candice Amber Felts, Practicing CST, verified Non-Faculty
  • Open – Current Student Member

Nursing

  • Lora Timmons, MPH, CMA (AAMA), ACE, Dean of CNHS, Robert Morris University
  • Denise Gray, EdD, MSN, MBA, RN, CNE, Program Director, Robert Morris University
  • Barbara Erlenbush, MSN, RN, Director of Nursing, Plymouth Place
  • Caroline Nawara, MD, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Karen Oberman, MBA, BNS, RN, NE-BC, Clinical Director Medical-Surgical Nursing, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
  • Antoinette Ibidpago, Current Nursing Student, Robert Morris University
  • Maria Benitez, Current Nursing Student, Robert Morris University
  • Sarah Murphy RN, Nursing Student Graduate, Evanston Hospital
  • Jonell Benson, Robert Morris University
  • Community Healthcare Member, Open
  • Community Healthcare Member, Open

2013 Northern Region Medical Assisting

Advisory Committee

Lora Timmons, MPH, CMA (AAMA) (Dean, Program Director)
lotimmons@robertmorris.edu

Carol Nawara, MD (Medical Advisor)
dr.nawara@corporate-healthcare-solutions.com

Jordan Johnson (Current Student)

Mathew Hess (Medical Community, Employer,  Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation)
mhess@nmh.org

Jill McGinty (Sponsor personnel)
jmcginty@robertmorris.edu

Crystal Maynard (Program Graduate Student, Orland Park Campus)
cmaynard292@robertmorris.edu

Ashley Stan (Sponsor Personnel)
astan@robertmorris.edu

Blase Romence, DC, CMA, RMA (Faculty, Sponsor Personnel)
bromence@robertmorris.edu

Manoze Kaushal, MD (Faculty, Sponsor Personnel)

mkaushal@robertmorris.edu

Fran Lipsey (Community Member)

mlipsey1@att.net

Institute of Art & Design

Barton Blankenburg Principal,
Blankenburg Associates
Tom Burns Sale Representative,
Roscor Corporation
Andy Crestodina Principal/Strategic Director,
Orbit Media Solutions, Inc.
David Fabbri Creative Director,
LoSasso Advertising, Inc.
Jeff Hartvigsen Multimedia Producer,
Crain’s Chicago Business
Hal Kugler Director of Design & Publication,
Museum of Contemporary Art
Pat Noonan-Hastings Evolution Communication Design
Susan L. Stuart President,
Stuart Design, LLC.
Joe Wright Performance Communications Group

Institute of Culinary Arts

Elizabeth Brown Consulting Chef,
Macy’s
Roxanne Charles Executive Education Director,
Illinois Restaurant Association
Jennifer Chase Director of Education,
Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association
William Dugan Owner,
Superior Ocean Produce
Gale Gand Pastry Pastry Chef/Partner,
Various Chicago Area Restaurants
Victor Gechrit Chef,
Various Chicago Area Restaurants
David Kyle Corporate Director of Food & Beverage,
Cooper’s Hawk & Winery Restaurant
Paul LoDuca Executive Chef,
Vinci Restaurants-Chicago
Ron Martin Culinary Education Consultant,
Dunbar Vocational
Romelia Norrington Culinary Department Chair,
Dunbar Vocational
Michael Reich Executive Chef,
Renaissance Hotel-Chicago
Amy Sheren Executive Director,
Chicago Foundation for Education
Gordon Sinclair Restaurateur,
Formerly of Gordon’s Restaurant – Chicago
Michael Viollt President,
Robert Morris University

School of Business Administration

Anthony Bonaguro Senior Manager
Grant Thornton International, Ltd.
Dr. Rich Bonaccorsi VP International Operations
Harrison College  
Phil Carrier CEO
CDPI/TechAlliance
Michael Cholewinski Adjunct Faculty
Robert Morris University
Thomas Costello CEO
TSC Consulting Services
Michael Crothers Project Manager
GE Healthcare
Carolyn Feuer Associate Director
Business Solutions at AbbVie
Dana Gerstenschlager Senior Advisor
@ Properties, Inc.
James Kelly MasterMind Advisory Board
Michael Manna The Manna Consulting Group
Dr. Linda Mast Academic Program Coordinator
Walden University
Kimberly Mooring Vice-President
First Midwest Bank
Larry Nieman Vice President/Dean-School of Business
Robert Morris University
Maria Ramos Vice President of Operations
Junior Achievement
Brooke Schwand RMU Alumna
Dr. Robert Tenuta Professor
Robert Morris University
Denise Robinson RMU Alumna
Dr. George Vukotich Venture Partner
1000 Angels
Cary Weldy Cary Weldy, LLC
Kate Antosz Legal Secretary,
Holland & Knight, LLP
Anthony Beltran Student,
Robert Morris University
Maureen Drews Senior Paralegal,
Holland & Knight, LLP
Sheldon Green Paralegal,
Robert J. Semrad E. Associates
Patricia Hanner Sr. Counsel,
AON Service Corporation
Laura Henry Curriculum Chair, Paralegal Program,
Robert Morris University
Darlene Mitchell Student,
Robert Morris University
C.J. Muller Attorney,
David Vleck, Attorney at Law
Ruben Munguia, Jr. Student,
Robert Morris University
Cornelius Riordan Sr. Partner,
Riordan Dashiell & Donnelley
Michael Schwartz Alumni,
Robert Morris University
Hilda Valdivia Attorney,
Cook County Office of the Public Guardian
Elizabeth Wilson Sr. V.p. & Deputy General Counsel,
CAN
D. Elizabeth Winfield Attorney,
Cook County Office of the Public Guardian
Bruce Wisniewski H.R. Administrator,
Office of the Chief Justice
Calvin Witchard Paralegal,
City of Chicago Law Department
Eugene Bian Assistant Attorney,
Office of Illinois Attorney General
Gina Bishop Paralegal,
Office of Attorney General
Stacey Booth Paralegal,
Office of United States Attorney General
Chad Fornoff Paralegal Faculty,
Robert Morris University
Laura Henry Curriculum Chair, Paralegal Program,
Robert Morris University
Michael Horstman, Jr. Attorney,
Sorling, Northrup, Hanna, Cullen & Cochran, Ltd.
Caren Mansfield Paralegal,
Baker, Baker, & Krajewski
Linea Michael Paralegal,
Horrace Mann
Bernard Segatto Attorney,
Barber, Segatto, Hoffee & Hinds
Mary Wienhoff Paralegal Program Director,
Robert Morris University
Sam Witsman Attorney,
Hart, Southworth & Witsman

Institute of Technology & Media

Dr. Kayed Akkawi Dean, Morris Graduate School of Management,
Robert Morris University
Husein Armouti Manufacturer Planning Application Configuration Specialist,
Pepsico
Vince Bailey Cheif Technology Officer,
OnShore Technology Group
Lisa Contreras Vice President for Information Systems,
Robert Morris University
Carl W. Harkey President,
WADE Communication Consultants
Basim Khartabil Dean of Computer Studies,
Robert Morris University
Krishna Kumar Acadmic Developer Evangelist,
Microsoft
Chris Nassar Associate Dean of Computer Studies,
Robert Morris University
Harry Rhodes Director of Practice Leadership,
American Health Information Management Association
Tim Rice MP HRO Application Systems Technology Domain Leader,
Hewitt Associates
Josh Robbins Managing Partner,
Gecko Tech
Nenad Simevrovic Director,
Software Development, Merit Solutions
Charles Willard, CPS Manager, Information Technology Career Cluster,
Chicago Public Schools

Institute for Experiential Learning

Kathy Alcorn CAD/IAD Faculty,
Robert Morris University
Joe Babula President,
J2-Design
Travis Dungan Employment Counselor,
Aerotek Engineering
Luis Gast CAD/ISPD Faculty,
Robert Morris University
Terrill Janssen President,
Property Technologies, Inc.
Dana Levine Interior Designer,
S. Stein & Company
Brad Martin Art Display/CAD Coordinator,
Museum of Contemporary Art
Janet Steidl Registered Interior Designer,
Steidl Associates

Morris Graduate School of Management

Dr. Kayed Akkawi Dean, Morris Graduate School of Management,
Robert Morris University
Dr. Roger Baran Associate Professor,
DePaul University
Hardik Bhatt Cheif Information Officer,
Department of Innovation & Technology
Josephine Corso President/CEO,
United Trust Bank
Marcelino Garcia Assistant Managing Director,
Illinois Office of Trade & Investment
Loriann Lowery President,
Lloyd’s America, Inc.
Dr. Linda Mast Faculty, Morris Graduate School of Management,
Robert Morris University
Gregory Morris President,
Morris & Gunter Associates, LLC
Chester Singleteary President,
The Singleteary Group
Jim Treleaven President,
Via Stretegy Group, LLC
Dr. Damayanti Vasudevan Vice President,
RR Donnelley
William Waas CEO,
ITEEX