Education, Health and Nonprofit

Betsy Alden ’64

Betsy is a third-generation woman Dukie, following her grandmother (Bess Parkin, Trinity College 1911) and mother (Mary Faison Covington, Woman’s College 1935). She was an alumni admissions interviewer in Albuquerque, NM, preached at Duke Chapel for her 25th Reunion, has served on four Reunion Planning Committees, and has been a consultant to the DAA in organizing DukeAlumsEngage. Referred to as the “soul mother” of the service-learning movement at Duke, Betsy led the service-learning program in the Kenan Institute for Ethics and taught the Women as Leaders course in the Sanford Institute of Public Policy for ten years, while serving as faculty advisor for Interfaith Dialogue and Intergenerational Ethics house courses. She “retired” in 2007 and is currently a visiting faculty member in the Program in Education. Betsy attended Duke University, Colorado College, Indiana University, and Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University and holds degrees in English, theology, and religious education. A Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude graduate, Betsy spent 30 rewarding years in her career in ministry in higher education and served on numerous national boards. She has been honored with the Outstanding Volunteer Award in Dallas,TX, the Outstanding Woman of New Mexico Award, the NC Campus Compact Award, and last fall, the Charles B. Dukes Award from the DAA. She is mother of three, grandmother of five, and is married to Dr. Mark Rutledge, who is on the Religious Life staff at Duke Chapel.


Elizabeth Brooks PhD’96 – President and Founder of Decision-Driver Analytics, Inc.

Elizabeth A. Brooks, Ph.D. is the President and Founder of Decision-Driver Analytics, Inc. (DDA), a health economics consulting firm serving the healthcare industry. As its name suggests, DDA was founded to provide health economics analyses and strategies that can be used to drive key healthcare decisions. While Beth has been working as an industry health economist since 1999, she began her post-Duke career in 1996 as a mathematics professor. On a personal note, Beth has been married for 18 years to her husband, Gary. Beth and Gary have a 16-year-old son, Alex, a 16-month-old daughter, Claire, and another daughter due in May 2013. Beth’s professional and personal journeys demonstrate how far you can go with a Duke Ph.D. and an adventurous soul.


Michael Cetta E’90 – Emergency Physician, Hyperbaric Physician and Chief of Business Development for MEP (Medical Emergency Professionals)

Dr. Michael Cetta is a board certified Emergency Physician, Hyperbaric Physician and Chief of Business Development for MEP (Medical Emergency Professionals). In this role he oversees the growth and service line expansion. MEP is a physician staffing company managing seven Emergency Departments, two Observation Units, an Urgent Care Center and a Home Call practice based in Maryland. MEP’s success has been built around the mission of improving healthcare quality while optimizing efficiency. Dr. Cetta graduated from the Pratt School of Engineering in 1990 and now lives outside Washington, DC.


William Davis T’84, MPP ’87 – Director of UNDP’s Washington Representation Office

Will Davis is currently the Director of UNDP’s Washington Representation Office. As the UN’s global development network, UNDP links people in developing countries to the knowledge, experience, and resources they need to build better lives. As the head of the Washington Office, Mr. Davis acts as a liaison with the U.S. government, including the U.S. Congress, think tanks, NGOs, media, and the academic, diplomatic, and business communities, informing them about UNDP’s role, capabilities, programs, and results. From 2005-2011, he was the Director of the United Nations Information Center in Washington, representing the Secretary-General as the UN Secretariat’s senior representative in Washington.
From 2001-2004, Mr. Davis was the Deputy Head of the Public Affairs Division for the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD), based in Paris, France. Mr. Davis served as the OECD’s main liaison with the private sector, organized labor, non-governmental organizations, and parliamentarians, and was instrumental in establishing the now-annual OECD Forum, one of the world’s largest high-level civil society/government summits. From 1998-2001, Mr. Davis was the Head of Center for Public Affairs in the OECD’s Washington Office.

Mr. Davis has served in various capacities in the State Department’s Bureau of Legislative Affairs, most recently as the Director for Global and Functional Affairs. From 1995-1997, Mr. Davis served on the White House’s National Security Council (NSC) staff, working closely with the President’s National Security Adviser and other senior White House officials to coordinate legislative strategy on foreign policy matters such as funding for international programs, trade and sanctions issues, and peacekeeping. His other government service includes tenure as a Presidential Management Intern in the Executive Office of the President’s Office of Administration, as well as assignments with the U.S. Department of Treasury and U.S. Department of Defense.

Mr. Davis graduated cum laude from Duke University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He subsequently earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy Studies, also from Duke University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is married with two children and resides in Bethesda, Maryland.


Kerry Dove T’04 – Pediatric Dentist

Kerry Dove grew up in Concord, North Carolina and graduated from Duke University in May of 2004. Following her undergraduate studies she spent a year participating in various research projects, and then attended Boston University for dental school from 2005-2009. She completed her specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at UNC Chapel Hill in June of 2012 and most recently came back to Duke as a part of the pediatric dentistry team in July 2012. She is ecstatic to be back at Duke and welcomes the opportunity to engage with any students interested in dentistry as a career! Go Devils!


Preston Dunnmon T’80, G’84, B’02 – Medical Officer in the Division of Cardiovascular and Renal Products at the US Food and Drug Administration

Preston Dunnmon, T-80, M-84, B-02, P-11, P-14, an AB Duke Scholar, completed his residency in internal medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center (Parkland Hospital) in Dallas, following which he was awarded the American Heart Association / Bugher Foundation Fellowship in clinical and molecular cardiology at UT Southwestern. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Subsequent to his cardiology fellowship, Dr. Dunnmon served in the US Air Force, most recently as Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center at Andrews Air Force Base, where he concurrently staffed the cardiac catheterization laboratories at both Walter Reed Army Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center in Washington DC. He spent the following 11 years as section head of global late phase clinical development at Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, where he had physician direct reports in the United States, England, Germany, France, and Poland. In 2010, Dr. Dunnmon left private industry to return to government service and assume his current role as a medical officer in the Division of Cardiovascular and Renal Products at the US Food and Drug Administration.


Srihari Gopal MHS ’03 – Senior Director at Janssen

Dr Gopal is a 2003 graduate of the clinical research training program (CRTP) at Duke. The main focus of his current duties at Janssen (a division of Johnson & Johnson) includes the design, conduct and analysis of efficacy trials in the area of Neuroscience (Phase 1-3). His current responsibilities include oversight of a multi-functional team in the management of a large Phase 3 program for a neuropsychiatric medication. As a physician, Dr Gopal is also responsible for the characterization of the emerging safety profile for the compounds under his development. He has interacted with numerous health authorities around the world regarding clinical trial issues including the US, Japan, Brazil, Sweden, China, EU and Canada. A prolific scientific writer, he has authored more than 30 peer reviewed publications and 50 posters and abstracts. Prior to Duke, he received his medical degree from UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, NJ and residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.


Kim Howard S’09 – Physician Assistant working in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center

Kim Howard is a Physician Assistant working in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. After studying math and education at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, she taught high school math and Spanish for 5 years before transitioning into the medical field. She then moved to Durham 5 years ago to attend Duke’s PA Program, and has been working in Thoracic Surgery since graduation. Kim also does acrylic paintings, and owns a business called Idiopathic Art. She is an avid runner, and spends time enjoying all that downtown Durham has to offer.


Sarah Jaggar WC’68 – Senior Strategic Advisor at the Partnership for Public Service

Sally is currently Senior Strategic Advisor at the Partnership for Public Service, a non-partisan, non-profit organization. Among other things, the Partnership works closely with federal agencies to improve their outreach to potential job applicants and with universities to help them better communicate with students about federal jobs. Sally focuses on hot-topic research at the Partnership and is currently developing a federal management reform agenda to be presented to the President.

Previously, Sally was a Senior Executive at the Government Accountability Office she was Managing Director for Recruitment and Employment and, earlier, Managing Director for Health Financing and Public Health Issues.

Sally is a Duke grad, married a Duke grad, and is a Duke parent. She has been a Board member for the Sanford Institute and is working with the new Duke in Washington program as well as on other alumni-related projects.


Deborah Jonas PhD’00 – Associate Director for the Education Research Team of the CNA

Dr. Deborah Jonas is employed by CNA where she is an Associate Director leading and managing empirical research and data-based technical assistance for educators. Prior to joining CNA, Deborah spent 5 years as the Executive Director for Research and Strategic Planning of the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). At VDOE, she was a member of the executive team, where she was responsible for providing leadership for data, research, and strategic planning initiatives. During her tenure at VDOE Deborah played a leadership role in enhancing Virginia’s statewide longitudinal data system, conducted and managed Virginia’s education research and evaluation projects, coordinated the state’s college and career readiness initiative, and often translated scientific research into actionable information for educators and policymakers. Dr. Jonas’s work with Virginia’s data spanned the early childhood, preK–12, higher education, and workforce systems. Dr. Jonas earned her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Duke in 2000.


Felix Li T’07 – Elementary Academy Director of Operations at Excellence Boys Charter School

Felix Li is the Elementary Academy Director of Operations at Excellence Boys Charter School, a K-8 all-boys school located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from Duke in 2007 with a B.A. in Public Policy Studies and Sociology, he joined Teach for America as an 8th Grade math teacher at M.S. 324 in New York City. During the 5 years he spent teaching in Washington Heights, he started the school’s first accelerated math program and served as a Corps Member Advisor and Content Specialist for Teach for America. Felix also holds a Masters of Science in Teaching from Pace University and is the co-founder of Teacher Space NY, a boutique real estate brokerage in New York City.


Melissa Peters BSN’07, MSN’11 – Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at UNC Hospital

Melissa Peters is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Her previous nursing experience includes working in the Surigcal/Trauma/Transplant Intensive Care Unit, as well as the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at Duke University Medical Center. She is passionate about working with underserved populations, and has volunteered with several short-term international mission projects in the past. She is currently serving her second term as a board member and former secretary of the School of Nursing Alumni Association. Before coming to nursing as a second-degree student, Melissa completed her BA in Psychology with a minor in Social Work at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities, playing with her chocolate lab puppy and watching Duke basketball.


Kerri Petrin T’03 – Project Officer for the Beacon Community Program

Kerri Petrin is a Project Officer for the Beacon Community Program, a $250M cooperative agreement program within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Her responsibilities include managing a portfolio of four geographic regions from across the country to provide strategic counseling on how best to accomplish aggressive quality, cost and population health goals, as well as acting as the program lead for data and performance measurement, which includes working with communities to identify best practices in developing, accessing, aggregating, and analyzing data to drive and describe health care quality and value improvement.

Prior to joining ONC, Ms. Petrin worked as a Senior Research Associate with the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at The Brookings Institution supporting the Center’s health care quality work, including research around linking payment to quality performance in accountable care organizations and guidelines for displaying health plan quality information within state Health Insurance Exchanges. Ms. Petrin holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Science from Duke University.


Minh-Thu Pham T’98 – Director of Policy for the United Nations Foundation

Minh-Thu Pham is Director of Policy for the United Nations Foundation, managing policy initiatives to support the UN and its relationship with the United States. Previously, she served in the UN as Policy Advisor in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, serving both Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon, on UN reform efforts, the US-UN relationship, and post-conflict peacebuilding, and global health. Her experience also includes working in Bosnia-Herzegovina on implementing the Dayton Peace Accord, and in Ethiopia and Washington, DC on refugee issues with the UN and humanitarian and advocacy organizations. She has an MPA from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs and a BA in history from Duke. She is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Board member of the Coalition for Asian-American Children and Families. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.


Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke WC’67 – Professor of Law at University of District of Columbia’s David A. Clarke School of Law

Duke trustee emerita Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke ’67, one of the first five African-American undergraduate students to matriculate at Duke and a professor at the University of the District of Columbia’s (UDC) David A. Clarke School of Law, was the 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. Sponsored by the Duke Alumni Association, the award honors Duke graduates who have made significant contributions in their fields, in service to the university, or for the betterment of humanity. It is the highest honor granted by DAA.

Professor Reuben-Cooke served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of the District of Columbia from 2003 through 2007. She began her teaching career in 1986 at Syracuse University College of Law, where she became Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 1992 and for the next two years directed its academic program. Previously, she was Associate Director of the Institute for Public Representation (IPR) at Georgetown University Law Center, having been responsible for litigation before the Federal Communications Commission and the federal courts, including the Supreme Court, at IPR and the Citizens Communication Center (CITIZENS).

After graduation from law school, she was an Associate Attorney at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering working in communications, antitrust, tax, securities, criminal and general corporate law. Among Professor Reuben-Cooke’s many honors are election to Phi Beta Kappa, Woodrow Wilson Fellow, john Hay Whitney Fellow, Order of the Coif, the Sojourner Truth Award from the Syracuse University Chapter of The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, the C. Eric Lincoln Distinguished Alumni Award from the Duke University Black Alumni Council, and the Black Citizens for a Fair Media Annual Award for Public Interest Advocacy. She is also a Professor Emerita of Syracuse University.


Bob Stevens G’78 – President of Health Centric Marketing Services

Bob Stevens has spent his career in health care marketing. He is the President of Health Centric Marketing Services in Durham, North Carolina. The Company specializes in marketing research, strategy, and sales services. Before starting Health Centric, Bob worked in health care product brand management, hospital administration, and physician practice management.

He has been an adjunct professor since 2001. Bob has taught in MHA, MBA, and doctoral programs at UNC – Chapel Hill, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Alabama – Birmingham. Bob is a co-author, along with Philip Kotler and Joel Shalowitz, of Strategic Marketing for Health Care Organizations: Building a Customer-Driven Health System (Wiley, 2008).

Bob received Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also earned a Master of Arts degree in English from Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Colgate University.


Tony Troncale MHS’99 – Senior Director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Unit at K2M, Inc.

Anthony Troncale is the Senior Director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Unit at K2M, Inc., a global medical device company focused on developing innovative surgical solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies and minimally invasive procedures. Mr. Troncale leads the domestic MIS sales effort for K2M. He has over 18 years experience in healthcare, as a physician assistant and then in the medical device industry. Mr. Troncale holds a Master of Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Health Sciences and Physician Assistant Certificate from Duke University Medical Center, and a Bachelor of Science in Animal Physiology and Neurosciences from the University of California San Diego.


Bruce Weber T’80 – Founder of ChemColleague LLC

Bruce A. Weber, Ph.D. has more than 25 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry, fine chemicals industry, and academia. In 2009 he founded ChemColleague LLC, a consulting firm providing pharmaceutical development, technical writing, and laboratory support services. His prior industrial experience includes 15 years with Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, LLC, including positions as Research Fellow and Director of Analytical Method Development and Chemical Characterization. He has also served as Distinguished Scientist at Hovione LLC. He holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Yale University and a BS in Chemistry from Duke University. He has served on the faculty of Albright College, and as a lecturer in the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Masters Program at Lehigh University.


Kathleen Viall Gallagher B.S.N.’75 – Director of Institutional Advancement at Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

Kathy is a 1975 graduate of School of Nursing with a B.S.N. and earned an M.S.N. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980 with a major in Adult Health and Illness and a minor in nursing education. She worked as a staff nurse, clinical instructor, contributing author of Procedures, and clinical editor prior to retiring from nursing to raise her 2 daughters, Kelly and Kim, and served in numerous volunteer capacities and positions. In 1996, Kathy returned to the work force coordinating fundraising activities at Woodlynde School in Strafford, PA. Over the years she added the Annual Fund and grant writing, and eventually was appointed Director of Institutional Advancement. In 2004, Kathy accepted the position of Director of Development with the College of Nursing and Health Professions and the School of Public Health of Drexel University. She received her fundraising certificate from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. In 2007, she returned to independent schools when she accepted an offer as Director of Institutional Advancement at Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Bryn Mawr, PA.


Roseann V. Hassey ’83 – Marketing and management experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors

Roseann continued her education at Harvard Business School earning a M.B.A. in 1987. She has business experience in marketing, new business development and general management both in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors including Procter & Gamble, Reebok, International and For the Love of Kids. She has also been a freelance writer for several monthly publications. Roseann has a wide variety of volunteer experience including: helping in local children’s organizations, her children’s schools, Fair Trade organization, school tutor and as section secretary for Harvard Business School class. Roseann feels as though she experienced significant personal, intellectual and leadership growth while a student at Duke. This resulted from the many and varied opportunities and experiences that she was exposed to and people she was fortunate enough to be mentored by. She continues to feel extremely grateful and welcomes the opportunity to give back. Roseann is married to Kevin Hassey. Together they have three children: Meg, Kate, and Steve. She enjoys attending her kids’ activities, giving back where it can make a difference, cooking and reading fiction and non-fiction.


Judith Maness G’83- President/CEO of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital and Health Center

Judith A. Maness M.H.A. ’83, Judith was named president and chief executive officer of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital and Health Center on September 29, 2006. A resident of Lewiston, she remains a member of the Jacksonville (Florida) Women’s Network, and locally has served on the Board of Directors of the WNY American Heart Association, Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Niagara County, Inc., the Niagara Falls Mayor’s Health Task Group, the Niagara PAL Financial Advisory Board, The Lower River Region Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Mount St. Mary’s Child Care Center, the Health Advisory Committee of Niagara County Community College, former member of the Duke University Fuqua School of Business Alumni Council, the Board of Directors of the Western New York Healthcare Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives Regents Advisory Council for New York – Empire region. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Jacksonville University and a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from Duke University. She is board certified in Healthcare Management and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She has earned several community awards throughout her career including the YWCA of Jacksonville “Tribute to Women in Industry” award (1995); Buffalo Business First “Womenin Business Award” (2006); and the YWCA of Niagara “Niagara Award Nominee” (2007). In 2008 she received the “Partner of the Year” award from the Health Association of Niagara County (HANCI) and in 2009 the Niagara Gazette’s “Women of Distinction” Honoree.


Pamela Stone ’73 – Professor of Sociology at Hunter College

After graduating from Johns Hopkins University with a Ph.D. in Sociology, Pam lived for a year in Bangladesh and India and has held positions at the National Academy of Sciences and the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University. She has spent most of her career at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York, where she is currently Professor of Sociology. At Hunter, she also served as department chair and assistant to the President. Her research focuses on women’s family and work lives, and her most recent book is Opting Out? (University of California Press, 2007). She has been involved in a number of activities in her local community, where she has been active in her children’s schools (including serving as PTA president); Larchmont Avenue Church (Presbyterian, where she has served as a Session Elder); and other organizations (such as United Way of Larchmont-Mamaroneck, where she has been a board member). Pam states that arriving at Duke from the Midwest, it seemed a place of limitless opportunity. It was at Duke that she found her calling as a professor and sociologist. Wherever she’s lived since graduating, she’s discovered friends from her Duke days who have gotten her involved in alumni activities, starting with admissions interviewing. Duke has always been a premier academic institution, but what distinguishes it from its peers is its ambition and—something she sees from her academic vantage point—its support of innovative, pioneering scholarship


Wendy Wan-Yi Tsai ’92 – Director at Inovalon Inc.

Ms. Tsai is currently a Director at Inovalon Inc., a healthcare technology company that combines advanced data analytics with highly targeted interventions to achieve meaningful impact on clinical outcomes and financial performance across the healthcare landscape. She has 15 years of work experience in biotech, pharma and healthcare sectors. Her background includes several cross-functional corporate and commercial roles, with in-depth experience in licensing and alliances, corporate business development, and oncology and neurology markets. Prior to Inovalon, she worked in general management at Cellona Therapeutics, sales and marketing at Amgen, and various biotech R&D alliances integral to company and capital formation. Wendy holds a MBA in finance, management and strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and earned an AB from Duke University.


Suzanne J. Wasiolek ’76, M.H.A. ’78, LL.M. ’93, – Duke Asst. VP for Student Affairs, Dean of Students

Sue is the assistant vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students. Except for a ninemonth leave of absence to practice law, Sue has worked at Duke since 1978. Her commitment extends to Reunion Planning Committees as well as the Annual Fund Executive Committee. Outside of Duke, she is involved in the boards of Durham Crimestoppers, Durham Nativity School, and Partners for Youth. Without financial aid, Sue would not have been able to attend Duke. She believes in Duke as an institution with the power to change people’s lives.


Lazaro Gonzales ‘T’04, S’09 – Neurosurgical PA

Lazaro Gonzales was born in Muskogee, OK and grew up in a family surrounded by medicine. He came to Duke University in 2000 to pursue his interests in the medical field. In 2004 he completed a BS in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy with a minor in Chemistry and a certificate in Documentary Studies. After graduating, he took a position at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke Medical Center under the mentorship of Dr. Henry Friedman. In 2007 he began his training at the Duke University Physician Assistant Program. During his time there he developed a passion for surgery. Upon graduation from the program in 2009 he joined the Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery Center at Duke Medical Center. As a neurosurgical PA he splits his time between the clinic, endovascular suite, and operating room in both Duke Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital. He also currently serves the Duke community in the following capacities: academic advisor, Duke PA alumni steering committee member, PA trainee preceptor, alumni volunteer for admissions interviews, and Pre-PA student interest group advisor. Outside of Duke he is on the advisory board for the Wunderglo Foundation for colon cancer research and medical advisor for the local chapter of the Joe Niekro Foundation aneurysm survivor support group. He is an avid, lifelong Duke basketball fan and has personal interests in movies and photography.


Jo Ellen Holt N’07,’10 – Nurse at the Duke Hospital

Shortly after her graduation from the University of Arkansas with a BS in chemical engineering, Jo Ellen Holt took a job as a process engineer with Eastman Chemical Company. After a year of supervising the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and cleaning products, she landed a job with AeroJet, a contractor to the U.S. military. She spent the next three years overseeing the production of rocket motors for missiles. She enjoyed knowing her contribution was making the work process more efficient and safer for employees and the environment. But it was difficult for Holt to sleep at night also knowing that her work was being used ultimately for destructive purposes. So, Holt left her engineering job to earn an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Now, as a clinical nurse in Duke Hospital’s adult surgical step-down unit, she incorporates engineering principles into work processes in health care and hopes to help develop a dual degree program in nursing and engineering at Duke. Holt has been featured on American Public Media’s national program, The Story, and in articles by the Associated Press for her innovative ideas.


Rosalinda Canizares ’04, DPT ‘07 –
Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist at Duke Sports Med

Rosie Canizares is a board certified sports physical therapist at Duke Sports Med. A Double Dukie, she earned her AB in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy (Evolutionary Anthropology) in 2004 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2007. As a founder of the Duke Pre-Physical Therapy Association, she enjoys advising both her pre-physical therapy and pre-major advisees. She is currently on faculty at Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy, teaching in the interventions course sequence and serving on the admissions committee. Her clinical niche is dance medicine, and she runs the Dance Medicine Injury Walk-In Clinic at the American Dance Festival every summer. In addition to ADF, she works with the Duke Dance Department, Duke Performances, Carolina Performances, and DPAC, and has helped several professional dance and Broadway companies. She is also the Vice-President of the Duke Physical Therapy Alumni Association and on the nominating committee for the Performing Arts Special Interest Group of the American Physical Therapy Association.