Cachet Colvard, MHSA
Cachet Colvard is a Administrative Fellow at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. She recently received a Master of Health Services Administration degree at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and is currently a Master of Business Administration candidate at the UM-Dearborn College of Business. In 2015, Cachet received her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan where she majored in Asian Studies, with a concentration in Chinese Language and Culture.
Teena Francois-Blue, MPH
Mrs. Franҫois-Blue is the co-founder and CEO of Franҫois-Blue Consulting, LLC (FBC), a social enterprise supporting small businesses. CBOs and other institutions maximize their capacity through leadership development, organizational capacity building and community engaged research. She provides coaching and supports to expand the skills of business leaders to better serve their institutions and their community. Likewise, she has provided leadership training for future health professionals at the University of Michigan and University of Illinois-Chicago Schools of Public Health.
Marlisa Hardy, DrPH, MPH
Research Director, Population Sciences Biorepository
Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Marlisa Hardy is the Co-Director and Research Director for the Population Sciences Biorepository (PSB) in the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hardy is responsible for the operational oversight of the day-to-day activities in the PSB where she manages core resources, budgets and staff including training and staff development. Dr. Hardy also works closely with investigators to provide customized collaborative input to meet their academic needs which often includes providing assistance in the development of new protocols, writing papers and grant applications. The PSB provides necessary risk factor and clinical data collection, as well as a centralized, cost-effective facility for processing and storage of biospecimens from large epidemiological and clinical studies. Therefore, Dr. Hardy routinely works with researchers and outside vendors to deliver high quality, cost-effective services to support population and translational scientific studies across Baylor College of Medicine.
James Taylor, PhD
Chief Diversity, inclusion and Learning Officer
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
James E. Taylor is both Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer & Chief Learning Officer at UPMC, one of the nation's largest and most successful integrated health systems. In his capacity as Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Taylor is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic diversity initiatives which differentiate and advantage UPMC. To this end, Taylor executes leading-edge and next- generation diversity strategies to advance the organization's diversity management capability, and its national presence as a diversity leader. As Chief Learning Officer, Taylor is responsible for developing an integrated learning strategy that provides the organization with highly-effective and technologically- advanced employee learning, leadership development, and consultative services aligned to the institution's strategic priorities.