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Health Careers Program

Health Careers Director and Staff

Rosalind Bass

Rosalind Gregory-Bass, M.D., C'92, is the director of the Health Careers Program and associate professor in the Environmental and Health Sciences Program. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from Spelman College, Dr. Bass received her M.S. and M.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Her passion is in developing curricula and innovative experiences that facilitate the training of the nation’s next generation of healthcare professionals. She has worked at Spelman College for 14 years and has assisted in the acceptance of over 250 students.

Cheryl Hodge

Cheryl Rouse is the administrative professional in the Health Careers Program, who brings years of experience in higher education. She has worked in departments providing support and assistance to chairpersons, faculty and other staff. Her expertise is in organizational advisement, programmatic development and implementation. As part of the Health Careers Program, she can assist students with resource acquisition and facilitating their engagement with our team of professional pre-health advisors.

Marita McKee

Marita McKee, M.Ed., is the graduate and professional school coordinator for the Health Careers Program. After receiving a bachelor of science degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, she received a master of education degree in school counseling from Howard University. As a passionate educator, McKee has over twelve years of experience in educational research, teacher training and professional development, middle and high school course instruction, curriculum development, program leadership, academic and therapeutic counseling, and college recruitment. Within the Health Careers Program, she assists students with preparing for and navigating the application process for graduate and professional programs in healthcare.

Spelman College Health Careers Pre-Health Adviser Thaddesia Southall

Thaddesia Southall, M.A., is a pre-health adviser for the Health Careers Program. After receiving a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Southern California, she received her M.A. in Education from California State University of Long Beach. She brings extensive knowledge of advising and mentorship from her previous position within Dornsife Advising at USC. Southall is passionate about helping Spelman students through their personal, academic, social and professional development. Within the Health Careers Program, Southall coordinates the peer mentor program and develops pre-health curriculum modules for first-year students to help them meet their health professional goals. 

Spelman College Health Careers Program Partnership Coordinator

Naija Brown, C'2018, is the partnership coordinator for the Health Careers Program. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College and is pursuing her Master of Arts in Psychology in Education with a concentration in Spirituality and Mind-Body Practice from Teacher's College, Columbia University. Her passion is in learning about the societal systems that contribute to health disparities and in being an advocate for mental wellness. Within the Health Careers Program, she supports students with preparing for and applying to early assurance and pipeline programs with our partner institutions.

Health Careers Program Student Ambassadors

Sharika Been
Success Team Peer Mentor

Aniyah Peterson
Success Team Peer Mentor

Aliyah Smith
Success Team Peer Mentor

Omolade Adeyemi
Office Assistant

Sydni Brown
Office Assistant

Jordan Paster
Office Assistant

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