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Health Careers Program

Health Careers Director and Staff

Rosalind Gregory-Bass, M.D., C'92, is the director of the Health Careers Program and assistant professor in the Environmental and Health Sciences Program. She completed her undergraduate education at Spelman graduating cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in biology. Interested in musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology, she attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, becoming the first African-American woman to receive her master’s degree for the department in 1994.

Alayna M. Blash, M.D., C’94
, is the associate director of the Health Careers Program at Spelman College. She completed her undergraduate education at Spelman and obtained a bachelor of science degree in chemistry. Following Spelman, she matriculated at the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (now Temple University) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Upon completion of her residency in primary podiatric medicine, she entered private practice. In her role at Spelman, Dr. Blash is focused on enhancing pre-matriculation pipeline programs and exposing minority pre-health students to post-graduate opportunities.

Tanisha McGlothen, Ph.D., C’96, is a pre-health adviser and the communications specialist in the Health Careers Program. Upon completing her bachelor of science degree at Spelman, Dr. McGlothen worked in the infectious disease division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. After which, she later earned her Ph.D. in biological sciences from Morehouse School of Medicine. She completed her postdoctoral work at Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute with a concentration in triple negative breast cancer. Dr. McGlothen focuses on preparing Spelman students for medical school and graduate school, as well as nursing and physical assistant programs.

Leslie Williams, M.A., is a pre-health adviser and the clinical liaison in the Health Careers Program at Spelman. Williams received both his bachelors of science and business administration degree in banking and finance, and his masters of science degree in exercise science from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Prior to joining Spelman, Williams was a lecturer of kinesiology, sport studies and physical education at Morehouse College. Throughout his ten-plus year career in the kinesiology and exercise science field, Williams has worked in multiple hospitals and fitness facilities.