Roberta Waite, EdD, PMHCNS, ANEF, FAAN has been appointed executive director of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University and assistant dean of Academic and Community Integration, effective July 1, 2018.
Serving as a professor of nursing since 2003, Waite’s clinical specialty is adult mental health nursing—dedicating her career to promoting mental health, enhancing diversity in the nursing profession and improving leadership competency among interdisciplinary students in the health professions by applying a lens of equity and justice. Her important work has been widely published—60 peer-reviewed articles, 14 book chapters and two books.
Since 2012, she has led the Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program at Drexel University which engages students from all undergraduate programs at the College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) as well as the School of Public Health.
As executive director, she plans to further develop 11th Street Family Health Services by implementing an exemplary model of community-based care while also working in partnership with the Family Practice and Counseling Network. Additionally, the renowned work occurring at the Center will be shared at national and international forums and through publications. Furthermore, collaborations will be fostered to promote improving population-focused practices and to develop research opportunities.
As assistant dean of Academic and Community Integration, she intends to galvanize resources at Drexel University and CNHP to attend to patient/client and community- defined needs and support interdisciplinary opportunities for faculty as well as students at the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services.
Congratulations Dr. Waite!