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Strategic Planning

CNHP’s new strategic plan will establish communal goals and values toward which our College can grow and thrive as a whole. Philadelphia-based consulting firm Fairmount Ventures is facilitating the planning process, however, an internal core strategic planning committee comprised of a diverse group of CNHP faculty, staff and students is providing oversight.

The steering committee is providing input to Fairmount Ventures to make sure the process is inclusive. As of June 1, we had numerous forums and focus groups for the CNHP community to ensure input from all stakeholders. It is important to note that in addition to a strategic plan document, Fairmount will be helping us to create an implementation plan so that our hard work comes to life and is incorporated into all that we do moving forward.

Core Strategic Planning Committee

The Core Strategic Planning Committee met six times for two hours between March and June, and throughout the process, members were asked to seek feedback from colleagues. This group are considering:

  • Best and emerging practices in education, research and practice.
  • CNHP’s strongest and most unique value propositions to students, faculty and the target populations of its practice areas.
  • Drexel’s mission, values, strategic direction and policies.
  • Regional, national and global societal trends in education, health and healthcare.


The members of the core strategic planning committee will serve as liaisons, representatives and advocates. Please engage with them if you have thoughts to share about the planning process or CNHP’s strategic direction in addition to participating in focus groups/forums. Committee members include:

  • Adrian Banning, Associate Clinical Professor, Research Coordinator, Physician Assistant Department
  • RoseAnn DiMaria-Ghalili, Assistant Dean, Interprofessional Research and Collaboration
  • Dan Dychtwald, PhD student, Nutrition Sciences
  • Mary Gallagher Gordon, Vice Dean, Strategic Operations & Academic Services
  • Laura Gitlin, Dean
  • Mark Green, Associate Director, Assessment, Department of Operations, Assessment & Outcomes
  • Scott Horowitz, Clinical Instructor, Director of Field Education, Creative Art Therapies Department
  • Loretta Jemmott, Vice President, Health and Health Equity; Professor
  • Amanda Keen, Assistant Director, Diversity, Health Professions and Student Affairs
  • Kevin Mitchell, Assistant Professor, Health Administration Department
  • Matt Sawicki, Director of Finance & Administration
  • Kate Skladanek, Academic Advisor
  • Sinclair Smith, Professor and Chair, Health Sciences Department
  • Roberta Waite, Professor and Assistant Dean of Academic & Community Integration, Doctoral Nursing Department; Director, Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services
  • Ebony White, Assistant Clinical Professor, Counseling and Family Therapy Department
  • Glenn Williams, Associate Professor and Chair, Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences Department
  • Patti Zuzelo, Clinical Professor, Doctor of Nursing Practice Department
  • Jacqueline Enriquez, undergraduate student, Nursing

All CNHP stakeholders received a formal invitation to participate in a forum/focus group in person or by Zoom. If you were unable to attend, please contact Kate Clark, director of strategic initiatives, who is managing this effort at to ensure that your voice is heard.

As a community, our dedication, hard work, passion, entrepreneurial spirit and the strong purpose of our faculty, staff and students are among our greatest and distinguishing strengths.