Board Members

Leadership

Jan Serrantino, EdD

President

Dr. Jan Serrantino is the former Director of the Disability Services Center at the University of California, Irvine and worked specifically with students in the Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Medicine. Currently, Jan works as a full-time consultant for health science programs drawing on her extensive experience. She is frequently called upon to consult with Disability Services providers on complex cases.

Jan is the President for The Coalition for Access in Health Science and Medical Education and frequently provides training to health science faculty and administration on supporting students with disabilities. She presents at professional conferences on disability related topics such as confidentiality, autism spectrum disorders, academic and clinical accommodations and challenges faced by students in higher education.  She is co-author of two chapters in The Guide to Assisting Students with Disabilities: Equal Access in Health Science and Professional Education (Springer Publishing) and a contributor to the AAMC Webinar Series and the UCSF Disability Training Series.

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Neal Rosenburg, PhD, M.S., RN

President Elect

Neal Rosenburg, Dean and Professor, College of Health Professions and McAuley School of Nursing, joined Detroit Mercy in Fall of 2017. During his career, he has served as Associate Dean for Program and Faculty Development in the School of Nursing at Linfield College in Portland, Oregon and most recently as the Dean of the College of Nursing at Nevada State College (NSC). At NSC, he successfully implemented a strategic plan tripling the size of the School of Nursing while maintaining an average NCLEX pass rate of >98 percent and generating strong revenue lines for the School of Nursing. 

College of Health Professions and McAuley School of Nursing

Joseph Murray, MD

Secretary

Dr. Murray served as the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Equal Opportunity Programs until 2016 and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Scranton, where he majored in Biology, English, and Philosophy. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1995 and completed an internship at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and a residency in Psychiatry at the Payne Whitney Clinic of the New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH).

Weill Cornell Medical College

Christine Low, LCSW-R​

Treasurer

Christine Low, is the Director of Disability Services for the Icahn School of Medicine directing disability initiatives, policy development and program oversight.  She serves as the direct provider determining needed accommodations for students with disabilities in the School of Medicine and for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and serves on both the Diversity in Biomedical Research Council and the ADA Accessibility Steering Committee.  She has worked in the field of disability services since 2008 in developmental behavioral pediatrics as a social worker and academic advocacy consultant.  Christine also has an extensive background in child protection working with traumatized youth.  She is a faculty member in Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Adjunct Faculty for the Bank Street College of Education Graduate School and Columbia University, School of Social Work.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Alison May, PhD

Communications Chair 

Dr. Alison May is Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Accessible NU at Northwestern University, where she has worked for almost 10 years. During most of this time, Alison has also served as an academic coach for students experiencing academic difficulty at Rush University.

Alison received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Dartmouth College and her doctorate in learning disabilities from Northwestern’s School of Communication. She was previously certified as a Learning Behavioral Specialist in Illinois and is currently certified as a coach through the International Coach Federation. She co-chairs the Northwestern Accessibility Council and is an active participant in the Big 10 Academic Alliance Disability Services and Information Technology Accessibility Groups. Alison’s recent publications and conference/keynote presentations have focused on stereotype threat and microaggressions experienced by postsecondary students with disabilities, including students in medical programs.

Northwestern University

Neera R. Jain, MS, CRC

Neera is a passionate advocate for inclusion in health science education based in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Auckland, Faculty of Education and Social Work, where her dissertation explores how four U.S. medical schools enact inclusion for students with disabilities. She co-authored the recent report, Accessibility, inclusion, and action in medical education: Lived experiences of learners and physicians with disabilities (2018, AAMC). She co-edited and co-authored the text, The guide to assisting students with disabilities: Equal access in health science and professional education (2015, Springer Publishing Company). Prior to commencing doctoral study, she spent nearly 10 years leading disability services for health science students at U.S. universities: Columbia University in the City of New York and the University of California, San Francisco. In New Zealand, Neera managed a free legal service run by and for disabled people, Auckland Disability Law. Neera started her career in vocational rehabilitation at New England Rehabilitation Hospital and later at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU Medical Center. She is currently a board member at large for the Coalition for Disability Access in Health Science and Medical Education.

University of Auckland

Jamie Axelrod

Bio forthcoming.

Northern Arizona University

William Eidtson, Ed.D.

Bio forthcoming.

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Allison Kommer

Bio forthcoming.

University of Central Florida College of Medicine

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