PostBacCAS Advisory Board

As is the case with all Liaison-powered Centralized Application Services (CAS), an advisory board comprised of CAS users will determine ALL policies, procedures and working standards for PostBacCAS. Our dedicated and veteran PostBacCAS advisory board consists of these eight postbac program directors who facilitate these decisions. Liaison does not establish policy, but rather implements the decisions made by this group to best advance the service.

Cassidy Chambers
Assistant Director of Admissions
Rocky Vista University
Cassidy has been with Rocky Vista University since 2011.  She began as an Admissions Counselor recruiting and advising prospective medical students to the College of Osteopathic Medicine. She became Assistant Director of Admissions in 2017, and now oversees admission for the MS Biomedical Sciences program and manages the reporting and database needs for all admissions processes and incoming classes.  She enjoys working with students to help them reach their professional goals, and working with faculty to select the best students for the program. Cassidy is a native of Colorado and has a BA and an MPA from the University of Wyoming.
Glenn Cummings
Associate Dean and Director of Health Professions Advising
Bryn Mawr College
Since 2014, Glenn Cummings has directed Health Professions Advising and the career-changer Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program at Bryn Mawr College.  He began his pre-health advising career at the University of Virginia in 2000, and subsequently directed pre-health advising at Princeton University and Franklin & Marshall College before arriving at Bryn Mawr.  Glenn is an active member of the Northeast Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NEAAHP) and the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP), serving as an assistant director on the NAAHP’s Communications Committee where he oversees some of the major publications of the Association.  He has also chaired the NAAHP’s Letters of Evaluation Task Force and served as a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Letters of Evaluation Advisory Group.  Glenn’s BA is from Colby College, and his Masters and PhD (in American Literature) are from the University of Virginia.
Shawn Cummings
Pre-Health Coordinator Academic Advisor
Washington University in St. Louis
Shawn’s primary role is assisting students in Washington University’s post-baccalaureate premedical program navigate the challenges of applying to professional schools. He also advises evening students pursuing science related bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Shawn earned a bachelor’s in biology at Washington University and a master’s in wildlife biology from Washington State University. His prior working experience includes research in wildlife biology and teaching undergraduate biology lecture courses and labs.
Sharon Gonzalez
Director of the Post-Baccalaureate Program
Bennington College
Joy Henderson
Director of Postbaccalaureate Programs
Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Joy is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is an alumnus of Drexel University. Before joining Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM), Joy worked at Drexel University College of Medicine as a Standardized Patient (SP) Trainer and Academic Coordinator for the Department of Clinical Skills. While in this position, she enjoyed running the Clinical Education and Assessment Center (CEAC) lab and working with her SP family. She also enjoyed observing the growth of the first-year medical students through their SP encounters in the CEAC facility. Joy was then promoted to Coordinator of Admissions and Recruitment for the Office of Professional Studies in the Health Sciences, where she supervised the admissions process for the post baccalaureate and professional graduate programs. As the main recruiter for the department, she traveled throughout the United States to meet students at graduate and professional fairs and was able to increase the recruitment territory by 40%. Joy served as CUSOM’s founding Director of Admissions and is pleased to take on new challenges in her position as Director of Postbaccalaurate Programs.
Roberta (Bobbi) Knickerbocker
Academic Advisor of the CLAS Pre-Health Post-Bac (PHPB) Program
University of Florida
Bobbi is the Director of the ‘career changer’ CLAS Pre-Health Post-Bac (PHPB) program at the University of Florida. She provides advising for all students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences for Biology, Botany and Zoology majors, as well as students from all colleges who need pre-health advising. Bobbi’s passionate about helping students prepare for professional careers in healthcare. She also serves on the UF College of Medicine and the NAAHP/SAAHP Committees on Diversity, as well as the NAAHP and SAAHP Board of Directors. She worked in healthcare for several years as an R.N. and hospice chaplain. While most of her healthcare experience was in pediatric and pediatric and adult hospice, Bobbi also had the privilege of working with both the Oglala Lakota tribe in South Dakota providing educational and daily living needs as well as the Roma population in Romania providing medical clinics in cooperation with Romanian healthcare providers. She completed a Masters in Religious Education from Western Theological Seminary and a second masters in Counseling from Central Michigan University. She came to UF as an advisor and finds it a privilege to work with students and peers. Bobbi came to advising in a non-traditional manner but greatly enjoys the opportunity to serve students in reaching their personal goals.
Amy Richards
Assistant Director for the Special Masters Program (SMP) in Physiology
Georgetown University
Amy Richards serves as the Assistant Director for the Special Masters Program (SMP) in Physiology at Georgetown University.  She has been working with SMP students at Georgetown for over 12 years, helping them accomplish their goal of gaining admission to medical school.  Her previous higher education experiences includes working with law students and business students at The Ohio State University.  Amy has a BA in Sociology and Psychology, and has over 20 years of higher education experience.

DeEttra Mulay
Director of Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program
Scripps College
Co-Chair of PostBacCAS

DeEttra Mulay became the Director of the Scripps College Post-Baccalaureate Premedical program in 2010 after serving as the Associate Dean of Students at Scripps College.  She is currently the co-chair of the Liaison Post-Bac Committee and served as the national co-chair of the NAAHP Post-Bac Working Group from 2016-2018.  After earning her BA from California Lutheran University, DeEttra obtained an MS in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University.  She has over 20 year of experience in higher education and currently directs a career-changer post-bac program of 18 students in southern California.

Susan Salko
Postbac Pre-Med Program Director
University of Virginia
Co-Chair of PostBacCAS

Susan Salko has been the Postbac Pre-Med Program Director at the University of Virginia since 2015.  Her previous experiences include admissions work for a BA to MD program and Pharmacy School at Wilkes-University, as well as serving as an admission committee member for the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago.  The majority of Susan’s 20+ years of working in higher education have been with undergraduate pre-health students at Williams College, University of Chicago, and the University of Virginia.  Susan has a BA in psychology and a MS in counseling. She also co-chairs the Liaison Post-Bac Advisory Board with DeEttra Mulay.