Student and Alumni Advisory Board (RGSAAB)

Student and Alumni Advisory Board (RGSAAB)

Rohrer Graduate Student and Alumni Advisory Board (RGSAAB)

The RGSAAB (Rohrer Graduate Student and Alumni Advisory Board) members are actively engaged in academics and shared community connections that elevate the student experience and the reputation of Rohrer Graduate Programs. Through the power of networking and relationship building, seminars and discussions, and other co-curricular initiatives, we strive to cultivate and celebrate the diversity, leadership, and professional excellence of our students and alumni around the world. We are proud to support new student onboarding, provide insight and input on curriculum development, and serve as Brand Ambassadors representing the best of the MBA and MS Finance programs in our industries.

If you are interested in learning more about how to become an active member of the RGSAAB please reach out to one of the Board Members directly via LinkedIn or their Rowan email address or contact the Office of Graduate Business Studies at GraduateBusinessStudies@rowan.edu.

 

RGSAAB Executive Officers

President Kaitlyn Anthony
Vice President Gabrielle Jean-Baptiste
Director of Community and Membership Marc Castrillon
Director(s) of Strategic Initiatives Jordan Wisser and Colin Cox

 

Spring 2021 Networking Opportunities

During this time when most professional interactions and connections are being made digitally, we are creating opportunities for our students to refine their personal brands and gain insights from executives across a range of industries. During this Spring 2021 semester, join a Photo Shoot session that helps us expand our collection of creative featuring Business Hall and our students and alumni, and then you get to keep the digital files for your own use as well. Participate in an engaging workshop where you work with your peers to refine your LinkedIn profile, elevator pitch, or approach to informational interviews. Once you've established those foundations, participate in an Ask Me Anything session where executives share their journey, successes, challenges, and passions - all in an informal setting where you ask the questions to drive the conversation.

For more details and to register, visit the RCB Events page.

 

RGSAAB Member Profiles

Kaitlyn Anthony, MBA with Concentration in Management Alumni 2021

Human Resource Management | Amusement Park Entertainment | Kindness, Engagement, and Employee Satisfaction

Kaitlyn Anthony works for Seaworld Parks and Entertainment as an Entertainment Supervisor for Sesame Place. She oversees the daily operations of the entertainment department and enhances employee engagement throughout the park. Kaitlyn was named the recipient of the 2020 Lynch MBA Scholarship based on excellence and promise in areas of leadership, engagement, and commitment to growing the stature and reputation of the Rohrer MBA. Kaitlyn graduated Summa Cum Laude with her BA in Human Resource Management and Business Management at Rowan University in 2019. The theme of Kaitlyn’s academic career is to further grow impact from acts of kindness in the workplace through engagement and satisfaction of employees. One of Kaitlyn’s passions is the arts - she has been a professional dancer for nearly ten years and is active in the theatre community. With experience in management and entertainment, her goal is to rise in leadership positions in a large corporation, such as SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, where kindness always matters.

 

Gabrielle Jean-Baptiste, MBA Candidate 2022

Client Satisfaction and Sales | Entrepreneurship and Business Development | Management and Cosmeceuticals

Gabrielle Jean-Baptiste works for Lannett Company as a Client and Sales Operations Specialist, utilizing SAP ERP to provide impeccable service to clients and patients. Her job functions include client management, order monitoring, order processing, inventory management, and pricing analytics. Gabrielle has four years experience of being a Supervisor and Assistant Manager at the famous Carlo’s Bakery and has over six years experience in resolving complex customer inquiries, generating sales, improving task inefficiencies, and performing administrative duties. Gabrielle enjoys entrepreneurship, cooking, baking, traveling, reading, and creating natural organic skincare products. With experience in management, pharmaceuticals, sales, skincare formulation, and customer service, her dream is to work in the Cosmeceutical industry and use that experience to create her own company. Gabrielle graduated with her BS in Business Management from Rowan University in 2017.

 

 

 

Nathan (Nate) Carroll, DO (2021), MBA (2019)

Physician and Psychiatrist | Business of Medicine | EntrepreneurNathan Carroll

Dr. Nathan (Nate) Carroll is a physician and resident psychiatrist at Jersey Shore University Medical center. Nate is passionate about improving patient outcomes and reducing physician burnout by connecting the practice of medicine with the business of medicine. As a medical student that had just recently achieved completion of an MBA, Nate founded two significant ventures for Rowan students seeking to pair business acumen with medical expertise to improve patient outcomes, increase effectiveness, and expand access in medical care: Investmed, a business of medicine club and Project Nest, a healthcare-focused entrepreneurial business plan competition for medical and MBA students. He also helped launch SeeThru, a healthcare startup that focused on transparency in healthcare pricing. During his pursuit of his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Nate was awarded the James Fox Endowed scholarship, the Richard L. Davis, FACMPE / Barbara B. Watson, FACMPE scholarship, and the DaVinci scholarship based on his academic and professional accomplishments. Nate also serves as CEO of BreakThru Mentoring, which works to connect pre-medical students with student doctors and resident mentors. When not working he enjoys teaching karate, reading, and travel. Nate earned his DO at Rowan’s School of Osteopathic Medicine (2021) and his MBA at Rowan's Rohrer College of Business.

 

Marc Castrillon, MBA Alumni 2021

Human Resources Management | Corporate and Non-Profit Realms | Project Management

Marc Castrillon is a full-time MBA student eager to explore various pathways within Human Resources: Compensation and Benefits, Recruiting and Retention, and Labor Relations. Marc is intrigued by opportunities to improve employee engagement and retention and seeks to expand expertise and impact for both organizations and team members.  He recently began working within Executive and Sales Compensation for LabCorp, and his undergraduate internship experience includes project management in a non-profit, sales and customer service at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Recruiting and B2B relations within an elevator/escalator consulting firm. In his spare time, Marc enjoys bike riding, snowboarding, playing video games and cooking. Marc graduated from Rowan University in 2019 with a dual BS in Management and Human Resources and will complete his MBA in Spring 2021.

 

 

Colin Cox, MS Finance Alumni 2020

Financial Analyst | Crew Chief – Black Hawk Helicopter | Economic Development and Social Entrepreneurship

Colin Cox is a recent graduate of the MS in Finance program and works as a proposal analyst at Lockheed Martin. Colin began his journey after high school by enlisting in the Army National Guard as a UH-60 Black Hawk Mechanic. After 7 months of basic and advanced individual training, Colin started at Rowan in fall of 2016, while simultaneously training to be a Black Hawk helicopter crew chief (aircrew). This experience along with a position as a student worker in the Rohrer College of Business Dean Suite provided Colin with the skill set necessary to take on an analyst role at Lockheed Martin in 2019. While working at Lockheed and pursuing his MS in Finance Degree, Colin began working towards his passion of personal finance by starting a financial literacy blog. Using the tools acquired at Rowan University and with the military, he hopes to enhance the economic position of those in the lower and middle class. Colin completed his BS in Finance from Rowan University in 2019.

 

 

Kevin Garvey, PharmD, MBA Alumni 2020

Pharmacy Management   |   Long-Term and Geriatric Operations   |    Improving Patient Outcomes
Kevin Garvey
Kevin Garvey has spent the first 8 years of his career as a practicing pharmacist at Omnicare Pharmacy, a CVS Health Company. Kevin has owned a variety of roles throughout his time with Omnicare, but currently oversees day to day operations of the regional hub in King of Prussia, PA.  Kevin thrives in the fast paced, long-term care environment and has a passion for leveraging his clinical expertise to help improve patient outcomes.  Kevin loves to be challenged and enjoys learning new skills and seizing on new opportunities.  Kevin currently resides in Philadelphia, PA, is an avid sports fan, cat enthusiast, and loves to golf as much as possible. Kevin graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2012 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

 

 

 

 

Amelia Gonzalez, MBA Candidate 2023

Recruiting and Retention   |   Mentoring Early Career Soldiers   |   Marketing, Sales, ManagementAmelia Gonzalez

Amelia Gonzalez is a soldier in the NJ Army National Guard. Amelia enjoys mentoring early career soldiers, providing them guidance and support to set and attain personal and professional goals. As a Recruiting and Retention Noncommissioned Officer (NCO), she helps enlist soldiers into military careers, establishes accountability of soldier fitness programs, oversees academic performance in professional military education (PME) requirements, and certifies readiness to ship out to training. She has also served in Specialist roles in Food Service and Human Resources in the National Guard. In civilian roles, she worked in marketing, sales, and event management in the entertainment industry at the NJ shore. Her career goal is to expand impact in the National Guard to support her community of soldiers in achieving success in education and career efforts. In addition to serving her country in her full-time job, and pursuing her MBA online part-time, the coolest job she’s ever had is wife and mom to four boys: she loves the fun-filled chaos that comes with each day with her family! Amelia earned her BS in Marketing at Hofstra University.

 

 

Lauren Kirk, MBA Candidate 2022

Banking and Credit   |   Team Building   |   Mentoring for ImpactLauren Kirk

Lauren Kirk is a VP Credit Portfolio Manager at TD Bank, and with 17 years in the banking industry, her expertise includes consumer, commercial, credit risk, and cash management. She enjoys building strong teams and mentoring junior staff and aspires to bring her leadership skills to the executive level. Lauren is eager to see more diverse and inclusive representation in leadership roles in the banking industry and seeks to nurture talent in her role as Ambassador for the LGBTQ2+ Committee at TD Bank. She was named the recipient of the 2021 Lynch MBA Scholarship based on excellence and promise in areas of leadership, engagement, and commitment to growing the stature and reputation of the Rohrer MBA. Lauren graduated Cum Laude with her BA in Business Management, with a certificate in Compliance, from Wilmington University. As a wife and mother to three young boys (a three-year-old plus two 5-month old twins) – plus a full-time job plus part-time MBA studies – she has become a time management expert. She appreciates the support from her South Jersey Mothers of Multiples group, and enjoys traveling, reading, and volunteer work. 

 

John Knapp, MBA Alumni 2021

Business of Healthcare | Project Management | Process Improvement and Operational Efficiency

John Knapp is the Project Manager at Willis Eye Hospital. John is responsible for overseeing Wills' electronic medical record (EMR) system and has recently led implementation of several cloud-based software solutions at the hospital. John functions in tandem with Wills' Nursing Leadership team to promote a quality patient experience and ensure the hospital is meeting all necessary regulatory and safety requirements. His experience working in fast-paced, diverse work environments has enabled him to effectively communicate and collaborate with Doctors, Nurses and both internal and external IT teams. John aspires to one day partner with leaders of the medical industry to assist in solving society's most costly medical issues providing data-backed recommendations. In his free time, John enjoys traveling, reading, exercising and enjoying the outdoors. John earned his Bachelor of Science at Siena College in Loudonville, NY in 2009.

 

 

 

Natalie Lyons Garvey, MBA Alumni 2020

Marketing and Branding   |   Events and Trade Shows   |   Social Media and CommunicationsNatalie Lyons Garvey
Natalie Lyons Garvey is a Marketing Manager at Edmund Optics. She owns key special marketing projects across trade shows, virtual events, communications, employer branding, social media, outreach programs, and other marketing-related efforts globally. She has leveraged her MBA into a more strategic, leadership role in the marketing department and recently spearheaded half-day virtual summits about different areas of optical sciences which have been received very well by attendees globally. She hopes to continue to grow her expertise in all areas of marketing and nurture her role in marketing management. Natalie lives in Philadelphia, PA with her husband and four cats and enjoys reading, travel, and self-care. She received her undergraduate degree in Food Marketing from Saint Joseph’s University in 2010.

 

 

 

Michelle Martinez, MBA Candidate 2022

Finance   |   Social Equity  |  Change AgentMichelle Martinez RGSAAB

Michelle Martinez is the inaugural recipient of the RCB MBA Fellow in Innovation and Impact. As an MBA Fellow, she is driven to make a positive impact in the area of finance and social equity. Michelle began her career in banking and investment management at TD Bank where she carried out customer service and account management functions including addressing financial challenges and providing support and tools for clients to achieve financial security. She then worked for The Vanguard Group where, as an Investment Specialist, she educated clients on the Vanguard family of funds. Michelle also directed and led a range of fundamental client-advisor support functions for a team of financial advisors in Bethesda, MD. In her current role, she assists brokerage firms in meeting their regulatory and compliance needs. Michelle is a socially conscious investor and seeks to collaborate with other visionaries on addressing long-standing disinvestment and financial capability issues within underserved communities. Michelle enjoys exercising, hiking, reading and volunteering. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Management Leadership from La Salle University in 2013. Michelle resides in South Jersey with her family and her dogs.

 

Brian Sforza, MBA Candidate 2022

Banking   |   Relationship Management   |   Financial AnalysisBrian Sforza

Brian Sforza is a Vice President within PNC’s Corporate & Institutional Bank, managing a portfolio of clients throughout New Jersey and the greater Tri-State area.  Throughout his tenure with PNC, Brian has worked on multiple acquisition teams (National City, BBVA), helped to develop PNC’s corporate internship program, as led and supported numerous other process improvement and product-specific projects.  Prior to his current role, he completed 1.5-yr executive rotation program in Pittsburgh with the bank’s senior management team, following his graduation of PNC’s corporate banking development & credit training program in 2009. Brian is an active volunteer of PNC’s Grow up Great program and serves as a board member at Better Beginnings Preschool in East Windsor, NJ.  He earned his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Monmouth University in 2008.  Brian resides in Cherry Hill with his wife Alicia and dog, Charlie.

 

 

Kellie Stout, MBA Candidate 2022

Business of Healthcare   |   Organizational Development |  Change AgentKellie Stout

Kellie Stout is a Director of Ambulatory Operations at Cooper Hospital. She leads the ambulatory operations team in the oversight of a patient call center, is a credentialed EPIC instructor, and provides data analysis for the department.  Kellie has been in the medical field for over thirty years.  She collaborates with many teams and key stakeholders to develop and implement process improvement plans to contribute toward achieving key organizational goals on patient safety and satisfaction, quality performance, and fiscal responsibility.  Kellie has been an active member in her community, including leadership roles in girl scouts, cub scouts, little league and an elementary school board member.  She currently sits on the Sterling High School Board of Education, chairs the human resources committee, and is the school board county delegate.  Kellie is the mother of two young men, aged twenty-one and seventeen, and is proud that both have earned the rank of Eagle Scout.  Kellie enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Glassboro State in 1991.  Kellie resides in her hometown with her boys and two cats.

 

Jordan Wisser, MBA Candidate 2021

Information Technology Specialist | Project Management | NJ Air National GuardJordan Wisser

Jordan Wisser is a Technical Sergeant in the New Jersey Air National Guard striving to grow as a better leader and business professional. He has a passion for personal development and aspires to lead IT professionals toward breakthroughs in the technology industry.  Jordan is a CompTIA Security+, Project+ certified IT Specialist with technical training and experience concentrated in Information Systems Management, Project Management, and IT Best Practices. He was named the 2020 recipient of Rowan’s Greg Angelucci Veterans Scholarship based on excellence and promise in areas of leadership, engagement, and commitment to growing the stature and reputation of the Rohrer MBA. Jordan is passionate about fitness, cooking, travel, and all things Philadelphia sports. Jordan earned a BSBA in Computer Information Systems and AS in Business Administration from Thomas Edison State University. He also earned an AS in Information Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force.