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BRIHTE Leadership Academy

Inaugural David J. and Kathryn Cole BRIHTE Leadership Academy

(Building and Retaining Inclusive High-Potential Talent and Excellence)

The BRIHTE Leadership Academy is a two year leadership academy designed to identify and prepare high potential, diverse talent, among our current workforce. Utilizing the NCHL Health Leadership Competency model, the method, which allows the organization to create an innovative approach utilizing a longstanding model of “grow your own,” assists MUSC’s pipeline to excellence and inclusion.

The inaugural David J. and Kathryn Cole BRIHTE Leadership Academy cohort


Lawanda Anderson, Revenue Cycle-Operations, Outpatient Registration
Alexis Bailey, Palliative Care Program
Monterris Bradley, Department of Dental Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Quantella Rivers Bradley, Trauma Program
Dr. Kimberly Cannady,  Office of Research Development
Christopher Lanham, East Cooper Clinic, Radiology
Mary Lewis, MUSC-PC Laboratory
Ayaba Logan, Library,  Research and Education Informationist
Lucas D. Moreira, Biomedical Informatics Center
James F. Pinckney Jr. , Business Services, University Mail Services
Joseph Powe, Revenue Cycle, Central Precert Unit
DaQurta Riley, University Purchasing Services
Dr. Cephus E. Simmons, Radiology
Kathleen Stryker, NA Clinic-Professional Services, Radiology
Shaquetta Ware, College of Dental Medicine Faculty Practice,  Finance and Accounting Operations

This program was created and is facilitated by Dr. Willette Burnham-Williams, University Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator, Mrs. VeLonda Dantzler, HR Manager/Learning and Talent Development and Dr. DaNine J. Fleming, Associate Professor, Director of Training and Intercultural Education, Unconscious Bias Faculty Scholar.