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Science and Health Care Pathway Leadership Team

Career Pathway Leadership Teams are model community members and leaders within the Career Pathways, who help the Career Advancement Center with mobilizing community members, evaluating services, and implementing best practice career development solutions to support graduates’ ability to prepare for, and attain, productive and rewarding careers. Leadership teams are composed of trustees, alumni, faculty/staff, employers and students willing to serve as engaged, enthusiastic partners to the CAC.


Science and Health Care Career Pathway Leader: Ben Rohde

Ben is a student-centered professional committed to helping students connect their passion and abilities to meaningful careers. As a relationship builder, Ben networks with employers and alumni to facilitate opportunities for students to build on their learning from classroom to career.

Ben graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a M.S. in Student Personnel Administration from Concordia University, Wisconsin. He combines 8 years working in higher education with experience in Career Services, Academic Advising, Student Conduct, Title IX, Orientation, Student Activities, Athletics, and Admissions. Most recently he served as the Director of Career Services at CUW and was the President Elect/President of the Wisconsin Private Colleges Career Consortium (WIPCCC). He also taught college courses for 6 years teaching The Freshman Seminar, Career Exploration, and a Graduate Careers course.


External Community Members: Trustees, Employers, Alumni, and Friends

Earl Barnes II ’86 (Trustee)
Corporate VP and General Counsel
Sentara Healthcare

Erin Cohan
Talent Acquisitions Recruiter
Northwestern Medicine

Karen Frost ’88
Senior Vice President, Health Strategies and Solutions
Alight Solutions

Lucas Geib ’20
Flavor Lab Technician
Bell Flavors and Fragrances

Kristofer Korth ’16
Demineralizer Sales Representative
Evoqua Water Technologies

Brian Lamoreaux, MD
Medical Director
Horizon Therapeutics

Shao-Lee Lin (Trustee)
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Dana Midani ’21
Major: Neuroscience

Alden O’Connor ’21
Restoration Technician/Ecological Consultant
Olson Ecological Solutions

Peter Senatore, DO
Medical Director of Emergency Room & Oncology
Immediate Care Clinic, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Mark Skaddan
Principal Research Scientist
AbbVie Pharmaceuticals

Anna Wolf
Project Manager
Center for Neighborhood Technology

George Vladimirov ’21
Senior Research Technologist

Claudia Wyatt-Johnson ’69 (Trustee)
Founding Partner
Partners In Performance

Internal Community Members: Faculty, Staff, Students

Pauline Binder-Finnema, PhD, MPP
Science and Health Care Research Liaison

Vaughn Bamford '23
Major: Biology, Minor: Chemistry

Shubhik DebBurman
Discque D. and Carol Gram Deane Professor of Biological Sciences and
Chair of Biology

Kathryn Dohrmann
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Faculty Internship Supervisor

Kathleen Ferrero, EdD
Science and Health Care Internship and Pre-Health Specialist

Mike Gilboe
Head Athletic Trainer

Karen Kirk
Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Professor of Biology and Chair of Health Professions Advising

Bianca Valero '24
Majors: Biology and Environmental Studies

Veronica Walkocz
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

Affiliate Membership

There are many more people interested in contributing to the Career Pathways than will be able serve on Leadership Teams at any given time, and supporters who want to be highly involved, but are not serving on a Leadership Team may elect to join the Career Pathways as affiliate members. Privileges and responsibilities for affiliates include:

  • Receive regular updates from Pathway Leaders about events and success stories
  • Be invited to offer assistance to students in the Pathways – ways to help may include: event attendance, hosting interns, recommending sites for interns we are struggling to place, or networking referrals; some update messaging will be similar to what is provided to leadership teams
  • Highly engaged affiliate members can be considered as future Leadership Team members

Leadership Teams are limited to 20 members. All key stakeholders (faculty, staff, employers, alumni, parents, students and other friends of the College) are welcome to become affiliates. All stakeholders will receive periodic updates from the CAC; affiliate members will get more action-oriented, community-building messages, while more passive community members will receive outreach messages more appropriate for their level of involvement. There is no limit to the number of affiliate members associated with leadership teams, and key stakeholders are welcome to join multiple pathways as affiliate members.  Join a Career Pathway as an affiliate.