Career Advisory Committee
Career Development Office
The Career Advisory Committee is an expert resource on industry trends. Insights gathered from the committee advance Johns Hopkins Carey Business School students’ readiness to join a competitive, global marketplace.
Chuck Amos, Carey Business School ‘12
Director of quality innovation, National Quality Forum
Chuck Amos is a healthcare quality professional whose career mission is to build bridges between patients, clinicians, administration, and technology. He is Director of Quality Innovation at the National Quality Forum (NQF), where he uses his experience in the hospital and ambulatory settings to convene multistakeholder experts across the spectrum of healthcare to drive measurable improvements at the national level.
His work focuses on issues that directly affect patients, families, and caregivers, including advancing the development and use of patient-reported outcomes, increasing same-day access to primary care and behavioral health services, engaging patients as active partners in co-designed quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, and improving health equity across all people in the U.S. Prior to joining NQF, Chuck led patient-reported outcomes initiatives at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute and implemented a transformative quality measurement program at Health Care for the Homeless in Baltimore. Before moving into health quality in 2011, he spent a decade working on EMR systems at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Chuck has his MBA in Medical Services Management and his BS in Health Care Information Systems from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
Ian Lee Brown, Carey ‘99
Vice-President, Erikson Living
Brown is VP for organizational development at Erickson Living, a national leader, developer and operator of senior living services. In this role, he leads company-wide services in the areas of leadership development, staff and organizational development, management improvement, and employee engagement. Additionally, he leads the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Prior to his current role, Brown served Erickson in various executive director roles, overseeing large-scale retirement campuses with over 1,200 staff, 2,000 residents and managing budgets exceeding $200 million. Prior to his role at Erickson, he held leadership capacities at other retirement living and healthcare companies successfully.
Brown completed undergraduate studies at Brooklyn College in New York. He earned a MLS at Chicago’s Lake Forest College and both a MS in Organizational Development and graduate certificate in Senior Housing and Health Care from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. He also spent a year in the Mid-Atlantic Health Leadership Institute at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
CSG Enablement Manager, Salesforce
Natasha thrives on helping others learn and grow. As part of Salesforce's Customer Success Enablement Team, she is dedicated to designing and delivering learning programs that support Customer Success Resources. She currently oversees the global suite of Soft Skills Programs, helping to upskill employees in areas like strategic consulting, customer storytelling, and executive communications.
Prior to Salesforce, Natasha was an Associate Director of Career Services at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business where she advised MBA students pursuing internships and full-time roles.
She holds a dual MBA/Masters in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Earlier in her career, she held roles in hospital revenue recovery, Oracle Cloud implementation, and change management. In her free time, she is a graphic illustrator and storyteller (you can follow her projects on Instagram @drawnbytash), and also trains in krav maga.
Manager of talent acquisition and development, MGM National Harbor
Theresa Cinalli is an experienced human resources professional with a distinguished background in the gaming and hospitality industries. She is currently the manager of talent acquisition and development at MGM National Harbor. Cinalli’s team oversees staffing for over 3500 employees on property in addition to all pre-employment, onboarding and training processes.
She is an advocate of diversity and inclusion and believes the core to any successful company is a strong culture. Cinalli serves as the chair of her Employee Network Group: Women Elevating Women. Having this outlet has allowed her to connect with team members and built strong, inspirational relationships.
When she is not working, Cinalli is on the board of the Tantallon Community Players, a local non-profit theatre company, supporting their fundraising efforts and performing in local productions. Despite Cinalli’s previous education in architecture and interior design, she is completing her Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management from Capella University and looks forward to pursuing her MBA.
Portfolio Officer - Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Operations Management, World Bank - IFC
Paul is a Portfolio Officer at the International Finance Corporation in Washington DC, the largest global development finance institution focused on the private sector. With operations in more than 100 countries across the globe, IFC leverages its products and services to address the greatest development challenges of our time.
With over 15 years working within development finance organizations, his current role is to support IFC’s management team and the office of the Chief Operations Officer. With responsibilities ranging from business strategy and analytics to organizational change management, a key facet of his career trajectory was earning his MBA from Johns Hopkins University Cary Business School in 2011.
Kavindee Edirrisinghe, Carey Business School ‘18
Senior project manager - global business transformation, Franklin Templeton
Kavindee Edirrisinghe is a Senior Project Manager at Franklin Templeton’s Global Business Transformation and Distribution Risk Management team, where she leads global organizational restructures and legal entity integrations across EMEA, APAC, South America, and United States. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, Edirrisinghe was the Lead Project Manager for Legg Mason’s U.S. Private Bank, Wealth Management, and Platform Relations divisions.
Edirrisinghe discovered her passion for the financial services industry through her experience as an equity, mutual fund, and options trader at Fidelity Investments upon graduation from college. Her background involves travelling the world to Sri Lanka, Australia, and America to pursue careers in finance and sales. Edirrisinghe’s favorite aspect of her travels and career has been the opportunity to learn how social interactions, preferences, and motivators change globally across financial markets.
Edirrisinghe earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Denver (Summa Cum Laude), a Financial Modeling Specialization from the Wharton School, and an MBA from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
Executive Government Advisor, Amazon
Shonte Eldridge currently serves as an Executive Government Advisor with Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this role she is responsible for engaging State and Local Government leaders to build cloud frameworks that reduce cost, improve service delivery, change customer experience and transform the organization into a modern, inclusive, equitable and innovative enterprise.
Prior to joining AWS, Ms. Eldridge worked in the public sector for over 20 years and held various C-suite positions including the Deputy Chief of Operations for the City of Baltimore, Chief of Policy, Planning and External Affairs for the Office of the States Attorney for Baltimore City and Chief of Policy for Maryland’s Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention.
During her time in government she was known for using technology to solve some of the largest operational and social challenges her state and local governments faced, as well as changing the culture to more readily accept and try new technologies. Ms. Eldridge’s work in the industry has appeared in numerous national publications and is often called upon to speak and conduct workshops on the importance of creating holistic digital transformation strategies and how to implement technology that improves operations and delivers a better customer experience.
Sarah Flammang, Carey Business School ‘14
Vice President of Partnerships and Special Initiatives
Sarah is the Vice President of Partnerships & Special Initiatives at Baltimore Corps – a nonprofit that enlists talent to accelerate social innovation in Baltimore and advance a citywide agenda for equity and racial justice.
During her six years working with Baltimore Corps, Sarah has worn many different hats through the organization’s growth. Most recently, she has led the organization’s COVID-19 response initiatives, including the Baltimore Health Corps (BHC) and supporting Baltimore’s summer youth employment program (YouthWorks) transition to virtual environment during COVID. Sarah received her B.S. in Geoscience from Denison University and her M.B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School with a focus on social impact and entrepreneurship.
Supriya Ghosh, Carey Business School ‘06
VP, MirLogic Solutions Corp
Supriya Ghosh is VP of MirLogic Solutions Corp, in Alexandria, Va. He is a thought leader, enterprise architect and training subject matter expert. He is leading the creation of MirAcademy, a professional and technology management training solution for commercial and government organizations.
Over the years, Ghosh has worked at various large and small firms, including Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte, and Lockheed Martin, along with working for his own company. He has provided subject matter expertise on a breadth of topics that includes cloud computing, architecture strategy, agile development, records management, net-centric technologies, systems integration and information consulting.
Ghosh has published various books and publications, and one of his books is currently selling on Amazon. Ghosh has always believed in simple American values even though he has resided in different areas around the globe. He received his BS from the California Institute of Technology and an MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the University of Washington. He spent his early career in the aerospace industry in Los Angeles as a propulsion engineer building rockets. He then founded a multimedia consulting firm, connecting Hollywood with the digital information industry. For the past number of years, he has been consulting and advising the federal government and has led various technology transformation initiatives. He received an MBA. from Johns Hopkins University. He is currently working on his doctorate in Business Administration from Wilmington University.
Ghosh is a technical advisory board member to a service-disabled veteran owned small business company.
Aaron Lai, Carey Business School ‘19
Finance Transformation Manager, Lenovo
Aaron heads Lenovo’s Data Solution Tower under the Accounting Intelligent Management team, a strategic division that supports the group CFO to optimize and modernize finance. He leads a global team to tackle Lenovo’s finance transformation initiatives, including subjects such as finance organizational model design, process reengineering, and digitalization.
Prior to Lenovo, Aaron was a management consultant for EY, leading large-scale finance transformation projects in North American and Asia Pacific for some of the largest companies in the world. Particularly, he focused on areas such a shared-service center design, ERP implementation, and process optimization and digitalization. Before EY, Aaron worked for PwC where he focused on compliance and audit.
Aaron considers himself a true “global nomad” as he has had the privilege of growing up and living in South Africa, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, the US, and now Hong Kong. Consequently, he has developed a passion for D&I initiatives and nowadays focuses a lot of his time on getting the right culture instilled into his teams. Aaron holds a bachelor's degree from National Taipei University and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School with a specialization in finance and business analytics.
Managing partner, Tuscany Strategy Consulting
David founded Tuscany Strategy Consulting in 2007 with the goal of building a consulting firm that delivers high-impact strategy from a practical, operational perspective. For over twenty-six years, David has been involved in growth-oriented operating roles involving new market expansion, product launches, turnarounds, acquisitions, and startups.
Throughout his career, David has developed analytic tools designed to improve decision making and align products with underlying customer needs. These tools focus on demand discovery, pricing, consumer switching behavior, product positioning, market efficiency, and value proposition design. Since its founding, originally located in the Tuscany-Canterbury neighborhood of Baltimore, the firm has developed a national client base serving leaders in corporations, universities, startups, and non-profit organizations.
Prior to founding Tuscany, David served as Vice President of Business Development for Laureate Education where he vetted business opportunities and later served as the Vice President of Admissions and Marketing for Kendall College in Chicago. While at Kendall, he launched the college’s undergraduate business program, developed international transfer programs, introduced in-person-online hybrid programs, and oversaw an enrollment increase from 550 to 1,500 students.
Before joining Laureate, David served as Director of New Business Development for Educate, Inc., where he launched what became the nation’s largest supplemental education service offered under No Child Left Behind. Within three years from launch, this award-winning program reached over 25,000 students across 29 states. David has also served as Vice President of Product Management for Mindsurf Networks, Director of eLearning at Caliber Learning Network, and a Program Officer at the Abell Foundation.
David began his career working in neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. David holds an MBA from The Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and mathematics from St. John’s College, Annapolis.
Roxy Ndebumadu is a founder, technology leader, and elected-official known for being a bad-ass, game-changing, AI and cyber security enthusiast, who is making waves and redefining what it means to be an innovative professional powerhouse in today’s quickly changing world.
Through her work at Microsoft, Roxy has been instrumental in redefining how tech is used both domestically and internationally, spearheading the modernization of cloud businesses and the development of tactical and strategic workstreams. She has taught her teams the value of intentionally leading complex systems focused on human-centered design at unheard of scale. Most known for her work in disruptive innovation with the United States House of Representatives, Safaricom, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Roxy has become the “Olivia Pope” for Federal Government, Commercial Enterprises, and C-suite executives across the world.
In 2019, Roxy became the youngest female and first African American woman to be voted and sworn into office as a Councilwoman for City of Bowie, District 4 in Maryland, serving a community of 68K constituents. Roxy was recently recognized and appointed by Governor Hogan to the Maryland State Board of Waterworks.
A Howard University graduate of Nigerian descent, Roxy has always viewed empathy as the great equalizer that will bring society together. Respected for her resounding voice of reason, her dedication to the empowerment of others, and her technical expertise marketing to underprivileged communities, Roxy was named one of the most powerful women to watch out for in African Diaspora, Rising Star by Women in Technology, and 2021 Catalyst Young Visionary Award Recipient.
Out of viewing her life as a vehicle set to empower others by encouraging them to embrace their most authentic selves, own who they, and amplify the reach of their individual unique voice, Roxy started Alika Women’s Alliance LLC. With a history of overcoming opposition and successfully challenging limiting beliefs, there is no telling what this passionately driven young woman will tackle next. You can catch her on BBC News, keynoting conferences, or advocating for STEM education in Bowie.
Rajat Parashar, Carey Business School ‘17
Citibank, Investment Banking Assistant Vice President
Rajat is an investment banker with Citibank and is based out of Chicago. He graduated with his M.B.A. on full scholarship and was on the Dean’s List. Growing up, Rajat attended an Irish catholic school in India and subsequently graduated with an engineering degree with Honors.
During his time at Hopkins, Rajat served as the Student Body Vice President (first year of business school) and as the President of the Investment Banking Association (second year of business school).
Most recently, Rajat has been mentoring students over zoom on the weekends. Several of his mentees received full-time investment banking roles across Wall Street. Since 2020, Rajat has invited and hosted over 30 prominent investment bankers, including several CEOs and top executives of notable investment banks, to speak with his mentee class.
Business development and talent acquisition, Mindgrub
After graduating with a BS in Finance from Virginia Tech, Sean Pennington started his career in multi-family real estate. During that time he recognized the gaps in PropTech and wanted to contribute to the development of industry-changing tools. He now runs special operations at Mindgrub where he is focused on the overall growth of the company. He manages talent acquisition, works to capture new business, and creatively assists the marketing team.
Pennington examines the bigger picture and analyzes long-term impacts each hire will have on the business. He also takes great care in determining how an individual will fit into the organization. Pennington has facilitated over 100 hires since he joined Mindgrub in 2016 and is very excited about the future of the company.
Outside of special operations, Pennington enjoys staying active, plays a lot of music, and loves to travel. He is a committee member on the Maryland Tech Council’s Young Professional Society. Pennington also enjoys reading books like Zag and Blue Ocean Strategy and is currently taking design thinking courses at Carey Business School.
Syedmehdi (Mehdi) Rizvi, Carey Business School ‘16
Director of Emergency Management
Mehdi Rizvi is the Johns Hopkins Health System’s Sr. performance improvement consultant and emergency management process improvement advisor. In this dual role, Rizvi uses his combined clinical and management background along with machine learning tools to create continued and sustainable impact. He is responsible for leading the discovery, development and implementation of system-wide transformational changes that impact quality and operational efficiency, while addressing the preparedness and recovery efforts of disaster events.
Rizvi’s day-to-day work involves increasing quality of care, improving processes of sentinel event-related reporting and root cause analysis, making patient throughput more efficient, optimizing supply chain and labor management, and designing clinical decision tools for patients. He is also an instructor of Disaster Management and Stop the Bleed courses to Johns Hopkins clinicians and others. In his spare time he volunteers for the international medico-humanitarian organization IMI, and serves as a board member for the Hopkins Biotech Network.
Rizvi has also done pro-bono work for the National Institute of Health, National Kidney Foundation, Cancer Support Group and Jewish Community Center and was the co-founder of the Private Equity and Venture Capital organization at Carey Business School.
Director, Calvert Impact Capital
Shantz believes in challenging the status quo and that people drive change! Over his 15-year career, Shantz has a proven track record of fundraising at Fortune 500 companies and boutique asset management firms. In addition, Shantz has been a leader and change agent for driving growth within sales organizations. As the director of advisor relations, Shantz leads Calvert Impact Capital’s family office and advisor outreach. His goal is to educate advisors on "best in class" investment opportunities that blend competitive financial returns with meaningful social impact.
Carrie Stein, Carey Business School ‘12
Director of clinical informatics, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Carrie Stein, RN, MSN, MBA, is director of clinical informatics at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Stein has led clinical system readiness projects across Johns Hopkins Medicine, including preparing JHM entities for implementations of an enterprise EMR and co-chairing JHM’s Business Continuity Access Steering Committee, ensuring user and leadership preparedness and safe care during technology outages.
Stein co-chairs the JHM Patient and Family-centered Design Work Group which ensures that the JHM patient portal and bedside tablets contain patient-facing material that meets best practice and JHM standards. At Hopkins Bayview, Stein mentors the informatics team responsible for supporting users of our electronic medical record and for ensuring that staff and faculty use clinical information systems safely and effectively. She is active on the Health IT Safety Action Team coordinated by the Armstrong Institute and co-founded the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center MERIT Medication Safety Event Committee with colleagues Dr. Amy Knight and Dr. Isha John.
Stein holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and presents regularly at the annual Summer Institute for Nursing Informatics conference. Stein is a pediatric nurse practitioner, having practiced at pediatric centers of excellence in Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Stein attended University of Pennsylvania for both undergraduate and graduate nursing studies and the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School for her graduate business degree. Stein is a certified RT-200 yoga instructor.
Tom Tiefenworth, Carey Business School ‘20
Vice president and data analyst, Legg Mason
Tom Tiefenworth is the lead technologist on the Compliance Analytics Team where he leads a team that works to expand the analytical capabilities of the firm by leveraging additional technology for data-driven outcomes and insights. The team leverages a variety of business intelligence tools and open source software packages, such as R and Python, to shed light on these insights. He is a member of Legg Mason's AI Task Force, where he works to deploy RPA and machine learning solutions throughout the firm and the Blockchain Working Group, with a focus on blockchain based assets. In addition, Tiefenworth is on the Looking Outward Committee that explores disruptive trends and technologies that can impact the asset management industry.
Previously, he oversaw the reporting and business intelligence platform at Social Solutions, a local startup that provided performance management software for human service organizations.
He holds a BS in Business Administration from Towson University and graduated with an MS in Business Analytics and Risk Management from Carey Business School in 2020.
Senior Director, Diversity Attraction & University Recruitment, Danaher
Nicole Wormley is a reputable Talent Acquisition Leader with over 15 years of experience and a proven track record of delivering exceptional results and developing high performing teams.
Nicole currently has responsibility for leading Danaher’s Diversity Attraction and University Recruitment programs, globally. Prior to Danaher, Nicole led Talent Acquisition and University Recruitment functions and teams in organizations such as Campbell Soup and Aramark Corporation.
Nicole currently sits on the board of HBCU Career Development Marketplace and leads their Employer Advisory Committee. She also a member of Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School's Career Advisory Committee.
Nicole takes great pride in being a people leader, coach, and mentor. Particularly for underrepresented students and professionals. She feels privileged to have a role and be with an organization where she gets to help bring that to life every day.