Jordan UtleyJordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, LAT, ATC, is the director of the postprofessional master of health science program and an associate professor at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, where she presides as chairperson of the interprofessional education task force. Utley has practiced as a certified athletic trainer for 25 years across various settings and has 20 years of experience in health sciences education and academic leadership. She serves as a committee member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Post-Professional Education Committee (PPEC) and on the program planning committee for the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC).
Utley was awarded Apple’s Distinguished Educator award in 2012 for innovative use of technology in health care education. She received the Excellence in Publishing Award from the University of Phoenix in 2014. In 2016, Utley was recognized for her collaboration and leadership at the University of St. Augustine when she accepted the Stanley Paris Award, the highest honor awarded by the board to university faculty members. In 2019, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association awarded her the International Speaker Grant to present on the impact of interprofessional education in health care.
Utley is a coauthor of the book Psychosocial Strategies for Athletic Training and continues to promote the evolving role of the athletic trainer on the health care team.
Cynthia Kay Mathena, PhD, OTR/L, is the dean of the College of Health Sciences at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Her responsibilities include oversight of programs with a focus on interprofessional education and innovative online delivery.
Mathena has over 30 years of experience as an occupational therapist and 25 years of higher education experience. She is active in state, local, and national professional organizations and serves on accreditation site visit teams as a chair. She has recently published on topics that include service learning and online education and has presented nationally on simulation and on approaches to interprofessional education. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities, fitness, and nutrition.
Tina Patel Gunaldo, PhD, DPT, MHS, is the director for the Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice at Louisiana State University Health–New Orleans. In addition to presentations and publications, Dr. Gunaldo’s professional contributions include serving on the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative’s Scholarship Committee; on the Louisiana Immunization Workgroup, supporting a collaborative approach to increasing immunization rates; and on the American Physical Therapy Association’s Finance Committee. She contributes to the development of the Scholars Program for the Louisiana Area Health Education Center (AHEC). She is also the coeditor of the Health, Interprofessional Practice and Education journal.