General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Nicole Anzuoni is General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Ultimate Medical Academy. She is responsible for all the legal work arising from the activities of UMA, as well as the framework for corporate governance required by UMA’s Board of Directors. More ▸
Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff
David Donahue is Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff of Ultimate Medical Academy where he works closely with the Administration on executing key priorities for the UMA Board of Directors and institution with a specific focus on innovative projects. More ▸
Senior Vice President of Human Resources (SHRM-SCP)
Beth Garland is Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Ultimate Medical Academy where she is responsible for developing and implementing integrated Human Resources strategies that encompass recruiting, engagement, talent management, and HR operations. More ▸
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Linda Mignone joined Ultimate Medical Academy in August 2018 and is responsible for overseeing UMA’s marketing, communications and admissions efforts. In this role, she helps to elevate the institution’s brand, engage new learners, spur adoption of new programs and technologies, and champion student outcomes. More ▸
Chief Strategy Officer
Alexandra Schaffrath is Chief Strategy Officer at Ultimate Medical Academy where she oversees the strategic planning and business intelligence teams, which support enterprise planning and development, provide operational reporting, drive analytical initiatives and develop predictive models. More ▸
Board of Directors
Darlyne Bailey, Ph.D.
A recognized leader in higher education, Dr. Bailey has served as an educator for more than 30 years with more than 24 of those years also serving as an academic administrator at several prominent institutions, while continuing to make numerous additional professional contributions. More ▸
Stephen Burghardt, Ph.D.
For more than 40 years, Dr. Burghardt has been a professor at the Hunter College (CUNY) School of Social Work, where he has focused on areas such as transformative leadership models and community-based action. A prolific author, researcher and an award-winning professor, Dr. Burghardt has also provided service to numerous editorial boards and professional societies. More ▸
Richard J. Friedman
Mr. Friedman has served the public interest as an attorney throughout his 46 year-career. In addition to his professional experience as an attorney, he has extensive experience in nonprofit management. Beginning in 1996 until his recent retirement, he has served as managing attorney of Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA), a federally funded nonprofit corporation that provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals and families in Philadelphia. More ▸
Christopher Hawk, M.D.
Dr. Hawk is a board-certified family medicine physician practicing in Washington state at St. Joseph's community hospital and the Lummi Nation Tribal Health Clinic. He is also an assistant professor at the University of Washington involved in research and clinical education.
Ms. McDevitt has a wealth of experience in educational policy, business ethics and regulatory and corporate compliance. A former chair of the Board of Governors of Florida’s State University System, Ms. McDevitt recently concluded her long-term service on the boards of St. Leo University, Florida West Coast Public Broadcasting, Inc. (WEDU), and Hillsborough County Bar Foundation. She currently serves as an Emeritus Trustee on each of those boards. More ▸
Board Vice Chair
Mr. Polin has more than 25 years of background as an attorney, accountant and advisor with broad experience in major transactions, financial matters and corporate governance, especially for healthcare entities and educational providers. Mr. Polin served as a partner for 15 years at the healthcare law firm of Epstein Becker Green. A former Certified Public Accountant, he also previously worked at KPMG LLP. More ▸