Salus University has a long history in Philadelphia and now it’s telling HERstory with women achieving a majority throughout the University community.
Currently, more than half of Salus students preparing to enter a healthcare profession identify as female at 78 percent. Likewise, a historic number of women at the University have taken on top leadership positions. They sit on the President’s Council and the Board of Trustees, some are seasoned in their careers and some are young, some are women of color and some are white, but they all have come to the table ready to lead Salus and its clinical facilities.
In honor of Women’s History month, meet a few of the University’s most recent additions.
A leader in networking and fundraising for the University, Jacqueline Patterson, MPA, was named vice president of Institutional Advancement in 2019. Only a year after joining Salus, Patterson was recognized for her fearless approach, willingness to think outside the box and determination.
“This is my first opportunity in a university setting and I’m glad that my colleagues believed in me enough to fulfill the duties of the role,” Patterson said. “A lot of the faculty and staff have been very supportive. What I’ve liked about my time at Salus is that I’ve never felt anyone holding me back. The only person who can hold me back is myself, if I don’t take those chances.”
In the University’s new role of special assistant to the president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Juliana M. Mosley-Williams, PhD, CPD, leads the school’s DEI efforts. She wants to help the University advance its DEI identity on both a regional and national level.
“I bring a passion for diversity, equity and inclusion that stems beyond my formal education to my life experiences. These areas have always been not only of interest to me, but have been my life,” Dr. Mosley-Williams said. “We have to have hope for change, hope for being better, hope for true inclusion, and hope for equity to finally come and take its rightful place. As a premiere healthcare institution, I want to elevate Salus to be known as a best-practice model that other institutions can look to as an example.”
As the new vice president of Technology and Learning Resources, Regina Scriven oversees the advancement of the University's technology tools. In her role, Scriven optimizes information access needs for learning, patient care, teaching, research, outreach and administrative functions.
“This is a place where they want to be on top of technology they want to be on the cutting edge and provide good service,” she said. “Those are the things that I was looking for in my career. I feel really good about taking this position and I feel really good about the IT team. I want to know all about the ins and outs, and I can’t do that without the help of others.”
Additionally, the University Board of Trustees recently achieved a female majority with women appointed to 12 of its 21 seats after the recent addition of three Philadelphia area females. New board members include Dr. Kate Kinslow, East Coast president of Prospect Medical Holdings, Emily Turner, investment advisor at Goldman Sachs, and Shannon Tornoe, founder and CEO of Coast to Coast Insurance Brokers in suburban Philadelphia.