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School of Allied Health
334 Palmer Ave
Lewis-Beck Building Suite 306
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

Health Care Management Faculty

Marisa A. Lewis, PharmD. , MPH, Associate Professor

Division Director, E-mail: Marisa.Lewis@famu.edu

Dr. Lewis has been a faculty member in the Division of Health Care Management for fourteen years.  During this time, she has served as Interim division director on two separate occasions, in 2001, and for the period 2006 – 2008.  She received the MPH degree in health systems management from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and her PharmD degree from FAMU's College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.  Dr. Lewis academic responsibilities include didactic teaching in the BS and MSHA programs.  She has received grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the Florida Department of Health, and the Minority Health Professions Foundation. Her memberships include the American Pharmacists Association, the National Association of Health Service Executives and the National Pharmaceutical Association.  She serves on various university, school and local committees and boards, and is currently a member of the board of directors for the National Pharmaceutical Association.  Her awards and recognition include the Aetna African American History Calendar for 2005, the FAMU Teacher of the Year, the AUPHA Diversity Leadership Recognition Award for Best Presentation of Teaching Techniques, and the University Service Award (Florida A&M University).

Martha Perryman, Ph.D., MBA, MT(ASCP), Associate Professor

Graduate Program Coordinator, E-mail: Martha.Perryman@famu.edu

Dr. Perryman, obtained her Ph.D. in Administration-Health Services from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Related Professions and the School of Business. She also obtained the MBA and Bachelor of Science (Major: Medical Technology) degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Dr. Perryman currently serves as the graduate program coordinator for the Division of Health Care Management and teaches courses in the MSHA and BS degree programs.  Her past experience includes clinical laboratory director, technical consultant, training coordinator, and senior health analyst for a quality improvement organization.  She has served as principle Investigator on the Project CHOICE grant award, and has peer reviewed publications in the Journal of Health Care Finance, The Health Care Manager, Health Care Management Review and Health Services Management Research.  Academic honors include University of Alabama at Birmingham Doctoral Fellowship, and the ACHE/Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Fellowship.  She is a member of the Academy of Management and the Southern Management Association.  Her current research focus includes strategic management, health services research, research methods, and performance measurement. 

Velma Roberts, Ph.D., MBA, Associate Professor

E-mail: velma.roberts@famu.edu

Velma Roberts is Associate Professor in the School of Allied Health Sciences at Florida A & M University. She received her Ph.D. in Administration-Health Services with a focus on Strategic Management from University of Alabama-Birmingham, a MBA from Atlanta University, an a M.S. in Counseling & Human Systems from Florida State University. Dr. Roberts joined the faculty at FAMU in 2001 and has served in various administrative roles in the School of Allied Health Sciences and the Health Care Management Division. Dr. Roberts’s most recent research projects have focused on eliminating health disparities in rural communities. She serves on a variety of community, professional, and university committees, and has more than 15 years of experience across the healthcare spectrum to include mental health, public health, and health systems.

Juanda Beck-Jones , PhD., Assistant Professor

E-mail: Juanda.beckjones@famu.edu

Juanda Beck-Jones is Assistant Professor at Florida A & M University. She received her Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Design, from Florida A&M University, MBA from Florida A& M University, and a B.A. from Smith College. Dr. Beck-Jones joined the faculty at FAMU in 2008 and has served as instructor for undergraduate and graduate level students in Professional Development, and serving as the graduate and undergraduate level Internship Coordinator. Her most recent efforts to prevent traumatic brain injury through the prevention of falls resulted in a grant. Juanda Beck-Jone’s most recent research project has focused on rehabilitation in healthcare for the population of elderly and a population of students in the Big Bend Community.