Dr. Soraya M. Coley serves as the sixth president of Cal Poly Pomona. A groundbreaking educator and administrator, Pres. Coley is the first woman and first African American to lead Cal Poly Pomona and has continued the university’s legacy as the most diverse polytechnic university in the country and as a national leader in promoting opportunity and social mobility. Prior to coming to Cal Poly Pomona, Dr. Coley held senior leadership positions at the California State University campuses in Bakersfield and Fullerton. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and master’s and doctoral degrees in social planning and social research from Bryn Mawr College.
Levites Strekalova is Assistant Professor of Health Services Research, Management & Policy and Director of Evaluation and Educational Development at the UF Clinical Translational Science Institute.
Strekalova’s research is focused on the scholarship and application of team science to facilitate the integration of research into healthcare practice.
Strekalova’s expertise includes program planning and evaluation, teaming to enhance diverse perspectives in biomedical research and practice, and the implementation of human-human and human-machine teaming interventions to achieve the quadruple aim (i.e., improved population health
outcomes, reduced healthcare costs, enhanced patient experience, and improved provider satisfaction).
Methodologically, she conducts mixed-methods research studies employing both qualitative (interviews, mental models, and cultural consensus) and quantitative (experiments, content and textual analyses) approaches.
Strekalova has been the principal investigator and co-investigator on numerous grants totaling over $1.5M in funding and published over 30 journal articles in a variety of healthcare, communication, and education journals.
Strekalova is also Director of Evaluation and Educational Development for the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
She is a Master Mentor trained through the UF CTSI and a grant writing coaching director with the National Research Mentoring Network (U01GM132771) and a lead evaluator for the Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) (U24MD017138).
She co-leads the UF Team Science Academy and offers just-in-time team science workshops to trainees and junior faculty in the UF Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Cynthia Scheinberg retired in 2011 after 25 years in senior management of health care and educational nonprofit agencies. Dr. Scheinberg taught for 16 years in the Human Services Department at California State University, Fullerton. She has a Master’s degree in cultural anthropology from CSUF and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Dr. Scheinberg is a licensed psychologist (retired).