women symposium

RBHS Women Leadership Symposium

Speaker Biographies

Keynote Speakers

dorothy cantor

Dorothy Cantor served as the 105th President of the American Psychological Association (APA) in 1996-97 and for 15 years was President of the American Psychological Foundation. I served for 10 years as the Chair of the APA Insurance Trust. In 2009, I was inducted in the Rutgers University Hall of Distinguished Alumni. I have been a member of the Board of Trustees of Rutgers and served as its Chair. Currently, I am a member of the Rutgers Board of Governors.

"I have a private practice in Westfield, N.J. I have written or edited six books and numerous articles, focusing on women's issues and advocacy. My most recent books are Finding Your Voice, and What Do You Want to Do When You Grow Up?. I have also appeared as an expert on countless television shows, including Good Morning America, PrimeTime Live, and the Today Show, and on CNBC and the Fox News Channel. I am long married, and have two children and seven grandchildren."


Sandra (Sandy) Shullman served as the 105th President of is Managing Partner of the Columbus Office of the Executive Development Group, LLC, internationally known in leadership and executive assessment and development. She teaches leadership at the HEC School of Business for their EMBA and MBA programs in Paris, Doha, Beijing, and Shanghai, and also serves as faculty for the Duke University Fuqua School of Business Global Learning Network. Her distinguished record of organizational work experience has focused on leadership and executive development, executive coaching, strategic planning and multicultural and diversity initiatives, working with major global organizations and leaders. She is co-author of Performance Appraisal on the Line, a groundbreaking book on performance evaluation. Sandy is the current Chair of the APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology and also serves as a faculty member for a number of leadership development academies, preparing technical and scientific professionals for broader leadership roles. In 2016, Sandy received the Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Practice of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation, its highest honor.



Kathleen F. Bramwell, Senior Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration, serves as the chief financial and administrative officer of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. With over 25 years of experience in an academic medical center, Ms. Bramwell provides advice regarding the strategic positioning of RBHS to optimize business development and entrepreneurial opportunities. She is responsible for recommending strategies to assure fiscal solvency, economic well-being, and administrative and operational efficiencies across the tripartite mission. She provides financial direction and administrative oversight for eight schools, a behavioral health network and five centers and institutes, and works in partnership with hospital affiliates to assure strong alignment and close collaboration.

Ms. Bramwell holds a B.B.A. degree summa cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Holy Family University.


Barbara Gladson is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the interim Chair of the Department of Health Informatics in the School of Health Professions (SHP). She has been at the university for over 26 years in various positions including professor in the Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences Department in SHP, Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology & Physiology in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and Director of the Biopharma Educational Initiative, also in SHP. In 2015 she was selected to attend the prestigious HERS Leadership Conference designed for women in higher education.


Terri Goss Kinzy was elected to the University Master Educator Guild, Selected Compact for Faculty Diversity Bridges to the Professoriate Faculty Mentor of the Year, was named a Woman of the Year in Medicine for Somerset County, New Jersey and is an AAAS Fellow. Her mentoring of others has been recognized by New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research Outstanding Mentor Award and the R. Walter Schlesinger Basic Science Mentoring Award. She has served as director of the RWJMS/Rutgers University/Princeton University MD/Ph.D. Program, Executive Director of the RWJMS DNA Core Facility and Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Research at RWJMS. Dr. Kinzy currently serves as Vice President for Research where she oversees the offices responsible for research and sponsored programs, corporate contracts, grant and contract accounting facilitation of major research initiatives, corporate engagement, research IT, and communications. Dr. Kinzy is recognized as a world leader in the study of eukaryotic translation elongation.

dr lamba

Sangeeta Lamba is Professor of Emergency Medicine and the Associate Dean of Education at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS). She serves in multiple leadership roles for national professional organizations related to emergency and palliative medicine. She is a current ELAM fellow (Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine) and member of the NJMS mentoring committee. She leads faculty development sessions for the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and mentoring workshops for the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) initiative, Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians (BNGAP).

mosenthal anne

Anne C. Mosenthal, MD, FACS is Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Mosenthal was the 2011-2012 fellow in Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program as well as Co-Chair of the RBHS Faculty Mentoring Committee.

nanci tofsky

Nanci Tofsky has a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Dentistry degree. I did my residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston. I began my dental career at Englewood Hospital in NJ where I served as the dental residency director. I then became director of the residency program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital before joining the faculty of New Jersey Dental School, now known as Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. I have been a member of the faculty of the department of pediatric dentistry for 31 years. In addition, I am a member of the medical staff at University Hospital where I am an attending in Dental Medicine.