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  • Brooke Hollis

    Brooke Hollis

    Executive Director CIHF; Associate Director Sloan Program in Health Administration
    Brooke Hollis serves on the leadership team of the Sloan Program and the Institute for Healthy Futures working on alumni and industry external relations. He also mentors students and serves as a faculty member.   Beyond his appointment at Sloan, his ongoing professional consulting activities straddle the area of mergers & acquisitions and management consulting primarily Read More...

  • Heather Kolakowski

    Heather Kolakowski

    Lecturer, Food & Beverage Management | School of Hotel Administration
    Heather Kolakowski '00 is a lecturer in food and beverage management at the School of Hotel Administration. She teaches several food and beverage courses, including Restaurant Management and Hunger, Health and Nonprofit Social Enterprise. She is also the faculty advisor for Hotel Ezra Cornell (HEC), the student-run hospitality showcase conference which allows students the opportunity Read More...

  • Mardelle Shepley

    Mardelle Shepley

    Department Chair and Professor, Department of Design and Environmental Analysis | College of Human Ecology
    Dr. Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, B.A., M.Arch., M.A., D.Arch., is a professor at Cornell University and chair of the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. She is Associate Director in the Cornell Institute for Health Futures. Previously she served a professor at Texas A&M University (TAMU) and was director of the TAMU Center for Health Systems Read More...


  • Nikki Cerra

    Program Manager | CIHF
    Nikki Cerra joins the Institute with over 15 years of managerial experience, most recently from the Cornell Botanic Gardens as Horticulture Program Manager. She has a Master in Landscape Architecture and other past professional experiences include work as a planner, landscape designer, adjunct professor, teacher and scientist. Her interests lie in the human-nature connection and Read More...

  • EV Mendoza

    Ellie Valenzuela-Mendoza

    Program Assistant | CIHF
    Ellie joins the Cornell community by way of Iowa State University where she worked as the Academic Program Assistant in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. She earned a doctorate in American Studies from the University of Iowa with concentrations in literature, ethics, and social justice. Originally from Southern California, Ellie studied English Literature and Read More...


  • Rohit Verma

    Co-Founder and Executive Director Emeritus | CIHF
    Rohit Verma (Professor, Operations Technology and Information Management area; School of Hotel Administration) is currently on leave from Cornell University serving as the Founding Provost/Rector (Chief Academic Officer) of VinUniversity, Hanoi (Vietnam). Prior to his current appointment, he was the Dean of External Relations for Cornell SC Johnson College of Business (May 2016 –June 2019); Read More...