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Karen Kennedy, M.D. Joins MUCFA Board

Updated: Jul 9

Born in 1970 in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Kennedy is the daughter of distinguished Mico Teachers’ College (now The Mico University College) 1966 Graduate, Earle B. Kennedy.

Education

  • 1992 - B. Sc., Biology; B. A., Philosophy, Binghamton University (formerly State University of New York at Binghamton), Binghamton, NY.

  • 1997 - Doctor of Medicine, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.

  • 1998 ObGyn Resident, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY.

  • 1999 - Chief Resident in last year, Resident doctor training completed at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Family Medicine Residency. Served 1 month of International Medicine clerkship at an under-served clinic in Kingston, Jamaica the year prior while in residency.

Professional Experience

  • Horizon Family Medical Group in Goshen, NYAssociate Program Director, The Brooklyn Hospital Center Family Medicine Residency Program in Brooklyn, NYLocum Tenens Family Physician in New York and MichiganFamily Physician, Mercy Health Physician Partners (MHPP) West Michigan

  • 2010 - Various committees including but not limited to the Ethics Committee, office Electronic Health Record Champion, Regional Opioid Task Force, Primary Care Recruitment team

  • 2011 - 2017 Lead Physician, MHPP Browning Claytor Health Center.

  • 2015 - Medical Director, MHPP Community Benefit Ministry and Wege Family Practice Private

  • 2016 - Family Medicine Board Re-Certification

  • 2019 - Chair, MHPP Regional Service Excellence Committee

Other

  • The Brooklyn Hospital Center board participation: Graduate Medical Education Committee, Forms Committee, Chair of Ambulatory Electronic Health Record development.

  • Emergency Room Committee Volunteer Physician at Mile 11 of the New York Marathon

  • Participant, American Heart Association Full Marathon.

  • Hawaii Participant in various 10K’s and 5K’s.

  • National Health Service Corps Family Physician participant.

  • Vice President, West Michigan Medical Society (branch of the National Medical Association)

  • Multiple speaking engagements and article submissions to the Grand Valley State University’s West Michigan Health Care Economic Forecast.

  • Grand Rapids African American Health Initiative, local church health presentations, and local newspapers.

  • Michigan State University Broad College of Business Executive Leadership Development Certificate.

  • Board Member, Mico University College Foundation of America.



SHARON BOGUES WOLFE, Director, Alumni Affairs & Development, The Mico University College, Joins the MUCFA Board of Directors


July 8, 2021

A graduate of the Mico University College, Sharon is a successful communications and Educational/Administrative professional with more than 20 years of experience in Public Relations, Media, Perception & Brand Management.


Education

  • June 2001 - Cert. in Management Development, Carlton University, Eric Sprott School of Business, Ottawa, Canada

  • 1989 - M.A., Communications - Columbia University Teacher’s College, New York, USA

  • 1982 - B.A. (Hons.), Communication & English - CARIMAC, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. Specialization: Radio Broadcasting

  • 1978 - Teachers’ Certificate, The Mico University College, Kingston, Jamaica. Specialization: Language Arts & Social Studies

  • 1999-2017 - Professional Development Courses: Public Sector Marketing, Events Planning, Project Management, Proposal & Grant Writing, Crisis Communication

Professional Experience

  • 2010 - Present: Director, Alumni Affairs & Development, The Mico University College

  • 2006-2007 - Director of Communications, Ministry of Education & Youth (MOEY)

  • 2004-2006 - Director of Communications, Education Transformation Team (Special Responsibility for Stakeholder Participation)

  • 2003-2004 - Director, Strategic & Program Support Unit, MOEY/HEART Trust/NTA

  • 2002 Sept. - 2003 Feb - Marketing Consultant, Jamaica National Building Society, Toronto, Canada

  • 1995-1998 - Director of Communications - HEART Trust/NTA

  • 1992-1994 - Teacher of English, Coca-Cola, Tokyo, Japan

  • 1985-1990 - Office Manager, Office of Publications, Columbia University, New York

Other

  • Designed and implemented The MUC Alumni engagement plan

  • Overall responsibility for Public Relations, sponsorship for events, and the College’s Scholarship Program whose funding I increased by more than 10%

  • Organize and successfully executed The MUC’s first Homecoming which is now a bi-annual event

  • Produce the quarterly alumni e-newsletter and distribute to alumni

  • Actively engaged in re-imagining, building the MUC alumni database

  • Planned and executed with the Conference team, the International Mathematics Conference that involved over 300 participants

  • Chaired group of 10 NGOs to effectively plan and execute events at the local, regional and national levels focusing on parenting skills for Parents Month

  • Coordinated and worked with over 200 PTAs island-wide to successfully launch the National Parent Teachers Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) which is a powerful stakeholder in the education sector

  • July 8, 2021July 8, 202July 8, 20July 8, 2July 8, July 8,July 8July JulyulyuluJulWork shop presenter ‘Attitude will get you everywhere’ JCF, Staff College; Former member, Advisory Board, iLead JN Foundation; Former Adjunct Director, Voice & Speech, The Mico University College; Former Vice Chairman of the School Board – Clan Clarthy Primary School

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