Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Rochelle Rollins, PhD, MPH

Dr. Rochelle Rollins is a Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  For over 25 years she has worked at the local, state, and federal level on health care and social service issues related to vulnerable populations and the social determinants of health. Within HHS, she has led work on cancer health disparities, Healthy People, the prevention of human trafficking, and oral health.  Dr. Rollins co-led the effort for oral health to be one of the 12 Leading Health Indicators in Healthy People 2020.  She has been a member of the HHS Oral Health Coordinating Committee for over a decade.

In the HHS Office of Minority Health, as the Director of the Division of Policy and Data, Dr. Rollins led efforts to improve health disparities research coordination, performance measurement, and data collection.  Her previous position was Special Assistant to the Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute where she co-chaired the HHS Health Disparities Council’s Subcommittee on Cancer.

Dr. Rollins received her Bachelor of Science from Wellesley College, her Master of Public Health from Boston University, and her doctorate from Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management where she was a Pew health policy fellow. She resides in Maryland with her cat and two dogs.

Eric Woods

Eric Woods managed teams of up to thirty professionals composed of software developers, system architects, system administrators, information assurance specialists, configuration managers, testers, and help desk personnel. 

He has hands-on development experience with MVC frameworks, open source languages, web services, templating engines, ORM systems, and source code and package managers. In addition, he developed requirements specifications, functional specifications, system engineering and configuration management plans.  Lastly, Woods served on a source selection evaluation board and, as part of a team, developed technical and cost proposals.

Stephanie Stinson, MMA

Stephanie Stinson is the Communications and Research manager with the Future of Fish, an international non-profit that supports small-scale fisheries and communities impacted by overfishing to build sustainable livelihoods while also protecting fish, a critical source of protein for billions of people worldwide.

Ms. Stinson brings a keen lens of cross-disciplinary problem solving to her work as an environmental practitioner, taking into account the interconnectivity between people and the planet. She believes in taking a community-centered approach to her work of supporting stakeholders in their environmental decision making and action taking, whether that be manifested through research, policy, and project management. Working within the space of anthropogenic global change, her subject matter expertise is in international development, climate change impacts, and social justice issues.

Her geographic area of interest is Latin America, with experiences spanning nearly 7 years in Paraguay, Colombia, Argentina, and Chile. During her time abroad, she served twice as a Peace Corps volunteer; taught as an TEFL educator; provided technical consultation as a Fulbright researcher, and worked in public diplomacy in the U.S. Embassy in Paraguay. Ms. Stinson is a confident communicator in English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and Paraguayan Guaraní, with a proven track record of applying her language skills in diverse professional contexts. She currently resides in South Florida.

Cyndie Shadow, Ph.D.

Dr. Cyndie Shadow is the campus president at Fortis College, located in Prince George’s Maryland. Prior to her position as president, Dr. Shadow was the executive director at Kaplan University in Rockville, Maryland where she led admissions, business development, community outreach, career services and student satisfaction. She is a certified advanced facilitator. Moreover, Dr. Shadow has held many pivotal positions within the higher education arena including regional executive director at Anthem Education Group, campus president of the Arts Institute and state vice president at the University of Phoenix. She resides with her husband in Maryland.

Zula Oliveira

Zula Oliveira is an SGAP Leaders' alumnae and our Youth Representative of the Board of Directors. Zula is a political science major on the pre-law track at Clark Atlanta University, GA. She is an active student leader throughout the Atlanta University Center. For instance, she leads the executive board of several campus organizations, co-founder and vice-president of Afro-Latinidad AUC, and president of the Portuguese Club. Zula works to create a safe space for students, like herself, to share their multi-ethnic cultures. When not on campus, she resides in Madison, New Jersey with her brothers and parents.

Jill foster, MD, MPH


Jill Foster has earned her track record of mining, synthesizing, and packaging data from diverse sources to uncover needs, evaluate outcomes, guide decision-making, and promote clinical best practices. She has over 10 years in academia. She earned her masters in public health from the University of Alabama, and medical degree from Duke University. She resides in Maryland with her husband.

Jill is a non-voting advisor to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)