Adelphi University has expanded its presence in the healthcare field given the enormous growth in this industry locally as well as regionally.

There are numerous specialization areas but a review of healthcare job and employment data suggests certain high-growth areas. Such areas include Pharmacy Technicians, EKG Technicians, Phlebotomy Technicians, Clinical Medical Assistants, Physician’s Office Assistants, and other specialized clinical medical assistant positions (ie Pediatrics, OBGYN, etc.) Much of this data comes from the local and regional Dept of Labor as well as direct discussion with the region’s largest healthcare provider, Northwell Health.

Join us for a free webinar to discuss these expanding areas in healthcare. You must register to receive the zoom link for the webinar.

Presenter Bios

James McGowan

Associate Dean for Continuing and Professional Programs, Adelphi University

James McGowan has been with Adelphi University since 2002. He recently served as Executive Director for Off-Campus Administration providing supervision and academic oversight to the University’s extension centers and off-campus programs. Most recently, Jim now develops professional and continuing education programs for those seeking specific skills and assisting employers seeking those skills. Jim holds two Masters Degrees in Applied Psychology and School Psychology and is a certified School Psychologist. He has taught Psychology at Mercy College, Nassau Community College and Adelphi University for over 35 years. Some of his courses include Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Prejudice, Health Psychology, Psychopathology of Children and Adolescents, Behavioral Psychology, Positive Psychology, Social Psychology, Managing Stress, and other courses as well as numerous seminars for various organizations in topics such as Strengths-Based Leadership, Positive Psychology in the Workplace, Team Building, Organizational Behavior, Strategic Planning and several others. He has frequently used his expertise in human behavior to assist others in the business, healthcare and corporate world. Jim has worked previously for Mercy College, the US Dept. of Health and Human Services and EEOC as well as over 10 years as a Ground Service Supervisor for British Airways. Jim has been involved in EEOC complaint investigations and Title IX investigations since 1982. Jim has conducted several workshops on discrimination, harassment, and related types of Title VII and Title IX issues. Jim is currently an oncology patient at NYU Langone since May 2020.

Cheryl Davidson

AVP, Alumni Network at Northwell Health

Cheryl is considered a leader with substantial executive experience and a proven track record of identifying critical issues, prioritizing challenges and developing creative, effective and efficient solutions for regional challenge. Through building consensus among groups that often had competing agendas, Cheryl has successfully formed cross-industry collaborations to share resources resulting in systemic change, and increased communications of trends/needs.

Cheryl brings more than 20 years of successful experience in developing and executing strategies that build collaboration between business, education (k-graduate school), government and community-based organization to create a skilled and educated workforce pipeline.

Cheryl joined Northwell Health in 2012 to create a Workforce Readiness department to create talent pipelines for students, Veterans, and people with disabilities. She is a founding co-chair of the N-Able BERG, supporting people with disabilities. Cheryl had developed a multitude of highly successful and innovative initiatives including creating a Neurodiverse Internship program for students who are on the Autism spectrum, Regional Industry Councils aligning high-growth industries with education, Regional Professional Development Day for Educators, Healthcare Forums bringing regional healthcare professionals and educators together, as well as career exploration programs for thousands of students through signature events including the Spark! Challenge, Medical Marvel Research Competition, and a Healthcare Career Development Certificate program.

Cheryl has been awarded the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) award for her Diversity & Inclusion program, the inaugural Margaret Ashida STEM Leadership Award, Stony Brook and Adelphi University Employer of the Year, Nassau BOCES Education Partner, Access -VR Regional Award, Ford Motor Company Fund Emerging Leadership, and the US President’s  Volunteer Service Award. Her innovative work has led to Northwell Health receiving the national Top 100 CEO’s in STEM and the Top 100 Women in STEM and the Military Friendly Award from 2014-2022.

Cheryl has frequently been asked by news outlets to speak on the topics of employment, education and training.

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