Colleen Kalynych, Ed.D., completed her dissertation work in education and organizational leadership at the University of North Florida. She has a master’s degree in Health, also from the University of North Florida. She serves as the co-chair of the Scholarly Oversight Committee for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program and serves on the Data Management Committee for the HRSA sponsored Jacksonville System of Care. She is the former director of the Community Pediatrics Community Initiative at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville department of pediatrics and past assistant director of the Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center. Dr. Kalynych wrote numerous foundation, federal (HRSA, NIH, AHRQ), and state research grants, and presented at international, national, state and local conferences, and is published extensively in research scientific journals. Dr. Kalynych specializes in research design, research implementation feasibility, contract budget negotiations, grants management and staffing, and curricular development in regard to medical education. In addition, she instituted the research internship program with the University of North Florida and has mentored over 100 future health care professionals such as physicians, physician assistants, nursing, health care administration and health educators at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Kalynych holds an appointed clinical professor faculty position at the University of North Florida’s Brooks College of Health in the department of public health, where she has been teaching for more than 15 years.