Steven R. Wilson
President and CEO
Mr. Wilson serves as President and CEO of Trinity LLC. He was part of the team that brought Trinity from concept to reality as it went through the accreditation process into a full fledged medical school. Mr. Wilson has many years of leading businesses through the early stages of development and into maturity, his track record speaks for itself. Mr. Wilson served as President and CEO of several highly regarded institutions over the past 22 years. Prior to Trinity School of Medicine, Mr. Wilson was President of TSYS Loyalty, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of TSYS, TSS on the NY stock exchange from 2003 until 2006 when he left to pursue the start-up of Trinity School of Medicine. Prior to TSYS, Mr. Wilson was President and CEO of Enhancement Services Corporation from 1998 to 2003, an institution that provided loyalty transaction processing and fulfillment services to the world's largest financial institutions. Mr. Wilson was also the President and CEO of Business Travel, Inc. from 1986 to 1997. Mr. Wilson's background and experience are a vital element in Trinity's success as it endeavors to become one of the finest Caribbean medical schools available to students from North America and around the globe.
W. Douglas Skelton, MD
Following graduation from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia and a psychiatric residency at Columbia in New York, Dr. Skelton returned to Emory where he was a full-time faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry. During his Emory years he served as Chief of Psychiatry at Grady Hospital and then as Medical Director of the Georgia Mental Health Institute. From 1974 to 1980 he served Georgia as Director of Mental Health under Governor Jimmy Carter and as Commissioner of Health and Human Services for Governor George Busbee. He then returned to Emory as Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry. He later assumed additional duties at Emory as Vice President for Government Relations of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center. He served as a member of the National Advisory Mental Health Council during the Carter Administration. Dr. Skelton served as Dean of the Mercer University School of Medicine from 1985 to 2002 and as Senior Vice President and Provost for Health Affairs from 2002 to 2004. Active with the Association of American Medical Colleges, Dr. Skelton served as a member of the Generalist Physician Task Force, which has called for major changes in medical education to produce more generalist physicians. Since leaving Mercer in 2004, Dr. Skelton has served as the director of the Coastal Health District in Georgia. In 2012 he received the Community Physician of the Year Award from the Medical Association of Georgia and in 2014 the Distinguished Service Award from the Georgia Psychiatric Association.
Linda Adkison, MS, PhD
Dr. Linda Adkison’s career spans active roles in education as a medical educator, researcher, and administrator. As a geneticist, she earned the rank of professor with tenure for her funded research in both pedagogy and genetics. She earned her BS and MS from Georgia Southern University, and a PhD from Texas A&M University with postgraduate training at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, ME. Additional training and fellowships were through the Hedwig van Amerigen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program, the Harvard Macy Institute, AAMC, and FAIMER. Dr. Adkison has published more than 80 manuscripts and abstracts in respected journals such as Medical Science Educator, Medical Education Development, Science and Education, The Journal of Hand Surgery, Cytogenetics and Cellular Genetics, American Surgeon, and Journal of Endocrinology. She has authored one book and co-authored another for medical students; the former has been translated and is used by students in several countries. As a respected member of the profession she serves as an accreditation site evaluator for US and international schools as well as a question writer and panel reviewer for NBME and NBOME. Organizational memberships have included the American Society of Human Genetics, American College of Medical Genetics, Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Society of Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (Women Educators in Science and Healthcare). Through her career, Dr. Adkison has actively participated at the national level in many areas to promote women in medicine, healthcare in medically underserved areas, and scientific inquiry among pre-college and college undergraduates. She has served on several boards and is currently a Director on the Swope Health Services Board in Kansas City.
Chief Administrative Officer
Mr. Froistad serves as chief administrative officer for Trinity. He has over 30 years of financial management experience, serving in executive finance and operations positions for public and private companies, including startups and global corporations. For the past eight years, Eric has been a partner with TechCXO, a consulting firm serving growth stage technology companies in the major U.S. technology hubs. As a finance executive and advisor, he has led companies through capital formation and restructurings, financial turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, private exit transactions, and IPOs. He has worked with companies in the media, resort/hospitality, education, and technology sectors, after beginning his career with Arthur Andersen in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Froistad earned his BS degree in accounting from the University of Colorado and his CPA certificate from the State of Colorado.
Director of Student Services
Mr. Hollers responsibilities combine a number of important services for our students. He serves as Registrar and Bursar, oversees student transition and enrollment services, financial planning and student loans as well as the student information system, document management and student housing. Mr. Hollers holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and has extensive background in operations, administration, customer services, and organizational development. He has served in a wide variety of settings in both the public and private sectors and has a proven ability to organize, develop, and manage operations for the successful delivery of services. In concert with other team members, his role serves to promote the overall operational and administrative integrity of the organization to ensure a quality educational environment and experience for our student population.
Dr. Paula Dessauer Wilson
Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Clerkships
Paula Dessauer Wilson, MD, MPH received her BS degree in Biology from Emory University, MD degree from the Medical College of Georgia and her MPH from Mercer University. She has served as Associate Director of Pediatric Research at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia; Executive Director of the Savannah Behavioral Health Collaborative and Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Sciences at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia. Most recently she has served as Executive Director of the Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council (CCSNPC) and the Director of ChathamHealthLink, a community-based health information exchange.
Dr. Wilson brings her experience in the management of community health initiatives and her understanding of the value of Health Information Technology in improving population health to prepare Trinity School of Medicine graduates for the newly evolving practice of medicine.
VP of Enrollment
Stacy Meyer heads admissions and communication efforts for Trinity School of Medicine, overseeing the recruiting, admissions, and enrollment processes. As the communications lead, Ms. Meyer articulates the mission, vision, and advantages of Trinity's MD program, helping students, their families, and undergraduate advisors clearly understand what sets Trinity apart from other International medical schools. With her focus on personal engagement, Ms. Meyer drives the delivery of new and useful content, showcasing the value of Trinity, enthusiastically seeking smart, driven, passionate people who strive to become physicians. Ms. Meyer has a degree in marketing communications from Boston College and joined Trinity in 2009.
Dr. Michael Miller
VP of Student Data Management and Registrar
Dr. Miller serves as registrar for Trinity School of Medicine, overseeing the complex and extensive record keeping processes critical to Trinity's continued successful operation. Dr. Miller received his BA with honors in liberal arts and history with a minor in English from Clemson University, a master of science in higher education from FSU, and his doctor of philosophy in higher education from FSU. He brings over 35 years of pedagogical stewardship to Trinity, as well as a deep background in academic research. Dr. Miller has presented at conferences on topics ranging from technology in education, admissions ethics, and diversity, on to student health care, strategic planning, and even longitudinal examinations of enrollment trends. Dr. Miller’s expertise has guided countless students through nearly every major institute of higher learning in Georgia, and that trend will only continue now that he has rejoined Trinity School of Medicine’s administration.
Dr. Guinevere Bell, PhD
Director of Admissions, Eastern Region
Dr. Guinevere Bell has a decade of experience in higher learning in both the US and the Caribbean. She has worked with Trinity since 2012, as a member of the faculty teaching pharmacology and behavioral sciences. She concurrently served as an architect of Trinity's successful ILP program. With a B.S. from UNC Chapel Hill, a PhD from MUSC, and as an METP Fellow with Ross University, Dr. Bell is yet another member of the team ideally suited to help Trinity candidates navigate the nuance of Caribbean and US academic systems to fulfill their long-term career goals in medicine. Her interest in pedagogy plays a prominent role in Trinity's developing areas of medical education research, specifically studying the dovetailed impacts of test anxiety and general medical education attrition.
Director of Admissions, Western Region
Lisa Miller has worked in higher ed admissions for the past twenty years, serving both applicants and students in the US and abroad, including UMHS and Ross. Her expertise ranges from student services and career placement to academic advisement, providing her with a diverse breadth of knowledge that she brings to each of her applicants. From her BA in communications from California State University, Fullerton to her extensive career in graduate education, Lisa has a marked specialization in the western US. Lisa's unique skillset and geographic specialization helps guide students to Trinity and back to practice in their home state of California or wherever their career trajectory takes them.
Mrs. Laura Brown serves as student adviser, advocate, and policy expert for students in their clinical years. Laura is responsible for working with affiliated hospitals, clinics and partners to schedule the appropriate clerkships and provide overall supervision of the administrative requirements of each clinical rotation. She is dedicated to understanding the needs of each individual student and working to ensure clerkship requirements, goals and objectives are met. Mrs. Brown graduated from Mercer University with a degree in Business Administration. In her previous role as a Consultant with SMT Productions, Inc., she worked with clients at The Coca Cola Company and their affiliated partners on National Campaigns and served as a Brand Ambassador. Her goals are to provide students with the tools and guidance they need for successful core and elective clerkships.
Srinath K. Weerasena
Director of Information Technology
Mr. Weerasena received his Bachelors of Science in Information Systems with a minor in Computer Science from Christopher Newport University, VA. During his time there he also served as a Student Network Analyst in the University’s IT Services. Prior to joining Trinity School of Medicine he served as an IT Consultant to Trinity. Mr. Weerasena has over 10 years of experience in managing IT in Health Information Technology companies. During this time he has designed and implemented scalable HIPPA compliant information systems, provided disaster recovery solutions and new Network and Information Systems solutions to support further business expansion. He has years of experience in providing IT Administration services and IT consulting service to various business in Hospitality, Finance and Health Services industries. Mr. Weerasena brings a wealth of expertise from leading technology providers such as Microsoft®, Apple®, Cisco®, VM Ware® and more.
Drew Muldowney is a writer, editor, and communications professional with a decade of freelance and in-house experience. He has worked across a spectrum of corporate and academic organizations, ranging from serving the American Cancer Society journals group as an editorial staffer to working as the copywriter and content marketing/comms strategist with Ingenious Med, an Atlanta-based healthcare IT vendor. He graduated from California State University with a degree in literature with secondary foci in historical linguistics and postcolonial critical theory. As a content marketer by both inclination and vocation, Mr. Muldowney is proud to speak on behalf of Trinity, providing applicants, students, and their families with accessible, useful information that ensures they find the best fit for their future as physicians.
Mr. Wilson serves Trinity and its future students as the data analyst, working directly with Dr. Michael Miller, registrar. Josh's work supports Trinity's continued dedication to quality, transparency, and growth to best serve the students. Previously, Josh served Trinity as admissions coordinator, working as an early point of contact for applicants, guiding them through the medical school admissions process. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, with a degree in finance and international business.
Elise Froistad, LMFT
Ms. Froistad works with Trinity's applicants prior to matriculation, guiding them through the process as they transition to medical school on St. Vincent. She has her undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University with a specialization in communication arts and a masters degree from Azusa Pacific University. Elise served at-risk children and families in California's foster care system through Olive Crest, and then the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program of Orange County. In addition to her role as admissions counselor, she is also still a practicing therapist. Her mix of administrative, therapeutic, and communication skills make her both uniquely and excellently suited for her role at Trinity.
Mr. Wilson serves on Trinity's finance team as a staff accountant. His career started with Trinity, having been promoted to full time after a successful internship with the school's financial department assisting in billing and accounts receivable. His primary duties include but are not limited to forecasting, financial statement analysis,inter company account reconciliation, and financial reporting. Mr. Wilson graduated cum laude from Kennessaw State University with a degree in accounting.
Mr. Brantley serves Trinity and its students as the administrative associate. This pivotal role has him supporting the registrar, director of student services, as well as the clinical administration. His responsibilities include technical administration, generating performance reports, assisting preparation and distributing of transition packets to incoming students, and fielding phone calls with incoming students. Mr. Brantley is a graduate of Kennesaw State University with a BBA in economics and a secondary foci on microeconomics and financial analysis.