Daemen Professor Named Health Leadership Fellow

April 4, 2014

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AMHERST, N.Y. – Dr. Isiah Marshall, associate professor and master of social work program director at Daemen College, has been selected as a Health Leadership Fellow by the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York.

The 18-month program is designed to expand the network of highly collaborative and skilled leaders who will serve as advocates to improve the health and well-being of the frail elderly and children from communities of poverty throughout the region.

As a Health Leadership Fellow, Marshall will participate in sessions on personal leadership, leading change, communicating as a leader, results-based leadership, and collaboration. He will also attend two- to three-day retreats led by experts in the field, take part in an inter-organizational team project, and receive executive coaching.

Fellows selected for the program represent educational, nonprofit, government and health care organizations, community-based agencies, and foundations from throughout Western and Central New York. As graduates of the program, they will continue their collaborative work as members of the Fellows Action Network, which provides the opportunity for program projects to be expanded.

“We are confident Isiah will bring to the Health Leadership Fellow Program the same high-caliber expertise and enthusiasm that he does to his role at Daemen,” said Dr. George Siefert, chair of the Department of Social Work.

Marshall joined Daemen in 2013, having previously served as associate professor and coordinator of the bachelor of social work program at Winston-Salem State University. Prior to this, he was assistant professor of sociology and social welfare concentration program coordinator at Winston-Salem. He has also taught at Johnson C. Smith, Bowie State and Howard universities, as well as supervised field instruction for undergraduate students at other institutions.

In addition, Marshall has worked in various capacities in the social work field at health care and community-based organizations. He has been published in several professional journals, and served as a presenter and expert panelist at conferences and events across the country.

Marshall is a member of many professional organizations, including the Council on Social Work Education, the National Association of Social Workers and the Association of Black Sociologists.

A Buffalo resident, he earned a doctorate and master of social work, both from Howard University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas Southern University.

The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York is a non-profit private foundation whose mission is to improve the health and health care of the people of Western and Central New York.

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