Our Faculty



Odell Stroud, Jr., JD

Assistant Professor, Strategic Partnership Liaison, and Director 

E-mail: odell.stroud@famu.edu

Odell Stroud, Jr., a licensed attorney in the State of Florida, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the School of Business and Industry at Florida A & M University and a Juris Doctorate from the College of Law at Florida A&M University.

In addition to teaching health law courses, Attorney Stroud has taught criminal law, American court, quality improvement in health service organizations, executive seminar in health and business communications, and other legal courses at FAMU.  Prior to joining the faculty at FAMU, Attorney Stroud litigated personal injury, criminal, and traffic cases.

Attorney Stroud serves as the Strategic Partnership Liaison, responsible for building/nuturing the internship/fellowship relationships between the division and its corporate partners.

He has published research in the areas of racial inequities and diversity and inclusion. His research interests are in the areas of medical marijuana, health disparities, and criminal law inequities/disparities. He is a member of a research team that has received funding for Medical Marijuana research.

George Raul Audi, Ph.D., MBA

Associate Professor and Faculty Advisor for Upsilon Phi Delta

E-mail: george.audi@famu.edu

Dr. Audi earned a Ph.D in Health Services Policy and Managing from The University of South Carolina, a M.B.A. from East Carolina University and a B.A. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

He is currently a program reviewer for AUPHA and on the Planning Committee for AUPHA’s Annual Conference. Dr. Audi is a member of AUPHA, APHA, HFMA and SMA. Dr. Audi’s published research focuses on areas of; healthcare finance, health disparities, opioid addiction, student advancement and medical marijuana.  Dr. Audi has received funding to explore areas of healthcare related to medical marijuana. Dr. Audi also serves as the faculty advisor for the healthcare management honor society, Upsilon Phi Delta. 

Vanessa B. Crowther, DrPH

Assistant Professor and Graduate Recruitment Development Coordinator

Email: vanessa.crowther@famu.edu

Dr. Crowther holds a Doctor of Public Health degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, a Master of Public Health degree from City University of New York, Hunter College and a Bachelor of Science in Health and Nutrition Sciences from City University of New York, Brooklyn College.

Among her research interests are: the utilization of public health genomic technologies as new opportunities for disease prevention and treatment, health disparities and health equity, and clinical/community partnerships for chronic disease management and health promotion. Her current research projects are food insecurity among older minority adults. She holds professional memberships in the American Public Health Association, Florida Public Health Association, and Association of University Programs in Health Administration. Dr. Crowther’s 30 years of public health management experience include health program planning, implementation and evaluation, grant-writing, contract management, budgeting, quality assurance and strategic planning.

Robbya R. Green-Weir, Ph.D., MHSA

Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator

E-mail: robbya.greenweir@famu.edu

She received her doctoral degree at EMU’s College of Education in Educational Leadership. Robbya received her Masters of Science degree in Health Administration from Central Michigan University, a graduate certificate in Community Medicine Research & Evaluation from Wayne State University, and a certificate in Diversity Management from Cornell University.  

Her research interests are in the areas of soft skill competency training and development, health disparities. Some of her notable research projects have been “Assessing Knowledge and Perceptions of Community Members Specific to the Compassionate Use of Marijuana” and “A Collaborative Approach to Address Food Insecurity in Older Adults in Leon County.” She serves as a program reviewer for the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) and is a member of the Florida Chapter (Tallahassee Leadership Team) of the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE). Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors of the American College of Healthcare Executives (North Florida). She has 30 years of corporate-level health administration experience and 20 years of higher education teaching experience.

Marisa A. Lewis, PharmD, MPH

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator

Email: marisa.lewis@famu.edu

Marisa Lewis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Texas Southern University, a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from Florida A&M University and a Master’s Degree in Public Health, with a concentration in Health Systems Management, from Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine.

Lewis’s research interests are in the areas of health care disparities, health literacy, Zika Viral Disease, and medical marijuana. She has served on several Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) Undergraduate Program Review committees, and currently serves on the Tallahassee Leadership Team for the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) Florida. Additionally, Lewis serves as the FAMU health care management liaison to the America College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) North Florida Chapter. Lewis has a diverse background in management and health care with many years of experience in association management as the Executive Director of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) and as a practicing pharmacist. In higher education, she has 30 years’ experience.


Pia S. Woodley, DBA

Assistant Professor and Internship Coordinator

E-mail: pia.woodley@famu.edu

She completed her Bachelors of Science in Health Care Management at the Florida A&M University. With her degree from this program, she was selected for a direct commission in the United States Navy as a Medical Services Corps (MSC) Officer. As a MSC, she held the designation of Hospital Administrator specializing in Medical Logistics. As a Logistician, she led people, managed budgets, procured, maintained, and disposed of medical equipment and supplies in military treatment facilities. While serving, she earned a Master of Science degree in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School. Prior to retiring, she spent one year in Baghdad, Iraq as the Logistics Officer for the Surgeon General of the Multi-National Forces-Iraq. After 20 years of service, she earned a Doctorate of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Administration from Northcentral University.

She serves as a Certification Reviewer for the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) and is a member of AUPHA’s Planning Committee. Her research interests include assessments, competency-based education, art-based learning and portfolio management. She is a member of two research teams which have received funding for Zika Virus and Medical Marijuana research.