Office of the Dean Directory

Office of the Dean Directory


serves as the Interim Dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences.  Prior to her rotation of Interim Dean, she served as the Director of Cardiopulmonary Science in the School of Allied Health Sciences.  In that capacity, she was responsible for all aspects of the program, both administrative and educational. Administrative aspects include: fiscal planning, continuous review and analysis, planning and development, and the overall effectiveness of the program. Educational responsibilities include: teaching, curriculum development and review. Dr. Simmons provided leadership and conducted the necessary administrative functions for the development and effective operation of the Cardiopulmonary Science Program, in accordance with the rules and regulations of Florida A&M University and the Respiratory Therapy Accrediting Agency, the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).  Dr. Simmons serves as the Interim Dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences, at Florida A&M University, where she is responsible for the oversight and management of graduate programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and health administration as well as undergraduate programs in health science, health care management, health information management and cardiopulmonary science.  Dr. Simmons is a graduate of Florida A&M University at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She received her Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in Public Health from Walden University. Her undergraduate degree is in Cardiopulmonary Science in which she remains an active practitioner and contributor to the field.  Her master and doctor degrees focused on epidemiology, communicable diseases, community and behavioral health, and environmental and occupational health.

 Dr. Simmons has practiced as a Cardiopulmonary Specialist and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in adult critical care, pediatrics, neonatal trauma and treated chronically diseased patients such as HIV/AIDS, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), sarcoidosis and Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Dr. Simmons is also credentialed in public health and has experience of child hood obesity, communicable diseases, needlesticks in the work place, and community health as a whole.

serves as the Associate Dean, Associate Professor of the School of Allied Health Sciences. Dr. Farmer holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Communications from Florida State University; as well as a Master’s Degree in Applied Social Science, with a concentration in Public Administration and Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership, both from Florida A&M University. Prior to his current position, Dr. Farmer currently served as an Associate Professor of Professional Leadership Development at Florida A&M University, School of Business and Industry. Dr. Farmer also worked as a Business Analyst within the FAMU – Division of Administrative and Financial Services, where he was responsible for supervision and leadership of Management Analysts and responsible for developing and managing administrative functions of assigned colleges and schools. Dr. Farmer also has held administrative positions within the Office of Academic Affairs, Sponsored Programs and initially started his career within the school of School of Allied Health Sciences, as a Coordinator. Dr. Farmer also has a background in policy and procedures, training, contract management and project management. Dr. Farmer’s research interests include African American males and females, graduation, historically black college and universities (HBCU), retention, professional development, higher education administration and student success, in which, he is well published. Dr. Farmer also is an inaugural member of the FAMU Provost’s Digital Learning Initiative, where the goal was to increase the campus-wide utilization of digital instruction. Dr. Farmer prides himself as a life long learner.

serves as the Director of Student Affairs for the School of Allied Health Sciences. Mrs. Nelson-Langley earned a Master of Social Work Degree with a concentration in Administration and Policy from Boston College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Health Administration from the City University of New York – City College. Mrs. Nelson-Langley brings over twenty-five years of professional experience as an administrator working in the area of higher education, human and social services and program development in Tallahassee, Florida and Boston, Massachusetts. She most recently severed as Assistant Director of the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) and Coordinator of Special Projects for the School of Allied Health Sciences. Prior to that Mrs. Nelson-Langley was a Director in the Department of Children and Families Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health where she managed the Systems of Care Expansion HRSA Grant. During her tenure in Boston, she served as the Director of Health Professions Education with the Center for Community Health, Education, and Research.  She is a former member of the adjunct faculty at Boston University Medical School and Northeastern University College of Nursing. Mrs. Nelson-Langley currently provides oversight and guidance for the Dean’s Office functions and operational procedures relevant to student support services. Her university service includes but is not limited to membership on the University Recruitment Data Council, University Academic Appeals Committee, the University Retention Committee, and the Living Learning Community and Transfer Student Liaison.


serves as Special Assistant to the Dean in the School of Allied Health Sciences. Mrs. Fillyau received her B.S. degree in Clothing and Retailing and Advance Certification in Human Resource Relations at Florida A&M University.  Mrs. Fillyau has served Florida A&M University for 35 years in the areas of the Budget Office;  Office of Academic Affairs, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; and Administrative Services Assistance Program. Mrs. Fillyau has served as a liaison between the Administration, College of Pharmacy, School of Nursing  and the Undergraduate Student Success Center.  Mrs. Fillyau’s administrative duties were to ensure that administrative and fiscal functions were in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws as well as the university policies, procedures and regulations. She is proficient in the development and management of budgets for Education and General (E&G), and auxiliary funds.  She manages, monitor and prepares the appropriate documents for utilizing foundation funds. She has served as human service representative for the College of Pharmacy with duties in preparing and maintaining employment documents. She served as travel approval and trainer in the travel processes with Administrative Service Assistance Partnership (ASAP), procurement services, account payables, cash management, travel training, compliance monitoring and process mapping. Mrs. Fillyau’ s community service includes working with the Sickle Cell Foundation for 35 years with the 5k run/walk race, 18 with United Way of the Big Bend Community Human Service Partnership (CHSP) Leadership Tallahassee Class XIX, arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau, and a Leon County Poll Worker and Advisory Committee member.
serves as Faculty Administrator/Recruiter  for the School of Allied Health Sciences. She received her B.S. degree from Florida A&M University. Mrs. Graham has extensive experience in planning, implementation and evaluation of grant funded programs and other numerous special projects and events within the School of Allied Health Sciences. She also assists the dean’s office in coordinating administrative functions of the School. Mrs. Graham implements recruitment strategies  and actively recruits students through delivery of on site presentations across the state on behalf of the school and the university.
serves as the Coordinator, Academic Support, in the School of Allied Health Sciences. Mr. Parker received his B.S. degree in Accounting from Florida A&M University. He provides fiscal management for the School. He coordinates the hiring process (applications, credentials, payroll, etc.) of all personnel (full-time and OPS) within the School. Mr. Parker monitors all budgets, encumbrances, and expenditures of funds (general revenue, contractual, external). He coordinates, tracks, monitors, and confirms the completion of documents for the requesting, ordering, and delivery of supplies and services.

Office of The Dean Support Staff 


Administrative Assistant II
Coordinator Administrative Services
Senior Secretary, Division of Cardiopulmonary Science and Division of Health Informatics and Information Management
Program Assistant, Division of Health Care Management (Title III )
Senior Secretary, Division of Physical Therapy
Senior Secretary, Division of Occupational Therapy

The faculty and student activities and services of the School of Allied Health Sciences are facilitated by the involvement and commitment of a dedicated support staff. Through the efforts of these individuals the goals and objectives of the school are actualized.