April 19, 2018

Board Member Biographies

Khaseem Davis, GMU Early Identification Program

Khaseem Davis serves as the Director of the Early Identification Program.  Prior to serving as Director, Khaseem served as the Coordinator of Student Success at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)-Manassas where he provided leadership in areas of recruitment and first-year advising for recent high school graduates.  Khaseem also served as the Associate Director for the Early Identification Program for over four years before transitioning to NOVA. Khaseem enjoys spending time with his family, reading, fishing, and working out.

Patty Ferssizidis, Ph.D., GMU Psychology, Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. Ferssizidis has an education in the following: Bachelor’s of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from Truman State University, Masters of Arts (M.A.) from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from George Mason University. She has previous experience as a Predoctoral Intern with Washington D.C. VA Medical Center and an Assistant Director with GMU Center for Psychological Services. Currently, she serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor and Screening Brief Intervention Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Training Coordinator.

Dr. Beatrice McKeithen, Ed.D.

Dr. McKeithen serves as the Dean of Students at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). She also has previous experience as a counselor at Northern Virginia Community College.

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Karen Roubik, MS, BSN, RN

Karen works with the Fairfax County Health Department as the Training and Development Manager.

Rebecca Sutter, GMU, MAP Clinics/ Nursing

As a doctorally trained and credentialed Family Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Sutter established and managed a faculty-driven nurse-managed clinic from 2003-2012, in collaboration with a large community college nursing program. These clinics provided comprehensive primary and preventive health services across the lifespan and served low income, immigrant populations. This model was unique in that it also provided community-based learning experiences for undergraduate nursing students. Currently, Dr. Sutter serves as the Mason and Partners Clinic Director and has successfully launched numerous academic nurse-managed health centers where she has become an expert in the bridge model of care. She uses the academic nurse-managed clinics, which are strategically located in medically underserved areas (MUA), to utilize this model of care. She provides services to an underserved and vulnerable population and conducts translational research on evidence-based care for vulnerable populations. She has completed her AAS in Nursing from Marymount University in 1993, MSN from George Mason University in 2001 and DNP from George Mason University in 2012.