Service and Leadership

Sara Melita was recently selected to serve as the senior advisor and chief of staff to Jeffrey S. Akman, M.D. ’81, RESD ’85, vice president for health affairs, Walter A. Bloedorn Professor of Administrative Medicine, and dean of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). In her new role, she’ll work with the SMHS senior leadership team to advance Akman’s vision and priorities for the school.

Melita brings 20 years of senior leadership and advisory experience to the post, a decade of which has come at GW. In that time, she served as the assistant vice president for organizational development and effectiveness, where she focused on building effective teams and improving performance throughout GW. More recently, she was a senior advisor to GW’s senior leadership team, working across schools and divisions to develop annual and strategic goals aligned with mission priorities. She also was involved in the development and implementation of GW’s Vision 2021 Strategic Plan.

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