Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions
Kamala holds a Master of Arts in Public Administration and Master’s in Business Administration, worked as the Associate Director of Admissions and Recruitment at Schiller International University, and as the Director of International Recruitment and Admissions at Ball State University. Kamala has traveled in China, India, Brazil, Turkey, the Middle East and Europe, and loves to experience and learn about new cultures, as well as read and exercise in her spare time.
Application and Admissions
Patricia came over to the College of Public Health from the Office of the Registrar with 4 ½ years of experience in higher education. While employed at the Office of the Registrar, she worked as an Enrollment Management Assistant for Client Services and as an Enrollment Management Specialist for Graduation and Records Management. Patricia is also a student here at the University of South Florida seeking a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology. In her free time Patricia enjoys working-out, cooking, and hanging out with family and friends.
Katherine is originally from New Jersey and holds a Master of Arts
degree in Theology from Southeastern University. Katherine moved to
Lakeland, FL in 2009 to attend Southeastern University, where she
earned a Bachelors degree and Masters. While obtaining her Masters, she
worked as a Graduate Assistant in the Advancement Department at SEU.
In addition, she has worked at Florida Southern College as the Administrative Assistant to the ROTC program and at Geico as a Customer service representative. Katherine recently moved to Brandon, FL. In her spare time, Katherine loves working out, shopping and reading. Also, Katherine likes go out to different adventures and traveling with her family and friends.
Assistant Director, Registration and Scheduling
Course scheduling, reduced rate programs, and registration
Lakiecher is the Scheduling and Online Programs Administrator for the College of Public Health. She has over 10 years of experience working in higher education. Lakiecher manages the Reduced Rate Program (RRP), formally known as Self-funded. She completed her undergraduate degree at Kentucky State University and is currently working on a Masters in Educational Leadership. Lakiecher enjoys spending time with her daughter, family and friends.
Registration and Scheduling Coordinator
Permits, registration process, and course schedule
Carletta Hagins-Hughes is new to the College of Public Health, but not new to the University of South Florida. Carletta has over 9 years of experience through USF Registrar Office in records and registration, training, PDIM, senior citizen registration and change of programs. Carletta is currently working on her degree in Mass Communication. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering with her church, traveling, culture events, music, reading and especially spending time with her family. Carletta is eager to learn and always looking for new challenges.
Bunana Wakil is part of the registration and scheduling team. She worked in Public Health 3 years prior as OPS and is happy to return as a permit employee. She was born in Syria and moved to the states in 2004. Bunana received her Bachelors of Tourism and Travel in Account September 2000 from Damascus University and also her Surgical Technologist certification in January 2012 from Lincoln Technical Institute. In her spare time, she loves spending time with family and cooking some of her culture dishes.
Assistant Director, Programs and Outcomes
Data Management, Assessment and Reporting; Curriculum Information Management
David came to the College of Public Health in 1996 and has worked as a network administrator, data manager, researcher and admissions administrator. He earned a Master's of Science in Public Health in 2007 and has co-authored articles on topics such as assessing children's physical activity, parental influences on child behavior, and the internet's association with social networking. He now works in Academic and Student Affairs for COPH performing data management, assessment and reporting for programs and accreditation, and maintaining curriculum information for the College. David also enjoys running, and volunteer work at the Tampa Humane Society.
Somer has worked at the College of Public Health for nearly 17 years including positions in research, undergraduate teaching, and academic administration. She is also an alumna of the College having earned her MPH in Public Health Education. Currently Somer works with the Office of Experiential Learning focusing on applied practice experiences, integrated learning experience, career and professional development, and interprofessional education. She spends her free time enjoying her family, friends, travel, and food.
Nyasha joined the College of Public Health in 2019 after working at USF in the Office of Multicultural Affairs. She obtained a Masters of Education from USF in College Student Affairs. Nyasha is passionate about student success and all the access and opportunities offered in a collegiate atmosphere. She looks forward to being able to support students and help them achieve their academic dreams. In her spare time, Nyasha enjoys making and eating delicious food, her to two pet kids (a dog & a cat), and exploring new places in the Tampa Bay area.