iLEAD Testimonials

Since Faculty Development's leadership program started over a decade ago, we've impacted the careers of more than 200 UNMC faculty members. View a complete list of our iLEAD graduates.

Here's what some of iLEAD graduates have to say:

“Notwithstanding the excellent content on leadership, the program dramatically increased my understanding of the organizational structure and function of UNMC, and helped me create a network of colleagues that has served as a tremendous resource throughout my leadership journey.”

Kyle P. Meyer, PhD
Class of 2000
Dean, College of Allied Health Professions


“iLEAD offers leaders the opportunity to reach across UNMC campuses and departments, so we can make connections that will last beyond the scope of the iLEAD program.”

Kari A. Simonsen, MD, FAAP, FIDSA, FPIDS
Class of 2015
Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs, Academic Affairs
Associate Professor, College of Medicine


“I was fortunate during my career to receive leadership training and courses at the level of the WHO and UN, and I have to say that my experience at iLEAD was at par, if not better, on some occasions, than other high caliber trainings.”

Wael M. F. ElRayes, MB, BCh
Class of 2017
Instructor, College of Public Health


“iLEAD helped me identify and improve my personal strengths. I better understand who I am, how I think and react, and how to face adversity. In turn, this experience has given me a greater purpose both in my professional and personal life.”

Lisa L. Schlitzkus, MD, FACS
Class of 2017
Assistant Professor, College of Medicine


“iLEAD taught me presenting is for the audience, not for yourself. So you have to step out of your comfort zone to connect with your learners.”

Martina A. Clarke, PhD, MSHI
Class of 2017
Assistant Professor, College of Medicine