Tanya Anderson Woodward

Tanya Anderson Woodward
Manager, Marketing and Communications
(404) 727-1179

Tanya Anderson Woodward is the Marketing and Communications Manager for the Emory University Center for Ethics. In this role, she develops and implements comprehensive marketing and communications plans for the Center.  In 2009, she served as a coordinator of the Atlanta Mayoral Forum hosted at Emory University. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a concentration in Political Science.

Tanya is a member of the Atlanta Press Club and the Public Relations Society of America. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition, which is a community-based, wellness organization that provides education, risk reduction programs through partnership programs, empowerment to adults, and diagnosis and treatment of substance use, HIV/AIDS, STIs, Hepatitis, and other communicable diseases.

As Director-Elect of Community Agencies and a 2014 nominee for Active Member of the Year for the Junior League of Atlanta, Tanya’s passion is aligned with their mission of promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. She is a legal advocate volunteer with Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) and serves in the Harvest Seed Nursery Ministry at Word of Faith Worship Cathedral.

Tanya was selected as a 2014-2015 fellow of the Georgia Women's Policy Institute, an advocacy program of the YWCA of Greater Atlanta.

DianneDianne Becht
Administrative Assistant
(404) 727-9533

Dianne Becht is the Administrative Assistant to Kathy Kinlaw.  She joined the Center August 2011.  Prior to coming to Emory University, Dianne served as an Administrative Coordinator for 24 years in the Department of Chemistry at Georgia State University.

JGBellJamila Garrett-Bell
Executive Administrative Assistant
(404) 727-3150

Jamila Garrett Bell is the Executive Administrative Assistant to Paul Root Wolpe.  She joined the Center in August 2008.  Prior to coming to Emory University seven years ago, Jamila worked in New York City in television commercial production and fundraising for a non-profit.  Jamila is originally from Seattle, WA and is a graduate of Spelman College.

RachelRachel Dial
Academic Degree Program Coordinator
(404) 727-1752

Rachel Dial is the Academic Degree Program Coordinator for the Master of Arts in Bioethics program, in which she acts as the liaison between students, faculty, and the Graduate School and the Assistant to the Assistant Director of Strategic Planning, working with the Advisory Board and various aspects of development. She’s from Atlanta, GA and received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of West Georgia and recently received a Master of International Business degree from Georgia State University. She has been with the Center for Ethics since 2011.

 KJKristina Johnson
 (404) 712-8307

Kristina Rene Johnson is the Administrative Assistant to several programs and projects at the Center for Ethics, including the Healthcare Ethics Consortium, “Biotechnology and the Ethical Imagination: A Global Summit” conference, and the “Culture, Religion, Ethics and the Environment” project. She is also the Program Coordinator for the Society of Jewish Ethics. Kristina has also assisted in the development of the Master of Arts in Bioethics Program and faculty research. Prior to joining the Center for Ethics in 2010, Kristina worked for Foreverfamily Atlanta as the Assistant Director of Development.

A recent 2014 graduate of Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Kristina concentrated in Leadership in Church and Community and received certificates in Religious Education and Black Church Studies. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Georgia State University, and a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Keller Graduate School of Management.


Alison Kear
Senior Secretary
(404) 727-4954

Alison Kear originally from Leary Georgia, joined the Center in February 2010. She earned an AS in Biology from Darton College in Albany Georgia and an AA in zoology from Santa fe College in Gainesville Florida.  Before joining the Center for Ethics Alison worked in the Admissions Office at Cornell University.

Marian Osborne

Marian Osborne
Human Resources Coordinator
(404) 727-5048

Marian Osborne joined the Center for Ethics in June 1999 as an Administrative Assistant to the Associate Director Kathy Kinlaw.  Prior to joining the Center she worked in the Department of Psychiatry (Grady), Department of Pharmacology, and School of Nursing.  She has been employed with Emory University for 19 years. Marian earned her Associate of Arts in Business in 2007 from Western International University a satellite campus of Phoenix University and her Bachelor in Technical Management from DeVry University in 2011. She has been with Emory University 21 years.

JessicaJessica Schwartz

Conference Coordinator
(404) 727-2796

Jessica Schwartz is a Conference Coordinator at the Center for Ethics where she is currently organizing the “Biotechnology and the Ethical Imagination: A Global Summit” conference, which is tentatively set for May 2015. After graduating from Vanderbilt University with a BA degree in Communication Studies & Sociology, Jessica worked as an event coordinator for MAC Presents, a privately held sponsorship and fulfillment agency. During her tenure with MAC Presents, her responsibilities included directing events and marketing initiatives for several Fortune 500 companies. Jessica helped orchestrate the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 launch event featuring Katy Perry in New York City and also served as project manager for the Jonas Brothers summer 2010 tour sponsored by OfficeMax, for which she developed and implemented activation tactics for 29 US cities.

melodyMelody Totten
Business Manager
(404) 727-2212

Melody Totten is a Business Manager with over 20 years progressive experience in financial reporting for governmental entities. Currently, her responsibilities include the Accounting Department and all financial operations of the Center for Ethics at Emory University where she ensures the University is in compliance with all regulatory body requirements and policies, and ensures the financial statements accurately reflect the position of the Center. Previous to her position with Emory, Mrs. Totten served as Assistant Controller for six years at Southern Polytechnic State University. In that role, she coordinated the daily accounting activity for several departments and cash management policies for the University. Mrs. Totten also served on several campus and Georgia University System committees to share and learn accounting and finance best practices.