Staff

Rachel DialRachel Dial
Academic Degree Program Coordinator
(404) 727-1752
rachel.dial@emory.edu

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. She’s from Atlanta, GA and received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of West Georgia and has a Master of International Business degree from Georgia State University. Rachel is currently in the Evening MBA program at Emory's Goizueta Business School. She has been with the Center for Ethics since 2011.

Jamila Garrett-BellJamila Garrett-Bell
Project Coordinator
(404) 727-3150
jrgarre@emory.edu

Jamila Garrett Bell is the project coordinator responsible for collaborating with senior executive leadership to manage and execute multiple projects; provide business support related to external relations; strategic planning; operations; program development; and human resources overflow. Jamila’s gift for intuitively anticipating the needs of her colleagues is heightened by her ability to be a good listener. As a member of the management team, she is the “glue” and is instrumental in promoting the Center’s team-based environment.

Prior to joining the Center for Ethics in 2008, Jamila served in multiple positions during her six year stint with Candler School of Theology. During that time, she was selected to facilitate two Community Dialogues for Emory University’s Transforming Community Project, was appointed to Employee Council, and the President’s Commission on Race and Ethnicity. Always a consummate professional-known for being “eerily efficient”-Jamila’s outstanding commitment and service to others garnered her the 2006-2007 Staff Person of the Year Award. Receiving the award was just another example of Jamila’s results-driven strong work ethic.

Before returning to Atlanta from New York City, she was the associate producer and member of an award winning commercial production company. She also held positions in public relations/marketing and fundraising for an internationally known nonprofit committed to the wellbeing and development of vulnerable children.

Jamila’s creativity and passion for helping others is exemplified in the volunteer work she does with youth focused organizations. She is an advisory board of the YMCA Wade Walker and contributes to the Communication and Strategic Development committees of the Interfaith Children’s Movement. A member of the GA Center for Nonprofits, Nonprofit University 2015 Class of High Potential Diverse Leaders, Jamila foresees utilizing her skills, experience, and training to lead organizations in their efforts to build stronger communities through outreach programs and initiatives.

Kristina JohnsonJennifer Harris
Administrative Assistant, Development
(404) 727-9533
jennifer.harris@emory.edu

Jennifer Harris is the Administrative Assistant for Development at the Center for Ethics. Prior to joining the CFE staff, Jennifer spent the past 23 years working in the Atlanta nonprofit community: from office manager to director of development, from special events to marketing, and from film festivals to capital campaigns, she enjoys working with talented colleagues to advance organizational missions. Jennifer received her BA in Anthropology at Michigan State University and  MA in Anthropology/Archaeology from University of Georgia.

In her personal life, Jennifer is a passionate advocate for raising awareness of invisible illnesses, like Ehlers-Danlos and POTS, and their impact on teens and young adults. She spends any free time focused on history, genealogy, writing, and graphic design.

Kristina JohnsonKristina Johnson
Assistant Program Coordinator
(404) 727-2698
krjohn9@emory.edu

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 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

Alison Kear
Events Coordinator
(404) 727-1476
akear@emory.edu

Alison Kear is the Event Coordinator at the Center for Ethics. She is responsible for planning, organizing, and executing Center for Ethics (CFE) program events and guest lectures. As a key member of the operations team, Alison manages room reservations and is the contact person for hosting outside groups. 

Alison joined the Center for Ethics in February 2010. Since that time, she has succeeded in bringing a standard of excellence to all CFE program events. She has been an integral part in the production of CFE signature events including Testaments of the HeartsBEINGS, Zombethics, and The Healthcare Ethics Consortium annual conferences to name a few. 

Alison is originally from Leary Georgia. Her past work experience with the Financial Aid Office at Santa Fe College in Gainesville Florida, the Admissions Office at Cornell University, and as a florist have helped her develop superb customer service skills. When Alison is not brainstorming with colleagues about program ideas, she can be found revisiting her floral roots creating avant-garde centerpieces for upcoming events.

Emily LorinoEmily Lorino
Program Coordinator, Emory Integrity Project
(404) 727-2796
emily.a.lorino@emory.edu

Emily Lorino is the Program Coordinator for the Emory Integrity Project, which is an initiative dedicated to developing a Culture of Integrity at Emory University, beginning with the undergraduate population.  In this role, Emily oversees the development of the yearly theme and common reading program, personal integrity plan, serves as the liaison to the faculty, and advises the Student Integrity Advisory Council.  Previously, Emily was the Coordinator for Leadership Development at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO and her Master of Education degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.

Wayne SilvermanWayne Silverman
Director of Development
(404) 727-2279
wayne.silverman@emory.edu

Wayne Silverman serves as the Director of Development for the Emory Center for Ethics (CFE). He believes that building and cultivating relationships is the key to success in business and life. He has built a network of relationships that continually interconnects people, organizations and businesses.

Wayne pursues support from individuals, organizations and corporations to help the CFE achieve its mission and vision in the most creative and effective way possible. He provides support for programs in bioethics, neuroethics, ethics and the arts, corporate ethics, food and eating ethics, and more.

Originally from Chicago, he has lived and worked on two continents and in six states. He has served as an Earth and environmental Science teacher in high school and college, was a college administrator, nonprofit executive in Jewish communal organizations, and an international herbal medicine education organization. His most recent nonprofit position was as Executive Director of Hillels of Georgia which provide Jewish student engagement for 6,000 Jewish students across six campuses. During his time at Hillel, he grew annual support for the organization and worked with volunteers and staff to create the Marcus Hillel Center at Emory University, a model for new Hillel capital development.

Prior to Hillel, Wayne was the Chief Administrative Officer for the American Botanical Council in Austin, Texas. ABC is the leading international organization providing science-based research on the medicinal use of herbs.

He has always been an organic gardener, home chef and fermenter. His love of food led him and some college friends to create a specialty all-natural food company called Foodman, LLC. The company produces four flavors of a unique, award-winning matzo granola called Matzolah®, the Trail Mix of the Exodus. Matzolah has a national following and distribution.

Wayne received his Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Science from Michigan State University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Science Education and Geology and PhD in Higher Education Administration both from the University of Texas at Austin.

Melody TottenMelody Totten
Business Manager
(404) 727-2212
mtotten@emory.edu

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.