Tanya Anderson Woodward
Manager, Marketing and Communications
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. She received the Emory Center for Women and Emory Alumni Association Unsung Heroine Award for 2015. In 2009, she served as a primary organizer of the Atlanta Mayoral Forum hosted at Emory University. She is currently a Juris Master student at Emory University School of Law and 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 is a past executive officer on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition, 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 a Political Action Committee member and a 2015 Transformative Leader 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. Her team worked on a jurisdiction provision in Georgia House Bill 72 (legislation protecting Georgia's elderly and disabled population). It passed and was signed into law in May 2015. She has presented at a Women's Capital Briefing and Breakfast, the Women's Caucus of the Georgia General Assembly and the Department of Veteran's Affairs.Jamila Garrett-Bell
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. Jamila serves on the board of Back 2 Basics Kids Foundation 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.
Academic Degree Program Coordinator
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.Kristina Johnson
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 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.
Program Coordinator, Emory Integrity Project
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.
Human Resources Coordinator
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.
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.