Operations & Business Affairs

The Operations & Business Affairs Units provide the administrative infrastructure to sustain academic, research, clinical and community health excellence through partnerships with internal and external customers.

Our services are provided in a customer focused manner with an emphasis on ensuring compliance with regulatory and legal requirements; and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Walter L. Douglass, Jr. Executive Vice President for Operations and Business Affairs

Walter Douglas

Ҵý School of Medicine (Ҵý) is proud to announce that Walter L. Douglas, Jr. has joined the institution as its Executive Vice President for Operations and Business Affairs. In his new role at Ҵý, Mr. Douglas is responsible for overseeing several departments including Public Safety, Information Technology, Facilities, and Institutional Projects.

"We are thrilled that Mr. Douglas will join the Ҵý School of Medicine family," said Ҵý President and CEO Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, FACOG. "Mr. Douglas brings a wealth of talents and experience, which will enhance Ҵý School of Medicine as we grow and strengthen in the years to come."

Prior to joining Ҵý, Mr. Douglas served as the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Neighborhood Health Services Corporation where he oversaw facilities, fundraising and development, planning and management, marketing and communications, human resources, risk management, and corporate compliance, government relations, public affairs, and community development. Prior to joining Neighborhood Health, Mr. Douglas served as the Chief Operating Officer for the RUTGERS – New Jersey Medical School. In this role he managed the Offices of Facilities, Planning, and Management; Information Services Technology; and Marketing and Communication.

A highly sought-after speaker and facilitator, Mr. Douglas routinely presents at national meetings on topics ranging from strategic planning, operations management, human resources, diversity, equity, and inclusion, marketing, leadership and professional development. With over 25 years of professional experience in complex organizations, Mr. Douglas is a mentor and coach to a diverse population of leaders and executives in the business community.

Mr. Douglas is a graduate of Rutgers University and has a Certificate in Finance from the Rutgers University School of Business.


Leadership under the Executive Vice President for Operations and Business Affairs include the following:

Name Title
Alicia Bates Director of Project Management & Capital Improvements
Reggie Brinson Chief Information Officer
Joseph Chevalier Director of Public Safety & Chief of Police
Tony Collier Director of Campus Operations & Auxiliary Services
Meqqa Wilson Director of Facilities
Tamara Hill Associate Vice President of Shared Services
Vacant Associate Vice President of Academic Financial Services
Curtis Mencer Director of Internal Audit
Katherine Napier Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of Operations at Ҵý Healthcare