Nashid Madyun, D.M.
Dr. Nashid Madyun is Director of the Carrie Meek-James N. Eaton, Sr. Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. He is an accomplished enterprise operations and business development leader with extensive experience in museum management and operation. Prior to coming to FAMU, he served for four years as director of the Hampton University Museum, where he handled the administering of the 10 million documents and collections of the oldest African-American museum in the country. He increased traffic at the museum by 45 percent over three years. Madyun is also a distinguished publisher and researcher. He previously served as the publisher of the International Review of African-American Arts. His research interests include African-American women in leadership in nonprofit organizations, the post-structuralism revolution, emerging business models for African-American-serving nonprofit organizations, and audience development for minority-serving institutions. Madyun is a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from Mississippi Valley State University, master’s degree in history education from Delta State University, and Doctor of Management in organizational leadership from the University of Phoenix.
Melissa Stoller, Ph.D.
Dr. Melissa Stoller, Executive Director of the Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation, has always had a passion for historic and cultural resources. She has worked as a consultant and preservation specialist conducting architectural survey and evaluation, National Register Nomination, historic context studies, and research and development of interpretive plans for historic and archaeological resources.
Ms. Stoller received her Bachelor’s in Anthropology with a focus on Historical Archaeology from Oregon State University; her Master’s in Historic Preservation from the University of Oregon with a thesis titled “The Thomas and Walter Monteith House: An Historic Context Study and Interpretive Plan. While at the University of Oregon she also completed a graduate certificate in Museum Studies. She returned to Oregon State University where she received her Ph.D. in Design and Human Environment, also completing an integrated minor in Environmental Interpretation, Historical Archaeology and Free Choice Learning, with a dissertation titled “Heritage, Archaeology and Interpretation: An Interpretive Phenomenological Approach.
Ms. Stoller is originally from the Tampa Bay area and is excited to be back in her home state.
Carmen Ferguson, MSW
Carmen Howell Ferguson was Adjunct Professor for Atlanta Metropolitan College, and retired as social services director, and program consultant with the Fulton County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in 2008. As supervisor of case management and social services for the Grady Health System, she oversaw 24 MSW inpatient medical social workers in discharge planning activities. Throughout the course of a career spanning more than 40 years, Ferguson served a consultant/agency liason for the Fulton County Juvenile Court, Mental Health/Juvenile Court Team, Victims of Prostitution, District Attorney's Office, and the Children's Advocacy Center Planning Committee. Ferguson has traveled extensively, including a stint in Honolulu, Hawaii to serve agency representative on behalf of the DCFS for establishing countywide physical/sexual abuse protocol for response. She spearheaded and assisted in agency accreditation efforts through the Council on Accrediatation of the Chuld Welfare League of America, resulting in continuous agency accreditations over a 12-year span. Ferguson founded the Aquilina Howell Foundation, and is a member of the Psi Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is the mother of Tavares and Kenya.
Jovan Miles, Pharm.D.
Jovan D. Miles, Pharm.D. completed a postgraduate residency program in 2011. As a resident, he provided clinical pharmacy services for hundreds of HIV-infected patients that were enrolled in the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), and worked directly with clinic and community providers. Upon completion, he began in academia, teaching at Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy full-time as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice. While there he established a Chronic Disease and Wellness Clinic, with a primary focus on HIV/AIDS pharmacotherapy. Additionally, he serves as the HIV Fellowship program director for the college of pharmacy and pharmacy manager for the ADAP outpatient pharmacy. His core research interests are African American health equity, pharmacogenetic testing, and precision medicine.