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Vice-Dean, Academic
Dr. Sara Israels

Academic Lead, Integrated Accreditation Unit
Dr. Dieter Schonwetter

Ricardo Soriano
Director, Integrated Accreditation Unit

Ricardo is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, University of El Salvador and has completed post-doctoral training at San Jose State University (SJSU, Silicon Valley, California), where he earned a Masters Degree in Education with emphasis in Instructional Technology. Before assuming his current position as the Director, Integrated Accreditation Unit in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, he held the position of Project Manager, Quality Improvement & Accreditation in the Dean’s office of the Max Rady College of Medicine. Ricardo worked to foster and sustain a continuous quality improvement culture in all the educational programs offered in the College. In addition to supporting the Max Rady College of Medicine accreditation portfolios, he has also been is in charge of designing, developing, implementing and evaluating the various strategic and Quality Improvement projects assigned by the Deanery.


Seyi Aribuki
Project Coordinator, Integrated Accreditation Unit

Seyi graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in Environmental Studies from Adelphi University, New York and obtained a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

After her graduate education, Seyi worked as a consultant for the Research Triangle Institute (RTI International), North Carolina, USA. She was responsible for conceptualizing and building a website that would foster interaction between service providers, government officials and organization in the wastewater management industry. The site also provided tools and information that aid in the development of the user’s wastewater management projects.

She moved to Nigeria and worked as a Program Manager for the Minister of State for Health’s Saving One Million Lives (SOML) Initiative. The initiative seeks to save the lives of mothers and children by strengthening health programs in the primary healthcare system. As the Program Manager, she was deeply involved in the planning and implementation process of this program. She was responsible for identifying challenges within each primary healthcare focus area and developing a plan to address these issues. The Initiative received global recognition at the World Health Assembly and UN General Assembly.

She moved on to become a Senior Associate with the Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation where she managed a team of consultants in two states to execute the plan created under the SOML Initiative. This included creating and instituting a performance management framework for primary healthcare delivery.


Accreditation Assistant, Integrated Accreditation Unit