BRIHTE Leadership Academy

David J. and Kathryn Cole BRIHTE Leadership Academy

(Building and Retaining Inclusive High-Potential Talent and Excellence)

 Program Details and Eligibility Requirements

Applications are now open!


The David J. and Kathryn Cole BRIHTE Leadership Academy is a two-year leadership academy designed to identify and prepare high potential, diverse talent among our current workforce. Utilizing the NCHL Health Leadership Competency model, the goal of the program is to create an innovative approach to a longstanding model of “grow your own” contributing to MUSC’s pathway to excellence and inclusion. 


Current BRIHTE Scholars:

Krashenda Banks-Smalls, Business Manager, Library, MUSC
Desmond Capers, Nurse Manager, 5 West Hepatology, MUSC Health
Alisha Ellison, Wound Care Director, MUSC Health Midlands
Jacoba Gillians, Training Program Manager, Acquisitions and Community Connect Information Systems, MUSC Health
Dr. Zakevia Lewis-Kendrick, Program Manager for Gun Violence Intervention Program, MUSC Health
Nyja Manigault, Strategy Coordinator, MUSC Institutional Advancement
Crystal Nance, CMA III- Administrative Coordinator, MUSC Health
Tracie L. Grant, Program Director, System Quality MUSC Healt
Ren Rountree, Community Outreach Coordinator and TSAP Coordinator, MUSC
Terrance T. Suitt, Sr., Manager, Environment of Care & Care Team Safety, MUSC Health
Danielle Thomas, Administrative Coordinator, Office of Equity, MUSC Health
Daniel C. Williams Operations Manager, MUSC Health
Danielle Williams, Director, Benchmarking, MUSC Health
Jennifer J. Williams, Paralegal,Office of General Counsel/MUHA Legal Affairs, MUSC Health .

This program was created by: Dr. DaNine J. Fleming, Professor and Associate Chief Officer for Inclusive Excellence, Dr. Willette Burnham-Williams, former Chief Equity Officer and Assistant Professor ,and Ms. VeLonda Dantzler.