April 3rd 12pm
WGGP Alumni Lecture: Dr. Raiza Kolia
306 Coble Hall and via Zoom
Lunch provided with RSVP
Dr. Raiza Kolia is a senior-level healthcare industry leader with 25+ years of experience as a hospital administrator/executive and healthcare consultant, focused on health systems operations efficiency and strategy, including access, quality of care, value-based care, and performance improvement.
Raiza was born in South Africa, where she completed her studies through her Master’s degree and then went to the US to complete her Ph.D. and MBA. Her Ph.D. degree is from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIC) in Social Work and International Development Policy. Her MBA from the Katz Business School at the University of Pittsburgh is in Finance and Organizational Development. She also holds a Certification in Change Management from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
She serves as a Mental Health Consultant, advising on international mental health programs. Raiza is a trained and licensed Social Worker and therapist in the USA and South Africa, experienced in working with disenfranchised individuals, families, and communities. She has done community organizing and development, program development and management, as well as therapeutic individual and group counseling in South Africa, USA, Lebanon, Kurdistan, and Jordan.