Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine | Nutley, NJ | Faculty Leadership Team   

Meet the Team

Florian P. Thomas, MD, MA, PhD, MS
Associate Dean
(551) 996-1234

  • Provides leadership and strategic direction for the Office of Faculty Advancement
  • Responsible for supporting faculty education, retention, and the appointments and promotions process
  • Academic Department Chair, Neurology Department
  • Appointments and Promotions Committee Chair

Marina Kaplan-Iosim, EdD, MA, CPC
Assistant Dean
(862) 660-5094

  • Provides  strategy, plans, direction, and guidance for programming, policy, and procedural development that supports faculty advancement
  • Oversees day-to-day operations and programs of the Office of Faculty Advancement
  • Title IX Advisor for HMSOM

Margot Okula
(862) 660-5005

  • Assists in onboarding, background checks, and stipends for the HMSOM faculty
  • Serves as liaison to Faculty Assembly Chair
  • Assists and advises faculty of any issues that arise within the Office of Faculty Advancement

Eva-Maria Harthaus
Technical Support Manager
(862) 660-5105

  • Assists faculty in navigating through the annual evaluation process, as well as the appointment application, reappointment, and promotion processes which use the Interfolio platform
  • Provides support to the Associate/Assistant Dean and/or Director Office of Faculty Advancement, specifically with the Appointments and Promotions Committee (APC) and Academic Department Chairs

Asiah Jordan
Administrative Coordinator
(862) 660-5063

  • Assists in Interfolio database management and data analysis
  • Serves as a liaison between faculty and administrative academic departments
  • Title IX Advisor

Laurie G. Jacobs, MD, AGSF, FACP
Associate Dean, Faculty Development
Email: laurie.jacobs@hmsom.edu

Michael Giuliano, MD, Med, MHPE, MA
Associate Dean, Faculty, Resident, & Student Development
Email: michaela.giuliano@hmsom.edu

Joseph Martinelli, MA
Sr. Faculty Development Trainer
Email: joseph.martinelli@hmsom.edu

George Noll, EdD, MS
Faculty Development Trainer
Email: george.noll@hmsom.edu

Meta Wongkar-Gut, MD, DBA
Faculty Development Trainer
Email: meta.wongkargut@hmsom.edu

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