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Resume and CV

Professional skillset

See Dr. Calvert's full curriculum vitae here

Educational and social entrepreneur 

Visionary, ourpose-driven leader who creates engaged teams

Curriculum and program developer

Coach, facilitator and consultant who uses traditional and intuitive methods

Inspirational speaker, educator, and radio host

Healer, educator, intuitive, mentor


1996 - Present

Consultant and coach

Susanna Wu-Pong Calvert Consulting

Richmond, VA

Using wisdom, experience, strategic thinking, intuition, and creativity to work from the micro (1:1 as a coach or mentor) to the macro (at the organizational or community level) to transform individuals and organizations.

Motivational speaker, life and leadership coach, consultant, writer, entrepreneur, program developer and facilitator, and energy worker.   Brings order to chaos so that all can ignite their inner resources to create meaningful change.

2018 - Present

Founder and Convener, Mission and Vision

Foundation for Family and Community Healing

Richmond, VA

Nonprofit start-up, curriculum development, operation, organization, marketing, outreach, and vision for a 501(c)3 organization.  

FFCH's mission is to help all learn to create healthy and rewarding relationships through skill development with ourselves, each other, Earth, and the loving force that connects us for individuals and communities around the world.

2021 - Present

Co-Founder and Board Chair

Sanctuary of Earth

Richmond, VA

Nonprofit start-up, healer, teacher, and vision for a 501(c)3 organization.  

Sanctuary of Earth's mission is to actualize human spiritual potential on Earth and for Earth

2016 - 2019

Director of Programming

University of Georgia Office of Faculty Affairs

Athens, GA

Creating, managing, and delivering a range of programs for 3300 UGA faculty and academic leaders to enhance excellence, success, and wellbeing.  Coaching and individualized program development provided to meet the needs of a diverse campus.

Focus areas include leadership, management, diversity and inclusion, authentic purpose, productivity, career, professional, and personal development using a wellbeing model.

1993- 2016

Faculty member, Pharmaceutics and Director, Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy

Richmond, VA

Pharmaceutics educator, School of Pharmacy administrator, and campus leader offering strategy and organizational change and improvement in pharmaceutical science graduate and professional education, student and faculty leadership and career development, diversity and inclusion, and graduate education.

Resulted in the publication of scores of abstracts, journal articles, book chapters, and books, creation of a new graduate office in pharmaceutical sciences, flagship programs and events, and service on high level initiatives across campus and the nation.


2017 - 2018

University of Georgia

Masters (non-degree)

Coursework in Learning, Leadership, and Organizational Development

Athens, Georgia

2013 - 2014

University of Pennsylvania

Masters, Applied Positive Psychology

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Graduate program in the science of wellbeing.   Included theory and application of practices to promote holistic wellbeing in individuals and organizations.

1992 - 1993

University of California

NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship for research in dermatology and metabolism.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

San Francisco, California

1986 - 1992

University of California

Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacy

San Francisco, California

Graduate program in pharmaceutics, studying oligonucleotide cellular transport mechanisms.

Certifications and special training

Growth Edge Leadership, coach and evaluator

Gallup Strengthsfinders

Arbinger Institute

SUN Life Coach trained

The Leadership Circle

Conflict Dynamic Profile

Change Style Indicator

Reiki Master

See full academic CV here

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