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Alisha J. Taggart-Powell

Region: Western
Program Institution:
SUNY Buffalo - Biomedical


High School: Bennett High School

College/University: Buffalo State College
Major/Minor: B.S. Sociology

Work History

Employer: University at Buffalo Graduate School of Nursing (UBGSN)

Significant Professional or Academic Accomplishments: Alisha J. Taggart-Powell, is presently the Senior Academic Advisor for the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Nursing (UBGSN). In this role, she coordinates and oversees the academic advisement and recruitment of undergraduate students interested in pursuing a degree in Nursing. Enrolled in the Buffalo Public schools, Alisha graduated from Bennett High school and was a participant in the UB medical STEP program. She obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Sociology from Buffalo State College. An Arthur A. Schomburg Graduate Fellow, she earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from UB.

Throughout her career, Alisha has held many leadership positions within Western New York serving on various not-for-profit boards. She was past President of the Board of Directors for Prevention Focus Inc, Western Region Division Representative for the National Association of Social Workers, and Chair of the Policy Committee for Bethel Head Start. For the past six years Alisha has served as a mentor for college bound students through the University at Buffalo Office of Career Services Meet-a-Mentor program. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and is a 2005 graduate of Leadership Buffalo. Alisha is a member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church and serves on the Geneva M. Allen Missionary Unit. She is married to Rasheen Powell and they are the proud parents of a son, Rasheen Powell Jr. who is a recent graduate of the UB Medical STEP program and is currently majoring in Science at UB.


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