2011 Alumni Award winners

Honoring accomplished alumni for their contributions to UMKC and beyond
by Pat McSparin // Spring 2011
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Peter LeviPeter Levi (J.D. ’69, LL.M. ’71)

School of Law
For 19 years, Levi served in the highly visible role of president and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, representing 2,500 businesses, civic organizations and nonprofits and working to build Kansas City’s economy. Prior to his work at the Chamber, he served as executive director of the Mid-America Regional Council. He is currently a shareholder at Polsinelli Shughart PC.

Mamta ReddyMamta Reddy (M.D. ’98)

School of Medicine
Reddy is chief of allergy/immunology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Bronx Lebanon Hospital in Bronx, N.Y. Reddy leads the South Bronx Asthma Partnership, which coordinates more than 60 community-based partners, and she is the developer of a DVD-tutorial on New York’s asthma guidelines, which has been distributed to more than 23,000 health providers.

Debra WhiteDebra White (M.S.N. ’99)

School of Nursing
White is chief nursing officer at Saint Luke’s Health System. In 2009, under her leadership, St. Luke’s Hospital achieved national recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program. This elite honor has only been awarded to approximately 2 percent of all healthcare organizations in the United States.

Samuel StradaSamuel Strada (B.S.P. ’64, M.S. ’68)

School of Pharmacy
Strada is dean of the College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama, where he established a pharmacy mobile campus satellite program on the SA campus to help combat the pharmacy shortage along the Gulf Coast. He is internationally known for his work in cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase-related research and in cellular signaling mechanisms.

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