Charlotte AHEC Faculty

William M. Thompson, Jr., MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Chair, Clinical Education, Department of Surgery

Mercer University School of Medicine
Medical Center Navicent Health

Work experience. William M. Thompson, Jr., M.D., FACS currently serves on the surgical faculty at Mercer University School of Medicine where he practices the full range of general surgery and trauma surgery. His interests include surgical education, surgical quality, and gastro-intestinal surgery.

Professional. Dr. Thompson received his bachelor's degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his MD degree from Medical College of Georgia, and his Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine in Augusta, Georgia in 1982. He then completed his residency in General Surgery at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center & Affiliated Hospitals in Dallas, Texas where he was on the faculty in surgery for twelve years.

Dr. Thompson serves as an Associate Professor of Surgery and Associate Chair of Clinical Education for the Department of Surgery at Mercer University School of Medicine. He also serves as the Associate Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program at The Medical Center of Central Georgia. He is also the Director of the Simulation Center at The Medical Center of Central Georgia.

Presentations at Charlotte AHEC
Dr. Thompson is the Invited Keynote Lecturer at the 13th Annual GI/HPB Conference: Advances in Treatment Strategies in Charlotte, NC

Stephanie Glickman, MSW, LCSW
Program Consultation Director
Family Centered Treatment Foundation, Inc.

Work experience. Stephanie Glickman, LCSW of Glickman Consulting provides training and consultation services, currently works with a non-profit organization, The Family Centered Treatment Foundation and is a Graduate Adjunct Professor with Johnson C. Smith University School of Social Work. She has over 15 years' experience working with a wide variety of populations with extensive training in patterns of domestic violence, family systemic therapy, self-injurious behaviors and leadership development. Her experience in the field spans from micro through macro level involvement lending itself to an array of consultative advice and leadership development.

Presentations at Charlotte AHEC
Ethics: Revamped, Revived and Energized - February 28, 2020
LCSW Exam Prep: Experiential Learning to Boost Your Knowledge
Influential Leadership: Harnessing Your 5 Points of Power
Ethical Considerations in Clinical Supervision: Oh No She Didn't!
Storybook Skin: The Addiction to Self-Injury

Social Media
Instagram: glickmanconsulting
Facebook: glickmanconsulting101

Joann L. Spaleta, FACHE, CDP, MBA, MHA, MT (ASCP)
Assistant Vice President, Charlotte AHEC
Atrium Health

Overview. Joann is an executive with over 30 years of healthcare experience in urban, rural, and the VA health systems. She has diverse work experiences in clinical services, strategic planning, project management, performance improvement, continuing professional education, learning and development, leadership development, and consulting.


Work experience. Joann currently serves as Assistant Vice President of Charlotte AHEC, part of the NC AHEC Program, and Atrium Health. Charlotte AHEC serves an eight-county region to provide continuing professional development, practice support, library services, workforce development and student services as well as support graduate medical education for NC healthcare professional and the communities served. During her career, Joann has led clinical laboratory services, transformed departments to achieve goals and to improve productivity and performance. She has consulted with organizations and provided resources through education and process development. Joann has worked for Atrium Health for 23 years in various roles as well as other healthcare systems and a health department.

Professional. Joann holds a BS in Medical Technology from Western Carolina University, and both MBA and MHA from Pfeiffer University - Charlotte. She is a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) and is the incoming ACHE NC Regent (2020-2023). She has served as Board Member at Large in the local chapter of ACHE, Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives. Joann served two (1 year) terms as President and Treasurer and 1 year as President-Elect and Immediate Past President. Joann holds a certification as a Diversity Professional (CDP). She served a three-year term (2017-2020) and served as Chair in 2019 on the ACHE Higher Education Network Committee and two 1-year terms (2018-2019) on the ACHE Volunteer Giving Committee. Joann received the Distinguished Service Award from ACHE. Joann is a member of the UNC Charlotte MHA Advisory Board for a three-year term (2016-2019) where she shares her observations and experiences in health administration to help ensure students receive the education that will best prepare them for careers in health administration.

Personal. Joann resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband of 35 years. Joann has one daughter who is a physical therapist. Joann volunteers in her spare time, serves as a mentor and enjoys giving back and making a difference in the lives of others.