The Center for Education and Public Initiatives
You probably know the Mütter Museum, but what about all the amazing educational initiatives going on at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia? Don’t worry, that’s what we’re here for. The Center for Education and Public Initiatives develops and implements programming that uses the many resources of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Mutter Museum to educate and inform health professionals and the public. Our current initiatives include the Karabots Junior Fellows Program, the Teva Pharmaceuticals Internship Program, Out4STEM, and Hip2Know, but feel free to check back regularly for updates on new programs and activities as well as the amazing students that come through our doors and the amazing things they’re doing.
Meet the CEPI Team!
CEPI Director Jacqui Bowman oversees all the programs run by CEPI as well as being the liaison to the College’s Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine. She has a PhD in Biological Anthropology from the University of Cambridge and moved to Philadelphia in 1993. Fascinated by bones, primates, microscopes and sexually transmitted diseases, she also loves contemporary art, dance, tropical fish and the color purple.
Marcy Engleman is the Museum Educator for the Mütter Museum. She conducts tours, teaches classes, and manages the Docent crew. She received a BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Penn State University, and a teaching certificate from Alvernia College. At home, Marcy has twin daughters, as well as a bevy of pets, including snakes, lizards and a bird.
Kevin Impellizeri has been with CEPI as the Youth Program Coordinator since August 2015. He comes to the College of Physicians with a BA in History and Political Science from Rutgers and an MA in History with a Museum Studies Certificate from the University of Delaware as a well as a bag of tricks from museum education jobs at the National Constitution Center, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, and Fort Mifflin on the Delaware. He is very interested in bringing game-based learning into the classroom.
Program Assistant Jeanene Johnson works primarily with the Karabots Junior Fellows Program but also provides support to the TEVA and Out4STEM programs as well. Her background is in non-profit management and she is inherently interested in psychology, human nature and social interactions.
While her colleagues cringe at all talk of zodiac, Jeanene admits she is a Virgo with a Leo rising and Gemini moon and feels that these attributes explain her desire to serve, her shy gregariousness, her need to reflect, and her somewhat cluttered sense of order!
Jeanene considers herself a youth advocate, resource finder and social liaison. She loves animals, long walks on the beach in tropical climates, working with youth, and connecting people.
Quincy Greene has been with CEPI as the Youth Support Coordinator for Out4STEM since June 2015. He is currently completing an online BA in Mathematics at the University of Illinois – Springfield, with future aspirations of becoming a Physician Assistant. He helped to found and develop the Out4STEM program in January of 2014. He has a passion for mentoring LGBTQ youth and supports our Teva and Karabots Junior Fellows programs.
Meredith Sellers is the CEPI Arts Instructor and Programs Assistant. She provides support for a variety of CEPI programs and develops arts programming for the Mütter including drawing classes, workshops, film and video, and more. She earned her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010 and received her MFA in 2012 from the University of Pennsylvania. Meredith has taught at UPenn, Temple University, the Mural Arts Program, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and Fleisher Arts Memorial. She is thrilled to be bringing new cross-disciplinary arts programming to the museum.