Professionals in residence

Get career advice from a real pro!

Our Professionals in Residence program is unique to New College connecting you with seasoned professionals committed to your success!

Our professionals offer career advice and mentorship on topics including career information, professionalism, job searching, networking, interviewing, resumes, and more. This committed team of volunteers values the powerful liberal arts honors education you receive from New College and can help you translate it into professional success.

2020-2021 New College Professionals in Residence

Henry F. Anthony

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Henry F. Anthony is the retired Vice President of Human Resources for Rollins, Inc, an S&P 500 company.

He has almost 40 years of corporate HR experience, including over 25 as the senior HR executive. As a human resources practitioner and consultant, he has worked with several large organizations in developing HR strategy, measurements and the leadership of the human resources function.  Prior to his position with Rollins, Inc., Henry was HR Practice Leader of Veritas Consulting Group, LLC. Before Veritas, he was Senior Vice President-Human Resources of a staffing and outsourcing firm. Henry also has served as Vice President-Human Resources of National Linen Service and as the head of HR for the North American operations of a British equipment company. Before these roles, he served in field HR roles with Pizza Hut and GTE.

He’s an expert on helping college students navigate the world of work providing an employer’s perspective. He has coached hundreds of college students at several universities assisting them in their career searches.

Patricia Courtois

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For 40 years, Patricia, a Northwestern University alumnus, has lead brand communications, media relations, community relations and corporate philanthropy for companies and brands including Beatrice Foods, Sara Lee, Tropicana, Sweet ’N Low, Butter Buds, Sugar in the Raw and ClosetMaid.

During her tenure at Tropicana in Bradenton, Florida, she oversaw advertising, public relations and promotions for Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice and orchestrated its launch in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Patricia joined Clarke Advertising and Public Relations (later rebranded as C-Suite Communications) in 1999, and in January 2005, purchased the agency from founder Tim Clarke. In 2014, the agency was named a finalist for GrowFL’s Florida Companies to Watch. The firm was acquired by On Ideas, a Jacksonville headquartered marketing and communications consultancy in January 2017.

Patricia serves on the boards and executive leadership of many organizations including Senior Friendship Centers, Florida Studio Theatre, Doctors Hospital, All Faiths Food Bank and the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County. She is a former board member of the Sarasota County Arts Council, the Literacy Council of Sarasota and past president of the Sarasota Sunrise Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association. She serves at the national level on the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As) Florida Board of Governors and in their Women CEO Forum and in 2013, was a Finalist for Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Business Woman of the Year.

An advocate for liberal arts education, Patricia is the lead instructor and coordinator for the Certificate in Leadership program which teaches students the leadership skills needed to transition from college to career.

Angela Haines

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Angela Haines is a widely published business journalist and author and a business communications and career consultant. She is excited to talk to New College student entrepreneurs about their ideas.

A former reporter for Fortune and Money magazines, she has written freelance features for The New York Times, The Associated Press, Venture, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s Day, and Boardroom Reports. She has also provided communications consulting and in-house seminars for several corporations, including, Barnes and Noble, Ernst and Young, and Citigroup. For a wide client base among international businesspersons, Haines frequently creates programs to provide strategic skills necessary to navigate the American business culture. Clients have included Danskebank and JP Morgan Chase. Earlier in her career, she founded and ran a public affairs office for the children’s hospital at New York Presbyterian Hospital for several years; she later served as managing editor of the Procter and Gamble-sponsored monthly publication, Baby Care, and wrote a book on parenting published under the Random House Villard Books imprint.

In addition to her business and journalism career, Angela Haines served as an adjunct professor at New York University for many years, teaching writing seminars and business communications. A pioneer in distance learning, she designed the first online course in business communications for New School University. Now she regularly adapts the material from her successful courses as a career coach for private clients.

From 2006-2009, Angela Haines founded the Henry Hudson 400 New York foundation; it was organized to produce citywide cultural and business events to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s legendary voyage to New York. Currently, she is a managing director of Golden Seeds, a national angel investing group which supports women-backed businesses. More recently she conducted seminars on entrepreneurship for the Honors College at CUNY and at Ithaca College; she has also served as a mentor in several start-up competitions. She has also written a biweekly column on women entrepreneurs for Huffington Post and Forbes. Presently she is an active member of the Board, and the Executive Committee, of the Caramoor Center for Music and Arts. She also offers job readiness skills to several nonprofit organizations, including The Fortune Society, The Women’s Resource Center and City Tutors.

Dr. Lisa Merritt

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Dr. Lisa A. Merritt is a physiatrist in Sarasota, Florida and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area. She has been in practice for more than 20 years. She is on the Board of Directors for the Multicultural Health Institute (MHI).

Dr. Merritt obtained her medical degree from Howard University after completing undergraduate studies at Georgetown University with honors.  She underwent training in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco and completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  She is also a graduate of the faculty development program at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. She is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the AAPMR (the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation), NMA (the National Medical Association), and the American Academy of Pain Management.

Dr. Merritt also serves as a New College adjunct instructor and pre-med advisor.

Dr. Dan Stults

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Dr. Dan Stults is an experimental social psychologist, consultant, statistician, and researcher.

At New College, Dan (Class ‘81) developed an interest in the drivers of human behavior and the question of what we know and how we know it. These interests led to a Ph.D. in Experimental Social Psychology from Michigan State University, with a focus on experimental design, statistics, and research. Published in the areas of Experimental Social Psychology, Psychometrics, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Dan left academics to take leadership positions in industry where he worked to understand and fulfill the unmet needs of consumers, patients, and physicians. His most recent position was as Head of Global Business Intelligence (Insights and Analytics) for AbbVie, a biopharmaceutical company. A recent resident of Sarasota, Dan can be found working with New College as the Chair-Elect for the New College Alumni Association or facilitating a discussion with the New College Foundation Working Team when he is not on the water, playing with his dogs or communing with family.