When an organization grows, the capability of its management must also grow, sometimes without spending any money to hire more staff. To teach those skills Princeton Area Community Foundation will offer a workshop on Thursday, October 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Greenacres Country Club in Lawrenceville. For information, visit www.pacf.org or call 609-219-1800.

Kaytura Felix, managing director of programs for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will speak at the event. Felix, a medical doctor, is responsible for developing leadership in the RWJ Foundation’s Clinical Scholars, Culture of Health, Health Policy Research, and Interdisciplinary Research programs.

Before joining RWJF, she was an executive coach and speaker for ISL Coaching, a company she founded to help physicians, nurses, and other health professionals cultivate the conversational and coordination skills needed to improve performance and enhance their organizations.

She also served as senior advisor for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In this role she established the Community Health Applied Research Network, the first patient-centered outcomes research program for underserved communities. She also served in other positions with HRSA, including chief medical officer, director of quality and data, chief of the quality data branch, senior advisor on minority health, and medical officer. Earlier she provided clinical care as a hospitalist in Baltimore and was a staff physician with Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

From 1997 to 1999 Felix was an RWJF clinical scholar at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She also helped RWJF launch the National Health Plan Disparities Collaborative.

Felix earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and a medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

Originally from the small Caribbean island of Dominica, she now lives outside Washington, D.C., with Camara, her daughter, and Brett, her nephew. In her spare time she hosts Savvy Black Women at Work, a free online community.

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