Dr. Frankline (Frankie) Augustin, MSHA is an award winning Associate Professor in the Health Administration Program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Before teaching at CSUN, she was adjunct faculty in the Policy, Planning and Development program at the University of Southern California. Reflected both in her teaching style and philosophy, Dr. Augustin uses a learning-centered approach that is both hands-on and holistic. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in health administration, gerontology, cultural competence, health policy, international health, leadership development, management skills, and human resources among others. She has also conducted manuscript reviews for the Journal of Health Administration Education and the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Before her faculty appointment, Dr. Augustin amassed over 10 years of management experience in educational administration, developing and implementing programs that improve college completion rates for low-income undergraduate students in science, mathematics, and health sciences. Under her leadership, Dr. Augustin oversaw the development and implementation of the Student Health Professionals Pre-Entry Program (SHP-PEP), an effective health pathways pipeline program that intends to improve the diversity of the healthcare workforce. Dr. Augustin’s doctoral dissertation “Pipeline to the Health Professions: Employing Health Professions Pipeline Programs to Produce and Prepare Future Healthcare Professionals, Diversify the Healthcare Workforce, and Improve the Health of Our Nation” was cited by the State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) as a good strategy to recruit diverse populations to enter the health workforce. Her research interests include studying the well being of elderly/older adults; professional competence of health administration college students and health professionals; and investigating strategies that improve diversity in the healthcare workforce. Dr. Augustin serves the healthcare community as Chair of the Program Board for M.E.N.D. (Meet Each Need with Dignity), the largest non-profit poverty agency in the San Fernando Valley that provides medical, vision, dental care, job skills training and placement to the neediest residents.