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Office of Business and Finance

The Office of Business, Finance, and Administration leads the planning, staffing, and budgeting for the Meharry Medical College School of Medicine. This includes the oversight of financial operations and administrative units such as Finance, and Digital Marketing and Communications.


Our office is tasked with designing and implementing standardized financial management practices, as well as coordinating financial activities for the school and all related finance personnel and external partners. To maintain an environment of compliance, we ensure adherence to federal and state laws as well as regulations, internal policies, and standards.

Roland E. Jones

Roland E. Jones, D.B.A., M.P.A., M.B.A.

Associate Dean
Business & Finance
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6122
Email: rjones@mmc.edu

Leon Blandon_8197

Leon Blandon, III

Senior Fiscal Officer
Business & Finance
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6907
Email: lblandon@mmc.edu

Walter Parker

Walter Parker, MBA, CPA, JD

Fiscal Officer
Meharry Medical Group
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.963.3176
Email: wparker@mmc.edu

Israel Thomas_8118

Israel Thomas

Social Media Strategist
Business & Finance
School: Medicine

Office Phone: 615.327.6075
Email: ithomas@mmc.edu

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