MSM Announces Two New Senior Executives Harvey Green Named Senior VP Institutional Development and Advancement, Taya Jackson Scott Chief Innovation Officer

ATLANTA – NOVEMBER 17, 2021 – Morehouse School of Medicine today announced two new senior executives naming Harvey Green as the school’s senior vice president of Institutional Development and Advancement and Taya Jackson Scott as chief innovation officer.

Green and Scott will report to Morehouse School of Medicine President and CEO Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice. “We are fortunate to have both of these incredibly talented and highly respected academic health leaders to join our team,” said Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, president and CEO, Morehouse School of Medicine. “They bring a wealth of experience and capabilities that will be of immense value, particularly as we continue our work toward meeting the healthcare needs of underserved populations and educating the next generation of culturally-competent clinicians, scientists, and researchers.”

Ms. Jackson Scott, who will also serve as the medical school’s liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SASCOC) Liaison, had been vice dean at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill overseeing strategic planning, business, and finance.

This is her second stint at the Morehouse Medical School. From 2011 to 2019, she was chief of staff and chief academic officer, interim vice president for marketing and communications, associate vice president for business and finance, and the Title III executive director.

“I am so pleased to once again have the privilege of serving in a leadership role at the Morehouse School of Medicine which has, for nearly 50 years, been an incredibly important institution in the education of minority health professionals and a leading advocate for health equity in Black and brown communities,” said Jackson Scott, who has also held leadership roles at Washington University in St. Louis, Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University, both in Nashville, during her career.

Prior to coming the Morehouse School of Medicine, Green served as the development lead at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. A former U.S. Marine Corps officer and 14-year development executive, he has spent most of his career with world-class institutions of higher education including four years with Johns Hopkins University, which is widely regarded as a training ground for industry-leading, highly impactful fundraising professionals.

“I am thrilled to have the honor of leading the development efforts of this historic center of health care education,” said Green. “I am looking forward to helping Morehouse School of Medicine achieve the financial support it needs to not only continue its mission, but to give its students, researchers and clinicians the resources they need to have a measurable, positive impact on the health and well-being of underserved communities.”

Both Green and Jackson Scott will serve on the medical school’s executive leadership team. They officially assumed their new duties last month.

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Founded in 1975, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians, biomedical scientists, and public health professionals. An independent and private historically-Black medical school, MSM was recognized by the Annals of Internal Medicine as the nation’s number one medical school in fulfilling a social mission—the creation and advancement of health equity. MSM faculty and alumni are noted for excellence in teaching, research, and public policy, as well as exceptional patient care. MSM is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctoral and master’s degrees. To learn more about programs and donate today, please visit or call 404-752-1500.


Nicole V. Linton