From Matthew Chamberlin,
Director of Communications and Marketing
The year 2020 was unlike any other. COVID-19 touched every corner of our lives, forcing us all to make pivots both large and small. For the first time, Carolina Public Health magazine is digital first, although we did do a limited print run. The reasons are myriad and likely permanent, but we want to hear your thoughts on this maiden voyage. Please submit any comments to email@example.com. Thank you for your ongoing support of both the Gillings School and public health.
Public Health Foundation Incorporated
Board of Directors
Fred Hargett, MAC, Chair Chief Financial Officer Novant Health Charlotte, NC
Adam S. Parker, PhD, Vice Chair CEO/CIO/Founder Trivariate Capital Management LP New York, NY
Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, MPH Executive Vice Chair Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor Gillings School of Global Public Health
Karissa L. Grasty, Executive Director/Secretary Associate Dean for Advancement Gillings School of Global Public Health
Katie Thornsvard, MAC, CPA, Treasurer & Associate Dean for Finance Gillings School of Global Public Health
Cynthia Butler Senior Associate Vice Chancellor University Development, UNC-Chapel Hill
Paul Casey Former VP and Global Head, Cardiac Safety Services Quintiles Chapel Hill, NC
Lisa Tomasko Dooley, DrPH Quantitative Sciences Head Lung Cancer Initiative Johnson & Johnson Spring House, PA
Todd A. Durham, PhD, MS Vice President, Clinical & Outcomes Research Foundation Fighting Blindness Raleigh, NC
Erik Eaker, MHA, BSPH Senior Vice President of Business Operations BioIQ Louisville, KY
Mark M. Gordon, MHSA, BSPH President, Alamance Regional Medical Center Senior Vice President, Cone Health Burlington, NC
Amit Gupta, MD, BSPH Attending Pediatric/Cardiac Anesthesia Physician Department of Anesthesiology, Children’s Anesthesia Medical Group Castro Valley, CA
Elaine B. Hoffman, PhD Senior Director, Head of Vaccines Statistical and Quantitative Sciences Takeda Pharmaceuticals Cambridge, MA
Katie Kaney, DrPH, MBA, FACHE Senior Vice President and Operational Chief of Staff Atrium Health Charlotte, NC
Amy Lansky, PhD, MPH Senior Advisor for Strategy Office of the Assoc. Dir. for Policy and Strategy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention* Decatur, GA (serving in her personal capacity)
Nancy McGee, JD, MPH, DrPH Principal, Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice Heidrick & Struggles San Francisco, CA
Jessica Melton, MHA, CERT President of Suburban Hospital Chesapeake, VA
Mona M. Moon, MSPH Chief Operating Officer Medicaid NC Department of Health and Human Services Raleigh, NC
Jean G. Orelien, DrPH, MStat Chief Executive Officer ScitoVation, LLC Research Triangle Park, NC
Patsy M. Polston, PhD, MSPH Faculty in Department of Health Behavior Gillings School of Global Public Health Pittsboro, NC
Azhar Richmond, MBA Executive Director of Institutional Equities Sales Morgan Stanley New York, NY
George Thomas, MBA President of Three Hill Shoals LLC Bermuda
Walker Wilson, MPH Assistant Secretary for Policy NC Department of Health and Human Services Raleigh, NC
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Donald A. Holzworth, MS, Chair Executive in Residence UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Chapel Hill, NC
Marcia A. Angle, MD, MPH Retired Public Health Physician Durham, NC
William K. Atkinson, PhD, MPH Former President and Chief Executive Officer WakeMed Raleigh, NC
Nicole Bates, DrPH, MPH Director, Strategic Partnerships & Initiatives Pivotal Ventures Seattle, WA
Michael J. Cucchiara Consultant/Entrepreneur Chapel Hill, NC
Leah Devlin, DDS, MPH Gillings Professor of the Practice UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Research and Innovation Solutions Chapel Hill, NC
Jeffrey P. Engel, MD Executive Director Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Atlanta, GA
Subhash Gumber, MD, PhD, FACG Medical Director Raleigh Medical Group Gastroenterology Cary, NC
James R. Hendricks, Jr., MS Duke Energy Vice President of Environment, Health and Safety (Retired) Pawleys Island, SC
Michael E. Kafrissen, MD, MSPH Research Scientist Massachusetts Institute of Technology Palm Beach, FL
Richard D. Kelly, BSPH, MBA Former Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Nutriati, Inc. Executive in Residence, University of Richmond Robins School of Business Richmond, VA
Stacie McEntyre, MSW, LCSW, CEDS, F.iaedp Founder and Vice Chair of the Board Veritas Collaborative, LLC Apex, NC
Jesse Milan, Jr., JD President and CEO AIDS United Ellicott City, MD
Jane Smith Patterson President Jane Patterson & Associates Chapel Hill, NC
Lee (Leyan) Phillips, MA Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder Bluedoor Group Chapel Hill, NC
Pamela J. Pure Chief Executive Officer HealthMEDX Niwot, CO
Maura Smith Rampolla, MPH Co-Founder and Director The Mark and Maura Rampolla Foundation Redondo Beach, CA
Laura Helms Reece, DrPH, MS Chief Executive Director Rho Chapel Hill, NC
James H. Rosen, MBA, MSPH President and Chief Executive Officer Artizan Biosciences Chapel Hill, NC
William G. Ross, Jr., JD Visiting Professor and Attorney Chapel Hill, NC
Virginia B. Sall Co-Founder and Director Sall Family Foundation Cary, NC
Louise Winstanly, LLB, MSB Attorney and Medical Ethicist Chapel Hill, NC
Advisory Board Leadership
Joanna J. Conley, BSPH 2003 (HPM) Alumni Association Chair (through June 2022) Chief Executive Officer TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center Brentwood, Tenn. Kristin Z. Black, MPH 2011, PhD 2016 (MCH) Alumni Association Vice Chair (through June 2022) Assistant Professor College of Health and Human Performance, Department of Health Education and Promotion East Carolina University Greenville, N.C. Jonathan G. Atkeson, BSPH 1995 (ESE) Alumni Association Board Member (through June 2022) Managing Director Fortress Investment Group New York, N.Y. Stephanie L. Baker, PhD 2013 (HB) Alumni Association Board Member (through June 2022) Assistant Professor of Public Health Studies Elon University Elon, N.C. Katelyn Bryant-Comstock, MPH 2014 (MCH) Maternal and Child Health Department Chapter Co-Leader Senior Knowledge Management Specialist IntraHealth International Chapel Hill, N.C.
Meagan L. Davis, BSBIO 2010, MPH 2014 (HB) Atlanta Alumni Chapter Leader (through June 2021) Public Health Analyst Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemiology Workforce Branch Atlanta, Ga. Pamela S. Diggs, B.S. 2003, MPH 2007 (HB) Alumni Association Board Member (through June 2022) Community and Diversity Engagement Program Manager Blue Cross NC Raleigh, N.C.
Anne M. Jacobs, MHA 1993 (HPM) Alumni Association Board Member (through June 2022) Principal Riverstone Health Advisors Bethesda, Md. Emily E. Kiser, MPH 2016 (PHLP) Alumni Association Board Member (through June 2023) Strategy and Development Officer IntraHealth International Durham, N.C. R. Mark Lee, BSPH 1995 (ESE); M.S. 1997 (ESE) Alumni Association Board Member (through June 2022) Senior Vice President and Group Lead, Public Sector ICF Fairfax, Va.
Macon E. Lowman, MPH 2014 (MCH) Maternal and Child Health Department Chapter Co-Leader Pediatric Registered Nurse Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, Calif. Ashton N. Madison, MPH 2017 (HB) Health Behavior Department Chapter Co-Leader Cooperative Studies Program Epidemiology Center Durham VA Health Care System Durham, N.C. Erin P. Magee, MSW 2015; MPH 2015 (MCH) Maternal and Child Health Department Chapter Co-Leader Project Coordinator North Carolina Institute for Public Health Durham, N.C. Hannah E. Martin, BSPH 2011, MPH 2013 (NUTR) Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter Leader (through June 2021) Senior Policy Analyst, Health Program Bipartisan Policy Center Washington, D.C.
Katie L. McMillan, MPH 2013 (MCH) Alumni Association Board Member (through June 2021) Associate Director Duke University Health System, Mobile App Gateway Durham, N.C.
Karthi K. Natarajan, BSPH 1996, MPH 2007 (BIOS) Alumni Association Board Member (through June 2022) Founder and CEO Lozob Consulting, LLC Raleigh, N.C. Peter Samai, PhD 2017, MPH 2007 (EPI) Alumni Association Board Member (through June 2023) Epidemiologist NoviSci, Inc. Durham, NC Todd A. Schwartz, MS 1998, DrPH 2004 (BIOS) Biostatistics Department Chapter Leader (through June 2019) Associate Professor Department of Biostatistics UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Chapel Hill, NC Nick L. Sullivan, BA 2007, MHA 2012 (HPM) Alumni Association Board Member (through June 2021) Vice President Novant Health, Stroke and Neurosciences Charlotte, NC LeVelton R. Thomas, BSPH 2008; MHA 2013 (HPM) Alumni Association Board Member (through June 2022) Program Director, Operations & Management Services Duke Health, Private Diagnostic Clinic Durham, N.C. Jessica Bell van der Wal, BSPH 2006 (HPM) Alumni Association Board Member (through June 2022) Founder and Partner vdB Consulting, LLC Charlotte, N.C. Michelle S. Wilkinson, MSPH 2009 (HPM) Boston Alumni Chapter Leader (through June 2023) Senior Manager ECG Management Consultants Weymouth, MA
Contributing Writers: Will Frazier, Amy Fulk, Meg Palmer and Jennie Saia.
Illustrator: Esther Lee , MPH, 2021
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