Governing Board

 

The Governing Board of the Gillings School of Global Public Health Alumni Association represents the School’s nearly 18,000 alumni in all 100 North Carolina counties, every state in the U.S., and over 100 countries worldwide. The board meets quarterly to work with the School’s leadership to address issues of importance to alumni and to organize social and professional development events that keep alumni connected to the School.

Executive Committee (voting)

Executive Committee (voting)

Eric S. Money, MS ’03, PhD ’09 (ESE)
President (through June 2019) 

Associate Director of Professional Education
Assistant Professor
Center for Geospatial Analytics
College of Natural Resources
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7106
Raleigh, NC  27695-7106
esmoney@ncsu.edu
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Todd A. Jones, BSPH ’93 (HPM)
President-Elect (through June, 2019)

Attorney at Law
Anderson Jones, PLLC
1305 Navaho Dr., Ste. 303
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 277-2541
(919) 277-2544 (fax)
tjones@andersonandjones.com
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Executive Committee (voting)

Vickie Bass, BSPH ’83 (HB), MSPH ’87 (HPM)
Secretary/Treasurer (through June 2017)

Management Consultant
Post Office Box 2
Creedmoor, NC 27522
(919) 480-5514
(888) 480-7581 (fax)
Vickie_Bass@alumni.unc.edu

Joanna Conley, BSPH ’03 (HPM)
Director At-Large (through June 2017)
Chief Executive Officer
Poinciana Medical Center
325 Cypress Parkway
Kissimmee, FL 34758
(407) 791-0863
Joanna.Conley@hcahealthcare.com

Executive Committee (voting)

Marion Elliott Deerhake, MSPH ’78 (ESE)
Director At-Large (through June 2017)
Sr. Research Environmental Scientist
RTI International
P.O. Box 12194
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(919) 316-3410
med@rti.org
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Jennifer Wooten Ierardi, MPH ’06 (HPM)
Director At-Large (through June 2017)
Chief Integrity Executive
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare
541 N. Fairbanks Ct., Suite 1065
Chicago, IL 60611
(919) 923-1949
jen.ierardi@gmail.com

Executive Committee (voting)

Charles Konigsberg, Jr. MPH ’71 (HPM)
Director At-Large (through June 2017)
(Retired) Past Director at Alexandria Health Department, Alexandria, VA
213 Silver Bluff Street
Holly Springs, NC 27540
(919) 285-4511
ckonigsberg1029@gmail.com

Melinda Hinson Neely, BSPH ’86 (NUTR)
Director At-Large (through June, 2019)

1309 N 25th Street
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 867-5970
Melindahinsonneely@gmail.com
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Regional Chapter Leaders (voting)

Regional Chapter Leaders (voting)

Atlanta
President
Cynthia Cassell, PhD ’07 (MCH)

Health Services Researcher/Epidemiologist
Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention**
1600 Clifton Road, MS E-86
Atlanta, GA 30333
(404) 498-1308
(704) 914-6181 (cell)
chcassell@gmail.com 

**Dr. Cassell is serving in her personal capacity. 

Boston
President
Michelle Wilkinson, MSPH ’09 (HPM)
Manager, ECG Management Consultants
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 2001
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 227-0100 (work)
(781) 588-8885 (cell)
michelle.sonia@gmail.com

Regional Chapter Leaders (voting)

Florida/South Caribbean
President
Stacy-Ann Christian, MPH ’06 (HPM)
1440 Coral Ridge Drive, #302
Coral Springs, FL 33071
Cell: (917) 515-3203(US)
(876) 433-2826(JA)
stacyannc@icloud.com

New York
President
Jay Goldring, MSPH ’66 (ESE)
jaygoldring@gmail.com

Regional Chapter Leaders (voting)
Washington, DC
President
Roslyn Johnson, BSPH ’05 (HPM)
Deloitte Consulting
(919) 593-6913
Looking for a regional chapter not listed here?
Contact Deanna Wilkie at dwilkie@unc.edu or (919) 966-0218

Department Chapter Leaders (voting; ex-officio members are non-voting)

Department Chapter Leaders (voting; ex-officio members are non-voting)
Biostatistics
President
Todd Schwartz, MS ’98, DrPH ’04
Research Associate Professor, Biostatistics
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
School of Nursing
Campus Box 7420
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7420
(919) 843-8232
FAX: (919) 966-7285
tschwart@email.unc.edu

Biostatistics
President-Elect
(Ex-Officio)
Vacant

Department Chapter Leaders (voting; ex-officio members are non-voting)

Environmental Sciences and Engineering
President
Jason Goldsmith, MS ’04

Research Environmental Scientist
RTI International
P.O. Box 12194
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(919) 316-3916
JasonHGoldsmith@gmail.com

Environmental Sciences and Engineering
President-Elect
(Ex-Officio)
Vacant

Department Chapter Leaders (voting; ex-officio members are non-voting)
Epidemiology
Co-President
Katie O’Brien, PhD ’13, MSPH ’10
Postdoctoral Fellow
Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institute of Health
111 TW Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(919) 541-9954
Epidemiology
Co-President

Alexandra White, PhD ’15, MSPH ’12
Postdoctoral Fellow
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institute of Health
111 TW Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Department Chapter Leaders (voting; ex-officio members are non-voting)

Health Behavior
President

Hannah Prentice‐Dunn, MPH ’12
Organizational Coach
Prevention Partners
88 Vilcom Center Drive, Suite 110
Chapel Hill, NC 27510
(205) 331‐9838
hannah.prenticedunn@gmail.com

Health Behavior
President-Elect
(Ex-Officio)
Vacant

Department Chapter Leaders (voting; ex-officio members are non-voting)

Health Policy and Management
Co-Representative
Shayla Higginbotham, BSPH ’02, MHA ’04
Senior Administrative Director
Duke Heart Center
Duke University Health Systems
Durham, North Carolina 27713
(919) 681-8813
Shayla.C.Higginbotham@outlook.com

Health Policy and Management
Co-Representative
 (Ex-Officio)
Kevin J. Harlen, MSPH ‘88
9502 Wire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(310) 587-2049
kjharlen@yahoo.com

Department Chapter Leaders (voting; ex-officio members are non-voting)

Maternal and Child Health
Co-Representative
 
Julia L. De Clerque, DrPH ’87, MPH
Research Fellow and Investigator 
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 7590
Chapel Hill, NC 27955-7590
(919) 966-7106
FAX: (919) 966-5764
Julie_DeClerque@unc.edu

Maternal and Child Health
Co-Representative
 (Ex-Officio)
Sharon Epstein, MIA, MPH ’82 (MCH)
Consultant, International Health
213 Providence Glen Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-6992
(919) 903-8564
(718) 702-0137 (cell)
epsteinse@gmail.com

Department Chapter Leaders (voting; ex-officio members are non-voting)

Nutrition
President
Lauren Paynter, MPH ’13, RD, LDN

Communications Manager
COPTR Study
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Campus Box 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7461
(919) 966-0117
payntera@email.unc.edu

Nutrition
President-Elect
(Ex-Officio)
Vacant

Department Chapter Leaders (voting; ex-officio members are non-voting)

Public Health Leadership Program
President
Shauna Hay, MT (ASCP), MPH ’06

Assistant Professor (as of 7/1/13)
Division of Clinical Science
Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine
University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
4110 Bondurant Hall, CB # 7120
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1350
(919) 843-4350
(919) 932-390 (cell)
shaunanhay@gmail.com

Public Health Leadership Program
President-Elect
(Ex-Officio)
Vacant

Student Representatives (non-voting)

Student Representatives (non-voting)

Student Government Co-President
Kristin Voltzke
Doctoral candidate in Epidemiology
krisv@email.unc.edu

Student Government Co-President
Ranjitha Ananthan
BSPH Candidate
Health Policy & Management
ranjitha@live.unc.edu

Student Representatives (non-voting)

Minority Student Caucus
Co-President
April Aviles
MPH candidate in Maternal and Child Health
aaviles@email.unc.edu

Minority Student Caucus
Co-President
Sam Baxter
Doctoral candidate in Health Policy and Management
samleke@live.unc.edu

Alumni Board Volunteers (non-voting)

Alumni Board Volunteers (non-voting)

Sonya Goode, MPH ’99 (HB)
Research Public Health Analyst
RTI International
3040 Cornwallis Road
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(919) 541-6991
(919) 417-2104 (cell)
greenteam@nc.rr.com

Ex-Officio Members (non-voting)

Ex-Officio Members (non-voting)

Dean’s Office
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Campus Box 7400
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400

David Pesci
Director of Communications
(919) 962-2600
dpesci@unc.edu

Ex-Officio Members (non-voting)

Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH
Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor

(919) 966-3215
FAX: (919) 966-7678
brimer@unc.edu

Deanna Wilkie
Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs
(919) 966-0218
(919) 966-0222 (fax)
dwilkie@unc.edu

Ex-Officio Members (non-voting)

Crystal Hinson Miller, MA, CFRE
Associate Dean for Advancement
(919) 966-0198
(919) 966-0222 (fax)
miller@unc.edu

Susie Smith
Stewardship and Donor Relations Manager

(919) 966-3722
(919) 966-0222 (fax)
susies@email.unc.edu

Ex-Officio Members (non-voting)

Katie Thornsvard, MAC, CPA
Finance Director
(919) 843-4586
(919) 966-6380 (fax)
katiet@email.unc.edu

Departmental Staff for Alumni Relations

Ex-Officio Members (non-voting)

Gregory Bocchino, EdD
Director, Student Services
(919) 966-0064
(919) 966-6342 (fax)
bocchino@unc.edu

Jeffrey Simms, MSPH ‘96
Clinical Assistant Professor and Director,
Development and Alumni Relations
Health Policy and Management
Campus Box 7441
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7441
(919) 966-7380
jsimms@email.unc.edu