Advisory Council

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Advisory Council features a team of distinguished leaders, executives and friends from across North Carolina and the United States who provide strategic input to the leadership of the Gillings School.
Council members also provide insights, ideas and resources in developing collaborative initiatives and connecting the School to innovative public-private partnerships. In addition, council members serve as ambassadors of the School and share its commitment to making a positive and significant impact on the lives and health of people across North Carolina, throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Donald A. Holzworth, MS, Chair
Executive in Residence
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Chapel Hill, NC

James Rosen, MBA, MSPH
Public Health Foundation Board
Liaison to Advisory Council
Partner
Intersouth Partners

Marcia A. Angle, MD, MPH
Adjunct Professor
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University
Durham, NC

William K. Atkinson, PhD, MPH
Former President and Chief Executive Officer
WakeMed
Raleigh, NC

Gail H. Cassell, PhD, DSc (hon)
Retired Vice President, Scientific Affairs and
Distinguished Lilly Research Scholar
for Infectious Diseases
Eli Lilly and Company
Carmel, IN

Willard Cates, Jr., MD, MPH
Distinguished Scientist and President Emeritus
FHI 360
Research Triangle Park, NC

Michael J. Cucchiara
Managing Partner
Graypants, Inc. and Pangea Foods
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

Ken Eudy
Chief Executive Officer
Capstrat
Raleigh, NC

James R. Hendricks, Jr., MS
Duke Energy Vice President of
Environment, Health and Safety (Retired)
Pawleys Island, SC

E. Wayne Holden, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer
RTI International
Research Triangle Park, NC

Michael E. Kafrissen, MD, MSPH
Research Scientist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Gladstone, NJ

John McConnell
Chief Executive Officer
McConnell Golf
Raleigh, NC

Jesse Milan, Jr., JD
Altarum Institute Fellow
Ellicott City, MD

James Patrick O’Connell, PhD, MPH
Retired Chief Executive Officer
Acea Biosciences, Incorporated
Solana Beach, CA

Jane Smith Patterson
President
Jane Patterson & Associates
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

Markus Wilhelm
Chief Executive Officer
Strata Solar, LLC
Chapel Hill, NC

Louise Winstanly, LLB, MSB
Attorney and Medical Ethicist
Chapel Hill, NC


Members Emeriti

Nancy A. Dreyer, PhD, MPH
Global Chief of Scientific Affairs
Senior Vice President
Quintiles Outcome
Cambridge, MA

Carmen Hooker Odom, MS
Former President
Milbank Memorial Fund
Manteo, NC