Contact Us

What we do

SPH Advancement is here for just that—advancement of the School’s mission to improve public health, promote individual well-being and eliminate health disparities across North Carolina and around the world.


  • By connecting donors to the giving opportunities they are passionate about that help our students and our School lead the charge in solving our biggest public health problems; and
  • By creating a community where our alumni, friends, faculty and students can meet one another and collaborate on teaching, research and practice.

Need to reach us?
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
SPH Advancement
135 Dauer Drive
107 Rosenau Hall, CB #7400
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400
(919) 966-0198

For prospective students with admissions question, please contact the Office of Student Affairs
at or 919-966-2499.

Who we are: 

Crystal Hinson Miller, MA, CFRE
Associate Dean for Advancement
107B Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 7400
135 Dauer Drive
(919) 966-0198

  • Works with Dean, colleagues, and faculty on ideas for funding
  • Executive Director of the Public Health Foundation
  • Leads SPH Advancement
  • Liaison with SPH Advisory Council

Dixie Bloom
Administrative Manager for Advancement
124A Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 7400
135 Dauer Drive
(919) 843-6191

  • Manages office operations
  • Public Health Foundation and Advisory Council liaison
  • Web content management
  • Human Resources contact
  • Budget contact

Stephen Couch
Director of Development
107E Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 7400
135 Dauer Drive
(919) 966-0219

  • Major Gifts
  • Program liaison for BIOS, EPID and ESE

Elizabeth Dunn, PhD
Campaign Director for the School of Public Health
107A Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 7400
(919) 962-4257

  • Manages campaign planning and priority
  • Setting activities for SPH

Sterling Frierson
Director of Development
107D Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 7400
(919) 966-8368

  • Builds relationships with alumni and friends to increase understanding and support of the School’s mission
  • Program liaison for HPM and HB

Sandy Moulton, JD, MPH
Consultant, SPH Advancement
110 Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 7400
135 Dauer Drive
(919) 966-0198

Jerry Salak
Director of Special Events and Campaign Projects
108A Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 7400
135 Dauer Drive
(919) 843-0661

  • Manages special events and special projects for the School and SPH Advancement

Mike Shelton
Director of Development
107C Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 7400
(919) 445-0811

  • Program liaison for NUTR, MCH and PHLP

Susie Smith
Stewardship & Donor Relations Manager
124 Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 7400
135 Dauer Drive
(919) 966-3722

  • Gift acknowledgements
  • Gift processing
  • Donor relations contact
  • Web content management

Deanna Wilkie
Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs
124B Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 7400
135 Dauer Drive
(919) 966-0218

  • Handles appeals, programs and recognition for annual unrestricted giving to the School and its departments
  • Liaison for alumni relations and the Alumni Association

Director of Corporate/Foundation Relations
108 Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 7400

  • Corporate and foundation relations