Public Health Foundation Board


The Board of Directors of the Public Health Foundation provides fiduciary oversight to the assets of the Public Health Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that manages the School’s endowments and charitable gifts. This group convenes twice a year.

Delton Atkinson, MPH, MPH, PMP, President
Acting Director
Division of Vital Statistics
National Center for Health Statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Research Triangle Park, NC
Paula Brown Stafford, MPH, Vice President
Clinical Development
Durham, NC
David J. Ballard, MD, MSPH, PhD, FACP
Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer
Baylor Health Care System
Executive Director and BHCS Endowed Chair
Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement
Dallas, TX

Antonio S. Braithwaite, DDS, MPH, PA
Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Sanford Pediatric Dentistry
Sanford, NC
P. LaMont Bryant, PhD, RAC
Director, Regulatory Affairs – Biosurgery
Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson
Somerville, NJ
Cynthia H. Cassell, PhD, MA
Health Scientist
National Center on Birth Defects
and Developmental Disabilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Deniese M. Chaney, MPH
Accenture Health and Public Service
Efland, NC

Stacy-Ann Christian, JD, MPH
Research Administration and Finance
Northeastern University
Boston, MA
Michael (Trey) A. Crabb, III, MHA, MBA
Managing Director
Ziegler Investment Banking
Healthcare Mergers, Acquisitions & Strategic Services
Nashville, TN
David Dodson, MDiv
MDC, Incorporated
Durham, NC
Cynthia J. Girman, DrPH
Executive Director, Department of Epidemiology
Merck Research Laboratories
North Wales, PA
Andrea M. Griffin, BSPH
Board Member
Lake Norman Community Health Clinic
Cornelius, NC
Priscilla A. Guild, MSPH
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Alumni Association and
North Carolina Citizens for Public Health
Chapel Hill, NC
Alma (Gibbie) Harris, MSPH, RN
Health Director
Buncombe County Department of Health
Asheville, NC
Deborah Parham Hopson, PhD, RN
Assistant Surgeon General
Associate Administrator, HIV/AIDS Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Joan C. Huntley, PhD, MPH
Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Chapel Hill, NC
Mark H. Merrill, MSPH
President and Chief Executive Officer
Valley Health System
Winchester, VA

Stephen A. Morse, MSPH, PhD
Associate Director for Environmental Microbiology
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Douglas M. Owen, PE, BCEE
Executive Vice President
White Plains, NY

Jonathan J. Pullin, MS
Sustainability and Environmental Programs/LEA
StudentFirst Academy Charter School
Charlotte, NC

Roy J. Ramthun, MSPH
Senior Advisor, Health Policy
West Health Policy Center
Washington, DC

Laura Helms Reece, DrPH
Chief Executive Officer
Chapel Hill, NC

James Rosen, MBA, MSPH
Intersouth Partners
Durham, NC
Jacqueline Sergent, MPH, RD, LDN
Health Promotion Coordinator/Health Education Supervisor
Granville-Vance District Health Department
Oxford, NC
Celette Sugg Skinner, PhD
Professor and Chief, Behavioral and Communication Sciences
Department of Clinical Sciences
Associate Director for Cancer Control & Population Sciences
Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Senthil N. Sundaram, MD, MPH
WFP-Raleigh Cardiology
Raleigh, NC
Edgar G. Villanueva, MHA, FACHE
Leverage Philanthropic Partners
Seattle, WA
Alice D. White, PhD
Retired Vice President
Worldwide Epidemiology Department
Hillsborough, NC
Chen-yu Yen, PhD, PE
President and Chief Executive Officer
TerraSure Development, LLC
Vice President, Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Senior Vice President
Gannett Fleming Sustainable Ventures Corp.
Baltimore, MD
Members Emeriti
Fred T. Brown, Jr., MPH, FACHE
Group Senior Vice President
Eastern Division
Carolinas HealthCare System
Charlotte, NC
Kelly B. Browning, MA
Executive Vice President
American Institute for Cancer Research
Washington, DC
Leah Devlin, DDS, MPH
Gillings Professor of the Practice
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Research and Innovation Solutions
Chapel Hill, NC
C. David Hardison, PhD
Managing Director, Health Sciences
Recombinant Data Corporation
Traphill, NC
Lisa M. LaVange, PhD
Director, Office of Biostatistics
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Susanne Glen Moulton, JD, MPH
The Xenia Group Inc.
Durham, NC
Ilene C. Siegler, PhD, MPH
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC
Russell B. Toal, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA
Robert D. Verhalen, DrPH
Chief Executive Officer
Verhalen and Associates, LLC
McLean, VA
Jack E. Wilson, PE, MSENV
Board of Directors
TEC, Incorporated
Keswick, VA
Thomas K. Wong, PhD, MPH
Vice President
Meganium Corporation
Durham, NC