UNC MCH Leadership Consortium

Supporting the MCH leaders of today, preparing the MCH leaders of tomorrow.

Since 2000, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau funded Leadership Training Programs at UNC-Chapel Hill have joined together to co-sponsor an interdisciplinary leadership development curriculum for graduate and post-graduate fellows. This experience includes the opportunity to explore personal leadership styles through a 3-day leadership assessment workshop – providing the basis for an Individual Development Plan (IDP) for each fellow to guide the year’s journey. Additional workshops focus on important skills for MCH leaders – conflict resolution, facilitation, cultural competence, and family/professional collaboration. In addition fellows have access to “just-in-time” online trainings in advanced leadership skills. Coordinated through the UNC MCH Leadership Consortium, this integrated approach to interdisciplinary training has become a national model and serves as an effective platform for academic – practice engagement in public health practice in MCH.
 
For the 2013-2014 year, two training programs - Maternal and Child Health at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Leadership in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) are partnering to offer this interdisciplinary training experience to students, parents of children with special health care needs, professionals from the North Carolina Department of Public Health, and a self-advocate.
 

In addition to providing a year-long intensive MCH leadership development experience, UNC Consortium activities include:

  • Meeting monthly to plan and evaluate interdisciplinary MCH leadership teaching and research issues of mutual interest
  • Serving as a campus catalyst and coordinating body for family/professional collaboration and cultural competence within our UNC MCH training programs and other approaches to leadership development
  • Fostering a shared understanding of the diverse field of maternal and child health, anchored in a public health, population-based perspective
  • Advancing opportunities for trainee, faculty/staff, Title V interaction that address shared goals through joint initiatives
 

The mission of the UNC MCH Leadership Consortium is to work in partnership with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, its National MCH Training Network, and state and local Title V programs to train the next generation of leaders and to better serve the MCH population.

Lewis Margolis, MD, MPH 
Department of Maternal and Child Health 
School of Public Health 
lew_margolis@unc.edu

Claudia Fernandez, DrPH MS RD LDN 
Department of Maternal and Child Health 
School of Public Health 
plaisted@email.unc.edu

Angela Rosenberg, PT, DrPH 
The Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning 
angela.rosenberg@cdl.unc.edu

Jack Roush, PhD Director, 
Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences 
jroush@med.unc.edu

Kathleen Rounds, MSW, MPH, PhD
School of Social Work
karounds@email.unc.edu

Ann Palmer 
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities 
abpalmer@nc.rr.com

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Trainee(s)

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Advocacy

Trainee(s)

  • Susan Kermon
  • Alexis Teplin

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Audiology

Trainee(s)

  • Susan Cheung
  • Laura Greaver
  • James Leyva
  • Ashley Wellons
  • Cecil Yeatts

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Maternal and Child Health

Trainee(s)

  • Shelley Hoekstra
  • Rachel Ross
  • Leigh Tally
  • Zakiyah Williams

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Nursing

Trainee(s)

  • Erin Eves

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Nutrition

Trainee(s)

  • Eli Lovel

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Parent

Trainee(s)

  • Fatima Beck
  • Sherry Mergner
  • Panna Patel
  • Melissa Weiss

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Policy

Trainee(s)

  • Ginger Walton

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Psychology

Trainee(s)

  • Lynn Hoffman

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Physical Therapy

Trainee(s)

  • Laura Brown
  • Melissa Scales

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Public Health

Trainee(s)

  • Sarah Scow

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Speech-Language Pathology

Trainee(s)

  • Angelia Waitt

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Social Work

Trainee(s)

  • Charissa Gray
  • Hannah Legerton
  • Leslie Payne
  • Emily Waters

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Special Education

Trainee(s)

  • Rebecca Payne

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Title V

Trainee(s)

  • Jason Guetgemann
Topic Date Time
Orientation Thursday, August 29, 2013 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Leadership Assessment Intensive

Wednesday through Friday
September 11-13, 2013

8:30 am – 5:00 pm
early Friday dismissal

Leadership in Action, Session I

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

5:00 – 7:30 pm

Dealing with Conflict

Wednesday, November 5, 2013   

8:30 am – 5:00 pm 

Family/Professional Partnerships   

Friday, January 24, 2014

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Cultural Competence

Monday, February 17, 2014

8:30 am – 5:00 pm (tentative)  

Leadership in Action, Session II

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm (tentative)

Final Reflection Session

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm (tentative)