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 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 2015-2016 year, three training programs – Maternal and Child Health at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, Leadership in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD), and the MSW/MPH Dual Degree in the School of Social Work – are partnering to offer this interdisciplinary training experience to students, parents of children with special health care needs, professionals from the North Carolina Title V program, 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 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
Gillings School of Global Public Health
lew_margolis@unc.edu

Claudia Fernandez, DrPH MS RD LDN
Department of Maternal and Child Health
Gillings School of Global Public Health
claudia_fernandez@unc.edu

Angela Rosenberg, PT, DrPH
The Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning
angela.rosenberg1@gmail.com>

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

Dorothy Cilenti, MSW, DrPH
Department of Maternal and Child Health
Gillings School of Global Public Health
cilenti@email.unc.edu

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Audiology

Trainee(s)

  • Sarah Webster
  • Dani Warmund

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DHHS

Trainee(s)

  • Capri McDonald
  • Christy Moore

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Family

Trainee(s)

  • Bekki Buenviaje
  • Yolandas Alston
  • Lia McNeilly
  • Orah Raia

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Health Administration

Trainee(s)

  • Crystal Miller

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Health Administration/Psychology

Trainee(s)

  • Maria Martinez

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Maternal and Child Health

Trainee(s)

  • Amanda Howell
  • Fadumo Abdi
  • Shahrzad Rouhani
  • Paige Schildkamp

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Nursing

Trainee(s)

  • Anna Wilkins

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Nutrition

Trainee(s)

  • Samantha Croffut

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Occupational Therapy

Trainee(s)

  • Adam DePrimo

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Physical Therapy

Trainee(s)

  • Abby Ampil
  • Teri Travisano

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Psychology

Trainee(s)

  • Ashley Costner
  • Brendan Hendrick
  • Natalie Murr

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Self Advocacy

Trainee(s)

  • Paul Offen

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Social Work

Trainee(s)

  • Alexandra Galipeau
  • Sarah Lineberry
  • Brittney Peters-Barnes

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Special Education

Trainee(s)

  • Erica Fornaris

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Speech Language Pathology

Trainee(s)

  • Heather Lam
  • Tabatha Moore

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Social Work Faculty

Trainee(s)

  • Gary Cuddeback

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Social Work/MCH

Trainee(s)

  • Megan Canady
  • Abbie Heffelfinger
  • Courtney Hereford
  • Carla Salvo-Lewis
  • Sarah Sharpe
Topic Date Time Location
Orientation Wednesday, August 26, 2015 5:15 – 7:30 pm SSW, 5th fl Lounge
Leadership Assessment Intensive September 9-11, 2015 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
early dismissal Friday
Galloway Ridge
Leadership in Action, Session 1 Wednesday, October7, 2015 5:00 – 7:30 pm SPH, Rm 0003/0004
Dealing with Conflict Friday, November 13, 2015 8:00 am – 4:00 pm School of Government
Rm 2401
Cultural Competence/
Parent Professional Collaboration
Friday, January 22, 2016 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Extraordinary Ventures
Leadership in Action, Session 2 Wednesday, February 17, 2016 5:15 – 7:30 pm SSW, 5th fl Lounge
Leadership in Action, Session 3 Wednesday, March 2, 2016 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm TBD
Leadership in Action, Session 4 Tuesday, March 22, 2016 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm TBD
Reflection Monday, April 11, 2016 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm TBD