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 2-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 2016-2017 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 regularly 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.

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

Gary Cuddleback, PhD, MSW, MPH
School of Social Work
gcuddeba@email.unc.edu

Jean B. Mankowski, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Director of Training, North Carolina LEND Program
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD)
jean.mankowski@cidd.unc.edu

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

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

Jack Roush, PhD
Director, North Carolina LEND Program
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD)
jroush@med.unc.edu

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Audiology

Trainee(s)

  • Katharina Burton

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DHHS/Title V

Trainee(s)

  • Morgan Moore
  • Catasha Williams

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Education

Trainee(s)

  • Casey Okoniewski
  • Cherish Williams

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Family

Trainee(s)

  • Hunter Blanton
  • Leanne Laffoon
  • Baiyina Muhammad
  • Rya Williams

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Health

Trainee(s)

  • Jan Lee Santos

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Maternal and Child Health

Trainee(s)

  • April Aviles
  • Meredith Burns
  • Aria Gray
  • Caitlin Nelligan

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Nursing

Trainee(s)

  • Kiersten Nash Okine

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Nutrition

Trainee(s)

  • Ridley Zook
  • Charlotte Zuber

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Physical Therapy

Trainee(s)

  • Cara Heaton
  • Mae Thomas

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Self Advocacy

Trainee(s)

  • Remington Brown

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Social Work

Trainee(s)

  • Nikki Michaelson

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Social Work/MCH

Trainee(s)

  • Julia Barfield
  • Sarah Buisson
  • Ana Cabello-De la Garza
  • Kali Hackett
  • Millicent Robinson
  • Kristan Rosenthal

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Speech Language

Trainee(s)

  • Aimee Chantalle
  • Sarah Griffin

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Coach

Trainee(s)

  • McCafferty Kermon
Topic Date Time Location
Orientation Wednesday, August 24, 2016 5:15 – 7:45 pm School of Social Work
Fifth Floor Lounge
Leadership Assessment Intensive August 31-September 1 2016 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Workshop Wednesday and Thursday
Student Union Rm. 3206 A-B
Leadership in Action, Session 1-
Peer Coaching
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 5:15 – 7:45 pm SPH, MHRC  0003/0004
Dealing with Conflict Wednesday, November 9, 2016 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Sonja Haynes Stone Center-Hitchcock Rm (tentative)
Cultural Competence/
Parent Professional Collaboration
Friday, January 20, 2017 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Extraordinary Ventures
Leadership in Action, Session 2-Managing Difficult Conversatrions Monday, February 13, 2017 5:15 – 7:45 pm SPH, MHRC 0003/0004 (tentative)
Leadership in Action, Session 3-Collective Impact Wednesday, March 8, 2017 5:15 pm – 7:45 pm SPH, MHRC 0003/0004 (tentative)
Reflection Tuesday, April 11, 2017 5:15 pm – 7:45 pm School of Social Work
Fifth Floor Lounge