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 inequities across North Carolina and around the world. We accomplish this through:

  • Connecting donors to the giving opportunities they are passionate about that help our students and our School lead the charge in solving the biggest public health problems; and
  • Creating a community where our alumni, friends, faculty and students can connect and collaborate on public health research and practice.

Need to reach us?

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
SPH Advancement
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7465
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400
(919) 966-0198
giving.sph@unc.edu


For prospective students with admissions questions, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at sph-osa@unc.edu or (919) 966-2499.


Our office

Jim Ervin

Jim Ervin
Senior Director of Development
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7465

jim_ervin@unc.edu

  • Builds relationships with alumni and friends to increase understanding and support of the Gillings School’s mission.

Sara Wajda

Sara Wajda

Sara Wajda
Director of Development
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7465
(919) 962-4257
sara.wajda@unc.edu

  • Builds relationships with alumni and friends to increase understanding and support of the Gillings School’s mission.
  • Develops the pipeline for future supporters of the School.
  • Serves as program liaison for the Departments of Biostatistics, Health Behavior, Maternal and Child Health, as well as the Public Health Leadership Program and Global Health Solutions.

Ryan McGuirt

Ryan McGuirt
Assistant Director of Development
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7465
(704) 974-5504
ryan.mcguirt@unc.edu

  • Builds relationships with alumni and friends to increase understanding and support of the Gillings School’s mission.
  • Develops the pipeline for future supporters of the School.

Patrick Carney

Patrick Carney

Patrick Carney
Assistant Director for Operations and Volunteer Management
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7465
patrick.carney@unc.edu

Patrick Carney is responsible for operations and finance duties that include tracking fundraising progress and budge expenses. He assists the associate dean of advancement with high-level constituent relations and serves as primary liaison to the School’s volunteer boards.


Brad Mallard

Brad Mallard
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7465
(919) 966-0198
brad.mallard

  • Fosters successful collaborations with corporations and foundations.

Greg Sabin

Greg Sabin
Stewardship and Donor Relations Coordinator
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7465
(919) 966-0198
gregorys@unc.edu

  • Ensures timely and meaningful recognition of gifts.
  • Preserves supporter’s relationship to the school.
  • Describes a gift’s continued impact on the school.

Stewart McCain

Stewart McCain
Development Coordinator

  • Serves as the primary point of contact for the major gifts team
  • Provides administrative support to the Associate Dean for Advancement and major gift officers
  • Engages in event and meeting planning and special projects

Ashley McMullen

Ashley McCullen

Assistant Director of Alumni Giving and

Engagement

  • Builds relationships with and designs programming for alumni of the Gillings School
  • Serves as liaison for the Gillings Alumni Association Advisory Board

Vacant
Associate Dean for Advancement
Executive Director/Secretary of The Public Health Foundation, Inc.

135 Dauer Drive
CB #7465
(919) 966-7612

  • Works with Dean, colleagues and faculty on ideas for funding
  • Executive director of the Public Health Foundation
  • Leads UNC Gillings Advancement
  • Liaison with Gillings School Advisory Council
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SPH Advancement
135 Dauer Drive
107 Rosenau Hall, CB #7400
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400
(919) 966-0198

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