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Dean's Office

Dr. Nancy Messonnier

Dean Nancy Messonnier

Nancy Messonnier, MD
Dean and Bryson Distinguished Professor in Public Health

170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7400
(919) 966-3215
uncsphdean@unc.edu

  • Leads and guides School operations and activities, including research, academic programs, accreditation, service and outreach, fundraising, and planning and evaluation
  • Responsible for annual budget submission and other critical activities
  • Oversees hiring of new chairs, mentoring and chairs’ reviews
  • Encourages and facilitates institutional collaborations
  • Champions and represents the School around the University, state and world

Dr. Robert Smith III

Dr. Robert Smith III

Robert Smith III, PhD
Vice Dean
170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7400

  • Oversees Strategic Planning
  • Provides leadership to key efforts affecting many parts of the School
  • Oversees selected SPH units (Finance; Human Resources; Instructional and Information Systems; Strategic Analysis and Business Intelligence)
  • Represents the dean and the Gillings School on various internal and external committees

Elizabeth French

Elizabeth French

Elizabeth French, MA
Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
138 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7400
(919) 966-9208
eafrench@unc.edu

  • Works across School to help plan, guide, implement and communicate major initiatives, collaborations and partnerships that transcend academic and administrative units
  • Manages programs and coordinates new initiatives, the Gillings School’s strategic plan
  • Facilitates committee management and nominations of SPH faculty and staff for key University and School-wide awards
  • Develops agendas for key leadership groups including Dean’s Council
  • Member, Dean’s Council, Operations Committee, Practice Advisory Committee

Angelica M. Figueroa

Angelica M. Figueroa

Angelica Figueroa
Manager
170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7400
(919) 843-0908
amfiguer@email.unc.edu

  • Manages Dean’s Office daily operations
  • Addresses general queries for Dean’s Office
  • Manages requests for support letters and recommendations
  • Supports Dean’s Office committees, high-level visits and non-academic position searches
  • Member, SPH CAU Action Team

Pamela Lee

Pamela Lee

Pamela Lee, MA
Strategic Initiatives Coordinator
269B Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7400
(919) 966-4477
pjlee@email.unc.edu

  • Coordinates and manages large scale, data-driven higher education projects, including planning and background research for key activities

Yasemin Garber

Yasemin Garber
Executive Assistant
170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7400
(919) 843-8099
ygarb@email.unc.edu

  • Provides calendar support for the senior associate dean for academic and student affairs
  • Addresses general queries for Academic Affairs
  • Manages requests for support letters and recommendations
  • Supports Academic Affairs committees, high-level visits and non-academic position searches
  • Member, SPH CAU Action Team

Nia Mariso
Executive Assistant
170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7400
(919) 445-0878

  • Provides calendar support for the dean
  • Administrative support within the Dean’s Office, including document processing, copy editing, data entry and reception
  • Coordinates and supports activities related to Schoolwide events and various committee
  • Member, SPH CAU Action Team

Kristine Thorne

Kristine Thorne
Executive Assistant
170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7400
919-966-0279

  • Provides calendar support for the Associate Dean of IE and Associate Dean of Strategy
  • Administrative support within the Dean’s Office, including document processing, copy editing, data entry and reception
  • Coordinates and supports activities related to Schoolwide events and various committee
  • Member, SPH CAU Action Team

Aishah Omotosho
Administrative Assistant
170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7400

  • Provides calendar support for vice dean
  • Administrative support within the Dean’s Office, including document processing, copy editing, data entry and reception
  • Coordinates and supports activities related to Schoolwide events and various committee
  • Manages schedule of Dean’s conference room (171 Rosenau Hall)
  • Issues Dean’s Office visitor parking passes
  • Member, SPH CAU Action Team

Dr. Robert Smith

Lisa Warren

Lisa Warren
Public Communications Specialist
170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7400
(919) 966-9761
lcwarren@email.unc.edu

  • Provides editorial support on School documents, webpages, brochures and other materials
  • Administrative support within the Dean’s Office, including document processing and copy editing
  • Member, SPH CAU Action Team