The Gillings School’s Practice Advisory Committee consists of experienced leaders from public health as well as those in public and private enterprises with relevance to public health. The committee convenes three times a year and focuses on strengthening our connections to practice in order to better address the challenges faced in improving the health of North Carolinians. Among others, these steps include creating an intentional dialogue between Gillings School leaders and North Carolina practice and policy leaders, identifying research and service contributions to strengthen public health practice, and creating pathways for improvements in North Carolina public health policy and practice. Want find out more about the Practice Advisory Committee? Contact Elizabeth French at eafrench@unc.edu.


Lloyd Michener

Lloyd Michener

Lloyd Michener, MD (Co-Chair)
Professor, Community and Family Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Public Health Leadership Program
Gillings School of Global Public Health


Leah Devlin

Leah Devlin

Leah Devlin, DDS, MPH (Co-Chair)
Professor of the Practice, Health Policy and Management
Gillings School of Global Public Health


Ronny Bell

Ronny Bell

Ronny A. Bell, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Public Health
Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University


Helene Edwards

Helene Edwards

Helene Edwards, MS, RD, LDN
Health Director
Hoke County Health Department


Ellen Essick

Ellen Essick

Ellen Essick, PhD
Section Chief, NC Healthy Schools
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Laura Gerald

Laura Gerald

Laura Gerald, MD, MPH
President
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust


Lisa Harrison

Lisa Harrison

Lisa Harrison, MPH
Health Director
Granville Vance District Health Department


Lin Hollowell

Lin Hollowell

Lin B. Hollowell III, MBA
Director
The Duke Endowment


Sue Lynn Ledford

Sue Lynn Ledford

Sue Lynn Ledford, BSN, MPA, DrPH
Director of Field Services
WellCare of NC


Beth Lovette

Beth Lovette

Beth Lovette, MPH, BSN, RN
Deputy Director, Section Chief for Administrative, Local and Community Support
NC Department of Health and Human Services


John Lumpkin

John Lumpkin

John Lumpkin, MD, MPH
President
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation


Ben Money

Ben Money

Ben Money, MPH
Deputy Secretary of Health Services
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services


Maggie Sauer

Maggie Sauer

Maggie Sauer, MHA, MS
Director
NC Office of Rural Health


Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Steve Smith, MPA
Director
Henderson County Health Department


Danny Staley

Danny Staley

Danny Staley, MPH
Chief of Caribbean Operations
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials


Quintana Stewart

Quintana Stewart

Quintana Stewart, MPA
Director
Orange County Health Department


Anne Thomas

Anne Thomas

Anne Thomas, MPA, BSN
President and CEO
Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation


Julia Wacker

Julia Wacker

Julia Wacker, MSW, MSPH
Senior Vice President
North Carolina Healthcare Association


Jacqueline Wynn

Jacqueline Wynn

Jacqueline Wynn, MPH
Associate Director
North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program