School’s Alumni Board announces new members

July 21, 2014

Dr. Amy Lansky

Dr. Amy Lansky

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Alumni Association announced new members of its governing board recently, including a new president, Amy Lansky, PhD.

The board represents the nearly 18,000 alumni of the School, meeting quarterly with the School’s leaders to address issues of importance to alumni and current students and to organize networking, professional development and social events.

All graduates of the School are automatically members of the School’s Alumni Association, which does not charge dues for its services.

New board appointments include:

President — Amy Lansky (MPH, 1991; PhD, 1996, health behavior)

Immediate Past President (July 2012-June 2014) —Priscilla A. Guild (MSPH, 1971, biostatistics)

Directors-at-large — Emeka C. Anen (BSPH, 2010, health policy and management); Todd A. Jones (BSPH, 1993, health policy and management); Jerold Mande (MPH, 1983,nutrition); Melinda Hinson Neely (BSPH, 1986, nutrition)

Epidemiology Chapter Co-Presidents — M. Elizabeth Hodgson (MSPH, 2000; PhD, 2009); Thao Vo (MSPH, 2002; PhD, 2007)

Student Government Co-Presidents — Shivani Garg (BSPH candidate, health policy and management, 2015); Patsy Polston (doctoral candidate, environmental sciences and engineering, 2015)

Priscilla Guild, ougoing alumni association president, was honored at her final meeting in June.

Priscilla Guild, outgoing alumni association president, was honored at the association’s June meeting.

In June, board members honored immediate past president Priscilla A. Guild, MSPH (biostatistics, 1971), who was completing her second term as president. She first served in 1990-1991.

Under Guild’s leadership, the board was expanded, and the Past Presidents’ Challenge Endowed Scholarship, which Guild was instrumental in establishing and supporting, doubled in size and was renamed the Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship. The Alumni Association Spirit of Giving Scholarship was established during her presidency, and thanks to her personal gift, the Priscilla Alden Guild Scholarship in Public Health was begun.

“We thank Priscilla for her leadership and welcome Amy and these new members who come to the board with great ideas about how to best meet the needs of alumni and current students,” said Jerry Salak, director of alumni and donor relations in the School’s Advancement office.

A complete list of the Gillings School Alumni Board members is available online.


Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: David Pesci, director of communications, (919) 962-2600 or