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2014 APHA Caucus Leadership Roster

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Academic Public Health Caucus
American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus
Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Black Caucus of Health Workers
Caucus on Homelessness
Caucus on Public Health and the Faith Community
Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Community-Based Public Health Caucus
Family Violence Prevention Caucus
Health Equity and Public Health Hospital Caucus
Labor Caucus
Latino Caucus
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Caucus of Public Health Professionals
Men's Health Caucus
Peace Caucus
Socialist Caucus
Spirit of 1848
Vietnam Caucus
Women’s Caucus

Academic Public Health Caucus, Est. 1994

Jose Cordero, MD
Dean, School of Public Health
University of Puerto Rico
Medical Sciences Campus, PO Box 365067
San Juan, PR  00936-5067
Phone:(404) 285-2138

Program Chair
Joel M. Lee, Dr.P.H., CPH
John A. Drew Professor of Healthcare Administration,
Department of Health Policy and Management 
Director, Doctor of Public Health Degree Program
College of Public Health 
The University of Georgia Health Sciences Campus
Rhodes Hall 105G, 105 Spear Road
Athens, GA 30602 
Phone: 706-542-3709 
Fax: 706-542-6730 

Governing Council Representative
Dr. Deanna Wathington

Communications and Special Projects
Dr. Connie Evashwick

American Indian, Alaska Native & Native Hawaiian Caucus, Est. 1981 

Nancy Bill, MPH, CHES (Navajo) 2012-2014
Injury Prevention Manager
Indian Health Service, OEHE-EHS
801 Thompson, TMP 610
Rockville MD 20852
Phone: 301-443-0105
Immediate Past Chair
Kamahanahokulani Farrar
Department of Health and Human Services
CMS/Office of E-Health Standards and Services (OESS)
7500 Security Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21244

Virginia Q Hedrick (Yurok/Karuk)
Outreach Coordinator
California Tribal Epidemiology Center
California Rural Indian Health Board
4400 Auburn Blvd, 2nd Floor
Sacramento CA 95841
Phone:(916) 929-9761
Patricia Cochran
Executive Director
Alaska Native Science Commission
PO Box 242792
Anchorage, AK 99524

Newsletter and Website
Meghan Jernigan
Research Scientist
University of Washington
4616 Interlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103 

Program Co- Chairs
Deana Around Him
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
120 S. Washington St., Apt. B,
Baltimore, MD 21231
Audrey Solimon
Health System Specialist
Indian Health Service (IHS/DHHS)
5300 Homestead Rd. NE,
Albuquerque, NM  87110
Bonney Hartley, MSocSci
Program Director, Community Services
Community Wellness Department
Native American Health Center
3124 International Blvd., Oakland CA 94601
Phone: 510.434.5444
Lillian Tom-Orme, Ph.D., MPH, RN, FAAN
Research Assistant Professor
Division of Epidemiology
University of Utah
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Phone:(801) 585-5246

Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Est. 1974

Celebrating 40 Years of Collaboration!

Elena Ong, PHN, MS
Director of Strategic Planning & Public Affairs
Ong & Associates
Angela Sy, DrPH
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing & Dental Hygience, University of Hawai'i

Membership Chair
Niki Bannister, MPH, MS
Hepatitis B Program Associate
Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
Communications Chair
Vishnu Nepal, MSc, MPH
Houston Department of Health and Human Services

Policy Chair
Elena Ong, PHN, MS
Director of Strategic Planning & Public Affairs
Ong & Associates

Program Chair
Aimee Afable-Munsuz, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
School of Public Health, State University of New York (SUNY)
Downstate Medical Center

Program Chair-Elect
Hae-Ra Han, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor
Department of Community Public Health
John Hopkins School of Nursing

Lan Doan, MPH, CPH
Clinical Research Coordinator
Stanford University

Student Representative (1-year term)
Debbie Huang
Master of Public Health Candidate
Columbia University
Mailman School of Public Health

Student Representative  (2-year term)
Wei Perng, MPH, PhD
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

Rebecca Park, MPA Candidate
Project Associate
Center for the Study of Asian American Health, NYU School of Medicine, Department of Population Health

Caucus Councilors

Sherry Chen, MPH, CHES
ORISE Fellow
Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Natalie T. Ah Soon, MPH
Project Coordinator
Asian & Pacific Islander Mental Health Collaborative
Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. (RAMS, Inc.)
Chari Cohen, MPH, DrPH(c)
Director of Public Health
Hepatitis B Foundation


Black Caucus of Health Workers, Est. 1968


Albert W. Pless Jr., M.S.

Manager, The Men's Health League

Cambridge Public Health Department

Tel: 617-665-3830


Immediate Past President

Selena Smith, MPA

Grants Manager and Compliance Officer

UIC School of Public Health

Cure Violence/CeaseFire

1603 West Taylor, M/C 923

Chicago, Illinois 60612

312-413-4288 (bus)

312-996-1374 (fax)



George R. Smith, Jr., MPH

Community Relations Director

Center for Community Health and Vitality

Urban Health Initiative

The University of Chicago

950 East 61st Street, MC 1119, Room 228

Chicago, Illinois 60637-1470

773.834.4244 (P)

773.702.3193 (F)



Donna Calvin PhD, FNP-BC,CNN

Lead Clinician- In Patient Diabetes Care

Cook County Health and Hospitals System-Division of Endocrinology

312-864-0548 (P)



Lindsay A. Hemphill, MPH

Senior Consultant

Booz Allen Halmilton

230 Peachtree St, NW Suite 2100

Atlanta, GA 30303

770-488-8024 (P)

770-488-8488 (F)

Caucus on Homelessness
Est. 1990

Ben King
University Medical Center at Brackenridge
Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas
Emergency Departments
6300 La Calma Dr., Suite 520
Austin, TX 78752
Phone: 512-324-7023

Program Chair
Molly Meinbresse, MPH
National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Inc.
PO Box 60427
Nashville, TN 37206
Office: (615) 226-2292 x 233
Fax: (615) 226-1656
Membership Chair
Eric Rice, Ph.D.
School of Social Work
University of Southern California
1149 S. Hill St.
Suite 360
Los Angeles CA, 90015
Phone:(213) 743 - 4766

Council & Caucus Collaborative Liaison
Kathy Proctor, MPH MSHA
Policy Chair
Pia Valvassori, PhD

Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health


Titilayo A. Okoror, PhD

Associate Professor,  Public Health

SUNY Binghamton

Department of Africana Studies

4400 Vestal Parkway East

PO Box 6000

Binghamton, NY 13902-6000


Program Chair

Guy-Lucien S. Whembolua, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 
Health Policy and Management
Department of Africana Studies
French Hall 3605 West
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0370


Past Chair

Anthony Sallar, PhD
Assistant Professor
Ohio University 
College of Health Sciences
Grover Center E335
Athens, OH 45701

Caucus on Public Health and the Faith Community
, Est. 1996

Program Co-Chair
Dorine Brand, PhD, MPH
Public Health Department
University of Illinois at Springfield
Public Affairs Center 352
One University Plaza, M/S 309
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: (217) 206-7874

Program Co-Chair
Jacqueline Tiema-Massie
Director of Planning, Research and Development
Chicago Department of Family and Support Services
1615 W. Chicago Ave, Room 532
Chicago IL. 60622
(312) 743-1496

Barbara T. Baylor, MPH
Minister for Health Care Justice
Justice & Witness Ministries
United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
216-736-3708 (P)

Community-Based Public Health Caucus, Est. 2001

Mike Hernández
Public Health Consultant
Brooklyn, New York

Tara Hayden
Penn MARCH (Minority Aging for Community Health) Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: 215-573-6637

Ella Greene-Moton
University of Michigan Sch of Public Health
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Phone: 202-320-1123

Membership Development Work Group
Connie Kizzie-Gillett, Co-Chair
Lillie’s Care Circle
PO Box 78851
Los Angeles, California
Office: 323 -939-7465 
Cell: 323 447-6718

Erica Hall, Co-Chair
Assistant Secretary/Paralegal
Neighborhood Works America
1325 G St.
Washington DC 20005

Angela Young-Brinn, Past-Chair
JDP Foundation
Los Angeles, California
Phone: 424-249-0216

Policy Work Group
Chikezie Maduka,Co-Chair
Seat Pleasant—University of Maryland Health Partnership
Seat Pleasant, Maryland
Phone: 240-216-9796

Tricia Piechowski,Co-Chair
Community Engagement Coordinator
University of Michigan-MI Inst for Clinical & Hlth Rsch
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Phone: 734-998-7632

Communications Work Group
Renee Bayer, Co-Chair
Associate Director, Outreach & Partnerships
Michigan State University
CREATE for STEM Institute
115A Erickson Hall
Michigan State University
E. Lansing, MI  48824
Phone: 734-223-5437

Amar Kanekar , Past-Chair
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas
Ph 501-683-0512

Finance Work Group
Janine Jurkowski, Co-Chair
Associate Professor
Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, University at Albany School of Public Health
1 University Place, room 160
Rensselaer, New York 12144
Phone:518-402-0420 phone

Robert McGranaghan, Co-Chair
Community Liaison
Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI)
Department of Family Medicine
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Mail Stop F496
Academic Office 1, 12631 E. 17th Avenue, Room 3113NE
Aurora, CO 80045
Cell: 734.358.0648

Program Planning
Mysha Wynn, Community Program Planner
Project Momentum, Inc.
Executive Director 
P.O. Box 4053
Rocky Mount, N.C. 27803

Larkin Strong, PhD, MPH; Academic Program Planner
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Disparities Research
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
PO Box 301402, Unit 1440
Houston, TX 77230-1402

Jim Amell, Past-Program Planner
Assistant Professor
Colorado State University
School of Social Work
117 Education Building
1586 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1586

National Community-Based Organization Network (NCBON)
Cynthia Seaborn
Health Educator
CRS Network, Inc
745 N Macomb
Tallahassee, FL  32303
Phone:(850) 251-2115

Family Violence Prevention Caucus, Est. 2013

Patricia M. Speck
Phone: 901/488-7723

Carla Vandeweerd
Phone: 813-974-7773

Susan Hadley

Immediate Past-Chair
Peggy Goodman
Phone: 252-744-2959

Health Equity & Public Health Hospital Caucus, Est. 1981

Ramón Castellblanch, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
San Francisco State University
508 Laurel Ct.
Benicia, CA 94510
415-405-2151 (P)

Planning Committee Chair
Gil Ojeda
CPAC Director
1950 Addison St, Ste 202
Berkeley, CA 94704-2647
(510) 643-3140 (P)
(510) 642-7861 (F) 
Labor Caucus

Jennifer Dorning, JD
Researcher and Representative
Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO
815 16th Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
202-638-0320 ext. 114
202-628-4379 (fax) 

Latino Caucus, Est. 1973

Perfecto Muñoz, MA, PhD, MPH
Senior Policy Advisor on Consumer Health and the Workforce
UC Berkeley School of Public/California program On Access to Care
1950 Addison Street, Suite 203
Berkeley, California 94704

Vice President
Brendaly Rodriguez, MA
Community Engagement and Cultural Diversity Program
Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute
University of Miami
1120 NW 14th St., CRB 1005, Mail Stop C-202
Miami, FL 33136

Immediate Past President
Jose Pietro Aparicio, MD, MPH

Ana Carrichi, MS

Carolina Lopez, BA
Arai Buendia, BS

Representative to the Caucus Collaborative
Brendaly Rodriguez, MA

Latino Caucus Representative on the Governing Council
Perfecto Muñoz, MA, PhD, MPH

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Caucus of Public Health Professionals, Est. 1975

Derrick Matthews

Immediate Past Chair
Grant Farmer

Christina N. Dragon

Membership Chair
Jennifer Jabson

John Grima

Program Chair
Michael Shankle

Program Chair-Elect
Sel J. Hwahng

Brandy Sinco

Student Chair 
Allegra Gordon

Public Relations Chair
Molly McKinney

Policy Chair and Representative to the Caucus Collaborative
Jeff Goodman

Men’s Health Caucus, Est. 2010

Salvatore Giorgianni, BSc, PharmD

Stephen Petty

Brandon Leonard
Phone:202-543-6461 ext 112

Scott T. Williams
Phone:202-543-6461 ext. 103

Program Planner
Ana Fadich, MPH, CHES
Phone: 202-543-6461 ext 106

Communication/Membership Coordinator
Theresa Morrow
Phone: 202-580-5730

Policy Coordinator
Adam Dougherty
Phone: 925-890-7482 

Peace Caucus, Est. 1986

Robert M. Gould, MD
SF-Bay Area Chapter
Physicians for Social Responsibility
311 Douglass Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
(408) 972-7299 (P)
(408) 972-6429 (F)

Program Chair
Kathleen Fagan, MD, MPH
Medical Officer, OSHA
902 Elmcroft Blvd
Rockville, MD 20850
(216)513-6155 (P)

Program Co-Chair
Patrice Sutton, MPH
Research Scientist
University of California San Francisco, Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment
(510)986-8927 (P) 

Socialist Caucus, Est. 1976

Martha Livingston, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Public Health
Box 210
Old Westbury, New York 11568
516-876-2748 (P)

Program Chair
Johnathan S. Ross, MD, MPH
Director Ambulatory Internal Medicine
Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center
Toledo, Ohio 43608
Phone: 419.536.3879 

Spirit of 1848 Caucus, Est. 1997

Nancy Krieger, PhD
Professor of Social Epidemiology
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard School of Public Health
677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Phone:(617) 432-1571
Fax:(617) 432-3123


E-networking committee and Spirit of 1848 representative to the Caucus Collaborative and the Governing Council
Pam Waterman
Project Director
Harvard School of Public Health
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Landmark Center
401 park drive room 403-m
Boston, MA 02215

Politics of Public Health Data Committee
Catherine Cubbin
Associate Professor
University of Texas at Austin

Vanessa Simonds
Assistant Professor
Department of Community and Behavioral Health
The University of Iowa, College of Public Health
Phone: 319-384-4384

Social History of Public Health Committee
Samuel K. Roberts
Associate Professor of History and Sociomedical Sciences
Department of History
Columbia University (322 Fayerweather Hall)
New York City
Phone:  212-854-2430

Social History of Public Health Committee
Luis Avilés
Board Member
Statistics Institute Puerto Rico
Box 1177
Boqueron, PR 00622

Progressive Public Health Pedagogy Committee
Suzanne Christopher
Montana State University
Phone: 406-994-6321

Progressive Public Health Pedagogy Committee
Lisa Moore
Associate Professor/Health Education
San Francisco State University

Student Reps for Student Poster Session

Rebekka Lee
Department of Society, Human Development and Health
Harvard School of Public Health
Boston, MA

Tabashir Sadegh-Nobari
Department of Community Health Sciences
University of California at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Allegra Gordon
Department of Society, Human Development and Health
Harvard School of Public Health
Boston, MA

Vietnam Caucus, Est. 1990

Chair and Program Planner
Arnold Schecter, MD, MPH
University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas Campus
Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
5323 Harry Hines Blvd, 8th floor
Dallas, Texas 75390
(214)336-8519 (P)  

Program Planner Co-Chair
James H. Miller, Master of Public Health Candidate 2012

Women's Caucus, Est. 1970

Jill Oliveri, MPH, DrPH
Clinical Research Manager
Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Ohio State University
1590 N. High Street, Suite 525
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Office: (614) 293-8174 (P)
Fax: (614) 293-5611 (F)

Immediate Past Chair
Heather M. Brandt, PhD, CHES
University of South Carolina
800 Sumpter St HESC
Columbia, South Carolina 29208
Phone: 803-777-7096

Sarah Gareau, DrPH, MEd, MCHES

Senior Research Associate/Policy Analyst
Division of Medicaid Policy Research
Institute for Families in Society
University of South Carolina
1600 Hampton Street, Suite 507
Columbia, SC 29208 
Phone: 803-777-5236

Policy Chair
Kim Nichols Dauner, PhD, MPH
Senior Research Associate and Adjunct Faculty
Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Health Care Management Program
University of Minnesota Duluth
4302 Luverne Street
Duluth, MN 55804

Program Co-Chair
Jill Oliveri, MPH, DrPH
Clinical Research Manager
Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Ohio State University
1590 N. High Street, Suite 525
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Phone: (614) 293-8174 (P)
Fax: (614) 293-5611 (F)

APHA Staff Liaison to Caucuses
Caitlin Sarlo
Component Affairs Coordinator
American Public Health Association
800 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-3710
Phone: 202-777-2461
Fax: 202-777-2533