Who's New

New MCH Leaders   

New MCH Directors


David Grimes, MD, MPH
Branch Chief, Family Health Branch
Arkansas Department of Health

New Title V Directors


Bradley Planey, MS, MA
Associate Branch Chief, Family Health
Arkansas Department of Health

New CYSHCN Directors


Carol Labaj, RN, BSN, Unit Manager
CSHCN Director
Texas Department of State Health Services

New MCH Leaders

Violanda Grigorescu, MD, MSPH
Branch Chief
Applied Sciences Branch
Division of Reproductive Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New AMCHP Staff


Laura Goodwin joined AMCHP as the Publications and Member Services Manager. In this position, Laura will work on AMCHP publications and newsletters; member renewals/retention and member inquiries; and, in coordination with the Program Manager, Online Media and Information Technology, on social media strategies. Prior to joining AMCHP, she worked for the Air Transport Association on member communication, media relations and online communications. Laura graduated from The George Washington University with a BBA in marketing.

Women’s and Infant Health Team Intern

Jess Kim comes to AMCHP as the new Program Intern on the Women’s and Infant Health team. She will assist with the AMCHP/NACDD/CDC Gestational Diabetes Collaborative in a variety of ways. Jess has a background in child development with her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is currently a graduate student pursuing her Masters in Public Health at The George Washington University with a focus in maternal and child health. She is very excited to be a part of AMCHP and to partake in all of its wonderful opportunities.