Who's New

NEW MCH LEADERS

MCH AND TITLE V DIRECTOR

KANSAS

Rachel Berroth, MS
Director, Bureau of Family Health,
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

CYSHCN DIRECTOR

TEXAS

Manda Hall
Director, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs,
Texas Department of State Health Services

NEW PARTNERS

Deborah L. Frazier, RN
Executive Director, National Healthy Start Association
Ms. Frazier spent 30 years of her professional career in the field of maternal and child health. She is a past member of the HHS Secretary’s Committee on Infant Mortality (SACIM), and the former director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Health for the state of Arkansas. Ms. Frazier has long worked with Healthy Start, serving as grantee evaluator, technical advisor to projects, project director for New Orleans Healthy Start, founding member of the association and past board member.

AMCHP WELCOMES NEW STAFF

Sanaa Akbarali
Sanaa is currently a Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs intern at AMCHP. She received her BA from the University of Oklahoma in psychology. She is a Master in Public Health Candidate at the George Washington University, with a concentration in maternal and child health.

Andria Cornell
Andria is a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and joins the AMCHP Women’s and Infant Health program team as an intern. She has a BS in Biology with a minor in Business Administration from the George Washington University. She is pursuing a MSPH degree in reproductive, perinatal, and women’s health, and a certificate in public health informatics. Prior to beginning her master’s program, Andria worked for a DC nonprofit managing federally funded newborn screening education and research grants and coordinating advocacy activities for families of children with rare genetic conditions.

Veronica Helms
Veronica graduated from the University of Georgia in May 2011 with a BS in health services and a minor in women’s studies. She currently attends the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services where she is a MPH candidate with a concentration in maternal and child health. Veronica is currently a CYSHCN intern.

Rana Suliman
Rana joins AMCHP as an intern for the organizational performance and member services team. She is currently completing her MPH in maternal and child health at the George Washington University. Prior to beginning her graduate studies, Rana was a Program Manager with Experience Corps, where she provided programmatic oversight, technical assistance, and training to an affiliate network supporting older adult tutors and mentors. She also has worked with healthcare advocacy groups on behalf of underserved communities in the United States and in Sub-Saharan Africa, notably a project working on improving maternal health outcomes in Niger. Rana holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in sociology and spanish from Franklin & Marshall College.