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NEW CYSHCN DIRECTORS

DELAWARE

Kate Tullis, PhD
Family Health and Systems Management
Delaware Division of Public Health

FLORIDA

Cassandra Pasley
Director, Title V Children with Special Health Care Needs
Children's Medical Services Network Division
Florida Department of Health

UTAH

Noel Taxin
Bureau Director, CYSHCN
Utah Department of Health

NEW MCH DIRECTORS

KANSAS

Traci Reed
Director, Children & Families
Kansas Department of Health & Environment

NEW TITLE V & MCH DIRECTORS

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Rhonda Siegel
Title V Director
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

NEW AMCHP STAFF

Ki'Yonna 2.jpgKi'Yonna Brown, MPH
Ki'Yonna Brown comes to AMCHP as the program manager, workforce & leadership development. Ki'Yonna most recently served at the Arthritis Foundation as the state health and wellness director. In this role, she served as a health educator, public speaker, advocate and special event fundraiser. She established community partnerships and was responsible for board development, community development, strategic initiatives focused on statewide planning for Aging in Place, health department worksite wellness implementation, and state wide programming for children with Juvenile Arthritis. Ki'Yonna will lead AMCHP efforts on best practices and emerging issues, while supporting the efforts of the National MCH Workforce Development Center.

Jleone.JPGJennifer Leone, MPH
Jennifer Leone joins AMCHP as the analyst for quality improvement and life course. In this role, Jen will perform planning and program implementation, data and assessment activities, and research and evaluation projects related to women's and infant health and MCH. Jen is a recent graduate of the George Washington University with a Master's in Public Health in epidemiology. She has completed a number of public health internships, including work on tobacco-dependence treatment research at the Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies and her work at AMCHP on several aspects of the life course indicators project. Prior to pursing her MPH, Jen held multiple roles over seven years on clinical research teams at a contract research organization. Jen also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Stonehill College.

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Meredith Pyle comes to AMCHP as the senior program manager, CYSHCN. Meredith most recently served as program chief for infrastructure and systems development in the Maryland Title V CYSHCN Program. In this role, she led a variety of strategic planning, needs assessment, and partnership coordination projects in support of statewide public health systems and infrastructure development to support the health and well-being of children and youth with special health care needs. She has been active with AMCHP and with SPHARC (Maryland has a state autism grant) and the needs assessment process in Maryland. Meredith will be actively working on our CYSHCN Standards work, Leadership Institute for CYSHCN Directors and more. She holds bachelor degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Environmental Systems and is pursuing a doctoral degree in public policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.