New MCH DirectorsGEORGIA
Title V Director
Texas Department of State Health Services
Michelle Eglovitch, MPH
Michelle Eglovitch is the Program Associate for Women’s and Infant Health at AMCHP. In this role, Michelle provides support to all Women’s and Infant Health team program activities. Prior to joining AMCHP, Michelle worked as a research assistant for a pregnancy research study at the Boston University School of Public Health. In this role, she built foundational knowledge and awareness of critical issues in women’s and infant health, including occupational, environmental, and dietary factors and exposures during pregnancy. In the summer of 2015, Michelle completed a practicum facilitating a community health assessment in Ladakh, India, where she collected and analyzed information on gender differentials in growth and development for children aged 0-5. Michelle recently earned a MPH in Maternal and Child Health from the Boston University School of Public Health. She received her bachelor’s degree in Public Health, with a minor in Psychology, from the University of Rochester in 2013.
Jeanette Kowalik, PhD, MPH
Dr. Jeanette Kowalik joins AMCHP as the new Associate Director of Women’s and Infant Health. She has over a decade of progressive public health experience in a variety of areas representing the life-course. Jeanette began her career as an intern at the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Milwaukee in healthcare administration. She obtained a Master of Public Health from the Northern Illinois University while maintaining full-time employment at the Milwaukee Health Department. Afterwards, Jeanette began her doctoral program in health sciences at UW-Milwaukee. Her initial focus was infant mortality disparities, but she soon realized there was a significant gap in the literature regarding recruitment and retention of the public health workforce. Jeanette completed her coursework while working full-time for the Wauwatosa Health Department and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. Jeanette completed her dissertation remotely as she served the city of Chicago as the Director of STI Surveillance. She served as UW-Madison's Director of Prevention and Campus Health Initiatives prior to her transition to AMCHP.
Mahlet Menwyelet, MBA
Mahlet Menwyelet is the Grants and Contracts Administrator on the Finance and Accounting team. In this role, Mahlet oversees all federal and foundations grants as well as contract management. She plays a key role in the planning, preparation, and review of the annual organizational budget, implementing and managing grant reporting and compliance systems, and has future aspirations to develop and manage the fund acquisition process focusing on long term sustainability. Mahlet has over 10 years of business and financial management experience with corporate and nonprofit organizations. She holds an MBA degree in Finance, Accounting and International Business from Regis University and a BA in Economics from Colorado State University.