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AMCHP
2030 M Street, NW
Suite 350
Washington, DC  20036
Main Telephone: (202) 775-0436
Fax: (202) 775-0061

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Media Inquiries:
Lori Tremmel Freeman, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
lfreeman@amchp.org  
(202) 775-0436

All AMCHP staff e-mails are firstinitiallastname@amchp.org (e.g. lfreeman@amchp.org). Our main telephone # is (202) 775-0436. Staff may be reached via their extensions or by direct dial. AMCHP's fax # is (202) 775-0061.

Contact Information Bios
Lori Tremmel Freeman
Lori Tremmel Freeman, MBA
Chief Executive Officer; Organizational Performance & Member Services Team
(202) 266-3040
lfreeman@amchp.org 

Lori Tremmel Freeman, MBA, is the Chief Executive Officer at AMCHP. Prior to AMCHP, Ms. Freeman worked at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), where she served as the Associate Executive Director for Administration and Advancement, providing vision and leadership in engaging, serving, and advancing the interests of governmental local health departments (LHDs) and the public health community. By building strategic partnerships with LHDs and other key organizations, she ensured that NACCHO was a relevant, responsive, member-driven, and fiscally sustainable organization. Ms. Freeman also was responsible for strategic membership development; targeted and relevant outreach; developing superior communications, events, products, and services; research and evaluation activities; and ensuring sound and strategized information technology infrastructure including database, website, software, and hardware management.

Ms. Freeman has developed and overseen cooperative agreements and grants with a variety of government agencies and private foundations including procuring, planning, developing, and implementing annual and multi-year grant proposals. Throughout her tenure in nonprofit management, she has contributed widely in senior managerial roles in strategic planning and visioning, building relationships and partnering opportunities, membership and new business development, foundation start-up and fundraising, creation of benefits and services, use of technology to advance organizations, event turnaround, and program management. 

Ms. Freeman received a Bachelor of Science Degree in management sciences from Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania, and went on to complete a Master’s Degree in business administration with a marketing minor from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She relocated to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and began a 26-year career in nonprofit management, holding senior management positions with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI); the American Public Health Association (APHA); the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM); Grant Thornton LLP; the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI); the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA); and, most recently, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).  She currently resides in Haymarket, VA with her husband, Dan, and twin children, Ariana and Tristan.

Brent Ewig Brent Ewig, MHS
Director, Public Policy & Government Affairs Team  
(202) 266-3041
bewig@amchp.org

Brent Ewig, MHS, is the Director for Public Policy and Government Affairs at AMCHP. Prior to his current role, Mr. Ewig served for two years as a Senior Program Associate at Grantmakers In Health where he advised health foundations and corporate funders on health issues and synthesized lessons learned from their work. He also spent over eight years at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) where he served as the Principal Director for Prevention and Public Health. In this capacity, he oversaw federally funded projects addressing access to primary care, maternal and child health, chronic disease prevention, adolescent and school health, and injury prevention and control. Prior to ASTHO, Mr. Ewig served for three years in the government relations office of InterHealth, a national association of not-for-profit, religiously affiliated hospitals and health systems. In 2003, he was appointed to a three-year term on the Montgomery County (MD) Commission on Health and was elected chairman in 2005. In 2006 he was appointed to the Advisory Board of Montgomery Cares, an innovative public-private partnership expanding access to health care for uninsured county residents. Mr. Ewig holds a Master of Health Sciences Degree in Health Policy from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Valparaiso University.

Caroline Stampfel, MPH 
Director, Programs; Program Team
(202) 775-1473
cstampfel@amchp.org 

Caroline Stampfel, MPH, is the Director of Programs at AMCHP and leads a team of MCH experts working to improve the health and well-being of women, children, youth, and families using a lifecourse and collective impact approach. She oversees all of AMCHP's cooperative agreement and grant funded work, assuring alignment with AMCHP's strategic plan, synergy among programs, and continuous quality improvement. Ms. Stampfel has more than 10 years of experience in maternal and child health (MCH) epidemiology and working with state MCH data systems. Ms. Stampfel received her BA in Natural Science from Fordham University and completed her MPH in Environmental Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, where she focused on environmental health as it impacts MCH populations. Ms. Stampfel is a graduate of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Applied Epidemiology Fellowship in MCH. Ms. Stampfel is a SAS Certified Base Programmer in SAS 9, and trained in Technology of Participation (ToP) Facilitation Methods and Strategic Planning.

Patrick Boyle 2.jpgPatrick Boyle, MJ Associate Director, Communications & Membership; Organizational Performance & Member Services Team 
                                         (202) 266-3036
                                          pboyle@amchp.org

​Patrick Boyle, MJ, is the Associate Director for Communications & Membership at AMCHP. In this he provides support to all of AMCHP in the areas of communications, social media, web site, IT, SharePoint, membership, and annual conference. Mr. Boyle received his BA in Communication Arts from the University of Dayton. He received his Master Degrees in Journalism from the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

Mr. Boyle has a rich history in journalism and communications including working as a reporter, editor, and communications director with a multitude of organizations including the Forum for Youth Investment, Youth Today, the Automobile Club of New York, The Washington Times, The New York City Tribune, and The Watertown Daily Times.

K. Charles Headshot.jpg Karissa Charles
Meetings & Membership Associate; Organizational Performance & Member Service Team
(202) 775-0512
kcharles@amchp.org

Karissa Charles is the Meetings and Membership Associate for the Organizational Performance & Member Services Team at AMCHP. In this role, Karissa provides support to all membership activities, including the annual conference. Previously, she has served as the Organizational Performance and Member Services Intern, as well as the Interim Communications & Membership Associate at AMCHP. Karissa has also worked with multiple non-profits in the DC area, including HCM Strategists where she conducted research for clients and partners, as well as keeping track of congressional action on health issues. She also served as an intern at NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland, where she researched Maryland laws and policies relating to the reproductive health care of incarcerated women and girls in the juvenile system. Karissa is currently in the process of obtaining a Master of Science in Health Promotion Management at American University. She is also a proud graduate of Howard University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
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Atyya Chaudhry, MPP
Policy Analyst, Health Reform Impementation; Region VII Liaison; Program Team
(202) 775-1474
achaudhry@amchp.org

Atyya Chaudhry, MPP, joined AMCHP in August 2014 as a policy analyst. Ms. Chaudhry primarily supports AMCHP activities in the National MCH Workforce Development Center. She will focus on programs and activities to strengthen and support health care systems that serve women, children, and families. Prior to AMCHP, Ms. Chaudhry completed a health policy internship with the Alliance for Health Reform, where she provided support for congressional briefings and assisted with qualitative research. Additionally, she worked with the Asian American Health Initiative under Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services as a program coordinator. She completed her Master’s in Public Policy with a dual specialization in health policy and social policy from the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland College Park.

Stacy-Collins.jpg Stacy Collins, MSW
Associate Director, Health Reform Implementation; Program Team
(202) 266-0965
scollins@amchp.org

 

 

Stacy Collins, MSW, joined AMCHP as the associate director, health reform implementation. She brings two decades of experience in health care and psychosocial issues related to women, children, and families, working in direct practice settings, advocacy organizations, and membership associations. Most recently she served as Senior Practice Associate for Health Care at the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), where she lead NASW efforts related to Affordable Care Act implementation, including regulatory and legislative oversight and member education efforts. She also served as the associate director for child health at the National Association of Children’s Hospitals (NACH), where she lead NACH policy initiatives and educational programming related to pediatric preventive health, including injury prevention, immunization, home visiting, substance abuse, and other issues. Ms. Collins has a Master’s degree in social work from Catholic University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Virginia.​

Linnard-Corbin-pic.jpg Linnard Corbin
Accounting/Office Assistant, Organizational Performance & Member Services Team
(202) 775-0436
lcorbin@amchp.org

Linnard Corbin is the Accounting/Office Assistant. He will spend time supporting our finance and accounting area while also managing the front office. Mr. Corbin is a recent graduate of Frostburg State University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in political science and history and a concentration in American studies. In addition to AMCHP, he has most recently worked with NACCHO.

Andria Cornell
Andria Cornell, MSPH

Senior Program Manager, Women's Health; Region III Liaison; Program Team
(202) 266-3043
acornell@amchp.org

​Andria Cornell, MSPH, is the Senior Program Manager for Women's Health at AMCHP. In her position with the Women’s and Infant Health team, Ms. Cornell focuses her efforts on bridging public health and clinical care in women's health. She manages the AMCHP Every Mother Initiative, a Merck for Mothers-funded project that builds state capacity for translating findings from state-based maternal mortality reviews into population health interventions. She also coordinates implementation of AMCHP’s role in a new AMCHP-CDC partnership ensuring standard data collection and analysis in maternal mortality and expanding access to evidence-based programs and strategies for maternal mortality reviews. She represents AMCHP as a core partner on the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM), a multi-sector collaboration led by ACOG and funded by MCHB/HRSA to implement maternity safety bundles across birth facilities to standardize the care women receive during and after pregnancy. She serves on the initiative’s bundle workgroup, Reducing Peripartum Racial Disparities. Ms. Cornell has worked in the academic, federal, and non-profit sectors advancing maternal and child health in the fields of public health, research, and health care. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the George Washington University and a Master of Science in Public Health Degree in reproductive, perinatal and women's health and a certificate in public health informatics from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Emilypic.JPGEmily Eckert
Program Associate, Health Reform Implementation; Program Team
(202) 266-3037
eeckert@amchp.org

Emily Eckert is the Program Associate for Health Reform Implementation at AMCHP. Ms. Eckert has worked with multiple non-profits that specialize in women’s health policy, advocacy and health care delivery. Most recently, she worked as a community health organizer for the Pennsylvania Health Access Network, where she helped uninsured and underinsured Pennsylvanians access health care coverage, and was actively involved in the organization's communications and state-level advocacy efforts. Ms. Eckert has also worked as an ACA organizer for the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA), where she gained extensive knowledge of the federal health insurance exchange system. In her time at NFPRHA, she worked at a Philadelphia OB/GYN practice, where she assisted underserved pregnant women and new mothers enroll in health coverage. Rounding out her ACA credentials, Ms. Eckert is a llicensed Health Insurance Navigator and a Certified Application Counselor. Ms. Eckert graduated from Allegheny College in 2014 with a dual Bachelors of Art degree in Women’s Studies and English.

Michelle Eglovitch Photo.jpgMichelle Eglovitch, MPH
Program Associate, Women's and Infant Health; Program Team
(202) 775-9007
meglovitch@amchp.org

 

​Michelle Eglovitch, MPH, 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.

Kidist Endale
Accounting Associate; Organizational Performance & Member Services Team
(202) 266-3050
kendale@amchp.org

Kidist Endale is the Accounting Associate at AMCHP. Her role at AMCHP is to support the Accounting and Human Resources operation and to obtain financial data for use in maintaining accounting records and she performs bookkeeping functions as well. Prior to AMCHP, she worked for Raytheon as the accounts payable specialist; she also worked for First American Real Estate and Field Service as research and record maintenance specialist and at The Marriott Corporation as an operator. Ms. Endale has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Decision Sciences/Management Information Systems from George Mason University and an Associate in Science Degree in Computer Programming from Northern Virginia Community College.


Jen Leone pic.jpg Jennifer Farfalla, MPH
Analyst for Quality Improvement and Life Course, Women's & Infant Health; Region I Liaison; Program Team
(202) 266-3051
jfarfalla@amchp.org

Jennifer Farfalla, MPH, is the Analyst for Quality Improvement and Life Course at AMCHP. In this role, Ms. Farfalla performs planning and program implementation, data and assessment activities, and research and evaluation projects related to women's and infant health and MCH. She is a recent graduate of the George Washington University with a Master's in Public Health in epidemiology. Ms. Farfalla 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, Ms. Farfalla held multiple roles over seven years on clinical research teams at a contract research organization. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Stonehill College.


CoriFloyd.jpgCori Floyd
Program Associate, Child & Adolescent Health; Program Team
(202) 266-3046
cfloyd@amchp.org


Cori Floyd, is the Program Associate of Child & Adolescent Health at AMCHP. In her role, Ms. Floyd provides support to all Child & Adolescent Health team program activities. Prior to joining AMCHP, she interned at ASTHO on their Health Systems Transformation team, working on a variety of projects including, recommendations for CDC’s health equity language guide, PCPH Collaborative webpage remodel, and website content management. She has also interned at Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group and Carolinas Healthcare System. Ms. Floyd recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Health with a Health Policy and Management concentration.

Krista Granger, MPH
Program Manager, Data and Assessment; Region V Liaison; Programs Team
(202) 266-3057
kgranger@amchp.org

Krista Granger, MPH, is the Program Manger, Data and Assessment for the Women’s and Infant Health at AMCHP. In her role, she contributes to the advancement of maternal and child health outcomes by performing a variety of planning and program implementation, research, and evaluation projects related to WIH and MCH. Prior to joining AMCHP, Ms. Granger worked as the Deputy Project Coordinator for an HIV prevention project in South Africa to oversee data monitoring and evaluation, quality assurance, and project promotion. She completed a practicum in Honduras, working to implement a Community Health Worker Program focused on improving community access to Maternal and Child Health services. Ms. Granger received her Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Clemson University and completed her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology at the University of Texas School of Public Health, where she focused on Global Health.


Amy Haddad
Associate Director; Government Affairs; Public Policy & Government Affairs Team
(202) 266-3045
ahaddad@amchp.org

Amy Haddad is the Associate Director for Government Affairs at AMCHP. In this role, she leads our work to advocate for Title V appropriations; supporting AMCHP’s policy priorities; representing AMCHP in various policy coalitions; and helping support the Legislative and Health Care Finance Committee. Prior to joining AMCHP, Ms. Haddad served as the Director of Public Policy for Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy and brings over seven years of Capitol Hill experience, including six years as Legislative Assistant to Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA). In addition, she spent over two years living in Tel Aviv as the country director of a small nonprofit organization. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

Alexandra Harris
Program Associate, Epidemiology and Evaluation; Program Team
(202) 266-3058
aharris@amchp.org

Alexandra Harris is the Program Associate for the Epidemiology and Evaluation at AMCHP. In her role, she will be providing support to all Epi & Eval team program activities. Prior to joining AMCHP, Ms. Harris was a data collector at US News & World Report, working on the institutional research for colleges and universities that contribute to the Best Colleges, Best Graduate, and Best Online Rankings. She has also interned at the New Orleans Health Department and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.  Ms Harris graduated from Xaiver University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and is currently working on a Certificate in Epidemiology through the online program at Benedictine University.

Michelle Jarvis
Specialist, Family Engagement and Leadership Development; Program Team
(202) 775-1472
mjarvis@amchp.org  

Michelle Jarvis is a Specialist for Family Engagement and Leadership Development at AMCHP. In this position Ms. Jarvis manages various components related to the AMCHP Family Scholars Program and other areas related to increasing and strengthening family involvement within Title V and AMCHP. She also contributes to AMCHP’s work related to the State Public Health Autism Resource Center (SPHARC). Prior to joining AMCHP, Ms. Jarvis held various elected positions. Most recently she was President and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Autism Society of New Hampshire, Council Chair of the NH Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders, Appointed Member of the Developmental Services Quality Council and a member of the Consumer Advisory Council of the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. Her experience includes assisting in the drafting of and passing legislation for fair and equal coverage for individuals with autism, contributed to grant development, provided leadership in developing trainings, public information, policy research and coordinated supports and services for individuals affected with ASD and their families as well as delivering trainings to diverse audiences. She completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services from Springfield College.

Ki'Yonna-Jones.jpg Ki'Yonna Jones, MPH
Program Manager, Workforce & Leadership Development; Program Team
(202) 266-3049
kjones@amchp.org 

 

Ki'Yonna Jones, MPH, is the Program Manager, Workforce & Leadership Development at AMCHP. Ms. Jones 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. Ms. Jones leads AMCHP's efforts on best practices and emerging issues, while supporting the efforts of the National MCH Workforce Development Center.

 

Jeanette K.jpgJeanette Kowalik, PhD, MPH
Associate Director, Women's & Infant Health;  Program Team
(202) 266-3044
jkowalik@amchp.org
Jeanette Kowalik, PhD, MPH 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.

Nora Lam
Senior Executive Assistant & Board Administrator; Organizational Performance & Member Services Team
(202) 266-3038
nlam@amchp.org

Nora Lam is the Senior Executive Assistant & Board Administrator at AMCHP. Prior to joining the organization in 2005 Nora had worked as an executive assistant reporting to chairmen, chief executive officers/presidents of companies in the private sector. Ms. Lam past work experience includes serving as a manager of customer relations and office administration with various organizations in Hong Kong as well as several different states within the United States for two years. Ms. Lam attended Purdue University in Fort Wayne, IN, and also attended a year-long secretarial course in Hong Kong prior to moving to the United States.

Sarah-Beth-McLellan.jpgSarah Beth McLellan, MPH
Senior Program Manager; CYSHCN; Region X Liaison; Program Team
(202) 266-5255
smclellan@amchp.org

Sarah Beth McLellan, MPH, is Senior Program Manager for CYSHCN at AMCHP. For the past two years, she served as an evaluator for the National MCH Workforce Development Center, based out of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health at Chapel Hill, where she also earned her Master’s in Public Health in Maternal and Child Health. In 2012, Ms. McLellan completed a practicum at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland with the Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health Department where she collaborated with global professionals to address MNCAH policies to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Prior to graduate school, Ms. McLellan managed clinical trials in pediatric and adult oncology at Vanderbilt University, where she earned her Bachelors of Arts in Women’s Studies and Medicine, Health, and Society.

Mahlet.jpgMahlet Menwyelet, MBA
Grants and Contracts Administrator; Organizational Performance & Member Services Team                             (202) 266-5257          mmenwyelet@amchp.org    ​

Mahlet Menwyelet, MBA, 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. 

Megan Phillippi
Program Analyst, Women's & Infant Health; Region IV Liaison; Program Team
(202) 775-9085
mphillippi@amchp.org

Megan Phillippi is a Program Analyst for Women's and Infant Health at AMCHP. In this role she supports and assists the Women’s and Infant Health Team in the development, implementation and evaluation of program activities related to MCH, women’s and infant health/data and assessment. For the last four and half years, Ms. Phillippi provided office management and program support for the national headquarters of Rebuilding Together in Washington, DC. In her most recent role, Ms. Phillippi managed four national corporate partner funding opportunities and provided logistical support for major media rebuilding events. Prior to joining Rebuilding Together, Ms. Phillippi provided direct support services for adults with developmental disabilities while working for Residential Services, Inc. in Chapel Hill, NC. Ms. Phillippi is originally from Charlotte, NC and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Christina-Ratleff.jpg Christina Ratleff, MPH
Senior Program Manager, Women's & Infant Health; Program Team
(202) 266-3053
cratleff@amchp.org

Christina Ratleff, MPH, is the Senior Program Manager for Women's and Infant Health. In this role, Ms. Ratleff provides support to state MCH programs focused on improving pregnancy outcomes. She assists partners using a collective impact approach to reduce infant mortality, improve birth outcomes and advance health equity. Prior to joining AMCHP, Ms. Ratleff interned with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, serving as the Title V MCH Needs Assessment Intern, where she provided project management and coordination support to the Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs (CYSHCN) team and contributed to the Massachusetts Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant 5-year Needs Assessment.

Recently, Ms. Ratleff completed her Master’s in Public Health at Boston University where she focused on Maternal and Child Health and Policy and Systems Change. Previously, she worked for six years in Chicago as a Tenant Advocate, where she worked on behalf of individuals being evicted from their homes. Ms. Ratleff holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science from The College of Wooster.


Kate Taft, MPH
Senior Program Manager, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs; Region VI Liaison; Program Team
(202) 266-3056
ktaft@amchp.org​

Kate Taft, MPH, is the Senior Program Manager for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) at AMCHP and assumes a lead role on issues surrounding CYSHCN, birth defects and developmental disabilities and early childhood. Specifically, Ms. Taft manages AMCHP’s grant portfolio and budget related to autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities (ASD/DD). This includes the State Public Health Autism Resource Center (SPHARC), AMCHP’s comprehensive resource center for state Title V programs and others interested in improving systems for children and youth with ASD/DD and their families. Ms. Taft has over nine years' experience working on issues that affect children's health, such as early childhood development, mental health, and injury prevention, at the public health and individual levels. She also has coordinated the Child Fatality Review Team in Suffolk County, MA. Prior to joining AMCHP, Ms. Taft worked at the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), providing support to academic public health including the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health and the ASPH Maternal and Child Health Council. She received her Master of Public Health Degree with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health from the George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the College of William and Mary.


K. Taylor headshot.JPGKristen Taylor
Communications Associate
Organizational Performance and Member Services Team
(202) 266-3055
ktaylor@amchp.org

Kristen Taylor joined AMCHP in June 2016 as the Communications Associate. Previous to joining the AMCHP team, Ms. Taylor worked at a variety of media outlets, including the Dallas NPR member station, an entertainment magazine and a digital marketing agency. Now, she spends her days very happily poring over an AP Stylebook, scrutinizing reports for typos, laying out the "Pulse" newsletter and acting as AMCHP's go-to gal for digital strategy. Ms. Taylor is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas, where she earned her BA in Emerging Media and Communications with a specialization in global communications.

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Jessica Teel, MS, CHES
Senior Program Manager, Workforce & Leadership Development; Region VIII Liaison; Program Team
(202) 266-3054
jteel@amchp.org

Jessica Teel, MS, CHES, is the Senior Program Manager of Workforce and Leadership Development at AMCHP. In her current role, she manages the workforce development programs including the New Director Mentor Program and Workforce Development Committee. Ms. Teel develops member-focused leadership and capacity-building resources such as tool kits and training materials. She has over six​​ years of professional public health experience at the Federal level and in support of national and state level initiatives addressing the health needs for women, children, the poor, elderly, and other health issues. Prior to joining the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP), Ms. Teel worked at AcademyHealth supporting the Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Knowledge Transfer (KT) Program supporting state Medicaid Medical Directors. Ms. Teel received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Virginia and a Master of Science Degree in Health Promotion Management at Marymount University. Ms. Teel is also a Certified Health Education Specialist.


Wendy-Wen-Photo.jpg Wendy Wen
Associate Director,
Finance & Accounting;
Organizational Performance & Member Services Team
(202) 266-3047
wwen@amchp.org

Wendy Wen is the Associate Director of Finance & Accounting at AMCHP. Ms. Wen previously worked for eight years at the International Life Sciences Institute. Prior to that she worked as an accountant for Rizik Brothers and as a Controller in the Chinese government. She has over twenty years of experience in business and financial operations including general accounting, finance, grants management, budgeting, and audit practices. Ms. Wen received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Xiangtan Zhigong University in Xiangtan City, Hunan Province, P.R. China.

Iliana White headshot.jpgIliana White, MPH, CHES, CPH
Senior Program Manager, Adolescent Health; Region IX Liaison; Program Team (202) 266-5252
iwhite@amchp.org

​Iliana White, MPH, CHES, CPH is the Senior Program Manager of Adolescent Health. In her role, she oversees the adolescent health-related portfolio of activities, including AMCHP's contributions to the Adolescent & Young Adult Health National Resource Center and the Youth Engagement Community of Practice within the Title V field.  Ms. White previously served as a program manager at the School-Based Health Alliance. There, she directed the technical assistance and training activities for the organization's Hallways to Health initiative, a national school-based
learning collaborative focused on behavior and systems changes for healthy eating and active living utilizing school-based health centers as catalysts for improvement. She also managed the Alliance's Leadership Fellows Program, aimed at training health professionals to build their capacity and leadership skillset in school-based health care. Ms. White has worked for a variety of sectors and organizations, including the National Cancer Institute, the U.S. Office on Women's Health, National Women's Health Network, Planned Parenthood of Indiana, Indiana's Tobacco Retailer Inspection Program, Indiana Prevention Resource Center, and Society for Public Health Education. She graduated from Towson University with a BS in health science, concentration in community health education, focus on maternal and child health. She earned her Master of Public Health in public health leadership and practice from Indiana University.

EYashar-pic.jpgElliane Yashar
Program Analyst, Child and Adolescent Health;
Program Team
(202) 266-3048
eyashar@amchp.org

Elliane Yashar comes to AMCHP as a CDC Fellow through the Public Health Associate Program (PHAP). She is currently serving as a Program Analyst for the Child and Adolescent Health team in which she assists with adolescent health related initiatives and efforts. Ms. Yashar was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. She graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in Psychology from University of California at Berkeley, and moved to Washington DC shortly after. In the fall of 2014, Ms. Yashar interned with Food Day at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) to help raise awareness and promote healthy, affordable, and sustainable food across America. Most recently, she completed internships at the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Alliance to Save Energy, assisting with both of the organizations' Annual Global Forum events in Washington DC.