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Lori Tremmel Freeman, MBA
Chief Executive Officer, Organizational Performance & Member Services Team
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 multiyear 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.
Caroline Stampfel, MPH
Director, Programs; Program Team
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 life course 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 epidemiology and working with state MCH data systems. She received her bacheor's degree in natural science from Fordham University and completed her Master of Public Health 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. She is a SAS Certified Base Programmer in SAS 9 and trained in Technology of Participation (ToP) Facilitation Methods and Strategic Planning.
Patrick Boyle, MJ
Associate Director, Communications & Membership;
Organizational Performance & Member Services Team
Patrick Boyle, MJ, is the associate director for communications and membership at AMCHP. In this role 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 bachelor's degree in communication arts from the University of Dayton. He received his master's degree 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.
Senior Program Manager, CYSHCN - Child and Adolescent Health; Program Team; Region IV Liaison;
Paige Bussanich is the senior program manager for children and youth with special health care needs on the child and adolescent health team at AMCHP. In this role, she manages AMCHP's CYSHCN portfolio, including the State Public Health Autism Resource Center (SPHARC), National Standards for CYSHCN Systems of Care, and Leadership Institute for CYSHCN Directors (LICD). Ms. Bussanich has extensive experience in working with individuals with disabilities in research, evaluation, and outreach settings. As a Wisconsin LEND trainee, she's received trained on service and care of MCH and CYSHCN populations, leadership development, core knowledge of neurodevelopmental disabilities, interdisciplinary and family-centered practices, and research and dissemination. She served as a Family Navigation Development Team Member for the Wisconsin Care Integration Initiative (WI's HRSA State Autism Grant), working to increase family-centered, integrated systems of care for children with developmental disabilities. She also has experience as a facilitator for a psychoeducational group for adults with autism.
Atyya Chaudhry, MPP
Senior Program Manager, Health Systems Transformation; Region VII Liaison; Program Team
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 focuses on programs and activities to strengthen and support health care systems that serve women, children, and families. Prior to starting at 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 of Public Policy degree with a dual specialization in health policy and social policy from the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland College Park.
Cheryl Clark, DrPH, RHIA
Associate Director, Epidemiology and Evaluation
Dr. Cheryl Clark, DrPH, RHIA, joined AMCHP as the associate director for epidemiology and evaluation. She provides leadership and support for assessment, epidemiology, evaluation and improvement efforts at AMCHP, both for our members and our staff. Dr. Clark received her Bachelor of Science in health information management administration from University of Wisconsin and her Master of Public Health degree from University of South Florida, with a concentration in public health education. She received her Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in epidemiology and biostatistics from Florida A & M University. She has extensive work experience as an epidemiologist, data/research consultant, evaluator and health informatics consultant. She has worked as a maternal and child health epidemiologist for 16 years, six of which were as a senior MCH epidemiologist. Dr. Clark comes to AMCHP from the Florida Department of Health, where she spent more than five years in the maternal and child health practice and analysis unit and more recently, children's medical services. Dr. Clark's wealth of experience includes managing the applied epidemiology unit, serving as the project director for the HRSA State Systems Development Initiative Grant, conducting epidemiological research and analysis using large data and population survey data, mapping and training on GIS mapping and analysis, writing for research and statistical publications, and conducting program evaluations. During her tenure at the Florida Department of Health, Dr. Clark was appointed as epidemiologist to the Florida Child Abuse Death Review Committee, she redirected focus of program evaluation to support evidence-based program and policy platforms, provided mentorship/preceptorship to fellows and interns, supervised staff and peers, and co-authored research articles in peer-reviewed publications and department white papers on early nonmedically indicated deliveries in Florida and the provision of dental services to children in the U.S. |
Program Analyst, Epidemiology and Evaluation; Program Team; Region VI Liaison;
Charlotte-Luisa Cleveland is the program analyst on the epidemiology and evaluation team. Ms. Cleveland has a bachelor's degree in international area studies with a minor in Spanish that she obtained from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Ms. Cleveland was one of two Annika Rodriguez Scholars awarded a full four-year tuition scholarship and recognized for exceptional academic merit and demonstration of academic and leadership achievements, as well as passion for community service. Ms. Cleveland was previously a political and outreach intern for NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri. She also has worked at the Women's Health Research Institute at Northwestern University, where she co-directed the Women's Health Science Program (WHSP), a summer science program with a specific focus on reproductive health for underprivileged minority women in high school who are interested in science, math, and medicine.
Stacy Collins, MSW
Associate Director, Health Systems Transformation; Program Team
Stacy Collins, MSW is the associate director of health systems transformation at AMCHP. She co-directs the association's health reform policy efforts, educating state members about the evolving health reform landscape and its implications for maternal and child health populations. She also serves as core staff for federal and foundation-funded technical assistance programs to strengthen the Title V workforce and promote new service delivery models that reflect current MCH priorities. She has over two decades of experience in health care policy and programming related to women, children and families, and she has worked in membership associations, advocacy organizations and direct practice settings.Previous to AMCHP, she was a senior associate at the National Association of Social Workers, where she led policy 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, where she led NACH policy initiatives and educational programming related to pediatric preventive health, including injury prevention, immunization, home visiting, substance abuse and other issues. Ms. Collins holds a master's degree in social work from Catholic University and a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Virginia.
Accounts Payable/Office Associate, Organizational Performance & Member Services Team
Linnard Corbin is the Accounts Payable/Office Associate at AMCHP. He spends 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 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, MSPH
Senior Program Manager, Women's Health; Region II Liaison; Program Team
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 nonprofit sectors advancing maternal and child health in the fields of public health, research and health care. She has a Bachelor of Science in biology from the George Washington University and a Master of Science in public health in reproductive, perinatal and women's health and a certificate in public health informatics from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Accounting Associate; Organizational Performance & Member Services Team
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 degree in computer programming from Northern Virginia Community College.
Jennifer Farfalla, MPH
Senior Epidemiologist; Region I Liaison; Program Team
Jennifer Farfalla, MPH, is the senior epidemiologist at AMCHP. In this role, Ms. Farfalla performs planning and program implementation to increase epidemiologic capacity throughout Title V programs, data and assessment activities, and research and evaluation projects related to maternal and child health. Ms. Farfalla leads AMCHP quality improvement, life course indicator, and epidemiology support initiatives. She holds a Master of Public Health in epidemiology from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in biology from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachutsetts. Prior to her work at AMCHP, Ms. Farfalla held roles in research and evaluation at the Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at the Truth Initiative and PAREXEL International.
Membership and Meetings Associate; Organizational Performance & Member Services Team
Mynor Gonzalez is the membership and meetings associate. Prior to joining AMCHP, he spent 14 years as member relations specialist and in conference support at the Nuclear Energy Institute, where his responsibilities included maintaining membership records, communicating with members, updating the website, and helping to coordinate domestic and international meetings and conferences. Mr. Gonzalez has a Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising and marketing from the Universidad Internacional de las Americas in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Director, Public Policy and Government Affairs; Public Policy & Government Affairs Team
Amy Haddad is the director of policy and government affairs at AMCHP. In this role, she leads our work to advocate for Title V appropriations; she promotes AMCHP's policy priorities, represents AMCHP in various policy coalitions, and supports the Legislative and Health Care Finance Committee. Prior to assuming this position, she served in the associate director of government affairs role for over three years. Before 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.
Program Analyst, Workforce and Leadership Development; Program Team
Nisa Hussain is the program analyst for the workforce and leadership development team. Ms. Hussain brings valuable experience in program coordination, committee management, digital education material development and working with focus groups, as well as collecting qualitative and quantitative data. During her internship at the National Center for Health Research, Ms. Hussain's responsibilities spanned from writing health blog posts and editing newsletters to managing website content. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Science in community health. At AMCHP, she focuses on supporting event management for the National MCH Workforce Development Center, staff liaising the WDC Advisory Committee, maintaining the workforce development web pages and advancing other leadership development efforts and initiatives.
Specialist, Family Engagement and Leadership Development; Program Team
Michelle Jarvis is a specialist for family engagement and leadership development at AMCHP. In this position, Ms. Jarvis contributes to the advancement of maternal and child health programs through planning and program implementation, research, advocacy, education and evaluation projects related to family engagement and leadership development. These activities include project planning, coordination and evaluation; collaboration with advisory committee members, AMCHP members and staff on project activities; serving as liaison to federal project officers; and project and policy promotion. Ms. Jarvis' work is cross-cutting and contributes to major issues surrounding family engagement and leadership development in all areas of AMCHP's policy, programmatic and member engagement work. The work involves serving as a consultant and advisor to the organization, a partnership with fellow staff, participation in associated professional organizations and groups and collaboration with member programs and funding agencies. Prior to joining AMCHP, Ms. Jarvis' experience includes assisting in the drafting of and passing legislation for fair and equal coverage for individuals with autism, grant development, leadership in developing trainings, public information, policy research, coordinated supports and services for individuals with special health care needs and their families, as well as delivering trainings to diverse audiences. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in human services from Springfield College, graduating summa cum laude.
Jeanette Kowalik, PhD, MPH
Associate Director, Women's & Infant Health; Program Team
Jeanette Kowalik, PhD, MPH, is the 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 health care 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.|
Lynda Krisowaty, MPH
Program Manager, Evidence-Based Practice; Program Team
Lynda Krisowaty, MPH, is the program manager of evidence-based practice. She has a Master of Health Science in mental health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in anthropology from State University of New York at Binghamton (SUNY Binghamton). In addition, Lynda has training in health emergencies in large populations and R.A.P.I.D. psychological first aid. Ms. Krisowaty previously worked as a public health education coordinator with the Peace Corps in Uganda where she supervised a community health promoter program consisting of eight volunteers and worked to educate the community on public health issues, as well as marketing health center services. It was during these work and volunteer experiences within stateside and international settings where Ms. Krisowaty came to understand the importance of evidence-based platforms for planning and implementing effective public health practice and impactful community services.
Program Associate, Women's and Infant Health; Program Team; Region III Liaison
Nadia Laniyan is a program associate for women's and infant health. Ms. Laniyan is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland and comes to AMCHP with a specific passion for women's health and improving the lives of disadvantaged groups. She took a great initiative in developing her own major at UMD on public health equity and also served as president of her sorority. During her studies, Ms. Laniyan founded a social enterprise using hair extensions and products as an unconventional avenue of exposure to breast health information for the population of African-American women, winning her a Social Entrepreneur of the Year award at school. Her other experiences include supporting nonprofits (National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and Teach for America) and a long-time commitment to the department of resident life at UMD.
Program Analyst, Health Systems Transformation;
|Sara Miller, MPH, is the program analyst for the health systems transformation team. She received her MPH from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Arts in history and American studies from Franklin and Marshall College in 2012. As a graduate research assistant at the Texas A&M School of Public Health, Ms. Miller was responsible for the youth tobacco awareness program and was also was a reviewer for the Journal of Drug Education: Substance Abuse Research and Prevention. Within Texas A&M's community health promotion student organization, Ms. Miller worked to develop a public awareness campaign on preventing sexual transmission of the Zika virus. She also worked as an intern at the university's telehealth counseling clinic, where she researched the effectiveness of mental health services for rural communities in Texas. Most recently, Ms. Miller was an intern at USAID with the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN), part of the U.S. Global Development Lab, where her responsibilities spanned communications, event planning, and program research. She has also interned in the office of U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance of New Jersey and The White House Project, an organization that seeks to advance women's participation in all levels of government.|
Alyson NorthrupGovernment Affairs Specialist; Public Policy & Government Affairs Team
|Alyson Northrup is the government affairs specialist on the public policy and government affairs team. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University. Prior to joining AMCHP, Ms. Northrup served as legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). Ms. Northrup was responsible for managing the senator's legislative portfolio for health care, child welfare, and education issues. She led the office's analysis of, and advised Sen. Gillibrand on, the major health reform legislation considered by Congress in 2017. |
Nikeisha Ogletree, HRPM,
Associate Director, Human Resources and Administration; Organizational Performance & Member Services Team
|Nikeisha Ogletree, HRPM, PHR, SHRM-CP, is the associate director of human resources and administration. In this role, Ms. Ogletree provides critical support to the human resources functions at AMCHP while also supporting the executive office administration for the CEO and board's crucial work. Prior to joining AMCHP full-time, Ms. Ogletree worked with AMCHP as the senior human resources consultant for 18 months. Previously, she served as the Chief of HR Operations and Lead HR Consultant at JLM HR Consulting. She has experience with both government and commercial business leaders and staffs at all levels to build winning cultures, leadership, and HR policies and practices. |
Kate Taft, MPH
Associate Director, Child and Adolescent Health; Program Team
Kate Taft, MPH, is the associate director for child and adolescent health at AMCHP. She leads and supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of program activities related to child and adolescent health, including children and youth with special health care needs. Prior to this role, she led AMCHP’s grant portfolio and budget related to autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities, including the State Public Health Autism Resource Center. Ms. Taft has over a decade of 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, 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.
Communications Associate;Organizational Performance and Member Services Team
Kristen Taylor is the communications associate. She brings valuable experience in content marketing, writing and research, digital strategy, and journalism. At AMCHP, she provides support to all external communications, including the Pulse newsletter, website content, and social media channel management. Ms. Taylor is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in emerging media and communications with a specialization in cultural competence.
Nicko Taylor, MS
Grants and Contracts Administrator;
Organizational Performance and Member Services Team
Nicko Taylor is the grants and contracts administrator. She performs the full range of duties with all aspects of internal and external financial reporting associated with grants and programs: she provides assistance for the development of proposals and submission of applications, reviews subcontract agreements, and monitors grants and subgrants. She received her Bachelor of Science in business management from University of the District of Columbia and a Master of Science in public health from Trinity Washington University. Prior to this role, she served as contracts and grants administrator with Unity Healthcare Inc. She has significant knowledge in federal acquisition regulations, development of proposals, contracting, subcontract monitoring, budgeting, and financial reporting.
| Anna Watson|
Program Analyst, Child and Adolescent Health; Program Team; Region V Liaison;
Anna Watson, MPH is the program analyst on the child and adolescent health team. In this role, Ms. Watson provides needed support and quality improvement expertise to her team members on several key projects, including the AYAH CoIIN, Healthy Weight CoIIN and the current Action Learning Collaboratives led by this team. Ms. Watson previously served as a senior public health nutritionist and site supervisor for a local WIC program under the Virginia Department of Health. She also has experience in program planning, analysis, and evaluation through her previous stints with the Florida Department of Health, particularly in the area of tobacco prevention and cessation. There, she was instrumental in collaborating with state managers to evaluate statewide data, refine data collection tools, and facilitate training on refined tools. Ms. Watson received a dual Bachelor of Science in human nutrition, food, and exercise and in biological sciences from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, followed by her MPH in social and behavioral sciences from University of Florida.
Finance & Accounting;
Organizational Performance & Member Services Team
Wendy Wen is the associate director of finance and 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 20 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, MPH, CHES, CPH
Senior Program Manager, Adolescent Health; Region IX Liaison; Program Team (202) 266-5252
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 skill set 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 Bachelor of Science 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.