Public Health Expertise Network of Mentors
(N = 77)

A Web-based Public Health Mentoring Program

2022 - 2023 On-line Directory



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A brief history P.H.E.N.O.M. (Public Health Expertise Network of Mentors) is an online expansion of The Public Health Alumni Mentor Program (PHAM), a service activity of the SCSU Alumni Association/Public Health Alumni Chapter that served the SCSU campus since its inception in 1993.

When PHAM moved online in 2002, the scope of the program broadened. Public health professionals other than SCSU graduates expressed interest in being mentors. PHAM was renamed Public Health Expertise Network of Mentors to reflect participation of public health professionals who were not SCSU graduates.

The online nature of PHENOM has allowed anyone with Internet access to participate either as a mentor or mentee. Primarily, PHENOM allows public health professionals practicing anywhere in the world to share their expertise with anyone interested in the field of Public Health. It is now an autonomous service program available to anyone who is part of the Internet community. This service program is now in its 30th year.

All mentors are public health practitioners with a degree in Public Health, and have volunteered to provide career and school advice to anyone interested in the field of Public Health. Please feel free to contact these mentors by E-mail, or phone. When contacting mentors please mention this Web page, or, how you heard about the program. Be courteous in your communications and provide feedback regarding the helpfulness of the contact. Thank you for your interest in Public Health!

This program meets National Services's criteria for "An effective practice that has been implemented by one or more programs and is easily replicated" . It is now listed by Healthy Communities Institute's Promising Practices database as a community intervention "...that have been shown to be successful in communities across the nation."

Starting in 2012, PHENOM can offer to those certified as CHES® or MCHES® the opportunity to earn one Category 2 CECH for each year of service to meeting the recertification requirements of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) for Competency 7.6.10, "Serve as a mentor to others"

Kind words...

September 9, 2012: Thanks, Betty. I added a link to this to my PCH 500 course, and I am encouraging students to take advantage of the PHENOM program! As always, your work is wonderful and important. (William G. Faraclas, DrPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Public Health, Southern Connecticut State University)

"This is really a great program. I am not sure if it was available when I was a student. If it was I wish I was made aware of it - if not I feel I lost out!" V. DePalma,'97.

"I am very pleased with the mentor program. I was able to obtain valuable information concerning graduate programs and career decisions. My thanks to all who participate in this commendable program." P. Shepard, '96.

September, 2012 - The PHENOM Directory offers brief biosketches of public health professionals you can contact to learn more about what they do. You may want to look at the The PHENOM Listings Page first. That page offers 3 tables of sorted listings of PHENOM mentors: (1)By Job Title; (2) By Geographic Location, and (3) By Work Setting.

Once you have reviewed those tables and identify specific mentors of interest, then come back to this page for more details about their background and expertise and how to contact them.

Please provide feedback on the PHENOM Visitor Poll, and on the short evaluation form at the end of this page. You can also ask questions as well. I would like for PHENOM to be a useful resource for those interested in entering the field of Public Health and for the more seasoned professional, resources to enhance what you are doing now. Thanks. Betty

July 2022 - The directory is now 2 webpages, organized alphabetically by last name, A - L, M - Z. You can access both pages by using the navigation bar below.

You are welcome to contact any Public Health professional listed below to learn about public health careers. Please do not contact mentors for job leads or offers. If you are looking for a job, please see the Job Index Page for online job search links. Thank you. If you have any questions, please contact me at

PHENOM Mentors A - L PHENOM Mentors M - Z

Judith Mairs-Levy JUDITH MAIRS-LEVY, D.HEd., MPH, CHES® , CNP, Public Notary
Program Monitor/Evaluator Cross-Cultural Wellness Practitioner~Health Educator~Med.Writer~DBA Chair & Faculty~Integrative Health Research Analyst
USA (New Jersey)

BSc (Psychology) [University of Toronto & York University]; BA (Anthropology)[York University] MPH (Health Education/Health Promotion) [Drexel and Benedictine Universities]; DrHed (Public Health Education) [A.T. Still University]
Settings: Health Department/Non-profit; Academia
Expertise: Epidemiological research, cultural competence and diversity in health care, health education, maternal health, research methodologies, addiction, psychology, health policy, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, Torture Survivors; Fluency in, and working knowledge of other languages
Experience: Collaborative research and program management; gender, health and poverty issues; maternal, child and family health issues; working with underserved populations; program development, implementation and evaluation; quality improvement initiative; Web-based technologies
Worked as: Research Analyst, Epidemiologist, Health Educator, Consultant, Project Evaluator
Internship: Drexel School Of Medicine(School of Public Health)
Special Projects: Up Close and Personal with Dementia & Alzheimer's, Autism, Helping pediatric residents be better equipped to detect and report child abuse, The role of Prayer in Illness & Healing , Seniors Living With AIDS, Effects of Psychotropic Drugs in seniors, The Bio-Psycho-Socio-Cultural Issues of Survivors Of Torture
Thesis: Cultural Competence In Health Care Settings
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USA (Connecticut)
Tel: (203) 499-9770 (days)
BSN, MPH (Community Health Education)[Southern CT State University], MSN (Yale University);
Nurse Practitioner & Quality Assurance Specialist
Setting: University
Expertise: Cardiovascular research; patient advocacy; patient outcomes; cardiovascular disease & diabetes
Experience: Clinical research oversight; nursing education; critical care nursing; research project management; cardiac rehabilitation; health screening
Worked as: Acute care nurse practitioner, care coordinator/case manager; nurse researcher; registered nurse; community college instructor
Internship: Greater New Haven Partnership for a Healthy Community
Thesis: 1. Effects of pulmonary rehabilitation on days of hospitalization; 2. Electrocardiographic abnormalities as predictors of silent ischemia in type 2 diabetes

Publications: Levy, BR; Slade, MD; May, JL; Caracciolo, EA. Physical Recovery after acute myocardial infarction: Positive age self-stereotypes as a resource. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 62 (4), 285-301, 2006.
Honors: Sigma Theta Tau, Mu Beta chapter
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Senior Manager Project Management
USA (Florida)

BS (Public Health)[Southern CT State University], MS (Health Care Administration; Health Policy & Finance) [University of New Haven]
Setting: Health Insurance
Expertise: Health insurance product development, marketing, policies and procedures, quality improvement, research, writing; ERISA regulations; Web design (management of department intranet)
Experience: Design, implement and evaluate new insurance products; compiling feasibility studies; member benefit issues; claims analysis; business and marketing plans; provider relations; grantwriting; RFP, RFI and RFQ preparation; database development and research
Worked as: Business Project Program Manager; Senior Project Manager; Proposal coordinator; project coordinator; grievance specialist; clinical lab research assistant
Internship: Research assistant for DIANON
Special Project: Prostate cancer study
Certification: CPR
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Sukanya Nachimuthu
INDIA (Tamil Nadu, Chennai)

MPH (Master in Public Health-Occupational and Environmental Health) [Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, India]; BSMS (Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery) [Sri Sairam Siddha Medical College and Research Centre, Chennai, India]
Licenses/Certifications: Siddha Practitioner
Settings: Hospital-based Research Centre
Expertise: Proposal writing, grant writing, Monitoring & Evaluation, Project management, implementation, statistical analysis, report writing, and budgeting.
Experience: Conducted online training programs, taken classes for healthcare workers, handled various projects at Local/ National levels, and conducted systematic reviews.
Internship: Online internship during COVID-19 pandemic for COVID-19 rapid tracker. Worked as an online volunteer for writing a proposal on “Prevention of Violence against women and girls in public spaces” in United Nations
Honors/Awards: Awarded "Thiru C. N. Narayana Rao Gold Medal" - 2019 for best outstanding student in MPH (Occupational and Environmental Health) by Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research.
Other areas of expertise and interest: Diabetes research, Obesity.
Coping with diabetes during the COVID - 19 lockdown in India: Results of an online pilot survey
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Rene Najera
Senior Epidemiologist; Academic Associate; Biostatistics Adjunct Professor
USA (Virginia)

BS (Medical Technology) [University of Texas, El Paso], MPH (Epidemiology, Biostatistics) [George Washington University], DrPH (Epidemiology) [Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health]
Setting: County health department
Expertise: Epidemiology, biostatistics, public health emergency planning; communicable disease management
Experience: COVID-19 response; Zika virus response in Puerto Rico; Ebola response guidelines and infectious disease investigation guidelines; Legionnaires outbreak investigations; public health surveillance of influenza and other communicable diseases; surveillance reporting; developed and implemented "MRITS", the Maryland Resident Influenza Tracking Survey; environmental assessments; health fairs; laboratory assays; migrant camp clinic; professional conference presentations; student mentoring

Worked as: Consulting epidemiologist at the Anne Arundel Health Department, and with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Influenza surveillance coordinator at Maryland Department of Health; teaching assistant; medical technologist; community college adjunct; Spanish-English interpreter;
DrPH Practicum: Disease surveillance, infectious disease outbreak and environmental investigations and graduate student teaching in Colombia
Special Project: Editor, History of Vaccines Project College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Dissertation: Use of epidemiological and social network analysis methods to understand and address the epidemic of gun violence in Baltimore City
Honors: Brown Scholar in Community Health; Abraham Lilienfeld Scholarship recipient (2017)
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Hareshkumar Nayak HARESHKUMAR NAYAK, M.B.B.S.
Revised National Tuberculosis Programme (R.N.T.C.P.) Medical Officer CL-II

M.B.B.S. (B.J. Medical College, Gujarat University, India)
Setting: Government health agency
Expertise: Preventive & curative health services, medical services oversight, TB control
Experience: Direct delivery of public health services, tuberculosis, polio, immunization, disease surveillance, nutritional deficiencies, disaster preparedness, coordination of community services; training paramedics

Worked as: Medical Officer, Gujarat, India
Internship: Pediatrics, gynecology, dermatology
Special Project: R.N.T.C.P., Polio
Thesis: Medical and health services

Public Health Professional
USA (Connecticut)
(203)736-2601 ext. 1390 (days)/ (203)230-8981 (eves)

BSC (Communications) [Ohio University], MPH (Health Education/Health Promotion) [Southern CT State University]
Setting: Non-profit ambulatory care/clinic
Expertise: Substance abuse, behavioral health services, quality improvement programs
Experience: Grantwriting and grants management; coalition building; program planning, development and evaluation
Worked as: Chief Quality and Compliance Officer; Director of Quality Management; Executive director; assistant director; CPHA board director; CPHA newsletter editor
Thesis: Adolescents perceived susceptibility to AIDS
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USA (Connecticut)

BS (Communication) [University of Connecticut]; MPH (Health Promotion) [Southern Connecticut State University]
Setting: Local Health Department
Expertise: Health Education Program Development and Implementation, Grant Writing and Management, Training/Teaching, Quality Improvement, Community Assessments, Program Evaluation, Social Marketing, Program Research, Participant Recruitment - Survey Design, Development and Implementation, Focus Group Facilitation
Experience: Health education; planning and implementing evidence-based community health programs; mobilizing, recruiting and supervising community-based volunteers; managing workgroups and coalitions to achieve positive health outcomes; conducting public health research in the fields of asthma and injury prevention
Worked as: Community health coordinator; community executive; regional heart and stroke director; pediatric prevention coordinator
Community Involvement: CT Early Childhood Collaborative - Health Committee Chairperson; Newington Senior and Disabled Center national accreditation activities
Certifications: LIVE WELL! Chronic Disease Management Program and Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Program
Special Project: Youth Violence Report Card using the precede-proceed model. Was distributed throughout the City of Waterbury to the Board of Ed and other community agencies to create and expand programs to prevent your violence in the city.

Internship: Nia Solutions. Program evaluation for the Waterbury Foundation.

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Valentine Odu
Public Health Specialist

Bachelor degree in Medicine (MD) [University of Calabar]; Master in Health Management(MHM) [Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria]; Master in public health/international course in health development (MPH/ICHD) [KIT Royal Tropical Institute]
Additional courses and education: Epidemiology and statistics course in public health, KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Netherlands; Advanced specialization course on Health System Policy and Management professional Certificate course, KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Netherlands; Leadership and Program Management in infection Prevention and Control (IPC), World Health Organization (WHO); Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR), World Health Organization (WHO); Health Policy and Community Health Services, Nanyang polytechnic, Singapore; Advance Data Analytics course from Google. On-going; Nutrition In Emergencies (NIE), University of Westminster, United Kingdom; Sexual and Reproductive Health Right (SRHR) specialty course. KIT Royal Tropical Institute.
Licenses/Certifications: Certificate of medical practice, Nigerian Medical and Dental council of Nigeria (MDCN), 2011; Public Health certificate in Health System Policy and Management. 2021
Settings: Teaching Hospital, Domestic Non-governmental organization; International Non-governmental Organization; State and Federal Ministry Of Health
Expertise: Supporting and evaluating maternal neonatal and adolescent sexual reproductive health programs, and HIV/AIDS programming with an emphasis on HIV testing services among women, children and adolescents. Management of Gender and HIV/AIDS, STD, Family planning and TB prevention programs at the local, state and national levels that entail responsibility for evaluation of program activities, management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams and activities and overall administrative requirements, budgeting, and fiscal management in support of contracts (grants).
Technical skills include conducting literature reviews, use of measurement methods required for M&E of international populations and health programs, including quantitative and qualitative research, implementation of work plan activities, developing communication materials, monitoring and evaluating healthcare service performance by gathering relevant data and producing statistical reports.
Experience: Nine years of substantial international public health experience in maternal, neonatal and adolescent sexual reproductive health with emphasis on improving the quality of MNH services at different levels of the Healthcare by strengthening the capacity of healthcare facilities to be more accessible to the most vulnerable populations such as pregnant women, the Pediatrics population as well as key populations like the female sex workers (FSW), men who have sex with men (MSM), persons who inject drugs (PWID), transgender persons (TG) and adolescents and young persons (AYP) through community engagement to effectively promote and improve health-seeking behaviors.
Worked as: USAID HIV / AIDS and Tuberculosis Clinical Advisor; CDC Granular Site Manager; Global fund Coordinator /manager; PEPFAR- Regional program officer-Pediatric ART; Assistant Technical Officer /ART Clinician; Clinical Associate; Senior Medical Officer: Medical Officer; Clinical Officer.
Honors/Awards: OKP scholar (Dutch government scholarship for international students) 2020; Best House officer (intern) Award 2012; National Youth Service corps (NYSC ), state coordinator Award of recognition as CAMP clinic medical director: 2013; Second Position in professor jones Akpan memorial quiz competition 2007
Other areas of expertise and interest: Able to carry out public health surveillance, community health services, workforce development, strengthening of Health Management information systems (HMIS) management and use, strengthening of laboratory networks and capacity building through training workshops, and delivery of technical assistance.
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USA (Connecticut)
(860)509-7738 (days); (860) 945-9116 (eves)
BA (Social Services) [Quinnipiac College], MPH (Community Health) [Southern CT State University]
Epidemiologist - Tuberculosis Control
Setting: State health department
Expertise: Social services management; Tuberculosis; HIV Prevention and Testing Counseling
Experience: Direct delivery of health activities of daily living services
Worked as: Mental retardation worker
Internships: Naugatuck Valley Health District, Marrakech Day Services
Thesis: Evaluation of community report card

Informatics Manager
USA (Connecticut)

MSEd [St. Joseph's College, ME]; BS (Public Health) [Southern CT State University];
Setting: Non-profit home health, hospice and long term care facility
Expertise: Staff training, non-profit agency regulations
Experience: Educational program development; policies/procedures/forms development; staff education and training; clinical application test group; federal/state regs and Joint Commission standards training
Worked as: Director of Application Services; AHA Certified CPR instructor; Clinical application trainer; Computer Systems Trainer
Internship: American Lung Association
Thesis: Effects of handwashing on nosocomial infections
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USA (Connecticut)
Tel:(860)647-0607 (eves)

BS (Environmental Health), MPH (Community Health Education) [Southern CT State University]
Setting: State health department
Expertise: Adult lead poisoning, occupational health and lead surveillance, environmental health program management
Experience: State-wide lead registry and case management coordinator; childhood lead program coordinator, statistical reporting, case management, follow-up assessment, grantwriting, evaluating and monitoring laboratories, clinics and physicians
Worked as: Local health department program coordinator
Internship: Glastonbury Health Department's Burn Prevention Program
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Regional Director of Operations
USA (Connecticut)
Tel: (860)573-0190 (days)

BS (Allied Health, Physical Therapy) [University of Connecticut], MPH (Community Health Education) [Southern CT State University], DPT [Simmons College], MBA (Healthcare Administration) [University of Massachusetts]
Regional Director of Operations
Settings: Non-profit hospital; acute care & skilled nursing facilities; homecare
Expertise: Healthcare Operations, healthcare quality
Worked as: Director of Clinical and Business Operations for Home Healthcare, Clinical Compliance Educator; Team Manager, physical therapist in multiple settings; consultation for program development and physical therapy expertise
Internship: Family Advocacy, Middlesex Hospital
Thesis: Cross-descriptive study of the social history of inpatient adults that experienced a fall prior to admission at Middlesex Hospital
Certifications: American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties -Board certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist
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Vice President and the Bedoukian Endowed Chair for Innovation & Research
Tel: (203)550 2747
USA (Connecticut)

BS (Public Health) [Southern CT State University], MPH [Yale University], PhD [New York University]
Setting: Non-profit health network
Expertise: Research methods, Maternal child health research, data management and analysis
Experience: Maternal & infant health database development and analysis; non-profit organization, manuscript publication; journal peer review; perinatal health data technical assistance
Worked as: Chief science officer, Director of Clinical Outcomes and Health Services Research, Director of Perinatal data center; Assistant director of research and medical education, Grant supervisor/health educator at municipal health dept
CDC/ASPH internship
Relationship between physical activity and depression (BS); Analysis of birthweight specific infant mortality among Asian Americans (MPH), Geographic determinants of survival among very low birthweight infants (PhD)
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USA (Connecticut)
Tel: (860)509-7959 (days)

BS (Community Health Education)[Southern CT State University]
Setting: State health department
Expertise: health program management; community health education and outreach; case management; immunization program support; medical camp programs; events planning and management
Experience: Municipal health department program management;
Worked as: Health care provider CPR/First Aid Instructor; health program coordinator; health careers coordinator; marketing and community relations specialist; CPHA Health Education Committee Chairperson
Certifications: American Heart Association's BLS Health Care Provider CPF/AED Instructor and First Aid Instructor; ICS 100,200,300, 700

National Consultant (Service Providers Empanelment)
INDIA (New Delhi)

BSc (Nursing), [SRM University], MPH (Health Management), [SRM University]
Additional courses and education: Organ Transplant Coordinator Certificate course, ALS/BLS course
Licenses/Certifications: Registered Nurse, MPH (certified)
Settings: Government and private.
Expertise: Epidemiological studies such as Qualitative, Quantitative, analytical studies, etc; Statistical skills (SPSS, SAS, R, Python); Health system (State and National level); Budget plan; Public Health surveillance; Quality of health care; Covid-19; Program and Project Management; Healthcare research; Non communicable diseases
Experience: Health system; Epidemiology; Quality of Healthcare, Manuscript writing; Project Management; Biostatistics; State and National Programs; Non-Communicable diseases like Diabetes, Cardiovascular; Prevention of Diabetic foot infection; Reproductive of Child Health; Survey Research; Healthcare Research; Field experiences; Budget grants writings; Health Management; Quality of Health care; NABH, NQAS certification
Worked as: Hospital Quality Manager; State Consultant; Epidemiologist; Research and Customer Success Consultant; Biostatistician
Internship: : HMIS intern, Foundation of Research in Health System; Intern at PHC, CHC and Child trust hospital as an Intern Nurse.
1. Descriptive study on Occupational Health Hazards and the uses of safety measures by rubber industry workers, Kerala State.
2. Prevalence of Domestic Violence among women in Guduvancheri, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu.
Honors/Awards: HMIS intern, Foundation of Research in Health System; Intern at PHC, CHC and Child trust hospital as an Intern Nurse.
Regular Use of FlowAid FA100 SCCD Reduces Pain While Increasing Perfusion and Tissue Oxygenation in Contralateral Limbs of Amputees With Diabetic Neuropathy and Peripheral Arterial Disease: Results of an Open, Pre-Post Intervention, Single-Center Study
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Special Assignment, State Government Affairs
USA (Connecticut)

BS/BA (Health Science; Spanish; Biology)[Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania], MPH (Community Health Education) [Southern CT State University]
Setting: Pharmaceutical Company
Expertise: Community outreach and services; research, community services; immunization; proficient in Spanish, Portuguese and French
Experience: Maintaining referral systems with public and private providers; diabetes clinical research, specimen and clinical data collection and management; survey research; health education material development and outreach; conference, health fair and training program coordination; Connecticut Immunization Registry and Tracking System (CIRTS)
Worked as: Senior Account Specialist, Respiratory Biologics; Public sector account manager; university adjunct lecturer; community advisory board member; clinical research assistant/research coordinator; patient care coordinator; domestic and sexual violence direct service volunteer; phlebotomist; EKG technician; medical assistant; medical secretary
Internship: New Haven Health Department's Bureau of Environmental Health
Certification: Certified Quantitative Sensory Testor
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Chief Operating Officer; Assistant Professor
USA (Connecticut)

BS (Nursing) [College of New Rochelle], MPH (Health Promotion) [Southern CT State University]
Setting: University; Community Health Center
Expertise: Women's health nursing and emergency preparedness
Experience: Day care center nurse consultant; health education programming; certified nurse aide program nurse educator; hospital and community health center nursing
Worked as: Vice Chair, Consumer Representative, Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator; Online public health nursing adjunct instructor; Maternity Clinical Preceptor; clinical preceptoring; Local health department preparedness program manager, hospital emergency preparedness specialist, OB/GYN nurse, international OB/GYN operating room nurse; hospital charge nurse; community health center staff nurse
Internship: City of Bridgeport Department of Public Health
Special Project: Education fact sheet packet on infertility treatment options for infertile women
Certifications: Certification as a Public Health Nurse Advanced and a National Health Care Disaster Professional
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Director of Programs and Services
USA (Connecticut)

BS (Special Education) [University of Michigan], MPH (Community Health Education) [Southern CT State University]
Setting: Non-profit training program
Expertise: Delivery of special education services; adoption; family planning
Experience: Training program management; volunteer personnel oversight; program compliance to regulatory and licensing requirements; developing and presenting workshops to staff, families and community; family planning counseling
Worked as: Special education resource specialist, outreach supervisor, clinical supervisor and pregnancy counselor; tutor; teacher
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USA (Connecticut)
BS (Occupational Therapy), MPH (Community Health Education) [Southern CT State University]
Corporate Director Rehabilitation Services
Setting: Hospital
Expertise: Delivery of occupational therapeutic services in diverse settings
Home care, acute care, sub-acute rehabilitation; geriatric wellness, long-term assisted living, retirement communities
Internship: Life Care Services administrative internship
Special Project: Increasing physical activity to reduce falls among elderly living in a retirement community
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Clinical Specialist; IHS Chief Clinical Consultant for Rehabilitation Specialists; Pediatric Inpatient SLP Department Head
USA (Alaska)

BA, MA (Speech-Language Pathology [SLP]) [University of Kansas]; MS (Health Education) [Emporia State University]; Diploma (Joint Professional Military Education) [United States Naval War College]
Setting: USPHS - Indian Health Service - Trauma II Medical Facility
Expertise: Board certified neonatal therapist; interdisciplinary collaboration; team management; pediatric dysphagia and pediatric oral health promotion; neonatal oral feeding and dental hygiene programs; infant toddler agency programs
Experience: U.S. Public Health Service; pre-term-adolescent program planning, development and implementation; Diagnostic assessments and functional therapeutic intervention and strategies for pediatric patients with neurological, swallowing or cognitive disorders; therapy treatment plans for speech/language, cognition and dysphagia for adult and geriatric patients with neurological disorders; electronic medical records; Medicare/Medicaid
Worked as: Speech-Language Pathologist; Speech-Language Pathologist Field Examiner
Special Project: SLP Ambassador and statewide partner for the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) promoting access to therapy services for children birth through five
Licenses/Certifications Certificate of Clinical Competence - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Alaska State License; Certified Neonatal Therapist
Awards: USPHS Outstanding Service Medal
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Angelina Santoro-Harrington
Wellness & Vocational Coordinator
USA (Oceanside, California)

Bachelor of Science (Public Health) [Coastal Carolina University]
Additional courses and education: CHES Review; Internship in Health Careers
Licenses/Certifications: Academic Society for Functional Foods & Bioactive Compounds Certified, Functional Food Certified, Dementia Friend Certified, Mental Health First Aid Certified, CPR/AED & First Aid Certified, ServSafe Food Handler Certified; Health Coach Certification (Focus on: Families, Adults & Seniors & Pregnancy) through Dr. Sears Wellness Institute
Settings: Non-Profit Organization - Local (Vista, CA)
Expertise: Time Management; Organization; Scheduling; Creating Flyers / Newsletters / PowerPoints; Proficient in Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); Proficient in Canva; Budgeting; Teaching
Experience: Curriculum for health & wellness classes: exercise workout classes; 1 on 1 consults with students regarding their health; monthly wellness newsletters; PowerPoint presentations; Volunteer orientation; data tracking using Salesforce, Hubspot, KPI's; Colleges, Universities, Chambers, Community outreach events; donor relation work; event scheduling; started a walking program at a retirement community
Worked as: Volunteer Intake Coordinator; Communications Associate; Customer Service Specialist; Activity Assistant; Administrative Coordinator; Receptionist
Internships: Functional Food Center Intern; Professional and Community Nutrition Services Intern
Thesis: Educating populations (Elderly, low income/ poverty, addiction, kids, pregnancy, families} on the basics of the different areas of health and wellness (nutrition, benefits of moving, mental and internal aspects of health).
Honors/Awards: Won the Women's 500/1000 - pound club lifter at Coastal Carolina (2017); Historian in ETA Sigma Gamma (2017 - 2018); Former Collegiate Athlete – Softball (2013 - 2016)
Other areas of expertise and interest: Health Education, Nutrition, Exercise, Lifestyle, Wellness; Health Promotion; Working with Low Income, Poverty, Addiction, Elderly, Kids Population
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USA (Connecticut)
(716)829-2975 (days)/(716)834-5493(eves)
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PhD (Cardiovascular Disease, Infectious Disease, Statistic) [University at Buffalo]; Master, Medical Anthropology [University of Hyderabad/India]; Master, Cultural Anthropology [University of Hyderabad/India];
Director, Data Science
Setting: Manufacturing Industry
Expertise: International public health services
Experience: Worked with many international organizations: WHO, World Bank, DFID, NACO; proficient with people, computers, and field investigations
Worked as: Epidemiology fellow, consultant researcher; instructor
Special Project: Performance analysis, implementation of RNTCP evaluation in India; TB and HIV
Thesis: Health seeking behavior of TB patients
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Athens Graves BIANCA SHINN, MPH, MS, MSc
Director of Family Advocacy, Middle School SPS and After School Programs
USA (Connecticut)

BS (Political Science & Government/Geography)[Central Connecticut State University]; MSc (Urban Studies); MS (School Health Education); MPH (Health Promotion) [Southern Connecticut State University]
Setting: Charter School/Non-profit Agency
Social services; child welfare services; program planning and evaluation; curriculum development; student achievement and retention; international non-profit programming
Experience: Child protective services investigations; international public health programs; maternal child health policy analyses; UNICEF policy planning and development; humanitarian efforts; child trafficking and protection services; community mandated reporting training
Worked as: Minister Counsellor at Permanent Commission of Haiti/UN; Counsellor-Diplomat; social worker; director of social services; family advocate
Internship: Social and Emotional Health Curriculum Developer, Stamford Academy Charter High School, CT

Special projects: HIV/AIDS curriculum

Languages: Haitian Creole, basic French
Awards/Honors: CT DCF's Community Leadership Award; Eta Sigma Gamma Inductee, Delta Iota Chapter, SCSU;


Early Childhood Development (ECD) Officer

BS (Nursing) [University of California - Los Angeles & Erebouni Medical College, Armenia]; MPH [American University of Armenia, College of Health Science], University of Nebraska Medical Center
Setting: International non-profit organization
Expertise: HIV/AIDS, TB, palliative care, health promotion/education, leadership/management, salt fluoridation; tobacco control; program development and implementation; data management and analysis, teaching, nursing practice/ education
Worked as: Education Officer (ICF-Disability); Senior Program Assistant, ICF-Disability, Education; Health System Strengthening Project Manager; TB project assistant; research assistant; data entry/analyst; college nursing faculty; director of nursing learning resource center

Thesis: Dignity and Health Related Quality of Life of Adult Residents of Yerevan, Comparative Survey of Refugee and Non-refugee Respondents

Awards: Merit-based scholarship, AUA; Scholarships by Abgar & Loretta Babaian Award, AUA; Graduated with honor International Nursing Leadership Institute, supported by the STTI; BSN graduation with honors
Languages: English, Armenian, Russian, Georgian, French
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Oncology Care Model Program Manager
USA (Connecticut)

BS (Psychology and Educational Studies) [Trinity College], MPH [Southern Connecticut State University]
Settings: Hospital
Expertise: Marketing initiatives; user support and software development, project governance; organizational communication
Experience: Company Web site maintenance; blogging; social media; abstract writing; scientific conference poster and presentation coordination; university teaching; clinical research coordination
Worked as: Program coordinator Project Coordinator for Business Development; Business analyst; adjunct faculty; clinical research assistant II
Internship: Women and Family Life Center, Guilford, CT
Thesis: Perceived Stress, coping strategies and health behaviors among female graduate students
Projects: Nurturing Families Program; Fair Haven Community Health Center
Awards: Outstanding M.P.H. Student Award for Scholarship and Service; SOPHE 21st Century Fund Student Scholarship; Graduate school Graduate Assistant Scholarship; ETA Sigma Gamma National Honor Society in Health Education; Psychology Prize; Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology; CT State Department of Higher Education Award for Excellence in Community Service
Languages: English, Spanish
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Associate Professor; Assistant Clinical Professor
USA (Connecticut)

BA (Sociology) [Maryknoll College, Quezon City, Philippines]; MEP (Environmental Planning) [University of the Philippines]; MSc (Social Planning in Developing Countries) [London School of Economics, London, UK, with distinction]; MA/PhD (Communication Science) [University of Connecticut]
Setting: University
Expertise: Biostatistics; research methods; health communication; health promotion; gerontology research; minority health issues; health disparities; women's health; college health; health-seeking behaviors; international health
Experience: Teaching; clinical trials; data management and analysis; international agricultural and economic development and planning; grant writing, scholarly publishing; conference presentations
Worked as: Assistant professor; assistant clinical professor; instructor; research manager; research associate; consultant; sociologist; socio-economist; deputy project manager
Dissertation: Evaluation of a Communication and Information Campaign Promoting Family Planning in the Philippines
Post-doctorate research: Psychosocial factors influencing adoption of osteoporosis preventive behaviors of older African-American women
Awards: CSU Trustee Research Award; Betty Jane Cleckley Minority Issues Research Award
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Environmental Health Supervisor
USA (Connecticut)

BS (Public Health) [Southern CT State University]
Setting: Municipal health department
Expertise: Environmental health program management; local health codes development
Experience: Emergency preparedness drill chief; pool operators training program development public school radon testing and mitigation; "Tools for Schools" implementation
Worked as: Registered sanitarian; Past president, Connecticut Environmental Health Association
Certifications: Registered sanitarian; food protection; phase 1/phase 2 sub surface sewage disposal; lead inspector; lead risk assessor; XRF,RMD, LPA-1, Warrington factory; NSF/Experion and ServSafe Professional Manager trainer; ICS 100,200,400,700
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Senior Sanitarian
USA (Connecticut)
:(203)946-6760(days)/(203)467-0861 (eves)

BS (Biology) [Keene State College], MPH (Community Health Education) [Southern CT State University]
Setting: Municipal health department
Expertise: Environmental health; childhood lead poisoning;
Experience: Daycare facility inspections; inspection reports; noncompliance and arrest warrants; educational outreach; First and CPR instruction
Worked as: Lead inspector/risk assessor; per diem instructor;
Internship: New Haven Health Department - health education
Thesis: Knowledge and attitudes of CT Registered Sanitarians in regards to preparation for a bioterrorism event
Special Project: Noise
Certifications: Registered sanitarian; food inspector; lead inspector; lead risk assessor; asbestos inspector; CT child care instructor; American Red Cross instructor for disease transmission, adult and pediatric AED, CPR for professional rescuer, and work place training.
Awards: Eagle Scout Award, Troop 301 BSA

Victoria Zigmont VICTORIA A. ZIGMONT, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
USA (Mississippi)

BS (Chemistry and Physiology & Neurobiology [PNB] (Honors)) [University of Connecticut], MPH (Health Promotion) [Southern CT State University]; PhD (Public Health Epidemiology, minor in Biostatistics) [Ohio State University]
Setting: Non-profit Hospital System
Expertise: Epidemiology methods, experimental design, community based participatory research, data management, teaching, grant writing; Microwaves, Type 2 Diabetes, pharmocokinetics; nutrients and health, nicotine dependence, beverage consumption, faith-based outreach
Experience: Clinical and pharmaceutical research, abstract review, scientific research and presentations, teaching, community fundraising
Worked as: Clinical Database Informatist,Graduate Research Associate, program coordinator, graduate research fellow, research assistant, organic chemist; director of programs and materials, director of fundraising, graduate teaching assistant, guest lecturer, graduate assistant coordinator, hardstyle kettlebell certified instructor, high school science teacher; forensics, general biology and general physical science, pet therapist, biostatistics and epidemiology tutor, peer mentor
Doctoral Thesis: Behavioral & Pharmacoepidemiological Risk Factors & Mediators for Type II Diabetes Mellitus
Master Thesis: The impact of nutritional knowledge on students food choices
Honors Thesis: Fast, easy, clean approaches to large-scale green chemistry & Immunofluorescent localization and distribution of proteins in the mammalian sinoatrial node

Awards: Eta Signma Gamma Health Education Honorary (2011), Remedy Person of the Year (2010), Roland Ward Thesis Award (2007), American Institute of Chemists, University Scholar. Numerous poster, travel grants, and research awards
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