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Rebecca Greenleaf
Training Coordinator
National MCH Workforce Development Center
Rebecca Greenleaf has been serving in various public health roles for more than 20 years. She earned a master’s degree from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University. Rebecca has worked for the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, North Carolina’s Title V Program, the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, and the National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants. Rebecca currently serves as the Training Coordinator for the National MCH Workforce Development Center. In this role, Rebecca supports public health workforce development for MCH professionals, with an emphasis on health transformation, systems integration, evidence-based decision making, and change management. She collaborates with Center faculty and staff to develop curricula, create unique learning platforms and develop resources for MCH leaders.

 

 

 

Ki’Yonna Jones
Training Associate
North Carolina Institute for Public Health
Ki’Yonna specializes in workforce development, training and building leadership capacity. She has experience in convening and working with MCH public health professionals on the local, state and national level. Her areas of interest include implementing and strengthening programs that serve women, children, families and communities. She serves on the National MCH Workforce Development Center’s Change Management Core.

 

 

Amanda Cornett, MPH
Senior Program Director, Population Health Improvement Partners
Amanda is a Senior Program Director at Population Health Improvement Partners. She has over 10 years of experience in program design, implementation, and quality improvement. She has supported partners at the local, state, and national level to design, implement, and improve complex health initiatives. Additionally she has provided coaching and technical assistance to partners within state public health departments, national organizations, community coalitions, and health clinics to identify and implement best practices in relation to various maternal and child health issues including children and youth with special health care needs, maternal health, oral health, adolescent sexual health, and physical activity and nutrition. Most recently she has collaborated on projects with the National Maternal Child Health Workforce Development Center, the National Network for STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers, the National Governor’s Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

   

Kristen Hassmiller Lich, PhD
Associate Professor,Department of Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Hasmiller Lich is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She specializes in the application of systems thinking, operations research and simulation modeling methods to inform health policy and management decision-making. Kristen is the Core Lead of the Systems Integration core of the National MCH Workforce Development Center. Her work seeks to advance the way we use system maps, models, and local data to improve decision making at multiple levels within systems, and to engage system stakeholders in the process.

   

Jessica Cohen
Program Analyst on the Health Systems Transformation Team
Association of Maternal & Health Programs
Jessica Cohen supports various programmatic and policy initiatives. Previously, Jessica worked on housing and behavioral health programs. She has experience on a range of MCH and social welfare issues including homelessness, food insecurity, economic development, health policy, and intimate partner violence. Jessica holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis with a focus on Social and Economic Development. Jessica works with the Systems Integration Core.

Lynda Krisowaty AMCHP  

Lynda Krisowaty, MHS
Senior Program Manager for Evidence-Based Practice, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
Lynda manages activities which enhance the MCH workforce’s capacity to identify/develop, implement, improve, and sustain evidence-based/-informed practices as well as apply evidence-based decision making tools and processes. She also works on the National MCH Workforce Development Center’s Evidence-Based Decision Making Core as the Core Manager.

 

Rebecca Wells, PhD
Rebecca is currently a professor of Management, Policy, and Community Health at The University of Texas School of Public Health. Rebecca is currently on teams examining community collaboration intended to reduce rates of diabetes, and an innovative case management program for sobering center clients. She recently evaluated Texas’s Medicaid 1115(a) waiver value-based payment program for that state. Previously, she served on the Health Policy and Management faculty full time for seven years at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, during which time she taught strategy classes in the DrPH program. While in North Carolina, Rebecca co-chaired the North Carolina Collaborative for Children, Youth, and Families, a statewide group promoting implementation of system of care practices. She works on the Change Management/Adaptive Leadership and Systems Integration Cores at the National MCH Workforce Development Center.

Becky Burns  

Becky Burns, MSSW
CYSHCN Statewide Coordinator
UW-Madison, Waisman Center UCEDD
Becky’s career centers on supporting children and families whose lives have been affected by unanticipated journeys through the world of disability services. She treasures the opportunities to work with these families whose resilience and growth continues to astound her. With a Master’s of Science in Social Work, she has used her education along with her personal experience of being raised in a family with a child who has a disability to influence her work with families. She has worked in one capacity or another for the state of WI for over 20 years.

 

Stephen Orton, PhD
Senior Fellow
North Carolina Institute for Public Health
Steve is the Core Lead of the Change Management Core at the National MCH Workforce Development Center and serves as a coach for state and territory teams participating in Center training and technical assistance.

 

W. Oscar Fleming, PhD
Implementation Scientist
National Implementation Research Network
Dr. Fleming leads the Evidence-based Decision-Making Core for the National MCH Workforce Development Center, supporting public health professionals to use and produce evidence to protect and promote the health of children and families. Dr. Fleming has previously worked on public health, early childhood, and community development programs in North Carolina, across the US, and around the world. His areas of interest include program design, implementation science, applied research, coaching, and team development in support of evidence based and other innovative programs. Dr. Fleming is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Maternal and Child Health department at the Gillings School of Global Public Health.

 

Alexsandra Monge, MPH
National MCH Workforce Development Center

Alexsandra works for both the Evidence Center and the National MCH Workforce Development Center where she works on training development and delivery in program evaluation and use of evidence-based practices. Alexsandra earned her MPH from Rutgers University School of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology.