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Presenters

 

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.

 

Jessica Cohen
Program Manager on the Health Systems Transformation Team
Association of Maternal & Health Programs
Jessica Cohen is a program manager on the Health Systems Transformation team at AMCHP where she 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 and System Dynamics. Jessica is the Core Manager for the Systems Integration Core.

 

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.

 

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.