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Dorothy Cilenti


Dr. Dorothy Cilenti is on faculty at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health and previously served as the NC Local Public Health Agency Accreditation Administrator at the NC Institute for Public Health. She has worked in leadership roles in local and state public health agencies in North Carolina for more than 20 years, including serving as health director for Chatham and Alamance counties and interim health director for Orange County in 2011. She currently directs the National MCH Workforce Development Center under a cooperative agreement with HRSA. She is committed to strengthening health system performance through workforce development, quality improvement, systems integration and implementation of evidence-based practices.