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Leslie deRosset
Implementation Specialist
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Leslie deRosset is an implementation specialist at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. In her role, she utilizes implementation science by collaborating with local and state agencies and organizations, communities, coalitions, and other stakeholders to support the implementation of evidence-based programs.

Leslie has worked in public health for more than two decades focusing on maternal and child health. She has extensive experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of multi-faceted public health evidence-based programs. Her work has been in a multitude of settings, including Nicaragua, El Centro Hispano (Health Director), the March of Dimes (Latino Campaign Coordinator), and most recently with the North Carolina Division of Public Health as the program manager for Improving Community Outcomes for Maternal and Child Health.

Current Projects: Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center, National MCH Workforce Development Center, National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, and Exploring Mindfulness and Self-Compassion with Latino Families in N.C.



Steve Orton, PhD
Change Management Core Lead

Steve Orton, PhD is the Deputy Director of Executive Education at the North Carolina Institute for Public Health in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 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.

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.



Jimmy Dills
Research Associate II
Georgia Health Policy Center

Jimmy Dills is a research associate II at the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC). He works to improve public health by advancing a Health in All Policies perspective of decision-making. His areas of expertise are health impact assessment (HIA) and healthy community design. At GHPC, Jimmy leads work on specific HIA projects and the provision of training and technical assistance to local, state, and national partners related to Health in All Policies. Jimmy is also involved in the center’s behavioral health work as a member of the Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health, where he focuses on qualitative elements of program evaluation. He works on the National MCH Workforce Development Center’s Systems Integration Core.



Amy Mullenix, MSW, MSPH
Senior Collaboration Manager
National MCH Workforce Development Center

Amy Mullenix serves as the Senior Collaboration Manager for the Center. In this role she leads the coordination and alignment of all Center functions, focusing on innovations that emerge from the interdisciplinary nature of the Center’s activities and ensuring Title V professionals and their partners are prepared to lead health transformation. She serves as the primary point of entry for states and jurisdictions wishing to explore potential collaboration with the Center and as a coach for Cohort teams. Amy has previously worked for local public health departments, a federally qualified health center, a hospital system and a national non-profit maternal and child health agency.