Working Groups

The National Consortium for Public Health Workforce Development’s first Working Group is focused on what needs to be done to recruit and retain a diverse, skilled workforce that is well-prepared to achieve health equity in their communities.
Action Portfolio
The Working Group has defined its initial action steps.
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A North Star for Where We're Going

Janice Blake, MPH , Jeff Oxendine, MBA, MPH

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Working Group Members
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Eric Beers, MS
Senior Associate
Community Solutions
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Erin Black
Associate Director for Policy, Partnerships, and Recruitment
Centers for Disease Control
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Janice Blake, MPH
Senior Director, Office of Workforce Development
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
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Steve Boudreau
Director, Office of Workforce Development and Employee Engagement
Rhode Island Department of Health
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Emily Burke, EdD, MPH, CPH
Senior Director of Workforce Development and Applied Practice
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health
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AAron Davis, MBA
Project Manager, Center for Public Health Initiatives
Community Engagement Institute, Wichita State University
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Angelo Fernandez
Director of Human Resources
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
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Michelle Gibbons
Executive Director
County Health Executives Association of CA
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Aurora GrantWingate
Member & Partner Engagement Associate
National Association of Community Health Workers
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Hillary Hanson, MS, MPH
Chief Operating Officer
Montana Public Health Institute
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Ashley Hickson, DrPH, MPH
Senior Health Equity Advisor
Center for Science in the Public Interest
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Ashley Hunt
Program Manager, Health
National Association of Counties
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Stacey King, MS
Director of Field Education and Practice, Office of Educational Programs
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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Heather Krasna, PhD, MS
Associate Dean, Career Services
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
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JP Leider, PhD
Senior Fellow, Division of Health Policy & Management
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
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Arnaldo Machado
Director of Public Health Workforce Development and Resilience
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
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Gen Meredith, DrPH, MPH
Associate Director, Master of Public Health Program; Professor of Practice, Dept. of Public and Ecosystem Health
Cornell University
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Lindsey Novacek, DNP-PHNL, RN, CCHP
Nurse Consultant, Office of the Chief Public Health Nurse
Division of Public Health, NC Department of Health and Human Services
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Eyal Oren, PhD, MS
Professor, Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics Core Investigator, Institute for Behavioral and Community Health
School of Public Health, San Diego State University
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Jeff Oxendine, MBA, MPH
Director of Health Workforce and Diversity, CHOIR
UC Berkeley School of Public Health
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Joanne Pearsol, MA
Director, Workforce Development
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Rachael Reed, DrPH, MPH
Chair, School of Population and Health Sciences; Coordinator, Public Health Program; Assistant Professor of Public Health
Dillard University
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Jennifer Smith, MSHP
Interim Executive Director
Texas Association of City & County Health Officials
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Laura Trolio
Director, New York State Public Health Corps Fellowship Program
Office of Public Health Practice
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Victoria Warren-Mears, PhD, RDN, FAND
Director, Tribal Epidemiology Center
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
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Help shape the future of the public health workforce by getting involved with the National Consortium. We’re seeking the input of government public health leaders, training providers, federal agencies, policymakers, foundations, and other public health advocates.

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I joined the National Consortium because I am supportive of strengthening our nation's public health workforce. COVID-19 has taken a severe toll on our public health workforce, so it's even more important than ever that we come together on this important topic.

Kaye Bender, American Public Health Association

To address workforce issues, we need to work together. The National Consortium is serving to bring together representatives from a range of organizations and agencies committed to addressing the needs of the public health workforce.

Rita Kelliher, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

I hope the National Consortium will mobilize practitioners and policy makers to support and invest in workforce development across staff/levels in governmental public health agencies.

Monica Valdes Lupi, Kresge Foundation

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