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Nancy M. Bennett, M.D., M.S., Center Director and Professor of Medicine
and Public Health Sciences

Laura McIntosh, Administrative Program Manager

Irene Doktor, M.B.A., Director of Strategic Planning, Senior Administrator

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Kathleen Holt, Ph.D., Staff Scientist

Sarah Lewis, Staff Accountant

Charles Marshall, Accounting Bookkeeper

Marcia Middleton, M.S., Health Communications

Deborah Nelson, Finance Administrator

Laura Sugarwala, M.B.A., R.D., Director, Community Health Partnerships

Karen Vitale, M.S.Ed., N.C.C., Operations Director of Population Health, UR CTSI, Program Manager of UNYTE & GR-PBRN

Rebecca Youmell, M.S., Communications Manager

Healthy Living Partners

Holly Russell, M.D., Medical Director, Clinical and Community-Based Programs

Nicole Mayo, M.S., Research Assistant

Cancer Services Program of the Finger Lakes Region

Michele Tufano, Manager, Cancer Services Program of the Finger Lakes Region

Gabriela M. Conti, Patient Care Manager

Casara D’Altorio-Rodriguez, Patient Intake Specialist

Hannah Farley, Promotion, Education and Targeted Outreach Manager

Caleigh Innes, Patient Navigator

Community Health Services

Diabetes Prevention Program

Imalai Rosado, Health Project Coordinator

Promote Health. Prevent Cancer. Program (in partnership with Wilmot Cancer Institute)

Katie Bauer, Regional Program Coordinator

Finger Lakes Rural Immunization Initiative 

Sara Mayer-Fried, Health Project Coordinator

Clinical Programs

Lisa Yockel, Clinical Administrator

Leslie Smith, Administrative Assistant

Jill Chodak, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.

April Ho, R.D., C.P.T., Dietitian Manager

Justin Kelsey, M.H.A., C.P.T.-C.I.F.T., Manager, Employee Wellness Programs

Jennifer Lee, C.P.T., Lead Lifestyle Counselor

Nina Rosien, R.D., C.D.N.

Anne Sammler, B.S.Ed., M.A., NCTTP

Daryl Sharp, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN

Christine Wille, M.S., R.N., A.N.P.- BC

Leah Webster, M.P.H., R.D.

Kayla Womeldorff, R.D.

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

Hannah Hare, Patient Navigator

Health Policy & Education

Theresa Green, Ph.D., M.B.A., Director, Community Health Policy and Education

Health Policy

Daniel Green, M.P.H., Health Project Coordinator


Carolyn Settle, M.P.H., Community Health Education Coordinator

Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Prevention Program

Ghinwa Dumyati, M.D., Director

Christina Felsen, M.P.H., Program Manager

Mary Anne Gombatto, Administrative Assistant

Sophrena Bushey, M.S., Health Project Coordinator

Virginia Cafferky, Health Project Coordinator

Elizabeth Cej, Epidemiologist I

Tamsan Cleveland, R.N., Research Nurse

Maria Gaitan, Health Project Coordinator

Anita Gellert, R.N., Research Project Nurse

Trupti Hatwar, M.P.H., Health Project Coordinator

Christine Hurley, R.N., Surveillance Nurse

RaeAnne Kurtz, Health Project Coordinator

Erin Licherdell, M.P.H., Epidemiologist I

Hsioa Che ("Kiki") Looi, Health Project Coordinator

Sarah May, Health Project Coordinator

Christopher Myers, M.S., Senior Health Project Coordinator

Thomas Peer, M.P.H., Epidemiologist II

Kevin Popham, M.P.H., Health Project Coordinator

Abigail Salter, M.P.H., Health Project Coordinator

Sarah Kuchman, Health Project Coordinator

Brenda Tesini, M.D., Co-investigator

Marissa Tracy, M.P.H., Health Project Coordinator

Rebecca Tsay, M.P.H., M.L.S., Senior Health Project Coordinator

Sarah Ward, Information Analyst 

Workforce Navigation Programs

Annabelle Kleist, Ph.D., Program Director

Teen Health and Success Partnership

Tanisha Gamble-Snead, L.M.S.W., Employment Navigator

Lucas Santana, M.S.B.A., Employment Navigator

Health Professions Opportunity Grant (HPOG)

United Way - University of Rochester

Janet Lurz, Donor Relations & Campaign Manager

Beth Sheehan, Information Analyst 

Public Health Preparedness (Monroe County Department of Public Health)

Thomas Saunders, Health Project Coordinator