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Our Team


Edith M. Williams, M.S., Ph.D., Center Director and Director of the Office of Health Equity Research

Jordan Martin-Brongo, Administrative Assistant

Laura McIntosh, Administrative Program Manager

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

Kathleen Holt, Ph.D., Staff Scientist

Caleigh Innes, Administrative Assistant

Sarah Lewis, Staff Accountant

Deborah Nelson, Finance Administrator

Erin Padget, Bookkeeper

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

Rebecca Youmell, M.S., Communications Manager

Healthy Living Partners

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

Cancer Services Program of the Finger Lakes Region

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

Lizzett Cordova, Patient Case Manager

Hannah Farley, Community Outreach Manager

Katlyn Newberry, Community Outreach Coordinator

Sarah Ward, Patient Navigator

Community Health Services

Promote HEALTH Program (in partnership with Wilmot Cancer Institute)

Katie Bauer, Regional Program Coordinator

Prostate Cancer Education 

Darrell Vickers, Peer Educator

Clinical Programs

Susan Gasparino, M.D., Director of Child and Adolescent Programming

Shivani Sockanathan, M.D., Director of Family Health Programming

Katie Webster, M.S.N., R.N., F.N.P.-B.C., Nurse Practitioner

Lisa Yockel, Clinical Administrator

Tonya Miller, Secretary

Mikalia Thomas, Clinical Administrative Assistant

Jill Chodak, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., Clinical Dietitian

Ramón Cruz, Lifestyle Counselor

Elizabeth Eisnor, R.D., Clinical Dietitian

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

Jennifer Lee, M.F.T., T.T.S., C.P.T., Lead Lifestyle Counselor

Bethany Moran, R.D., Clinical Dietitian

Imalai Rosado, Lifestyle Health Coach

Tricia Schaffer, Data Control Clerk

Amanda Schantz, R.D., C.D.N., C.D.E., M.P.H., Clinical Dietitian

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

Allison Steinberger, R.D., Clinical Dietitian

Kayla Womeldorff, R.D., CSOWM, Clinical Dietitian

Laura Wright, M.S.Ed., Project Manager

Health Policy & Education

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

Health Policy

Sarah Verna, M.P.H., Health Policy Coordinator 


Carolyn Settle, M.P.H., 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

Erica Bostick, M.D., Principal Investigator, HPV-IMPACT Project

Elizabeth Anderson, M.P.H., Epidemiologist I

Sophrena Bushey, M.S., Epidemiologist II

Tamsan Cleveland, R.N., Research Nurse

Runda Dahhan, M.S., Epidemiologist I

Jenna Dietz, MLS (ASCP), Epidemiologist I

Maria Gaitan, Epidemiologist III

Anita Gellert, R.N., Research Project Nurse

Adam Hawco, M.P.H., Epidemiologist I

Christine Hurley, R.N., Surveillance Nurse

Elizabeth Keller, R.N., Project Research Nurse

Gabriella Khawly, M.P.H., Tanaq Health Contractor

RaeAnne Kurtz, Epidemiologist II

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

Hsioa Che ("Kiki") Looi, Epidemiologist I

Christopher Myers, M.S., Epidemiologist II

Lauren Nakamura, Epidemiologist I

Kevin Popham, M.P.H., Epidemiologist II

Savanah Russ, M.P.H., Ph.D., Epidemiologist III

Katherine St. George, Epidemiologist I

Julia Tellerman, M.P.H., Epidemiologist I

Brenda Tesini, M.D., Co-investigator

Rebecca Tsay, M.P.H., M.L.S., Epidemiologist II

Dana VanValkenburg, M.P.H., Epidemiologist I

Marissa Walsh, M.P.H., Epidemiologist II

Workforce Navigation Programs

Annabelle Kleist, Ph.D., Program Director

Teen Health and Success Partnership

Jillian Gilmore, Employment Navigator

Health Professions Opportunity Grant (HPOG)

Office of Health Equity Research

Diane Morse, MD, associate director 

Crystale McInnis, outreach coordinator

Grace Kumetat, MS, project coordinator

United Way - University of Rochester

Janet Lurz, Donor Relations & Campaign Manager

Jessica Portanova, Information Technology Analyst

Public Health Preparedness (Monroe County Department of Public Health)

Joseph Capuano, Training and Communications Coordinator

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