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Our Team

Below you'll find our staff members, organized by program area:


Name Role
Nancy M. Bennett, M.D., M.S. Center Director and Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences
Laura McIntosh Executive Assistant
Irene Doktor Director of Strategic Planning, Senior Administrator
Mary Anne Gombatto Administrative Assistant
Gail Hamilton Administrative Assistant
William Bloss Senior Accountant
Stephanie David, JD MPH Health Policy Coordinator
Kathleen Dutton-Fanning Communications Manager
Sarah Gilson Accounting Bookkeeper
Theresa Green, PhD, MBA Director, Community Health Policy and Education
Marcia Middleton Health Communications
Indrani Singh Director, Community Health Partnerships
Toby Stroud Finance Administrator
Jennifer VanRy CHIC Course Coordinator
Web/Social Media Coordinator
Karen Vitale, M.S.Ed, N.C.C. Network Coordinator, Greater Rochester PBRN

Community Health Services

Name Role
Candice Lucas, Ed.D., MBA  Director, Community Health Services & Director, Cancer Services Program of Monroe County
Cancer Services of Monroe County
Kaitlyn Burrows Patient Navigator
Gabriela M. Conti Patient Care Manager
Donna Dixon, MHSA Public Education and Outreach Manager
Hannah Hare Patient Navigator
Rhonda Justice Community Liaison
Healthy Lifestyle Programs (Healthy Living Program/Vida en Salud; Tienes Salud; Healthy Living For Families)
Lucas Santana Health Project Coordinator
Sarah Merritt Health Project Coordinator
Health Professions Opportunity Grant Program (PAM)
Willie Robinson, Jr Employment Coordinator
National Accredited Program for Breast Care (NAPBC)
Hannah Hare Patient Navigator

Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Prevention Program

Name Role
Ghinwa Dumyati, M.D. Director
Christina Felsen, M.P.H. Emerging Infections Program Co-Director
Gary Hollick, Ph.D. Emerging Infections Program Co-Director
Grant Barney Health Project Coordinator
Maria Gaitan Health Project Coordinator
Anita Gellert, R.N. Project Study Nurse
Trupti Hatwar Health Project Coordinator
Diane Kober Project Study Nurse
Hannah Kopin Health Project Coordinator
RaeAnne Kurtz Information Analyst I
Anne McCulloch Project Study Nurse
Deborah Nelson, M.S.N., R.N. Project Study Nurse
Marina Oktapodas Health Project Coordinator
Mary Scahill Health Project Coordinator
Rebecca Tsay, M.P.H. Health Project Coordinator

Healthy Living Center

Name Role
Geoffrey C. Williams, M.D., Ph.D. Clinical Director
Leslie Smith Administrative Assistant
Lisa Yockel Administrative Director
Sarah Christy Outreach Coordinator
Kacie Cook, R.D., C.D.N. Clinical Nutrition Manager
Avi Dressler Clinical Research Coordinator
Kathleen Holt, Ph.D Senior Scientist, HLC and CTSI
Julie Kueppers Director of Clinical Prevention Programs
Jennifer Lee Exercise Specialist
Zoe Mahlum, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.N. Clinical Dietitian
April Miller, R.D., C.P.T. Clinical Dietitian
Imalai Rosado Secretary
Daryl Sharp, Ph.D, R.N. Director of Quality and Education
Christine Wille Nurse Practitioner
Berit Young, R.D.N., C.D.N. Clinical Dietitian

Heart Advocate Program

Name Role
Wesley Edwards
Community Health Advocate

LIFT Grant

Name Role
Pamela Bailie LIFT Grant Coordinator/Edgerton CPTED Manager
Daniela Castro Jimenez Health Project Counselor
Yimy Queipo Rodriguez Clinical Dietitian

Public Health Preparedness (Monroe County Department of Public Health)

Name Role
Thomas Saunders Health Project Coordinator

Teen Health and Success Partnership

Name Role
Annabelle Kleist Program Director
Caitlin Baker-Clicquennoi Employment Navigator and Project Specialist
Alyssa Jasper Employment Navigator
Amy Woods Employment Navigator and Project Specialist

United Way - University of Rochester

Name Role
Cathy Densieski IT Coordinator
Janet Lurz Campaign Relations Coordinator