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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

Caleigh Innes, Administrative Assistant

Sarah Lewis, Staff Accountant

Marcia Middleton, M.S., Health Communications Coordinator

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

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

Clinical Programs

Shivani Sockanathan, M.D., Family Medicine Physician

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

Lisa Yockel, Clinical Administrator

Tonya Miller, Secretary

Mikalia Thomas-Ibitoye, Clinical Administrative Assistant

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

Elizabeth Eisnor, R.D., Clinical Dietitian

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

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

Bethany Moran, Clinical Dietitian

Imalai Rosado, Lifestyle Health Coach

Tricia Schaffer, Data Control Clerk

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

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

Allison Steinberger

Kayla Womeldorff, R.D., Clinical Dietitian

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

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

Tilor Hallquist, M.P.H., Epidemiologist I

Nicole Holland, 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 I

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

Hsioa Che ("Kiki") Looi, Epidemiologist I

Claire Myers, Project Assistant

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

Lauren Nakamura, Epidemiologist I

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

Savannah Russ, M.P.H., Epidemiologist III

Katherine St. George, Epidemiologist I

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

Brenda Tesini, M.D., Co-investigator

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

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

Workforce Navigation Programs

Annabelle Kleist, Ph.D., Program Director

Teen Health and Success Partnership

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

Jillian Gilmore, 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

Jessica Portanova, Information Technology Analyst

Public Health Preparedness (Monroe County Department of Public Health)

Joseph Capuano, Training and Communications Coordinator