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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 in Public Health Sciences

Laura McIntosh Executive Assistant
Irene Doktor Director of Strategic Planning, Senior Administrator
Mary Anne Gombatto Administrative Assistant
Mary McDonald Secretary
Theresa Green, PhD, MBA Director, Community Health Policy and Education
Marcia Middleton Health Communications
Gail L. Newton Director, Community Health Partnerships
Shannon Klymochko Community Health Policy Project Coordinator
Daniel T. Mancuso Senior Accountant
Toby Stroud Finance Administrator
Lisa Teall Accounting Bookkeeper
Jennifer VanRy CHIC Course Coordinator
Web/Social Media Coordinator
Karen Vitale, M.S.Ed, N.C.C.   Network Coordinator, Greater Rochester PBRN

Blood Pressure Advocate Program

Name Role
Shaquana P. Divers, M.H.A.  Program Manager
Andrea Clarke Community Health Advocate
Cheryl Gordon-Barr Health Project Coordinator
Quiana Ogden Community Health Advocate

Community Health Services

Name Role
Candice Lucas Director, Community Health Services
Cancer Services of Monroe County
Gabriela M. Conti Case Manager
Donna Dixon, MHSA Public Education and Outreach
Rhonda Justice CSP MC Specialist
Healthy Lifestyle Programs
(Healthy Living Program/Vida en Salud;
Tienes Salud; Healthy Living For Families)
Lucas Santana Health Project Coordinator
Health Professions Opportunity Grant Program
Stella Isch Employment Navigator/Health Project Coordinator

Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Prevention Program

Name Role
Ghinwa Dumyati, M.D. Director
Christina Felson, M.P.H. Emerging Infections Program Co-Director
Gary Hollick, Ph.D. Emerging Infections Program Co-Director
Cathleen Concannon, M.P.H. 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
RaeAnne Kurtz Secretary
Deborah Nelson, MSN, RN Project Study Nurse
Deven Patel, M.P.H. Health Project Coordinator
Marina Oktapodas Health Project Coordinator
Gail Quinlan, R.N., C.I.C. Project Study Nurse
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
Michael Krasner, M.D. Facilitator
Lisa Yockel Administrative Director
Daryl Sharp, Ph.D., R.N. Director of Quality and Education                 
Sarah Christy Secretary
Pamela Bailie Health Project Coordinator
Tami Best Worksite Wellness Manager
Kacie Cook, R.D., C.D.N. Clinical Nutrition Specialist
Avi Dressler Clinical Research Coordinator
Kathleen Holt, PhD Senior Scientist, HLC and CTSI
Jennifer Lee Exercise Specialist
Sonia Lozada-Rivera Secretary
Zoe Mahlum Clinical Dietician
Lisa Maynard Health Project Coordinator
April Miller Clinical Dietician
Rhonda Platten Administrative Assistant
Linda Potter, L.C.S.W. Health & Lifestyle Counselor
Kimberly M. Povec, R.D., C.D.N. Clinical Nutrition Specialist
Berit Young Clinical Dietician

Public Health Preparedness (Monroe County Department of Public Health)

Name Role
Ralph Dutcher Health Project Coordinator
Thomas Saunders Health Project Coordinator
Vickie Souve Emergency Preparedness

Teen Health and Success Partnership

Name Role
Kimberly Muratore Program Manager/Employment Navigator
Malik Battle Project Assistant
Breanne Butler Project Assistant
Connie Mistler-Ferguson Hiring Navigator and Project Specialist
Peter James Pilarz Project Assistant
Christina Santiago Employment Navigator and Project Specialist
Destiny Smith Project Assistant
Kallia Wade  Health Project Coordinator

United Way - University of Rochester

Name Role
Cathy Densieski IT Coordinator
Janet Lurz Campaign Relations Coordinator