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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
Toby Stroud Finance Administrator
William Bloss Senior Accountant
Sarah Gilson Accounting Bookkeeper
Theresa Green, PhD, MBA Director, Community Health Policy and Education
Jennifer VanRy CHIC Course Coordinator
Web/Social Media Coordinator

Stephanie David, JD MPH

Health Policy Coordinator
Kathleen Dutton-Fanning Communications Manager
Marcia Middleton Health Communications
Indrani Singh Director, Community Health Partnerships
Karen Vitale, M.S.Ed, N.C.C. Network Coordinator, Greater Rochester PBRN

Heart Advocate Program

Name Role
Shaquana P. Divers, M.H.A. Program Manager
Andrea Clarke Patient Activation Community Liaison
Wesley Edwards Community Health Advocate
Cheryl Gordon-Barr Health Project Coordinator

Community Health Services

Name Role
Candice Lucas Director, Community Health Services
Cancer Services of Monroe County
Gabriela M. Conti Patient Care Manager
Donna Dixon, MHSA Public Education and Outreach Manager
Rhonda Justice Community Liaison
Giulia Paris Patient Intake Specialist
Healthy Lifestyle Programs (Healthy Living Program/Vida en Salud; Tienes Salud; Healthy Living For Families)
Lucas Santana Health Project Coordinator
Kayla Bermudez Health Project Coordinator
Health Professions Opportunity Grant Program (PAM)
Willie Robinson, Jr Employment Coordinator
DSRIP Patient Activation Measures (PAM)
Andrea Clarke Community Liaison
National Accredited Program for Breast Care (NAPBC)
Deanna Weber Breast Care 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
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, M.S.N., R.N. Project Study Nurse
Deven Patel, M.P.H. Health Project Coordinator
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
Daryl Sharp, Ph.D, R.N. Director of Quality and Education
Sarah Christy Outreach Coordinator
Pamela Bailie, M.P.H. Health Project Coordinator
Tami Best, M.S., R.D., C.D.N. Wellness Manager
Kacie Cook, R.D., C.D.N. Clinical Nutrition Manager
Avi Dressler Clinical Research Coordinator
Kathleen Holt, Ph.D Senior Scientist, HLC and CTSI
Jennifer Lee Exercise Specialist
Imalai Rosado Secretary/Outreach Coordinator
Zoe Mahlum, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.N. Clinical Dietitian
April Miller, R.D., C.P.T. Clinical Dietitian
Berit Young, R.D.N., C.D.N. Registered Dietitian

Public Health Preparedness (Monroe County Department of Public Health)

Name Role
Ralph Dutcher Health Project Coordinator
Thomas Saunders Health Project Coordinator

Teen Health and Success Partnership

Name Role
Khalisha Carnegie Project Assistant
Breanne Butler Project Assistant
Connie Mistler-Ferguson Hiring Navigator and Project Specialist
Roseline Niyondusenga Project Assistant
Christina Santiago Employment Navigator and Project Specialist

United Way - University of Rochester

Name Role
Cathy Densieski IT Coordinator
Janet Lurz Campaign Relations Coordinator