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Our Team

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


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

Brenda Matthews, Administrative Assistant

Cristen Kelly, Administrative Assistant

Rachel Allen, M.S., Health Policy Coordinator

Christina Carosa, M.S.  Accounting Bookkeeper

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

Kathleen Holt, Ph.D., Staff Scientist

Sarah Lewis, Staff Accountant

Marcia Middleton, M.S., Health Communications

Deborah Nelson, Finance Administrator 

Carolyn Settle, M.P.H., Community Health Education Coordinator

Indrani Singh, M.Sc., 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

Julie Kueppers, Ph.D., F.N.P., R.N., Director of Chronic Disease Prevention Programs

Nicole Mayo, M.S., Research Assistant

Cancer Services Program of the Finger Lakes Region

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

Gabriela M. Conti, Patient Care Manager

Casara D’Altorio-Rodriguez, Patient Intake Specialist

Jana Darlington, M.P.H., Promotion, Education & Targeted Outreach Manager

Hannah Farley, Health Project Coordinator (Regional Community Liaison)

Caleigh Innes, Program Specialist

Lori McEvoy, Promotion, Education & Targeted Outreach Coordinator, Livingston County

Colleen Schiedel, Case Manager, Livingston County

Community Health Services

Pamela Bailie, M.P.H., Manager, Community-Based Programs

Diabetes Prevention

TBD, Health Project Counselor

Healthy Living Programs

TBD, Health Project Coordinator

Promote Health. Prevent Cancer. Program (in partnership with Wilmot Cancer Institute)

Hannah Farley, Health Project Coordinator (Regional Community Liaison)

Kristina Hawes, Regional Health Education Manager

Sarah Merritt, Health Project Coordinator

Clinical Programs

Geoffrey C. Williams, M.D., Ph.D., Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Specialist, Board Certified in Lipidology, Internal Medicine, Cardiology & Psychiatry

Lisa Yockel, Clinical Administrator

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

Kacie Cook, R.D., C.D.N., Manager, Clinical Training & Development

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

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

Michele McDonald, Data Analytics Coordinator

Imalai Rosado, Secretary

Melissa Roth, M.S., R.D., C.P.T., Clinical Dietitian

Anne Sammler, B.S.Ed., M.A., Lifestyle Counselor

Danielle Shatkin, M.S., Lifestyle Counselor

Leslie Smith, Administrative Assistant

Christine Wille, M.S., R.N., A.N.P.- BC, Nurse Practitioner

National Accredited Program for Breast Care (NAPBC)

Hannah Hare, Patient Navigator

Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Prevention Program

Ghinwa Dumyati, M.D., Director

Mary Anne Gombatto, Administrative Assistant

Christina Felsen, M.P.H., Program Manager

Sophrena Bushey, M.S., Health Project Coordinator

Maria Gaitan, Health Project Coordinator

Anita Gellert, R.N., Research Project Nurse

Trupti Hatwar, M.P.H., Health Project Coordinator

Rae Anne Kurtz, Health Project Coordinator

Sarah May, Health Project Coordinator

Deborah Nelson, M.S.N., R.N., Research Project Nurse

Shantel Peters, M.P.H., Health Project Coordinator

Mary Scahill, Health Project Coordinator

Sarah Kuchman, Health Project Coordinator

Marissa Tracy, M.P.H., Health Project Coordinator

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 Program

Tanisha Gamble, M.S.W., Employment Navigator

Lucas Santana, M.S.B.A., Employment Navigator

Amy Woods, M.P.H., Hiring Navigator

Health Professions Opportunity Grant Program (HPOG)

Caitlin Baker-Clicquennoi, Employment Manager

United Way - University of Rochester

Janet Lurz, Donor Relations & Campaign Manager

Public Health Preparedness (Monroe County Department of Public Health)

Thomas Saunders, Health Project Coordinator