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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

Charles Marshall, Accounting Bookkeeper

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, Promotion, Education and Targeted Outreach Manager

Sarah Ward, Patient Navigator

Sparkle WellsM.P.A, CASAC-Advanced, Health Project Coordinator 

Community Health Services

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

Katie Bauer, Regional Program Coordinator

Sparkle Wells, M.P.A, CASAC-Advanced, Health Project Coordinator

Clinical Programs

Shivani Sockanathan, M.D., Family Medicine Physician

Lisa Yockel, Clinical Administrator

Leslie Smith, Administrative Assistant

Tonya Miller, Secretary

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

Justin Kelsey, M.H.A., C.P.T.-C.I.F.T., Program Manager, Employee Wellness

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

Bethany Moran, Clinical Dietitian

Lisa Nichols, CRPA, RCP-F, Lifestyle Counselor

Imalai Rosado, Lifestyle Health Coach

Tricia Schaffer, Data Control Clerk

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

Kayla Womeldorff, R.D., Clinical Dietitian

Health Policy & Education

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

Health Policy

Daniel Green, 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

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

Trupti Hatwar, M.P.H., Epidemiologist I

Nicole Holland, M.P.H., Epidemiologist I

Christine Hurley, R.N., Surveillance Nurse

RaeAnne Kurtz, Epidemiologist I

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

Hsioa Che ("Kiki") Looi, Epidemiologist I

Sarah May, Epidemiologist II

Claire Myers, Project Assistant

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

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

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