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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, Executive Assistant

Irene Doktor, Director of Strategic Planning, Senior Administrator

Mary Anne Gombatto, Administrative Assistant

TBA, Administrative Assistant

Rachel Allen, Health Policy Coordinator

Sarah Lewis, Staff Accountant

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

Marcia Middleton, Health Communications

Indrani Singh, Director, Community Health Partnerships

Toby Stroud, Finance Administrator

TBA,  Accounting Bookkeeper

TBA, CHIC Course Coordinator

Karen Vitale, M.S.Ed, N.C.C., Program Manager, GR-PBRN & UNYTE

Rebecca Youmell, Communications Manager

Healthy Living Partners

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

Cancer Services Program of the Finger Lakes Region

Willie Robinson, Jr., M.S., H.R.M., Manager, Cancer Services Program of the Finger Lakes Region

Kaitlyn Burrows, Patient Navigator

Gabriela M. Conti, Patient Care Manager

Casara D’Altorio-Rodriguez, Patient Intake Specialist

Jana Darlington, Promotion, Education & Targeted Outreach Manager

Hannah Farley, Health Project Coordinator (Regional Community Liaison)

Hannah Hare, Patient Navigator

Rhonda Justice, Community Liaison

Community Health Services

Pamela Bailie, MPH, Manager, Community-Based Programs

Diabetes Prevention

Daniela Castro Jimenez, Health Project Counselor

Healthy Lifestyle Programs

Lucas Santana, Health Project Coordinator

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

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, Clinical Dietitian

Sarah Christy, Outreach Coordinator

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

Avi Dressler, Tobacco Dependence Counselor

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

Kathleen Holt, Ph.D., Senior Scientist

Jennifer Lee, C.P.T., Exercise Specialist & Tobacco Dependence Counselor

Zoe Mahlum, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.N., Clinical Dietitian

Yimy Queipo Rodriguez, Clinical Dietitian

Imalai Rosado, Secretary

Leslie Smith, Administrative Assistant

Christine Wille, A.N.P.-B.C., Nurse Practitioner

National Accredited Program for Breast Care (NAPBC)

Hannah Hare, Patient Navigator

Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Prevention Program

Ghinwa Dumyati, M.D., Director

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

Maria Gaitan, Health Project Coordinator

Anita Gellert, R.N., Research Project Nurse

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

Diane Kober, R.N., Research Project Nurse

Hannah Kopin, M.P.H., Health Project Coordinator

Rae Anne Kurtz, Health Project Coordinator

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

Marina Oktapodas, M.S., Health Project Coordinator

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

Gail Quinlan, R.N., M.S., C.I.C., Research Project Nurse

Mary Scahill, 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, MSW, Employment Navigator

Alyssa Jasper, Employment Navigator

Amy Woods, Employment Navigator

Health Professions Opportunity Grant Program (HPOG)

Caitlin Baker-Clicquennoi, Employment Manager

United Way - University of Rochester

Cathy Densieski, IT Coordinator

Janet Lurz, Campaign Relations Coordinator

Public Health Preparedness (Monroe County Department of Public Health)

Thomas Saunders, Health Project Coordinator