Alumni Advisory Council


CPH Alumni Advisory Council Members, Spring 2019 Meeting. Front Row: Shardé Hameed, Danielle Pettit-Majewski, Emma Gelman. Back Row: Jessica Beswick, David-Erick Lafontant, Dwight Ferguson, Kyle Wilcox, John VanBuren.

The University of Iowa College of Public Health Alumni Advisory Council is comprised of members representing various class years, degree programs, geographic areas, genders, and ethnicities. The Council meets to serve the needs of the CPH community, through their desire to retain close ties with their alma mater and support the mission of the College.

The CPH Alumni Advisory Council exists to help create opportunities that nurture broad, college-level alumni engagement and enhance the student experience within the College of Public Health.

The council fulfills this mission by participating in and promoting college-wide activities that connect alumni and current students, facilitating strong connections between alumni, and honoring alumni achievements.


  • Jessica Beswick, 17MS, Occupational & Environmental Health
    Assistant Chief Engineer, Iowa City VA Medical Center
  • Kaitlin Emrich, 09MPH, Epidemiology
    Assessment and Health Promotion Supervisor, Linn County Public Health
  • Dwight Ferguson, 06MS, Epidemiology, 12PhD, Occupational & Environmental Health
    Consumer Safety Officer/Investigator, US Public Health Service
  • Emma Gelman, 08MPH, Community & Behavioral Health
    Public Health Advisor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chicago Department of Public Health Immunization Program
  • Shardé Hameed, 14MPH & 15PharmD
    Clinical/Staff Pharmacist, Loyola Medicine-MacNeal Hospital
  • Danielle Pettit-Majewski (Council Chair), 10MPH, Community & Behavioral Health
    Administrator, Washington County Public Health and Home Care
  • Lena Swander, 16MPH, Epidemiology
    Chronic Disease Prevention Epidemiologist, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
  • Patrick Ten Eyck, 15PhD, Biostatistics
    Assistant Director, Biostatistics and Research Design, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science; University of Iowa
    Kelli Todd, 12MPH, Health Management & Policy
    Program Manager, Managed Care Ombudsman Program, Iowa Department on Aging
  • John VanBuren, 13MS and 16PhD, Biostatistics
    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah
  • Kyle Wilcox, 11MHA, Health Management & Policy
    VP of Finance and Business Development, UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center

Questions or comments? Contact Tara McKee. This page was last reviewed on October 15, 2019.