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, gender identity, race and ethnicity. 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
  • Isabella De Soriano, 17MPH, Community & Behavioral Health
    Public Health Integrity Manager, Medical Affairs, Healthline Media
  • Laura Eckles, 19BA
    Associate City Planner, City of Mount Vernon
  • Emma Gelman, 08MPH, Community & Behavioral Health
    Public Health Advisor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Iowa Department of Public Health Immunization Program
  • Alyson Gray, 18MS, Occupational & Environmental Health
    HSE Engineer I, Honeywell FM&T
  • Shardé Hameed, 14MPH & 15PharmD
    Clinical/Staff Pharmacist, Loyola Medicine-MacNeal Hospital
  • Paige Jaeger, 14MHA, Health Management & Policy
    Director of Operations, Endo, GI & Urology, The Iowa Clinic
  • Larissa Luckel, 13MHA Health Management & Policy, 13MPH Community & Behavioral Health
    Manager, Client Services, MediRevv
  • 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
  • John VanBuren (Council Chair), 13MS and 16PhD, Biostatistics
    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah
  • Geneva Wilson, 19PhD, Epidemiology
    Research Health Scientist, Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital