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J. David Cowden (MS ’99)
has joined the pulmonology and critical care medicine team at UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital in Longmont, Colorado.
Brianne Bakken (MHA ’17)
will join the Medical College of Wisconsin Pharmacy School in August 2017 as Assistant Director of Experiential Education and Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Doug Boysen (MA ’98)
currently serves as Chief Administrative Officer and will become President/CEO of Samaritan Health Services in Corvallis, Oregon in January 2018.
Stephen Streed (MS ’75)
has received the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Carole DeMille Achievement Award for his innovative contributions and commitment to education in infection control. Streed is system director of epidemiology/infection prevention at Lee Health in Fort Myers, Florida.
Jeremy Murdock (MHA ’15)
is the Associate Administrator at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Leah Wentworth (PhD ’16)
is the Research and Evaluation Manager in the Sexual Violence Prevention Program at the New York State Department of Health in Albany, New York.
Aashay Shah (PhD ’15)
is an Associate at McKinsey & Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Hayley Hegland (MPH ’10)
is SIM C3 Project Manager, Independent Contractor in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Jeremy Whitaker (MPH ’05)
is Director of Public Health and Assistant Professor at Allen College in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Alyssa Billmeyer (MPH ’16)
is a Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident at Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Mindi TenNapel (PhD ’15)
is Director of Clinical Research at University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.
Kim Lamon-Loperfido (MPH ’08)
is a Social Worker with OC CARES Team at Orange County Department on Aging in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.
Mark Shellmyer (MHA ’01)
is Director of Operations at Florida Hospital Medical Group in Orlando, Florida.
Alison Boyles (MPH ’09)
is AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow at Heartland Community Health Center in Lawrence, Kansas.
Michelle Formanek (MS ’13)
is a Biostatistician at the National Marrow Donor Program/Be the Match in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Kimberly Hoppe Parr (PhD ’13)
is Assistant Project Manager at GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Jake Kundert (MPH ’16)
is the Local Foods Associate at Iowa Valley RC&D in Amana, Iowa.
Nick Howald (MHA ’15)
is Associate Administrator at HCA, TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
Shylo Wardyn (MS ’10)
is Project Manager at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington.
Alfredo Vergara (MS ’90, PhD ’93)
is Mozambique Country Director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Maputo, Mozambique.
Michael Morris (MHA ’03)
was named one of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2017 40 Under 40 honorees for outstanding professional accomplishments in his industry and community. Morris is director of business development at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, Minnesota.
Ellen (Paasch) Maahs (MPH ’13)
is Outreach and Professional Development Coordinator with the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program at the Iowa Department of Public Health in Des Moines, Iowa.
Kimberly Kim (MPH ’11)
is Program Coordinator Contractor at Heartland Surrogacy in Des Moines, Iowa.
Julia Friberg (MPH ’16)
is Research Health Science Specialist at CADRE in the Iowa City VA Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa.
Matt Chrisman (PhD ’13)
is Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri - Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri.
Shalini Bhatia (MS ’14)
is a Biostatistician at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Missouri.
Kelly Drake (Certificate ’05)
is Program Manager, WW Food Safety & Compliance at Amazon.com in Seattle, Washington.
Jacqueline Leung (MS ’10)
is Community/Enrollment Organizer at COFA Alliance National Network in Salem, Oregon.
Eric Hawkins (MS ’09)
is Director, Division of Tuberculosis and Refugee Health at Indiana State Department of Health in Brownsburg, Indiana.
Noel Pingatore (Certificate ’06)
is Health Education and Chronic Disease Department Manager at Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan.
Scott Seltrecht (MPH ’16)
is Influenza Surveillance Coordinator/Epidemiologist at Iowa Department of Public Health in Des Moines, Iowa.
Heidi (Quenzer) Bowman (MHA ’11)
is Director of Operations at ProMedica Health System in Toledo, Ohio.
Jessica Larson (MPH ’14)
is Senior Project Manager, Governance Relations at Providence Health and Services in Renton, Washington.
Megan Hicks (Certificate ‘05)
is Executive Director at South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative in Lexington, South Carolina.
Tracy Jendruczek (MHA ’06)
is Director of Hospital Operations at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Jennifer Bernstein (MPH ’09)
is Deputy Director at Network for Public Health Law, Mid-States Region, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Jennifer Hitchon (MHA ’06)
is Director of Public Policy at CVS Health in Washington, DC.
Nan Hu (MS ’14)
is a Biostatistician at Genentech in San Francisco, California.
Sarah Kleinschmidt (MS ’04, PhD ’10)
is an Occupational Epidemiologist at 3M in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Joshua Goeller (MHA ’12)
is a Manager of System Development at MaineHealth in Portland, Maine.
Christina Baumgart (MPH ’11)
is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in River Valley Outpatient Clinic in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Katie Jones (MPH ’12)
is Program Manager for the Iowa Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Bureau at the Iowa Department of Public Health in Des Moines, Iowa.
Carol Moss (MS ’14)
is the Mental Health Epidemiologist for the State of New Mexico in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Katie Reasner (MPH ’12)
is a Health Education Specialist at Linn County Public Health in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Kendra Kramer (MPH ’16)
is a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Hematology Department at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin.
Lena Hann (MPH ’08)
is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.
Stephanie Kliethermes (MS ’09, PhD ’13)
is Research Director at American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin.
Christine (McManimon) Feller (MHA ’10)
has been promoted to Operations Administrator for Medical Specialties at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Larry Prybil (MA ’64, PhD ‘70)
is retiring from his role as the Norton Professor in Healthcare Leadership at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.
Hind A. Baydoun (PhD ’09)
is currently an Epidemiologist in the Centers for Devices and Radiological Health at the Food & Drug Administration in Silver Spring, MD
Denyse Gipple (MPH ’08)
is currently serving as the Clinical Support Director at Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield, Iowa.
Mark Koepke (MA ’87)
is a Managing Director in the Health Division at IMPAQ International in Columbia, Maryland.
Paul Brezinski (PhD ’07)
has been promoted to Colonel in the United States Air Force in Schertz, Texas.
John R. Corbeil (MHA ’12)
Has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) at HCA Plaza Medical Center of Forth Worth, Texas.
Desiree Einsweiler (MHA ’07)
is among 50 rural hospital CEOs to know in 2016, according to a list published by Becker’s Hospital Review. Einsweiler is administrator and CEO of Palo Alto County Health System in Emmetsburg, Iowa.
Tala Al-Rousan (MD ‘11, MPH ‘15)
is a Bernard Lown Fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, MA, and is conducting research in Jordan investigating cardiovascular, mental and other health aspects of Syrian refugees.
Patrick Cannon (MHA ’12)
recently joined the law firm Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. in Madison, WI, where he is on the Corporate Practice team focusing on complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions.
Shardé Hameed (MPH ’14, PharmD ’15)
is a Staff Pharmacist at UnityPoint Trinity in Rock Island, IL.
Brittany Fett (MHA ’13)
is the ACO Network Coordinator at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City, Iowa.
Leslie McClure (MS ’97)
was appointed Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Drexel University School of Public Health in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dwight Ferguson (MS ’06, PhD ’12)
is Consumer Safety Officer and Investigator for the US Public Health Service in Lenexa, Kansas.
Heather Gray (MHA ’15)
is an Administrative Fellow, Hospital Sisters Health System in Springfield, Illinois.
Melanie Heath (MPH ’15)
is Account Manager at HealthCheck360° in Dubuque, Iowa.
Aaron Hefel (MHA ’10)
is Senior Manager of Patient Experience at Providence Health & Services in Seattle, Washington.
Lucas Johnson (MHA ’13)
is Network Implementation Leader/Hospital Contracting Executive at Humana in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Larissa Luckel (MHA ’13)
is Access Leader at Kaiser Permanente in Orange County, California.
Allison Ludwig (MHA, MPH ’08)
is Public Health/Health Care Lead at The MITRE Corporation in Washington, D.C.
Cory Mead (MHA ’13)
is Associate Chief Operating Officer at HCA Reston Hospital Center in Washington D.C.
Alex Miller (MHA ’15)
is an Administrative Fellow at MultiCare Health System in Tacoma, Washington.
Erin Moen (MHA ’14)
is Strategic Services Consultant at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.
Andrew Patzke (MHA ’13)
is Clinical Operations Analyst at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
Adam Price (MHA ’15)
is a Senior Consultant at Deloitte in Chicago, Illinois.
Mark Shellmyer (MHA ’01)
is Director of Radiation Oncology at Orlando Health in Tacoma, Washington.
Chad Wolbers (MHA ’99)
is a Coach Consultant at Studer Group in Dubuque, Iowa.
Elena Brewer (MPH ’14)
is currently working as a Research Coordinator in the Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE), within the Department of Surgery at The University of Washington.
Anna Herring-VanRyswyk (MS ’05)
Has accepted a Research Scientist 2 position with the Minnesota Department of Health in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Tim Ahlers (MHA ’05)
has been named COO of UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.
Adrianne Stoltenberg (MS ‘13)
is working as an Industrial Hygiene Assistant at John Deere in Moline, Illinois.
Nia Aitaoto (PhD ‘13)
has been named co-director of the Center for Pacific Islander Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Eric Mooss (MHA ’04)
has been named president of the Bryan Physician Network in Lincoln, Nebraska.