Class Notes

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Isabella De Soriano (17MPH)

is vice president of the board of directors at OutCare Health in Chicago, Illinois. OutCare Health provides comprehensive resources for LGBTQ+ health equity including locating affirming healthcare providers, mentorship, health equity training, community building, support groups, care navigation, and consulting services.

Kent Lehr (09MHA)

has been named CEO of Iowa Radiology in Des Moines, Iowa.

Adaeze Enekwechi (07PhD)

is named CEO of Cayaba Care, a maternal care company reaching under-served and high-risk populations, bridging the maternal health equity gap through personalized wraparound services during pregnancy and several months postpartum, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Rachel Trevizo (10MHA)

is chief operating officer at Revology in Iowa City, Iowa.

Nick Howald (15MHA)

is chief executive officer of TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee where he oversees operations at the 136-bed hospital and an eleven-bed freestanding emergency room.

Tala Al-Rousan (15MPH)

has been selected by the Arab American Businesses and Professional Association as one of the 10 most inspiring and influential women in the nation. Al-Rousan, an assistant professor at the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health at the University of California San Diego, will be honored at an event in March 2024.

Lena Hann (08MPH)

is associate professor of public health at Augustana College and affiliated faculty in Scandinavian Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar for the 2024-2025 academic year. She is currently on sabbatical as a guest researcher at Uppsala University's Centre for Gender Research in Sweden, where she has been studying the public health impact of Swedish abortion narratives in graphic novels. Her Fulbright Scholar project, in collaboration with Uppsala University Hospital and the Karolinska Institute's World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in the Department of Women and Children's Health, will investigate Sweden's historic and modern approaches to medication abortion within a reproductive justice framework and use findings to collaborate with U.S. healthcare providers to increase clinician training and patient access to medication abortion. She will also teach a PhD course Reproductive Justice in Global Contexts.

Mike Lightbody (15MPH)

is chief executive officer of Creative Living, a nonprofit organization that provides adapted housing and support services for people with physical disabilities in Columbus, Ohio.

Kimberly Kim (11MPH)

is prevention specialist at Bethany for Children and Families in Moline, Illinois.

Elly Steffen (01MPH, 01MHA)

is executive director of Surgery Center Cedar Rapids in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Brooke Zibell (21BS)

is water quality specialist II for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in La Conner, Washington.

Leah Wentworth (16PhD)

is national director, research and evaluation at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Altamont, New York.

Steve Corbeil (84MA)

Steve Corbeil (84MA) was named Chief Executive Officer of LucidHealth, a national leader in radiology services for 60 hospitals and over 200 care sites across the country.

Maryn (Torner) Kanter (09MPH)

is clinical faculty and current 2023-2024 fellow at UCSF Center for Health Equity in Surgery and Anesthesia in San Francisco, California.

Hailey Boudreau (20MPH)

is the screening and management section supervisor for the Bureau of Chronic, Congenital and Inherited Conditions with the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services in Des Moines, Iowa.

Bailey Rickels (21MPH)

is the adult injury prevention coordinator for the Level 1 Trauma Program at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Kaitlin Emrich (09MPH)

was named public health director at Black Hawk County Public Health in Waterloo, Iowa.

Kenni Sterns (19MPH)

is director of nursing at the Paul Rein Detention Facility with Wellpath in Broward County, Florida.

Brianne (Bri) Bakken (17MHA)

has received a promotion to health care administration associate professor at the University of Iowa College of Nursing in Iowa City, Iowa.

Hana Hinkle (09MPH)

was recognized by the de Beaumont Foundation as a 40 under 40 Public Health honoree for 2023 which recognizes and elevates leaders changing the face of public health in creative and innovative ways. Hinkle is currently assistant dean of rural health professions and director of the National Center for Rural Health Professions at University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford in Rockford, Illinois.