Who We Are

The Regional Steering Committee includes MPHTC's academic and practice partners across Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. This group helps guide our work and keeps us informed about workforce development needs in our region.

Those marked with an * are also part of our Executive Council. The Executive Council are primarily academic partners from the University of Iowa College of Public Health, Wichita State University, St. Louis University's College for Public Health and Social Justice, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health. The members of this group should be your primary state contacts for workforce development needs.

Iowa

Tim Beachy*

Learning Management System Coordinator, Midwestern Public Health Training Center
Institute for Public Health Practice
The University of Iowa College of Public Health

Learn more about Tim!

Nafissa Cisse-Egbuonye

Director, Black Hawk County Health Department

Dena Fife*

Instructional Designer, Midwestern Public Health Training Center
Institute for Public Health Practice
The University of Iowa College of Public Health

Learn more about Dena!

Kevin Grieme

Executive Director, Siouxland District Health Department

Learn more about Kevin!

Joy Harris

Accreditation Coordinator/Public Health Modernization Coordinator, Iowa Department of Public Health

Roger Hileman*

Lead Evaluator, Midwestern Public Health Training Center
Institute for Public Health Practice
University of Iowa College of Public Health

Jeneane Moody

Instructor, Des Moines University
Learn more about Jeneane!

Melissa Richlen*

Creative Media Specialist, Midwestern Public Health Training Center
Institute for Public Health Practice
University of Iowa College of Public Health

Hannah Shultz*

Co-coordinator, Midwestern Public Health Training Center
Outreach Specialist, Institute for Public Health Practice
The University of Iowa College of Public Health

Lina Tucker Reinders

Executive Director, Iowa Public Health Association

Learn more about Lina!

Tanya Uden-Holman*

Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, University of Iowa

Laurie Walkner*

Co-coordinator, Midwestern Public Health Training Center
Interim Director, Institute for Public Health Practice
The University of Iowa College of Public Health

Paul Edoho-Eket*

Applications Developer, Institute for Public Health Practice

Kansas

Sonja Armbruster*

Health Sciences Educator, Wichita State University

Learn more about Sonja!

Cristi Cain

Director, Local Public Health Program and Accreditation Coordinator, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Suzanne Hawley *

Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences Wichita State University
Learn more about Suzanne!

Tanya Honderick

Director, KU-Master of Public Health Program, Kansas City Campus
Department of Population Health

Kira King

Education Coordinator, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment

Shirley Orr*

Public Health Consultant

Tyson Rensch

KS-TRAIN Administrator, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Jessica Smith

Public Health Coordinator, Community Engagement Institute, Wichita State University

Missouri

Carole Baskin

Director, Communicable Disease Control Services, St. Louis County Department of Public Health

Tiffany Bayer

Local Public Health Liaison, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Abigail Menke*

Graduate Research And Teaching Assistant, St. Louis University

Scott Nyberg

Director, Heartland LMS and Interactive Media, St. Louis University

Casey Parnell

Project Manager, #HealthierMO
Learn more about Casey!

Kristin Wilson*

Executive Director and Associate Professor, Heartland Center for Population Health and Community Systems Development, St. Louis University

Learn more about Kristin!

Nebraska

Susan Bockrath

Executive Director, Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors

Katie Brandert*

Director, Workforce Development and Leadership Programs for Public Health Professionals, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Maya Chilese

Office of Performance Management Administrator, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Stacey Coleman*

Office Associate II, College of Public Health University of Nebraska Medical Center

Learn more about Stacey!

Brandon Grimm*

Associate Dean, Public Health Practice
Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Learn more about Brandon!

Colleen Svoboda

Partnerships & Assessment Manager, College of Public Health University of Nebraska Medical Center

Learn more about Colleen!