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 is comprised primarily of academic partners from the University of Iowa College of Public Health, Wichita State University, Saint Louis University 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

Tasneem Ali*

Research Assistant, Midwestern Public Health Training Center
Institute for Public Health Practice
University of Iowa College of Public Health

Tim Beachy*

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

Learn more about Tim!

Nafissa Cisse Egbuonye

Director, Black Hawk County Health Department

Paul Edoho-Eket*

Application Developer, Midwestern Public Health Training Center
Institute for Public Health Practice
University of Iowa College of Public Health

 

Dena Fife*

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

Learn more about Dena!

Kevin Grieme

Executive Director, Siouxland District Health Department

Learn more about Kevin!

Roger Hileman*

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

Kayleigh Jones

Workforce Development Coordinator, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

Mary Kosobucki*

Outreach and Communications Coordinator, Midwestern Public Health Training Center
Institute for Public Health Practice
University of Iowa College of Public Health

Kathleen May*

Health Equity & Mental Health Program Coordinator, 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

Erblin Shehu*

Graduate Research Assistant, Midwestern Public Health Training Center
Institute for Public Health Practice
University of Iowa College of Public Health

Lina Tucker Reinders

Executive Director, Iowa Public Health Association

Learn more about Lina!

Tanya Uden-Holman*

Co-Director, Midwestern Public Health Training Center, Clinical Professor, University of Iowa College of Public Health

Laurie Walkner*

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

Kristin Wilson

Director, Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program, University of Iowa

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

Eldonna Chesnut

Division Director, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment

 

Vicki Collie-Akers

Associate Professor, Department of Population Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine

 

Amy Gaier

Public Health Specialist, 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

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

Alyssa Coleman*

Operations Manager, Heartland Center, Saint Louis University

Dalen Duitsman

Director, Ozarks Public Health Institute, Missouri State University

Kimberly Enard*

Director, Heartland Center, Saint Louis University

Clay Goddard

Senior Director, Public Health Transformation, Missouri Foundation for Health

Dan Luebbert

Deputy Director, Platte County Health Department

Bert Malone

Missouri Public Health Association

Jaci McReynolds

Communications Coordinator, #HealthierMO

Scott Nyberg*

Director, Heartland LMS and Interactive Media, Saint Louis University

Lynelle Phillips

Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Missouri

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

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!

Caryn Vincent

Organizational Advancement Officer, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services