SelfMade Health Network Leadership Council

SelfMade Health Network gains strategic leadership and operational direction from its membership through the Leadership Council. The following members currently serve on the Leadership Council.

Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP)
Chief Medical Officer and Director of Clinical Innovation
Clinical Nurse Specialist – Breast Cancer Continuum
Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators
Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Deputy Director, Center for Cancer Health Equity
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, The James Cancer Hospital Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Vice President, Office of Faculty Affairs and Development
Meharry Medical College
Program Manager
Ohio Commission on Minority Health
Director, Cancer Prevention and Control; Associate Center Director
West Virginia University Cancer Institute at West Virginia University

Alaina Boyer, PhD

Director of Research
National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Inc.

Alison Teitelbaum, MS, MPH

Executive Director
American Health Quality Association

Dejana Braithwaite, PhD, MSc

Professor of Surgery and Epidemiology, University of Florida
Associate Director for Population Sciences and Co-Leader, Cancer Control Program, University of Florida Health Cancer Center

Earl Robinson-Benjamin, DrHSc, CPH

Director of Tobacco Control & Prevention
Louisiana Public Health Institute Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco Free Living

Erin Mundy, MPA

Assistant Professor, Medical College of Georgia-Department of Family Medicine/Augusta University
Director of Community-Based Training Programs, Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)

Felesia Bowen PhD, DNP, ARNP, FAAN

Professor, Associate Dean for Diversity Equity & Inclusion
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing

Lissette Blondet, EdM

Health Resources In Action (HRiA)
Director, Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers

Manacy Pai, PhD

Associate Professor
Kent State University Department of Sociology Areas of Expertise: Aging/Gerontology, Social Determinants of Disparities

Melissa A Simon MD MPH

Founder/Director, Center for Health Equity Transformation
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center Vice Chair of Research, Department of Obstetrics…

Ms. Cindy Linger

Executive Director, Access Health Stark County
Canton, Ohio

Nicole A. Vaughn, PhD, MS

Rowan University School of Nursing and Health Professions
Associate Professor Department of Health and Exercise Science Glassboro, New Jersey

Porsche Fisher, Doctor of Human Services (DrHS)

Wayne State University, Center for Health & Community Impact Faculty
Education & Evaluation Manager

Vanessa Lamers, MPH

Public Health Foundation
Assistant Director, Performance Management and Quality Improvement