Practice Partners

Practice Partners

Teresa Anderson, APRN-CNS
Health Director, Central District Health Department
Grand Island, NE
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Michele Bever, PhD, MPH
Executive Director,
South Heartland District Health Department
Hastings, NE
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Gretchen Forsell, MPH
Director
Northern Area Health Education Center
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Susan Bockrath, MPH, CHES
Executive Director
Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors
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John Roberts, MPA
Executive Director, PHAN
Lincoln, NE
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Josie Rodriguez
Administrator
Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity
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Kari A Simonsen, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Program Director, Pediatric Infectious
Diseases Fellowship
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Medical Advisor, Douglas County Health Department
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Colleen Svoboda, MPH
Performance Improvement Manager
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
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Larry Voegele
Public Health Planner
Health Services Department
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
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Jeanee Weiss
Director of Healthy Futures
Building Bright Futures
Omaha, NE
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Marty Wilken, PhD
Douglas County Board of Health
Omaha, NE
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Academic Partners

Tarik Abdel-Monem, JD, MPH
Research Specialist
University of Nebraska Public Policy Center
Lincoln, NE
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Mary E. Cramer, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, FAAN
Professor
UNMC College of Nursing
Courtesy Faculty, UNMC College of Public Health
Omaha, NE
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Michelle Ellermeier, RN, MSN
Instructor, University of Nebraska-Kearney Nursing
Kearney, NE
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Beth Furlong, PhD, JD, RN
Associate Professor
Center for Health Policy and Ethics
Creighton University
Omaha, NE
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Brandon Grimm, PhD, MPH
Director, Office of Public Health Practice
UNMC College of Public Health
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Kim McFarland, DDS, MHSA
Associate Professor
UNMC College of Dentistry
Lincoln, NE
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Korinne Tande, PhD
Vice Chancellor, Nebraska State College System
Lincoln, NE
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Richard Stacy EdD, MPH
Professor
University of Nebraska Omaha
Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Omaha, NE
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COPH Ex Officio (Non-Voting):

Katie Brandert, MPH, CHES
Director, Great Plains PHLI
UNMC College of Public Health
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Sharon Medcalf, PhD
Director
NE Center for Preparedness Education
UNMC College of Public Health
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Patrik Johansson, MD, MPH
Director, Rural Health Education Network
Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion
UNMC College of Public Health
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Dave Palm, PhD
Former, Administrator, NE DHHS
Office of Community Health Development
Lincoln, NE
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Alice Schumaker, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
UNMC College of Public Health
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Dejun Su, PhD
Director
Center for Reducing Health Disparities
UNMC College of Public Health
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