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Michael Adedotun Michael Adedotun, Program Management Specialist

Office of the Dean

2242U SPH Bldg.

(301) 405-1912

Responsible for the reconciliation of grant and state accounts within the College. Perform basic financial management, to track activities over multiple funding sources. Responsible for procurement and personnel transactions related to all accounts including ARES, ARS, ELF, FRS, PHR and benefits. Responsible for processing travel, purchasing for all accounts, and tracking all expenses and payments through the FRS system. Working knowledge of grant accounting and priority software.

Kelly Blake Kelly Blake, Director of Communications

Office of the Dean

2242F SPH Bldg.

(301) 405-9418

As director of communications, Kelly leads the communications efforts to increase the visibility of the School of Public Health and to advance its reputation. She serves as the liaison to the University Marketing and Communications office and to the news media to insure that the School is recognized for its research, academic and service initiatives and contributions. Kelly has served in communications positions with the University of Maryland since 2005, and with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health from 2002-2005. She is an alumna of the College of Arts and Humanities (BA in English,'94) and has a Master of Arts in Publications Design from the University of Baltimore.

Mark  Brenneman Mark Brenneman, Facilities Coordinator

Office of the Dean


(301) 405-2440


Erica Casper Erica Casper, Science Writer/Editor, Maryland Center for Health Equity

3302 SPH Building #255

(301) 405-1464

Erica Casper is the science writer and editor for the Maryland Center for Health Equity at the University of Marylands School of Public Health. Erica obtained a Masters degree in marine science from the Boston University Marine Program in Woods Hole, MA. She has worked for the State of Florida to improve the surface water quality in southwest Florida, and has worked at the University of South Floridas College of Marine Science to develop molecular assays for the detection of human pathogenic organisms contaminating coastal marine waters. At the Maryland Center for Health Equity she is responsible for scientific writing and editing of peer reviewed articles, creation of presentations, and preparing press releases for the center, among other things. She has a particular interest in science writing as a way to not only present research findings to the scientific community, but also to bring these findings and advancements to the greater public.

Regina Clary Regina Clary, Coordinator - Personnel & Finance


2351 SPH Bldg.

(301) 405-2506

Duties: Management of all KNES Business and Personnel matters. Providing State and Grant reports for Dept. Chair & PI's
.Gardening, my dogs and cooking for all our departmental events.

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Leah Curran Leah B. Curran, Study Coordinator, Maryland Center for Health Equity

3302 SPH Building #255

(301) 405-1464

Leah B. Curran is a Research Study Coordinator in the Maryland Center for Health Equity at the University of Maryland (M-CHE). She holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Public Administration with specialties in Health Equity, Gender Analysis and Urban & Social Policy from The George Washington University. Dr. Currans work is rooted in critical epistemologies, and she considers how gender, race and class intersect to shape health behaviors, issues and policies. Dr. Curran has done extensive research on sex education, teen pregnancy prevention and reproductive health issues in urban and minority communities, and she has worked on policy projects funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Fannie Mae Foundation and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Her work has appeared in Brookings Institution policy briefs, government reports, white papers and academic journals.

Laura Dalemarre Laura Dalemarre, Program Associate

Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health

1227--SPH Bldg #255

(301) 405-5706

Laura Dalemarre is program associate for the Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health (CEEJH) lab directed by Dr. Sacoby Wilson. She previously interned at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) where she did rotations in both the Department of Pharmacologic Therapies and the Homeless Prevention Branch. Laura earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of South Florida and her Master's in Public Health from Florida International University.

No Picture Joseph DeMarco, Project Director, Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center

Office of the Dean

(301) 405-5436

Joey DeMarco earned his MPH from Tulane University and has created and managed health and professional development education programs, domestically and abroad, with various governments, NGOs, and the Peace Corps. In addition to day-to-day management, he will help develop, implement, and evaluate workforce development and public health practice programs for the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center.

Jessica  Duque Jessica Duque, Business Services Specialist


2351B SPH Bldg.


Duties: Responsible for Procurement Requests, State Accounts, Etc...
Jessica Duque is a recent alumna of the University of Maryland. She received her Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management from the Robert H. Smith School of Business. She has been working for the Kinesiology Department since 2007 and absolutely loves her job.

Bianca Garcia Bianca Garcia, Program Management Specialist




Duties: Travel, Copy records... ect
Bianca is a fifth year senior, double majoring in Kinesiology and Hearing and Speech Sciences. She loves to play sports and is a huge spectator of football and soccer. She enjoys working for the Department and joking around with her co-worker, Jess.

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Katherine Garcia Katherine Garcia, Coordinator, Center for Health Literacy

Office of the Dean

2367 SPH Bldg.

(301) 405-9435

As Coordinator for the Center for Health Literacy, Katherine is responsible for creating strategy and programming for Health Literacy Maryland, as well as managing the Centers communications and research efforts. She served two years in AmeriCorps, working with the Study Circles Program of the Montgomery County Public Schools, as a facilitator/program assistant, addressing racial and ethnic barriers to the achievement gap in schools. She provided support and strategies on how to engage underrepresented students and families in their diverse school communities. She is an Associate with Everyday Democracy, a national organization that uses empowerment, public dialogue, and problem solving for communities. Katherine is a 2009 alumna of the University of Maryland, with a Bachelors degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice and English.

LaShae Green LaShae Green, Business Manager, Center for Health Equity

LaShae Green, MS, MBA is the Business Manager at the Maryland Center for Health Equity at the School of Public Health, University of Maryland. As the Business Manager, Ms. Green oversees the administrative and business affairs of the center. She has over eighteen years of combined administrative and business experience and has been with the University System of Maryland for the past seven years. Ms. Green lives by the mantra, What Would You Do If You Couldnt Fail? She is looking forward to assisting the center catapult to the next level of greatness by sharing in the responsibility of increasing visibility and raising awareness about health inequities one community at a time!

Joanna Han Joanna Han, Executive Administrative Assistant I


2351 SPH Bldg.

(301) 405-2450

Duties: Administrative support to the Department Chair and main office administrative to faculty.
Joanna had vocal music studies here at the University of Maryland and is involved in singing outside her work hours. She is creative and enjoys making jewelry, planting indoor plants, knitting.

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Office of the Dean

(301) 314-0780


Jennifer Hodgson Jennifer Hodgson, Undergraduate Program Director/Advisor

Behavioral and Community Health

2374 SPH

(301) 405-2523

Jennifer is the Undergraduate Program Director/Advisor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health. In this position, she is responsible for a variety of tasks associated with Community Health majors, including advising current majors, facilitating new and transfer student orientation programs, and working with current UMD students who are interested in changing their major to Community Health.

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No Picture Zackary Hull, Academic Advisor

Student Services Center

(301) 405-1010

Zackary Hull advises student athletes pursuing majors within the School of Public Health. He has worked in higher education since 2007, primarily in residence life and student activities. In 2009, he earned his Masters degree from Michigan State University in Student Affairs Administration. Before coming to Maryland, Zackary worked at the University of California, Berkeley.

Veronica Jones Veronica T. Jones, Assistant Dean for Development

Office of the Dean

2242Q SPH Building

(301) 405-2918

Veronica is the Assistant Dean for Development for the School of Public Health and a member of the university's development team. She serves as an ambassador of the university and School of Public Health to connect alumni and friends throughout the mid-Atlantic region to increase support for institution-wide opportunities that will advance Maryland to become one of the top 10 universities.

Tracy Kennedy Tracy Kennedy, Program Management Specialist

Behavioral and Community Health

2387D SPH Bldg.

(301) 405-2467

Tracy manages the administrative duties for Drs. Glover and Sawyer, as well as provides back-up support to the Business Manager. Prior to coming to the department, she worked as the Program Management Specialist in the MICA Office in the Stamp for five years. Tracy is a double alum of UMCP with a B.A. in Criminology and an M.Ed. in Human Development. She has a special interest in working with incarcerated populations and their families. She is looking forward to contributing to the Department of Behavioral and Community Health.

Karen Mackey Karen L Mackey, Coordinator

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

2234Q SPH Bldg

(301) 405-3575

Karen provides administrative, budget, and personnel support for the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Tina Madison Tina Madison, Research Study Coordinator

Behavioral and Community Health

1101F SPH Bldg.

(301) 405-7545

Assists in supporting the research efforts of Dr. Cheryl Holt and the research group CHAMP (Community Health Awareness, Messages, & Prevention), which is a team of community based projects aimed to increase cancer early detection in and around Prince Georges County, Maryland.

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Andrew McCarty Andrew McCarty, Senior Project Manager and Specialist

Office of the Dean

(301) 405-0297

Dr. McCarty is responsible for managing large technology and special projects within the School of Public Health.

He supports critical SPH technology infrastructure, provides consultancy for technology initiatives, and delivers trainings on topics including strategic issues related to technology and toolset usage. Domain expertise includes server, networking, database, mobile/tablet computing, cloud resources, enterprise systems, workflow engineering, and process optimization.

Dr. McCarty also actively conducts research, with recent efforts focusing on enhanced adult training and workplace learning, advanced techniques to measure training outcomes, improved outcomes in organizational change projects, and patterns of successful technology deployment in enhancing business performance and achieving strategic objectives.

Andrew is a double alum of UMCP, with masters and doctoral degrees from the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and a bachelors degree in Physics from St. Marys College of Maryland.

Erin McClure Erin McClure, Coordinator, Assistant to the Chair

Family Science

1142LL SPH Bldg.

(301) 405-1377

Erin McClure is the Coordinator and Assistant to the Chair for the Department of Family Science.

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Beverly Monis Beverly Monis, Administrative Assistant

Behavioral and Community Health

2387 SPH Bldg.

(301) 405-2463

Beverly assists the Business Manager, Undergraduate Program Director, and the Public Health Internship Program Director.

Josh  Montfort Josh Montfort, Head Coach and Director of Gymkana

Office of the Dean

1120 SPH Bldg.

(301) 405-2566

In 2012, Josh Montfort was appointed the Interim Director and Head Coach of the Gymkana Troupe, Gymkana Summer Camp, and Gymkana Saturday Program.

In addition to his roles with Gymkana, Josh is also the current gymnastics facility coordinator and an instructor in the Department of Kinesiology.

Christina Nobleman Christina Renee Nobleman, Director of Research Administration

Office of the Dean

2242L SPH Building

(301) 405-2494

Christina is responsible for managing the pre-award grant application process for faculty members throughout the School of Public Health. She has a bachelor's degree in Finance from the Robert H. Smith School of Business and a master's degree in Project Management from UMUC.

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Zainab Okolo Zainab Okolo, Coordinator

Family Science

1142KK SPH Bldg.

(301) 405-4003

Zainab Okolo is the Undergraduate Coordinator for the Department of Family Science.

No Picture Matt Owens

Office of the Dean


Ron Padron Ron Padron, Academic Advisor

Student Services Center

(301) 405-1010

Ron Padron is an Academic Advisor in the Student Services Center, and works primarily with students on academic probation. He has worked in higher education since 2006, serving as a peer advisor and graduate program assistant at the University of Central Florida before coming to UMD. He is a recent graduate of Nova Southeastern University, having earned a Master's in College Student Affairs with an emphasis in conflict analysis and resolution.

Susan Passmore Susan Racine Passmore, Project Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity

3302 SPH Building #255

(301) 405-8221

Susan Racine Passmore is Project Director at the Maryland Center for Health Equity at the University of Maryland (M-CHE). Her work has been in two fieldschild welfare evaluation and health disparities research  reflecting a long standing engagement with vulnerable populations in the United States. In research, Dr. Passmore has explored health disparities regarding breast cancer, COPD, colorectal cancer and eye healthworking with faculty at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Medicine. She has also worked to understand the needs of aging populations along the US/Mexican border in a previous position with the University of Texas at El Paso. Her knowledge of child welfare comes from eight years of evaluation research in support of U.S. Administration of Children and Families (ACF) programs. These include the Adoption Opportunities, Child Abuse and Neglect, and PSSF (Promoting Safe and Stable Families) Demonstration Grant Programs and the Early Head Start/Child Welfare Services Grants funded by the Childrens Bureau, and the ACF Healthy Marriage and Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Initiative administered by the Office of Family Assistance (OFA).

Leona Peterson Naude' Leona Peterson Naude', Coordinator

Office of the Dean

2242BB SPH Bldg

(301) 405-2472

Leona Peterson Naude' manages the front office staff of the Dean's Office. She also adds support to Dean's initiatives and school wide activities.

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Blakely Pomietto Blakely Pomietto, Chief of Staff

Office of the Dean

2242M SPH Bldg.

(301) 405-2437

A College alumna (MPH in Community Health Education, 2001) and former adjunct instructor, Blakely returned to UMD in 2006. As Chief of Staff, Blakely is responsible for providing integration and alignment across the Dean's leadership and operational teams, monitoring and coordinating the flow of information to and from the Dean's Office, and coordinating the School's accreditation activities.

Wesley Queen Wesley Queen, Coordinator

Health Services Administration

3310A SPH Building

(301) 405-2529

Wes serves as coordinator for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on Public Policy and the Legacy Leadership Institute on Municipal Government at the University of Maryland. He also serves as Assistant to the Dean of the School of Public Health in the area of Public Health Advocacy.

Sarah Radice Sarah Radice, Project Coordinator

Office of the Dean

2367 SPH Bldg.

(301) 405-2356

Sarah recently graduated with her B.S. in public health from University of Maryland. Her current work focuses on oral health literacy as she is coordinating research on the impact of low health literacy and perceptions of dentists on oral health outcomes.

No Picture Lynne Reilly

Office of the Dean


Doris Richardson Doris Richardson, Business Manager

Family Science

1142HH SPH Bldg.

(301) 405-3299

Doris Richardson is the business manager for Family Science.

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Maurice Rocque Maurice Rocque, Coordinator

Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health


(301) 405-5509

Mr. Rocque comes to MIAEH with a wealth of administrative experience gathered at UMCP, including three years in the College of Education and four years in the School of Public Policy.

Polly Sebastian Polly Sebastian, Academic Affairs Coordinator


2351 J SPH Bldg.

(301) 405-2453

Duties: Polly Sebastian is the Coordinator of Academic Affairs in the Department of Kinesiology.
Polly is an alumna of the University and an avid fan of Maryland athletics. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.

No Picture Rachel Ellen Smith, Deputy Director, Prevention Research Center

Office of the Dean


(301) 405-3259

Rachel Smith received both her BSc and MSc degrees in England at the University of Essex and City University of London, and an Executive Management Diploma from the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management. Before coming to the University of Maryland, Ms. Smith was the Vice President of Development at the largest federally qualified health center in Prince Georges County where she more than doubled grant/donor revenues.

Vanessa Springfield Vanessa Springfield, Director of Finance & Administration

Office of the Dean

2242G SPH Bldg.

(301) 405-2443

Vanessa had worked as a Program Manager in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. She is the Director of Finance & Administration for the School of Public Health.

Sue Swartz Sue Anne Swartz, Coordinator

Health Services Administration

3310E SPH Bldg.

(301) 405-2469

Sue is the coordinator and business manager for the department. She has been on campus for eleven years. Prior to joining the School of Public Health, Department of Health Services Administration she worked in the College of Chemical and Life Sciences in the Biology and Chemistry Departments. She enjoys time with her family, playing games, crafting, and traveling.

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Erin Thiel Erin Thiel, Director of Student Services

Office of the Dean

2242A SPH Bldg.

(301) 405-2545

Erin Thiel is the Director of the Student Service Center in the School of Public Health.

Erin earned her business degree at the University of Maryland and then went on to earn her Masters degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Student Affairs in Higher Education. She began her career here in the School of Public Health in 2005, where she was an advisor for undergraduate students on academic probation and coordinated recruitment, orientation and career services for students in the School. She then worked for Undergraduate Studies to develop the Pre-Transfer Advising Office. As an advisor in this office, Erin helped prospective transfer students assess their readiness to transfer to UMD, explore potential majors and estimate their time to degree completion. She most recently served as Academic Affairs Coordinator in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. In the School, she oversaw student services for both graduate and undergraduate students which included advising, registration, class scheduling, recruitment/admissions, orientation and graduation.

Jennifer Todd Jennifer Todd, Program Director

Office of the Dean

9630 Gudelsky Drive, SGII Room 4052, Rockville, MD 20850

(301) 738-6162

Dr. Todd received her Doctor of Public Health in Community Health Sciences, Maternal and Child Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She was a senior research evaluator for the Federal Government's Department of Health and Human Services for about ten years, working on issues including women's health, emergency preparedness, substance abuse, and primary care. Additionally she has experience working for state and local governments, as well as working as an advocate for health focused non-profit agencies.

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Family Science


(301) 405-7574


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