Alumni News Fall/Winter 2015


Sarah Purcell (GCHB MPH ’16), Dorria Amer (NUTR MPH ’94), and Natalie Price (GCHB MPH ’14) were some of the alumni who gathered at the Alumni Association reception in the posh LM Brasserie at the Essex Hotel while attending APHA in Chicago.

KRIS ANSIN (IHL MPH’11) was presented with the Greater Good Award at Lawrence Academy’s (Groton, Ma) Cum Laude Day ceremonies. He is the third member of his family to receive this award, which recognizes the efforts of the school’s alumni who have used their education to make the world a better place. Ansin serves as executive director of Mali Health which seeks to reduce maternal and child mortality in resource-poor communities in West Africa.

APRYL BROWN (HSM MPH ’00) is the founder and current president of the Wayne County Community College District biology honor club affiliated with the Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society. Thanks to her efforts, Wayne County Community College District is the first and only Michigan two-year postsecondary institution to be affiliated with the honor association.

HOSANNA FLETCHER (CHS MPH ’99) has been named as general manager for The Covington News, a community-based newspaper in Newton County, Ga. She is also a
sociology instructor at Georgia Perimeter College and Georgia Piedmont Technical College. As general manager, Fletcher will manage day-to-day operations of The Covington News, its website, and magazines, overseeing both advertising and editorial components of the media company.

DAN HYMAN (HSM MMM’02) is chief quality and patient safety officer for Children’s Hospital Colorado (Auroro, Co.), which was the recipient of the 2015 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize. Under the leadership of Hyman and president/CEO Jena Hausman, the hospital instituted an organizational effort to keep patients safe from harm.

LOIS JENSEN (MPH ’73) has joined Humboldt Medical Specialists (No. Calif.) to provide OB/GYN services in partnership with St. Joseph Hospital and St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare. She specializes in general OB/GYN services, labor and delivery, prenatal/postpartum care, hysteroscopy, pelvic organ prolapse, as well as other minimally invasive procedures.

IN_MemoriamGHFall15CHIP KAHN III (HSM MHA’80) is on the advisory council of the newly launched Center for Digital Innovation in Israel, an innovation center focused on medical technologies. Kahn is president and chief executive officer of the Federation of American Hospitals, whose member companies own nearly 20 percent of all American hospital beds.

SCOTT KASHMAN (HSM MHA ’94) is chief administrative officer of Cape Coral Hospital in Florida, which received Governor Rick Scott’s Sterling Award for performance and management excellence. Kashman is responsible for managing the hospital’s strategy, operations, and budget.

SARAH MACK (EHS MSPH’04, PhD ’09) is president and CEO of Tierra Resources, a company that monetizes carbon offset credits through wetland restoration. Learn how her company’s financing model could be a game-changer for coastal Louisiana in this video:

CARLA MORADI (HSM MPH ’89) was elected to the board of directors of the YMCA of the USA. She is group vice president/chief information officer of enterprise shared services for Walgreen Company, where she oversees all aspects of IT shared infrastructure and operations services within Walgreens.

NICOLE WANJIRU MURIITHI (EPI MPH ’14) is the planning and quality coordinator at the New Orleans Reginal AIDS Planning Council (NORAPC), which is the planning body for the Ryan White Part A grant serving the New Orleans EMA. Her primary role includes collecting, analyzing, and reporting data that can be used to help make funding decisions for people living with HIV.

AMY L. NAQUIN-CHAPPEL (TRMD MSPH ’01) is a general neurologist and epilepsy specialist and recently joined Houston Methodist Neurological Institute. She is also is the medical director of the Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Stroke Program and a faculty member of the department of Neurology at Houston Methodist Neurological Institute.

DUSTIN RICHARTZ (EHEHS MPH ’10) was named 2015 Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year by the American Society of Safety Engineers for his work in developing safety and health programs throughout his career. Richartz is senior loss control consultant with Denver-based Lockton Companies and has developed processes that have helped clients reduce recordable incidents and lost-time incident rates.

NANCYKAY SULLIVAN-WESSMAN (HEDC MPH ’89) published Katrina Mississippi: Voices from Ground Zero, which tells stories of public health workers caught up both personally and professionally in the aftermath of a direct hit by a massive hurricane.