An AHD advisory committee with executive leadership from both organizations meets quarterly to monitor and refine shared activities. A full-time shared AHD coordinator manages the day-to-day operations. The coordinator position is a permanent staff position, which is held by the University, and is funded in part by the health department. The coordinator maintains an office at both locations and invests her time between the two. Having a person on the ground at both sites has been vital to assuring a) a central point of contact; b) implementation of initiatives; and c) clear and consistent communication between the two organizations.

Sophie Wenzel, Assistant Director, CPHPR

Sophie Wenzel, Assistant Director, CPHPR

Sophie Wenzel, MPH
Academic Health Department Coordinator
Associate Director, CPHPR

Sophie also serves as a mentor through The Council on Linkages Between Academic and Public Health Practice Academic Health Department Mentor program.


Kathy Hosig, Associate Professor, Population Health Sciences Dept & Director, Center for Public Health Practice and Research

Kathy Hosig, Associate Professor, Population Health Sciences Dept & Director, Center for Public Health Practice and Research

Kathy Hosig, RD, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Population Health Sciences
Director, CPHPR


Noelle Bissell

Noelle Bissell, MD
New River Health District Director


Hannah Menefee, Public Health Program Coordinator, Population Health Sciences Dept.

Hannah Menefee

Hannah Menefee, MPH
Practicum Coordinator, Virginia Tech


Advisory Board

Laura Hungerford

Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences, Virginia Tech

Department Head, Department of Population Health Sciences, Virginia Tech

 

Susan West Marmagas

Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Population Health Sciences, Virginia Tech

MPH Program Director, Department of Population Health Sciences, Virginia Tech

 

Gary Coggins

Environmental Health Manager Senior, New River Health District

 

Tiffany Norman

Business Manager, New River Health District