Alumni Class Notes

1970s

  • Joan Ellison, M.P.H. ’73, has retired after 34 years as public health director of Livingston County, Michigan.
  • In his new book, Choosing a Career in Development: My 5 Decades in International Public Health (2013), Barry Karlin, Dr.P.H. ’74, explores international career opportunities for those interested in public health.

1980s

  • Renee Bayer, M.H.S.A. ’85, is associate director for engagement at Michigan State University’s CREATE for STEM Institute, a university-sponsored research institute with a broad mandate for collaborative research in education, assessment, and teaching environments (CREATE) in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
  • Jane S. Grover, D.D.S., M.P.H. ’88, is director of the Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations in the division of Government/Public Affairs at the American Dental Association.
  • Joanne Sheldon, M.H.S.A. ’86, health services administrator for the Michigan Department of Corrections, has been appointed to the newly created Mental Health Diversion Council of the Michigan Department of Community Health.

1990s

  • Deborah Bach-Stante, R.N., M.P.H. ’91, M.S.W, is director of the Office of Nursing Policy (previously the Office of the Chief Nurse Executive) at the Michigan Department of Community Health.
  • The National Indian Health Board and the National Congress of American Indians have nominated former head of the Indian Health Service Charles Grim, M.D., M.H.S.A. ’92, to serve as U.S. Surgeon General.
  • Leon Haley, M.D., M.H.S.A. ’96, is the Emory School of Medicine’s new Executive Associate Dean of Clinical Services for the Grady Health System and Chief Medical Officer of the Emory Medical Care Foundation. Haley serves on the board of the U-M Griffith Leadership Center.
  • Anthony (Tony) Keck, M.P.H. ’93, director of health and human services for South Carolina Governor Nikki R. Haley, has been appointed to the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Governance and Financing of Graduate Medical Education. Keck is completing his doctoral thesis in health systems management at the Tulane University School of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine.

2000s

  • El Salvador native Karen Menendez Coller, Ph.D., M.P.H. ’02, is the new executive director of Centro Hispano of Dane County, Wisconsin.
  • Formerly a senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Brenda Henry-Sanchez, M.P.H. ’01, Ph.D. ’07, is now director of research for special projects at the New York City–based Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide.
  • Jillian Murphy, M.P.H. ’09, is an associate managing editor of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
  • The U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center has named Alon Weizer, M.D., M.S. ’09, as medical director with responsibility for managing the day- to-day clinical outpatient operations at the center. Weizer is an associate professor of urology at the U-M Medical School.

2010s

  • Brigette Bucholz, M.P.H. ’13, one of the first graduates of the U-M SPH Certificate Program in Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control, is manager of infection prevention and control at Northwest Community Healthcare in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
  • Indiana University has named Jay L. Hess, M.D., M.H.S.A. ’12, vice president for university clinical affairs and dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine. Hess was previously the Carl V. Weller Professor and chair of the Department of Pathology and professor of internal medicine at the U-M Medical School.
  • Nikita D. Shah, M.H.S.A. ’10, MBA, is director of Care Redesign for the Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, Texas.

In Memoriam

1940s

  • Josephine Baldwin, MPH ’47 March 8, 2011
  • Gilbert Groff, MPH ’42 March 9, 2013
  • Evelyn Lavrenz, BSPHN ’47 June 29, 2013
  • Mary E. Medcalf, BSPHN ’42 March 30, 2013
  • Ralph C. Pickard, MPH ’47 June 3, 2013
  • Charles L. Williams, MPH ’45 January 5, 2013

1950s

  • Lillian H. Bajda, MPH ’51 April 6, 2013
  • Ardath H. Emmons, MS ’54; PhD ’60 July 20, 2013
  • Edwin R. Hakala, BSPH ’53 March 28, 2013
  • Walter R. Lalor, MPH ’52 September 9, 2013
  • Sundra J. Moyyad, MPH ’53 April 19, 2013
  • Patricia A. O’Connor, MPH ’58 February 27, 2013
  • John H. Schmidt, BSPH ’52; MPH ’60 June 4, 2013

1960s

  • Max Alderson, MPH ’64 September 18, 2013
  • Jon E. Aker, MHA ’63 August 18, 2013
  • Roger H. Carlson, MS ’66; PhD ’76 May 15, 2013
  • Helen A. Crowley, MPH ’69 June 6, 2013
  • Wayne F. Echelberger, MPH ’60 January 19, 2013
  • Charles L. Eveland, PhD ’69 February 17, 2013
  • Eugene C. Goeller, MPH ’67 August 6, 2013
  • Evangeline Hebbeler-Whitley, MPH ’68 September 5, 2013
  • Louis R. Jacoby, MPH ’67 July 5, 2013
  • Esther R. Kelly, MPH ’64 February 9, 2013
  • Charles C. Kidd, MS ’67; PhD ’70 December 10, 2012
  • Lee Anne Malott, MPH ’69 July 2, 2013
  • Treka D. Oakley, BSPHN ’63 July 16, 2013
  • David M. Perlman, MPH ’69 February 8, 2013
  • George E. Pickett, MPH ’66 September 14, 2013
  • Leonard R. Remick, MHA ’60 April 5, 2013
  • Rose M. Roncone, BSPHN ’63 June 27, 2013
  • Louise F. Salisbury, MPH ’65 July 21, 2013
  • Jack Weiner, MPH ’65 July 5, 2013

1970s

  • Peter R. Brayton, MS ’76; PhD ’80 February 27, 2013
  • Jack E. Damson, MPH ’72 February 9, 2013
  • Gregory C. Rosenberger, MPH ’70 June 7, 2013
  • Nancy L. Tigar, MPH ’71 March 11, 2013

1980s

  • Frederick P. Dodson, MHSA ’83 March 25, 2013

2000s

  • Michelle M. Packard, MPH ’02 July 4, 2012