Alumni Class Notes


  • A past epidemiologist with the British Columbia Health Department and consultant with the British Columbia Medical Association on the topics of genetics, cancer, mental health, and neonatology, Jack Rowe, MPH ’58, reports that he still recalls “with pleasure” his association with SPH faculty Sy Axelrod and Fay Hemphill.


  • Edward J. McDonnell, MPH ’71, president of Compliance Management Consulting and a past director of the New England District Office of the Federal Drug Administration, has joined the board of directors of Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • After a nearly 40-year career in county public health in California, William Mitchell, MPH ’74, has retired. For the past 25 years, he was director of public health with San Joaquin County (Stockton).
  • Last spring, Evelyn Neuhaus, MPH ’72, MBA, premiered her documentary film Never A Bystander, about Holocaust survivor and U-M SPH Professor Emerita Irene Butter. The film was selected for the 2015 San Diego Jewish Film Festival.


  • Elaine Larkin-Leighton, MPH ’85, is director of education with the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.
  • After an 18-year career with Save the Children, Mary Beth Powers, MPH ’88, has become the new CEO of SeriousFun Children’s Network, which each year provides life-affirming experiences to more than 75,000 children and their families around the world.


  • Nicole Adelman, MPH ’95, is the new executive director of the Corner Health Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Previously the executive director of the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Washtenaw County, Adelman began her career as a health educator at the Corner Health Center in the 1990s.
  • Last September, Susan Goold, MD, MHSA ’92, founder and first director of U-M’s Bioethics Program, spoke on the failures of health reform efforts in her keynote address at the Fourth Annual Medical Humanities Conference at Western Michigan University.
  • As executive vice president for growth, strategy and innovation at Trinity Health—one of the nation’s largest health care systems, with $14 billion in net revenue—Scott Nordlund, MBA/MHSA ’90, is responsible for all strategic planning, business development, merger, joint venture, and acquisition work, as well as system marketing and communications.


  • Washington, D.C.–based Greg Arnonin, MPH ’00, is vice president of government affairs for Marathon Pharmaceuticals LLC.
  • An assistant professor at the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, New York University Langone Medical Center, Nada Elbuluk, MD, MS ’08, specializes in the treatment of skin of color, which can have unique skin conditions, as well as pigmentary disorders.
  • Nitin Gera, MD, MPH ’02, is a non-invasive cardiologist with the Borgess Heart Center for Excellence, part of southwest Michigan’s Borgess Heart Institute.
  • As a member of the medical staff at MidMichigan Health’s new medical offices in Midland, Shannon (Roehl) Martin, DO, MPH ’06, sees patients of all ages, with a special interest in pediatrics and women’s health.
  • Stephen A. Martin Jr., PhD ’01, has joined the leadership board of Jackson Healthcare’s Hospital Charitable Services Awards. Martin is executive director of the Association for Community Health Improvement at the American Hospital Association.
  • Danielle Turnipseed, MPP/MHSA ’00, is vice president, prevention and population health, at America’s Health Insurance Plans, the trade association for 90 percent of the health insurance industry.


  • Brenna Finley, MPH ’14, is a research specialist with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of the University of Minnesota.
  • In January, Rosalyn Maben-Feaster, MD, MPH ’10, spoke to students in the U-M Health Sciences Scholars Program about the Affordable Care Act and its impact on health professionals. Maben-Feaster is a staff physician with Women’s Excellence, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology and care and advocacy for women across the lifespan.
  • As a member of the epidemiology group of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Sarah Mange, MPH ’10, is working on a new Medicare Advantage initiative for the management of people with multiple chronic conditions.
  • Steven Nelson, MPP/MPH ’14, is a health care data analyst with Blue Care Network in Southfield, Michigan.