Staff

 

Leadership

Anne Thomas, Interim President/CEO

Anne Thomas, MPA

President/CEO

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anne.thomas@foundationhli.org

Anne is the Interim President/CEO for the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation. She is also currently a founding partner for a health care consulting firm, Praxis Partners for Health LLP, and works with Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) and Project Lazarus as a consultant assisting communities develop and sustain grassroots coalitions to address prescription opioid misuse and manage chronic pain effectively.

Anne brings 35 years of experience and knowledge of the healthcare industry and the factors that shape and influence health across the care continuum to the Foundation. She has experience serving in a variety of clinical and administrative roles in various settings, including hospitals, out-patient clinics, and public health organizations in both urban and rural areas. She also previously served as the Public Health Director for Dare County, North Carolina. 

Anne graduated from Boston University School of Nursing with a BSN and New York University, Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

 

Laura Fletcher, Director of Finance

Laura Fletcher PortraitLaura Fletcher

Director of Finance

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laura.fletcher@foundationhli.org

Laura Fletcher joined the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation as Director of Finance in December 2011. In her role, Laura is charged with strengthening and aligning the fiscal functions within the Foundation. This includes accounting, budgeting, audit compliance and internal controls, payroll, human resources, and contracting for the wide range of programs under the umbrella of the organization.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Laura’s twenty-year accounting career has focused on working within the non-profit sector. She was also previously the Director of Accounting for the Museum of Life of Science in Durham.

Laura holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University.


 

Administration

Alex Rutkowski, Office Manager

Alex Rutkowski

Office Manager

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alex.rutkowski@foundationhli.org

Alex Rutkowski joined the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation as Office Manager in April 2017. In her role, Alex oversees the day-to-day operations of the Foundation and provides support to the Foundation’s administrative staff and board.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Alex has previously worked in events, volunteer coordination, office management and fundraising for various organizations including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, A Small Miracle and EDventure International. She is also currently the Secretary on the Board of Deldex International Non Profit School.

Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication and Public Relations from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville.

Jessica Pikowski, Communications Coordinator

Jessica_PikowskiJessica Pikowski

Communications Coordinator

jessica.pikowski@foundationhli.org

Jessica Pikowski joined the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation as Communications Coordinator in February 2016. In her role, Jessica assists the Communications Team in setting and implementing strategies that build the Foundation’s brand and visibility.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Jessica worked for a small public relations agency, where she performed a variety of public relations and communications tactics for clients.

Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communication with a minor in Marketing from High Point University. She is currently working to complete her Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Health Communication at UNC Chapel Hill.

Arshya Gurbani, Communications Writer

Arshya Gurbani

Communications Writer

arshya.gurbani@foundationhli.org

Arshya Gurbani joined the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation as Communications Writer in June 2017. In her role, Arshya develops and manages content for the Foundation’s website, newsletter, and blog.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Arshya worked as a teaching assistant for both the French Ministry of Education and BlueEngine. She also previously worked in the Office of Admissions for the University of Southern California.

Arshya holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California. She is currently working to complete her Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Health Communication at UNC Chapel Hill.

Tim Smith, Program Data Analyst

Tim Smith PortraitTim Smith

Program Data Analyst

tismith@email.unc.edu

Tim Smith joined the Foundation of Health Leadership and Innovation as Program Data Analyst in February 2016. In his role, he will use his expertise as a full-time research associate at Carolina HealthNet (CHN) to assist the Foundation part-time with both data collection and evaluation.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Tim has worked for several types of organizations ranging from political campaigns, higher education, and several different non-profits working with rural areas to improve economic development and health outcomes. He is also a past Bernstein Fellow (2012-2014).

Tim holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


 

Bernstein Programs

Tom Bacon, Director

Tom Bacon PortraitTom Bacon

Director – Bernstein Fellows Program

tom_bacon@med.unc.edu

Tom joined the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation as the Director of the Bernstein Fellows Program in October 2015. In his role, Tom oversees the strategic direction of the fellowship, sets goals for the Fellows’ educational schedule and programming, and provides one-on-one support for their project development.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Tom served as the Executive Associate Dean and NC AHEC Program director at the UNC School of Medicine from 1996 until his retirement in 2013.  His academic and career interests are in health workforce development, and he currently serves as Senior Research Fellow in the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at UNC.

Tom is a graduate of Eckerd College, holds a master’s degree in demography from the University of Chicago, and has a doctorate in health policy and management from the UNC School of Public Health.

Rachel Presslein, Program Manager

Rachel Presslein PortraitRachel Presslein, MPA

Program Manager – Bernstein Fellows Program 

Program Manager – Bernstein Scholars Program 

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rachel.presslein@foundationhli.org

Rachel Presslein joined the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation as Office Manager in March 2014, became Program and Development Manager in September 2015, and now serves as the Program Manager for the NC Rural Heath Leadership Alliance. In her role, Rachel manages general operations of the Bernstein Programs and the NC Rural Health Leadership Alliance. She works closely with the NCRHLA’s members and work groups to develop useful resources and meaningful partnerships to address rural health concerns in the state.

Prior to joining the Foundation, she managed the volunteer program at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Durham, NC. She is also a Certified Administrator of Volunteers in North Carolina.

Rachel holds a Master of Public Administration degree from North Carolina State University and also holds undergraduate degrees in Nonprofit Organization Management and Sociology from Lakeland University, formerly Lakeland College (Wisconsin).

 

Catalyst for Healthy Eating and Active Living

Jamie Cousins, Program Manager

Jamie Cousins

Program Manager

jamie.cousins@dhhs.nc.gov.org

Jamie Cousins joined the Catalyst for Health Eating and Active Living as Program Manager in September 2012. In her role, she is responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the project, as well as leading the team of local Catalyst coordinators who work in participating counties across North Carolina.

Prior to joining Catalyst, Jamie worked for the North Carolina Department of Public Health, where she coordinated efforts for various projects. Before that, she worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she completed the Presidential Management Fellowship and then stayed on to work in children’s health. She has also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Russia where she taught English and secured community grants.

Jamie holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Sociology.

Tammy Bass, Coordinator- Cleveland County

Tammy Bass

Coordinator- Cleveland County

tammy.bass@foundationhli.org

Tammy Bass joined the Catalyst for Health Eating and Active Living as a Coordinator in September 2012. In her role, she works in Cleveland County to address resident’s access to healthy food and places to be active. Some of her projects include farmers’ market enhancements, outreach to limited resource populations, playground development, sidewalk expansion, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and access to healthy food for senior adults.

Prior to joining the Catalyst, Tammy has served in various roles. She has previously worked as a physical therapy technician, a patient family support specialist in an Emergency Room, a minister, a stay at home mom, and a snow cone truck operator. Through work related efforts as well as many volunteer roles, Tammy has also had opportunities for motivating and mentoring others as she relays the life lessons she has learned along the way.

Tammy holds a Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and a MARE from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Erin Carson, Coordinator- Halifax County

Erin Carson 

Coordinator- Halifax County

erin.carson@foundationhli.org

Erin Carson joined the Catalyst for Health Eating and Active Living as a Coordinator in January 2016. In her role, she works in Halifax County to engage the community and develop strategies that increase physical activity and access to healthy foods. Some of those strategies include supporting local farmers’ markets and improving SNAP/EBT acceptance, increasing the number of community gardens in low resource areas, and creating more opportunities for positive play for children.

Prior to joining the Catalyst, Erin has worked in Halifax County as a journalist covering health and other issues. She also previously spent a summer in a rural farming region in Kenya reporting on the effects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and other major health issues, which spurred her interest in public health reporting and advocacy.

Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a second major in political science and concentrations in global news and near Eastern languages and culture from Indiana University in Bloomington.

Charlotte Eidson, Coordinator- Burke County

Charlotte Eidson 

Coordinator- Burke County

charlotte.eidson@foundationhli.org

Charlotte Eidson joined the Catalyst for Health Eating and Active Living as a Coordinator in July 2015. In her role, she works in Burke County to engage the community in developing strategies that promote community use of the many places for physical activity and increase access to healthy food. She is devoted to developing nurturing relationships between local partners in the community.

Prior to joining the Catalyst, Charlotte has worked with both individuals and at a system level educating about the benefits of overall wellness. Over her career, she has experience as a Personal Trainer, Wellness Coach, Health Promotion Coordinator and Employee Wellness Coordinator with goals to improve community-wide disease prevention through prevention and screenings.

Charlotte holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Promotion/Exercise Science from Appalachian State University.

Derrick Haskins, Coordinator- Twin Counties

 

Derrick Haskins 

Coordinator- Twin Counties

derrick.haskins@foundationhli.org

Derrick Haskins joined the Catalyst for Health Eating and Active Living as a Coordinator in September 2015. In his role, he works in Edgecombe and Nash Counties to promote good nutrition and physical activity. He tries to inspire others to make small changes and think about taking care of their health not as a chore, but as a personal vehicle for wellness and happiness.

Prior to joining the Catalyst, Derrick served Edgecombe County as a Health Educator with the Edgecombe County Health Department for five years. He is also a certified Group Fitness Instructor and has taught several beginner and advanced boot camp classes.

Derrick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion with a minor in Nutrition from Appalachian State University.

Shoneca Kent, Coordinator- Twin Counties

Shoneca Kent  

Coordinator- Twin Counties

shoneca.kent@foundationhli.org

Shoneca Kent joined the Catalyst for Health Eating and Active Living as a Coordinator in September 2015. In her role, she works in Edgecombe and Nash Counties to promote good nutrition and physical activity.

Prior to joining the Catalyst, Shoneca has served the Twin Counties in various roles with the North Carolina Association of Community Development Corporations and Democracy North Carolina.

Shoneca holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, with a minor in Social and Economic Justice and African American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Joseph Peele, Coordinator- Rockingham

Joseph Peele  

Coordinator- Rockingham County

joseph.peele@foundationhli.org

Joseph Peele joined the Catalyst for Health Eating and Active Living as a Coordinator in September 2012. In his role, he works in Rockingham County to promote good nutrition and physical activity.

Prior to joining the Catalyst, Joseph worked in the Triangle at the North Carolina General Assembly and in Pitt County with the U.S. Senate.

Joseph holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism & Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations at North Carolina A&T State University.

Emily Roberts, Coordinator- McDowell

 

Emily Roberts  

Coordinator- McDowell County

emily.roberts@foundationhli.org

Emily Roberts joined the Catalyst for Health Eating and Active Living as a Coordinator in August 2016. In her role, she works in McDowell County to promote good nutrition and physical activity.

Prior to joining the Catalyst, Emily previously worked as a Health Education Intern with the Rutherford-Polk-McDowell Health District. She has also previously worked for MANNA FoodBank, where she collaborated with local food pantries, meal programs, and community partners to address food insecurity across a five-county region.

Emily holds a Master of Public Health degree from East Carolina University.

 

Center of Excellence of Integrated Care

Christine Borst, Interim Executive Director

Christine Borst PortraitChristine Borst, PhD, LMFT

Interim Executive Director – Center of Excellence for Integrated Care

Christine Borst joined the Center of Excellence for Integrated Care (COE) as Director of Operations in September 2013 and became the Interim Executive Director in January 2017. In her role, she works with her amazing COE team to advance integrated behavioral and medical care across the country. Prior to joining COE, Christine spent nearly two years working in a rural community health center to set up and implement an integrated care model. Her research interests include brief behavioral interventions for use in medical settings, and identification of the needs of children and their families in rural integrated care.

Christine received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University and a doctorate in Medical Family Therapy from East Carolina University.

Amelia Muse, Director of Operations

Amelia Muse, PhD, LMFT

Director of Operations– Center of Excellence for Integrated Care

amelia.muse@foundationhli.org

Amelia first joined the Center of Excellence for Integrated Care (COE) as an Integration Consultant in February 2016 and became the Director of Operations in May 2017. In her role, Amelia oversees the day-to-day activities of COE, facilitates internal development and research, and manages overall productivity of staff.

Prior to joining COE, Amelia worked for four years as a behavioral health clinician in a variety of medical settings serving underserved populations in eastern North Carolina. Amelia’s area of research is focused on the implementation and evaluation of integrated behavioral health care programs.

Amelia received her doctorate degree in Medical Family Therapy and her master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Carolina University. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Monica Harrison, Associate Director

Monica Harrison, MSW, LCSW

Associate Director – Center of Excellence for Integrated Care

monica.harrison@foundationhli.org

Monica Harrison joined Center of Excellence for Integrated Care (COE) as an Integration Consultant in April 2016 and became Associate Director in March 2017. In her role, she works with organizations and healthcare professionals by providing resources, tools, techniques, assessments, training, and technical assistance around evidenced based and/or best practices around integration in North Carolina.

Prior to joining COE, Monica worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has over 11 years of experience in behavioral health integration throughout North Carolina. Her significant clinical experience and background in human development and family studies has provided her with a unique professional history that’s spanned from providing direct clinical service to children and adults to managing a variety of health centers across North Carolina.

Monica received her master’s degree from the Joint Masters of Social Work Program of North Carolina A&T State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Sara Herrity, Integration Consultant

Sara Herrity MS, LMFT

Integration Consultant- Center of Excellence for Integrated Care 

sara.herrity@foundationhli.org

Sara Herrity joined  Center of Excellence for Integrated Care (COE) as an Integration Consultant in March 2017. In her role, she provides training, on-site support, and resources to medical and behavioral health providers working to integrate their services to provide higher quality care to patients and the community.

Prior to joining COE, Sara worked at a community mental health agency called Turning Point Family CARE as an outpatient therapist for clients with Medicaid or no insurance, as well as some private insurance. She has also previously worked with a local church to provide pre-marital and marital counseling as well as with a middle school to provide mental health services.

Sara received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Carolina University in 2013 and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Lisa Tyndall, Integration Consultant

Lisa_TyndallLisa Tyndall, PhD, LMFT

Integration Consultant  Center of Excellence for Integrated Care

lisa.tyndall@foundationhli.org

Lisa Tyndall, PhD, joined the Center of Excellence for Integrated Care (COE) as an Integration Consultant in June 2016. In her role, Dr. Tyndall provides technical assistance for integrated care program development to a variety of medical practice settings. Her responsibilities include shadowing and one-on-one consultation, offerings of trainings, webinars, regular phone consultation and provision of resources and reference materials.

Prior to joining COE, Dr. Tyndall spent six years working as the Family Therapy Clinic Director for East Carolina University. A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, she has over ten years of experience serving in various research, instructor, and clinical positions related to both marriage and family therapy and integrated care in North Carolina.

Dr. Tyndall holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a doctorate in Medical Family Therapy, both from East Carolina University.

 

NC Oral Health Collaborative

Zulayka Santiago, Director

Zulayka Santiago PortraitM. Zulayka Santiago, MPA

Director – NC Oral Health Collaborative

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zulayka.santiago@foundationhli.org

Zulayka Santiago joined the NC Oral Health Collaborative as the Director in August 2015. In her role, Zulayka works to convene a diverse group of stakeholders committed to building health equity for all North Carolinians.

Prior to joining the NC Oral Health Collaborative, Zulayka worked as an independent consultant, providing leadership, capacity building and technical support on various projects relating to social justice, philanthropy, cooperatives and community engagement. In previous twists along her interesting career path, Zulayka has served as Health Disparities Program Officer with the NC Health & Wellness Trust Fund; Youth Program Director and subsequently Executive Director for El Pueblo Inc., a statewide Latino advocacy organization, and Co-Manager for the NC Peoples’ Coalition for Giving. These are just a few of her many noteworthy endeavors.

Zulayka holds a Master of Public Administration degree from University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill with a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and received her undergraduate degree in Pan-African Studies from Barnard College, Columbia University. She is a also a part of the 06-08 William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations through the Wildacres Leadership Initiative.

Suzanne Martin, Director of Outreach and Engagement

Suzanne Martin, MSW

Director of Outreach and Engagement – NC Oral Health Collaborative

suzanne.martin@foundationhli.org 

Suzanne Martin joined the NC Oral Health Collaborative as the Director of Outreach and Engagement in May 2017. In her role, Suzanne strives to achieve oral health equity for all North Carolinians through network building and systems change with stakeholder groups statewide.  She will oversee the implementation of a comprehensive communications campaign that will include: broad dissemination of the Portrait of Oral Health, Innovations Bank, NC Oral Health Agenda, and culturally appropriate health messages.

Prior to joining the NC Oral Health Collaborative, Suzanne worked at the American Cancer Society as the Program Manager for the National Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination Roundtable. She has also previously served in various roles for North Carolina State University (NCSU), including being the Undergraduate Advising Coordinator and a Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant for the Department of Social Work, and an Education and Training Graduate Assistant for the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED).

Suzanne holds a Master of Social Work degree from North Carolina State University and received her bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Peace College (now known as William Peace University).

 

NC Rural Health Leadership Alliance

Rachel Presslein, Program Manager

Rachel Presslein PortraitRachel Presslein, MPA

Program Manager – NC Rural Health Leadership Alliance

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rachel.presslein@foundationhli.org

Rachel Presslein joined the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation as Office Manager in March 2014, became Program and Development Manager in September 2015, and now serves as the Program Manager for the NC Rural Heath Leadership Alliance. In her role, Rachel manages general operations of the Bernstein Programs and the NC Rural Health Leadership Alliance. She works closely with the NCRHLA’s members and work groups to develop useful resources and meaningful partnerships to address rural health concerns in the state.

Prior to joining the Foundation, she managed the volunteer program at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Durham, NC. She is also a Certified Administrator of Volunteers in North Carolina.

Rachel holds a Master of Public Administration degree from North Carolina State University and also holds undergraduate degrees in Nonprofit Organization Management and Sociology from Lakeland University, formerly Lakeland College (Wisconsin).

 

Practice Sights

Jackie Fannell, Program Manager

Jackie Fannell PortraitJackie Fannell

Program Manager – Practice Sights

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jackie.fannell@foundationhli.org

Jackie Fannell joined Practice Sights as Program Manager in April 2012.  In her role, Jackie provides technical assistance and training for the Practice Sights Clinician Recruitment and Retention Management System. Additionally, she is responsible for the coordination and collaboration of project activities between participating states and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research for the Practice Sights Retention Collaborative.

Prior to joining the Practice Sights, Jackie was responsible for coordinating with the NC Office of Rural Health and the Sheps Center to pilot and then manage the ongoing collection of retention data. As a Coordinator for the NC Medical Society Foundation’s Community Practitioner Program, she administered questionnaires to physicians and medical practices to evaluate the program’s impact on retention.

Jackie received a Certificate in Nonprofit Management in 2015 from Duke University.

 

Rural Forward NC

Calvin Allen, Director

Calvin Allen PortraitCalvin Allen

Director – Rural Forward NC

984.204.6008

calvin.allen@foundationhli.org

Calvin Allen joined Rural Forward NC as their first Director in October 2014. In his role as director, Calvin supervises staff, sets program vision and direction.  He manages key state and national relationships and provides technical assistance and support in Healthy Places NC counties.

Prior to joining Rural Forward NC, Calvin has worked in the nonprofit sector as an administrator, trainer, facilitator, advocate, and consultant, primarily around rural economic development. Most recently, he worked for the Golden LEAF Foundation’s community grants making programs for three years as a program officer and three prior years as a consultant. He was also the associate director at the Southern Rural Development Initiative, helping small towns become economically sustainable without having to become urban. 

Calvin graduated with his bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 1992, and is also a 1994 graduate of Leadership Durham. He received a certificate in nonprofit management in September 2004 and is a 2003-2005 graduate of the William C. Friday Fellow for Human Relations through the Wildacres Leadership Initiative.

Marley Braun, Administrative Manager

Marley Braun PortraitMarley Braun

Administrative Manager Rural Forward NC

877.407.2885

marley.braun@foundationhli.org

Marley Braun joined Rural Forward NC as the Administrative Manager in April 2015. In her role, Marley provides administrative support to the other members of the team.  She manages evaluation data, assists with external communications, and manage RFNC’s infrastructure in coordination with the director.  She helps create, implement, and maintain RFNC systems and tools to support the other RFNC staff, our communities, and our partners to be most effective.

Prior to joining Rural Forward NC, Marley served several years at Duke University Health System in both their planning and their marketing departments. She has experience in marketing, planning, statistical analysis, community organization, and healthy nutrition.

Marley graduated magna cum laude from Elon University in North Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a minor in English.

Brandy Bynum Dawson, Associate Director

Brandy Bynum Dawson, MPA

Associate Director – Rural Forward NC

984.204.6009

brandy.bynumdawson@foundationhli.org

Brandy Bynum joined Rural Forward NC as the Associate Director in September 2014. In her role, Brandy works with the Director and program staff to manage, plan, organize, and direct daily capacity building services. Specifically, she provides technical assistance, coaching, facilitation, resource management and support of community initiatives in rural central and eastern North Carolina.

Brandy has been active in the nonprofit community for more than a decade as a professional, volunteer, and board member to improve outcomes for children and families. Prior to joining Rural Forward NC in 2014, Brandy served as the Director of Policy and Outreach at NC Child for over twelve years.  Brandy has extensive experience conducting research and analysis of public policy issues and developing summary reports on a variety of topics; as well as providing community development services to agencies, communities, and coalitions in the areas of civic engagement, action planning, results-based facilitation, program implementation and organizational collaboration.

Brandy graduated cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. Brandy also holds a master’s degree in public administration from NC State University, with a concentration in mental health policy.

Jessica Burroughs, Partnership Manager

Jessica Burroughs, MPH, MSW

Partnership Manager – Rural Forward NC

 jessica.burroughs@foundationhli.org

Jessica Burroughs joined Rural Forward NC as their Partnership Manager in February 2017. In her role, Jessica works with the Rural Forward team to design, organize, and implement capacity-building and organizational development services.

Prior to joining Rural Forward NC, Jessica spent the last 18 years helping to drive the sustainable growth of regional and state-wide public health initiatives. Most recently, she worked at the North Carolina Partnership for Children on a statewide early childhood obesity prevention initiative called Shape NC. Prior to that, she spent seven years at the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress at Duke University, helping mental health agencies select, implement, and sustain best practices for treating children with trauma. She also previously served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua.

Jessica holds both a Master of Public Health (MPH) and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her undergraduate degree in Literature from Pomona College.

Lynn Indemaurnewhire, Administrative Coordinator

Lynn Indemaurnewhire , 

Administrative Coordinator – Rural Forward NC

lynn.indermaur@foundationhli.org

Lynn Indermaur joined Rural Forward NC as our Administrative Coordinator in May 2017.  In her role, Lynn provides administrative support for our Rockingham and Nash County program staff.  She also manages Rural Forward NC external communications and assists with our convening meetings and our electronic data management.

Prior to joining Rural Forward NC, Lynn taught high school in the Wake County school system and worked as a pharmaceutical quality control chemist.

Lynn graduated magna cum laude from N.C. State University in biochemistry and earned a master’s degree in biochemistry from Duke University.  She also has a master’s degree in teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.