Alumni News & Class Notes


GlobeGlow Consulting & Research, Inc. Named Winner of Healthy10 Awards
GlobeGlow Consulting & Research, Inc., led by Farhiya Farah, MPH '06, was named a winner of the inaugural Health Means Business Healthy10 Awards for its work with the Minneapolis Somali-Language Food Safety Coalition. The Health Means Business "Healthy10 Awards" were created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Robert Wood Foundation as a way to honor ten outstanding business-led initiatives or cross-sector collaborations between local businesses and traditional and non-traditional partners to improve community wellness and access to economic opportunity. 

MHA Students Win UMN Global Health Case Competition
Full-time MHA students Spencer Cahoon '17 and Noureldin Saad '17 were among a team that placed first in the U of MN Global Health Case Competition on January 28, 2017. The team presented a solution to the sex trafficking epidemic in Atlanta, Georgia.  

Four Questions with Randy Oostra, MHA '89
Becker's Speaker Series: 4 questions with ProMedica CEO Randy Oostra, MHA '89
Randy has been with Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica since 1997 and has served as president and CEO since 2009.

Dr. Charlene E. McEvoy, MPH '96, will be Noted in "The Leading Physicians of the World"
Dr. Charlene E. McEvoy, MPH '96 (epidemiology) will be welcomed to the International Association of Healthcare Professionals with her upcoming publication in "The Leading Physicians of the World."

Anne Barry, MPH '86, Will Head the St. Paul-Ramsey Public Health Department
Anne Barry, MPH '86, begins her new role as director of the St. Paul-Ramsey Public Health Department on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Anne was state health commissioner from 1995 to 1999 and later spent a decade at the Minnesota Department of Human Services working in jobs including assistant and deputy commissioner.

Dr. Anne Lanier, MPH '75, Inducted into Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame
Dr. Anne Lanier, MPH '75, was inducted into the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame in spring 2016 for her dedication to promoting health and wellness among Alaska Native people.

Jennifer Rombalski, MPH '16, Featured in La Crosse Tribune
Jennifer Rombalski, MPH '16, health director at La Crosse County, is "motivated by a passion for improving the health of entire populations of people."

Lauren Gilchrist, MPH '08, Receives 2016 Advocate Award
Lauren Gilchrist, MPH '08, was awarded the 2016 Advocate Award from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

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D. Michael Anderson, MPH '82
D. Michael Anderson, PhD, MPH ’82, is the IRB Chair and Human Research Protections Administrator for HML Institutional Review Board in Washington, DC. HML IRB has been awarded a Long-Term Arrangement to provide ethics and research guidance for UNICEF.

Candace Dow, MHA '85
Candace Dow, MHA '85 started working at Hennepin County on January 23, 2017 to work with workgroups on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. 

Russ Williams, MHA '98
Russ Williams, MHA '98, has been appointed senior vice president & chief administrative officer of Seattle Children's. 

Andrea Leinberger-Jabari, MPH '04
Andrea Leinberger-Jabari, MPH '04, is now assistant director at the Public Health Research Center at New York University Abu Dhabi. Andrea will be working on tobacco-related studies linked to the UAE Healthy Future Study, a prospective cohort aimed at understanding the determinants of heart disease, obesity, and diabetes in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. 

Brent Parsons, MHA '15
Brent Parsons, MHA '15, was selected as the new CEO at Bluffton Regional Medical Center. Parsons has been interim CEO there since August 2016.

Michael Wall, MHA '76
Michael Wall, MHA '76, has been named president and chief executive officer of Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, CA, effective immediately. 

Rachelle Schultz, MHA '90
Rachelle Schultz, MHA '90, president and CEO of Winona Health, will begin serving as chair of the governing council for the American Hospital Association's Section for Small or Rural Hospitals in 2017. 

Jeff Young, MPH '02
Jeff Young, MPH '02, was part of a panel presentation on healthcare policy and regulation at the 2016 Africa Health Business Symposium (AHBS) in Kenya. Young focused his presentation on the clinical and administrative benefits of standard medical coding within the African healthcare market.

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