Our Staff


NACDD succeeds through our strong core of seasoned and dedicated professionals. Our Headquarters team in Decatur, Ga., energizes our Mission and is the driving source of excellence behind NACDD’s work. Our staff is committed to supporting our Membership in their efforts to build capacity in chronic disease prevention and control and health promotion.

We offer a number of services: fiscal agency, meeting and event planning, communications, technical support, logistics and procurement, professional development, program evaluation, public health crisis response, and assistance in the delivery of grant implementation.

As an undercurrent of all that we do, we take great pride knowing that we are helping people in the United States to live healthier lives.

Executive Leadership
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John W. Robitscher

Chief Executive Officer

MPH, CEO

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Marti Macchi

Chief Program Strategy Officer

MEd, MPH

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Tamika Smith

Chief Operations Officer

MBA, MS, PMP

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Hope Harris

Chief Human Resources Officer

SPHR, SHRM-CP

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Senior Leadership
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Jennie Hefelfinger

VP, Center for Advancing Healthy Communities

MS

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Jeanne Alongi

VP, Center for Public Health Practice

DrPH, MPH

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Robyn Taylor

Sr. Director of Health Equity

MBA

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Paige Rohe

Sr. Director of Communications & Member Services

MPH

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John W. Patton

VP, Center for Partnerships & Innovation

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Office of the Chief Executive
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John W. Robitscher

Chief Executive Officer

MPH, CEO

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Natasa Bilic

Executive Assistant

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Operations
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Tamika Smith

Chief Operations Officer

MBA, MS, PMP

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Paige Rohe

Sr. Director of Communications & Member Services

MPH

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David Doyle

Sr. Contract Specialist

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Timothy Edwards-Ferrel

Member Outreach Manager

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Stacey Evans

Communications Specialist

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Flo Flowers

Associate Director, PMO

MBA, PMP

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Zunera Mirza

Health Communications Specialist

MPH

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Michael Parker

Sr. Meeting Planner

CMP

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Sarah Cantrell Perkins

Member Support Manager

MEd

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Scott Reid

Digital Strategist

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Sy Scott

Sr. Program Coordinator

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Programs
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Marti Macchi

Chief Program Strategy Officer

MEd, MPH

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Jennie Hefelfinger

VP, Center for Advancing Healthy Communities

MS

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Jeanne Alongi

VP, Center for Public Health Practice

DrPH, MPH

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Robyn Taylor

Sr. Director of Health Equity

MBA

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John W. Patton

VP, Center for Partnerships & Innovation

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Katherine (Katie) Cacal

Sr. Communications Specialist

MPH

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Crystal Doxie

Program Grant Manager

MBA

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Mara Galic

Sr. Program Manager, Building Resilient Inclusive Communities

MHSc, RD

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Shalu Kaur Garcha

Senior Program Manager, Center for Advancing Healthy Communities

MHA

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Samaha Hodges

Associate Director of Programs

MPH

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Katherine (Kate) Hohman

Associate Director of Public Health Practice

DrPH, MPH

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DeShara Johnson

Public Health Program Specialist

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Justine Kaplan

Associate Director of Public Health Practice

MSPH

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Daphnie Loriston

Program Portfolio Manager

MPH

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Hilary Merlin

Professional Development Specialist

MEd

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Kimberly Miller

Evaluator

MPH

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Kristin Nelson-Garcia

Senior Program Manager, Center for Public Health Leadership

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Lola Omolodun

Program Portfolio Manager

MSPH

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Leah Rimkus

Sr. Evaluator, Building Resilient Inclusive Communities

MPH, RD

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Ann Marie Shields

Sr. Manager of Evaluation

MSW

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Sandte Stanley

Program Evaluator, Public Health Practice

MA, MPH

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Shay Tarver

Program Manager, WISEWOMAN

MPH

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Vish Vasani

Associate Director, Center for Advancing Healthy Communities

MPH

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Brieana Watts

Public Health Practice Coordinator, Center for Public Health Leadership

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Human Resources
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Hope Harris

Chief Human Resources Officer

SPHR, SHRM-CP

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Eboni Amoah

Human Resources Coordinator

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Fatima Goines

Human Resources Manager

SHRM-SCP

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Finance
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Nona Allen

Budget Analyst

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Rosalyn Jordan

Accounts Payable Staff Accountant

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Al Phatey

Staff Accountant

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Shinetta Terriquez

Financial Analyst

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Charles Williams

Accounting Supervisor, Grants and Contracts

MBA, CPA

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Policy & Government Affairs
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Liz Ruth

Director of Policy

MPP

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Zachary Harris

Public Policy Coordinator

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