OUR CONSULTING EXPERTISE

NACDD leverages the deep experience of numerous subject matter experts to educate and assist Members and partners in all areas of our programmatic work. These experts serve in a consultancy role, working across the United States to provide vital leadership to our organization and Membership.

Contact Marti Macchi, Senior Director of Programs, to learn more about how your program can engage one of our experts or to learn how you can apply to serve in a consultancy role with NACDD.

“Each time I work with NACDD, it is like receiving a shot of adrenaline. You get to surround yourself with others who are passionate and knowledgeable about the work we do and this makes me want to strive harder for excellence.”
Jack Miller, MHE, Manager, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

NACDD subject matter experts serve in consultancy roles in every U.S. state and territory, assisting with implementing more than 100 national projects and programs focused on chronic disease prevention and control.

Jennifer Newman Barnhart, MPH
Jennifer Newman Barnhart, MPH

Diabetes 

Leslie Best, BSW
Leslie Best, BSW

Alzheimers, Cancer, Lupus

Mari Brick, MA
Mari Brick, MA

Diabetes

Sarah Brokaw, MPH
Sarah Brokaw, MPH
Diabetes
Jason Brown-web

Jason Brown, MHSA

Cardiovascular Health

Arielle Buyum

Arielle Buyum, MPH

Public Health Leadership and Practice

Lanae Caulfield, BA
Lanae Caulfield, BA
Diabetes
Wendy Childers, MPH, MA
Wendy Childers, MPH, MA

Diabetes 

Paula Clayton, MS, RDN, LD
Paula Clayton, MS, RDN, LD

Cancer

Kayla Craddock, MPH
Kayla Craddock, MPH
Cardiovascular Health
Kim Crawford, PhD
Kim Crawford, PhD
Diabetes
Tamara Demko, JD, MPH, ABD
Tamara Demko, JD, MPH, ABD
Diabetes
Laura DeStigter, MPH
Laura DeStigter, MPH

Biomarkers

Joanna DiBenedetto, BS, MNM
Joanna DiBenedetto, BS, MNM

Diabetes 

Julie Dudley, MPA
Julie Dudley, MPA

Innovation, Leadership and Practice Initiative; Public Health Leadership and Practice

Lisa Erck, MS
Lisa Erck, MS

Arthritis, Cardiovascular Health, Work@Health

Kathy Foell, MS
Kathy Foell, MS
Cardiovascular Health
Ann Forburger, MS
Ann Forburger, MS

Diabetes; Innovation, Leadership and Practice Initiative

Lorrie Graaf, RN
Lorrie Graaf, RN
Cancer
Sara Hanlon, MBA, LSSBB
Sara Hanlon, MBA, LSSBB

Diabetes 

Michelle Hansen, RD, CDE, MS
Michelle Hansen, RD, CDE, MS
Diabetes
Stefanie Hansen, MA
Stefanie Hansen, MA

Diabetes 

Karma Harris, MSPH
Karma Harris, MSPH

Healthy Communities

Sana Hashim

Sana Hashim, MPH

Innovation, Leadership and Practice Initiative

Bruce Hathaway
Bruce Hathaway
Diabetes
Jennie Hefelfinger, MS
Jennie Hefelfinger, MS

Innovation, Leadership and Practice Initiative

Patricia Herrmann, MS, RD
Patricia Herrmann, MS, RD
Diabetes
Gwendolyn M. Hosey, PhD, RN
Gwendolyn M. Hosey, PhD, RN

Islander Health

Sharon Jackson, MPH
Sharon Jackson, MPH
Diabetes
Alice Jaglowski, MSH

Alice Jaglowski, MSH

Diabetes 

MaryCatherine Jones, MPH
MaryCatherine Jones, MPH

Cardiovascular Health

Anya Karavanov, PhD
Anya Karavanov, PhD

Cancer

Susan Lopez-Payan, BA
Susan Lopez-Payan, BA
Diabetes
Abby Lowe-Wilson, MPH
Abby Lowe-Wilson, MPH

Public Health Leadership and Practice

Amanda Martínez, MPH, MSN, RN
Amanda Martínez, MPH, MSN, RN

Cardiovascular Health

Catherine McCann, PhD, MSPH
Catherine McCann, PhD, MSPH
Healthy Military Communities
Natasha McCoy, MPH
Natasha McCoy, MPH

Cancer

Kelly McCracken, RD, CDE
Kelly McCracken, RD, CDE

Diabetes 

Carol McPhillips-Tangum, MPH
Carol McPhillips-Tangum, MPH

Vision and Eye Health

Tera Miller, MBA, RDN, LRD
Tera Miller, MBA, RDN, LRD
Diabetes
Tasha Moses, MPA
Tasha Moses, MPA

Islander Health

Heather Murphy, BS
Heather Murphy, BS

Arthritis, Alzheimers

Jane Myers, CDE
Jane Myers, CDE
Diabetes
Barb Park, RDH, MPH
Barbara Park, RDH, MPH

Oral Health

Tiffany Pertillar, MSW, MPH, CHES
Miriam Patanian, MPH

Cardiovascular Health

Tiffany Pertillar, MSW, MPH, CHES
Tiffany Pertillar, MSW, MPH, CHES
Cancer
April Reese, MPH
April Reese, MPH
Diabetes
Julia Schneider, MPH
Julia Schneider, MPH

Cardiovascular Health

Randy Schwartz, a NACDD Senior Advisor of Cancer
Randy Schwartz, MSPH
Cancer
Rebecca Palpant Shimkets, MS
Rebecca Palpant Shimkets, MS
Cancer
Susan Svencer, MPH
Susan Svencer, MPH

Cardiovascular Health

Robyn Taylor, MBA
Robyn Taylor, MBA

Health Equity, Cancer

Trina Thompson, MA
Trina Thompson, MA
Diabetes
Adeline Yerkes, RN, MPH
Adeline Yerkes, RN, MPH
Cancer