Profile By Bridget Aumais, ‘15

Amy O’Regan received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Sciences from UMass Amherst in 2012. She serves in Arkansas as a member of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Public Health Associate Program. Bridget Aumais, ’15, recently completed her junior year as a Public Health major and Public Health Peer Advisor.

Chris McCarthy, ’95 MPH, is the Director of the Innovation Learning Network and an Innovation Specialist at Kaiser Permanente. On October 20, 2011, he appeared at American International College in Springfield, MA to deliver a talk titled “Design and Healthcare: Unlikely (But Lovely) Bedfellows.”

Cynthia N. Hoen ('08) is the President of Cynthia N. Hoen & Associates LLC based in Newark, NJ

Dale King ('11) is a Commander in the United States Public Health Service and an Information Technology Specialist in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Dr. David Blake is a colonel in the U.S. Air Force and a 2007 graduate of the MPH in Public Health Practice program. He is currently the Surgical Operations Commander at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

David McCann ('10) is the full-time academic Family Physician and Disaster Medicine specialist on faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Priscilla Dass-Brailsford, is Associate Professor at the Center for Trauma and the Community in the Department of Psychiatry at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She is a current student in the UMass Online MPH PHP program.

Elizabeth Ward received her B.S. in Nutrition from UMass Amherst in 1984 and her M.S. in Mass Communication from Boston University. A registered dietitian and nutrition consultant, Ms. Ward is also a freelance writer and the author of nine books on healthy eating, including most recently MyPlate for Moms, How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better, published by Loughlin Press. She contributes regularly to Men's Fitness, WebMD, and USA Today, and blogs at Expect the Best. She can be followed on Facebook at MyPlate for Moms and on Twitter at @MyPlate4Moms. Ms. Ward has been featured in nearly 1,000 print and broadcast interviews.

Kristin (Lefebvre) Chenevert received her M.S. in Nutrition from UMass Amherst in 2005. She works for Plus One Health Management, Inc., as an on-site Wellness Specialist for Ocean Spray Cranberries’ corporate office in Lakeville, MA, where she designed and runs Ocean Spray’s Fit for Life Wellness Program.

Lauri K. Kalanges ('04) is the Deputy Director of the Office of Family Health Services (OFHS), a position within the Virginia Department of Health located in Richmond, Virginia

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