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Dr. Miriam Alexander has been a public health professional for over two decades, with expertise in maternal and child nutrition, occupational health, and preventive medicine. She has served as the PI/Director of the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center since 2004, and also is a trainer.  She leads and is involved in all phases of the needs assessment, training and evaluation, and is also actively involved in the national PHTC network.  Further, she has additional training and teaching experience as the director of the General Preventive Medicine Residency program, where she is involved in every aspect of the training of public health physicians, and also teaches public health to undergraduate and medical students.

Dr. Daniel Barnett is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins General Preventive Medicine Residency. He received his MPH degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and his MD degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. He graduated from Yale University with a BA in English. Prior to embarking on his academic career at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Barnett worked at Baltimore City Health Department's (BCHD's) Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, where he conducted preparedness training activities for BCHD workers. In conjunction with his applied research interests on best practice models to enhance all-hazards public health emergency readiness and response, Dr. Barnett maintains an active role in public health practice and training. In that capacity, he regularly trains public health and other healthcare workers in all-hazards emergency preparedness concepts, and has a strong interest in trainings that highlight dual-use applicability of preparedness concepts to daily public health practice activities.

Dr. Carolyn Cumpsty-Fowler is an Assistant Professor and the Evaluation Coordinator at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She holds a joint appointment at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she is core faculty of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, and Director of Evaluation and Core Skills Training at the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center. Dr. Cumpsty-Fowler has a combination of evaluation expertise and 25 years of public health teaching and practice experience (including twelve years in a local health department) that equips her to understand workforce skills development challenges and opportunities.Having developed and taught the MAPHTC core skills training series, she also knows and respects our diverse adult audience. She has worked with the MAPHTC since its inception in 2001.

Dr. Kathleen "Kay" Edwards has combined public health leadership experience with academic leadership roles, and trains for MAPHTC and other public health venues. She has served as the Director of the Maryland State AIDS Administration and as the Health Officer for Frederick County, MD.  In addition, she has been an Assistant Commissioner of Health for Baltimore City, has held various public health positions in the Prince George’s County Health Department, and has administered a graduate health care administration program in Adelphi, MD. She holds MS and PhD degrees from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and currently serves as Associate Faculty in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as well serving as a Professor in the Doctor of Management program at the University of Maryland University College.

Dr. Tilly Gurman is a public health professional with expertise in cultural competency, health communication, adolescent health, reproductive health, and program evaluation. She has provided technical assistance regarding cultural competency to college health centers, social service agencies, as well as area hospitals. Dr. Gurman is currently a faculty member in the Department of Global Health at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.

Dr. Joan Kub is an Associate Professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (SON) with joint appointments in the JHU School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health. She received her PhD in Behavioral Sciences from the Bloomberg School of Public Health in 1991. She coordinates the MSN/MPH program, a joint degree program between the SON and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.  She is certified as an advanced public health nurse and her work is focused on youth in schools, primary prevention in the community, as well as training public health professionals.

Mr. Bernard Penner has over twenty years professional experience in the area of environmental regulation and law enforcement. He has a law degree, and is licensed to practice in Maryland State Courts and the Federal District Court of Maryland. Mr. Penner also has a Master's Degree in Professional Writing from Towson University.

Mr. Glenn Schneider is the Chief Program Officer at The Horizon Foundation, where he works on improving access to health care and reducing childhood obesity.  Prior to joining the Foundation, Glenn served as a national consultant, executive director, community organizer, grassroots strategist, and policy director for the government and non-profit sectors. His work has resulted in the passage of over twenty-five state and local laws across the nation that protected public health, increased access to health care, raised tobacco prices, created smoke-free public places, and cut youth access to tobacco. He was formerly the Executive Director of the Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition and the community organizer for the Smoke Free Maryland Coalition.




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