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19th Annual Spring Conference
March 26-28 2018

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Members of the Evaluation Work Group

Jon Meyer, Ph.D., LMSW, Co-Chair
Healthy Start Laredo
San Antonio, TX

Calondra Tibbs, MPH, Co-Chair
Healthy Start Initiative, Shelby County Health Department
Memphis, TN

Alma Roberts
President, NHSA Board of Directors
Baltimore Healthy Start, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

Lisa Derrick
President Elect, NHSA Board of Directors
South Phoenix Healthy Start
Tempe, AZ

Lo Berry, MA, LTFP
Past President, NHSA Board of Directors
Central Hillsborough Healthy Start Project
Tampa, FL

John Bierma, MA, CRMT
Tougaloo College
Jackson, MS

Thomas Bryant III
Duval County Health Department/Florida Department of Health
Jacksonville, FL

Misty Drake
ACCESS Westside Healthy Start
Chicago, IL

Michelle Drayton, RN, MPH
TCC Media and Marketing
New York City, NY

Mario Drummonds
Advisory Committee, NHSA Board of Directors
Central Harlem Healthy Start
New York City, NY

Debbie Fagan, MPH
Virginia Healthy Start Initiative/Loving Steps Program
Richmond, VA

Jonah Garcia, LISW
Doña Ana Healthy Start Program
Las Cruces, NM

Debbie Golden
Alaska Healthy Start
Anchorage, AK

Karlene Griffiths-Sekou
Boston Healthy Start
Boston, MA

Jeffrey J. Guidry, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University
Department of Health and Kinesiology
College Station, TX

Maurine Jones, Ph.D.
Member, NHSA Board of Directors
Center for Health Equity, Inc.
Quincy, FL

Elizabeth Kushman, MPH, Member
Maajtaag Mnobmaadzid Healthy Start
Inter-tribal Council of Michigan
Traverse City, MI

Patricia McManus, Ph.D., RN, GCNPM
Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, Inc.
Milwaukee Healthy Beginnings Project
Milwaukee, WI

Jerry Roberson, Dr.PH, MA
United Associates, A Division of TRE, Inc.
Arlington, TX

Sharon Ross-Donaldson, Member    
Center for Health Equity, Inc.
Quincy, FL

Hamisu Salihu, Member
Central Hillsborough Healthy Start
Tampa, FL

Peggy Vander Meulen
Member, NHSA Board of Directors
Strong Beginnings
Grand Rapids, MI

Susan Wolfe, Ph.D.
Susan Wolfe and Associates, LLC
Cedar Hill, TX

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