Class Notes Winter 2010

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Environmental Health

Heidi Porter, '00

Heidi Porter (’00)

Heidi Porter (’00) is the new City of Everett Public Health Director. Read about her in the Everett Independent: “New Public Health Director Joins Administration.”

Epidemiology / Biostatistics

Kristin Greenaway (’97) lives in San Francisco, CA, and has twin girls, born in August 2008. She writes, “We are very excited and enjoying every minute of them.”

Jean-Francois Chenot (’01) is working part-time as a general practitioner, and part-time as a senior researcher and lecturer at the medical school of Göttingen, Germany. He is doing research in the field of clinical guideline development and quality indicators. Currently, he is working on a drug safety project, he reports.

Paula Quatromoni (’01) was promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure at Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, with a secondary appointment in the Departments of Epidemiology and Community Health Sciences at the BU School of Public Health.

Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights

Heidi Henderson (’98) writes: “I am embracing my current full-time job as stay-at-home wife and mama. Our daughter, Andra, was born in August of 2008. We think she’s the most incredible thing in the world! “After graduating from BUSPH, I spent one year working at a law firm in Los Angeles and nine years at Eli Lilly & Company. My work at Lilly allowed me to educate MDs, nurses, and other health care providers regarding new treatment options and disease state information for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and ADHD.”

Health Policy & Management

Kate Rardin-Leahy (’90) lives and works in Twin Cities, MN. She writes, “I was recently married and gained three wonderful kids.”

Michael Ladouceur (’91) lives in Hamilton, Ontario, and writes: “I am still teaching at McMaster University School of Nursing, and each year we send about 15 students overseas to do an international clinical placement. The experience is transformative for them, as it was for me. Best wishes to the class of ’91. You are unforgettable.”

Carmen Roy (’93), RN, MPH, is the sole proprietor of her own business — Elder at Home, LLC, geriatric care management. She assists older adults and their families with experienced care coordination and advocacy. Carmen resides in Providence, RI, with her husband and adopted daughter, Lily.

Heidi Hoffman (’94) reports that she will celebrate her 10th year as principal of her company, Heidi Hoffman Consulting, in March 2010. Serving hospitals, government, community-based organizations and academic institutions, her services include process facilitation, grant writing and other project management services.

Laura Housman (’94) began a new job as executive director of market access and pricing with Novartis Molecular Diagnostics in August 2009. She reports that she is enjoying the work and her quarterly travel to Switzerland. Her daughter, Mia, is 5 and in kindergarten, and her husband, Ken, is doing well with his business, She writes that she is enjoying life in Framingham, MA, and looking forward to doing more with the BUSPH community in the new year.

Kimeli Chepsiror (’95) writes: “The knowledge acquired from the BUSPH program has been quite useful in my work over the years and remains so even today — not to mention the many unforgettable images and experiences gained from living in Boston.”

Aimee Kindorf (’06) has been promoted to the position of finance director of geriatric programs at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. She welcomes hearing from current and former SPH students working in the field of community health and geriatrics. Contact her on LinkedIn.

Maria-Thelma Pena (’07) is employed in the Bureau of Primary Health Care at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She joined HRSA through the HRSA Scholars Program and has rotated through several bureaus within HRSA and been placed in the Bureau of Primary Health Care as a Project Officer within the Northeastern Branch, Eastern Division. The Northeastern Branch monitors grant activities at community health centers in the New England area and New York.

International Health

F. Kennedy Roberts (’00) lives in St. George’s, Grenada. He is a Member of Parliament in the Grenada Senate and the Shadow Minister, responsible for Economic Development and Planning.

Davis Omanyo Wangiri (’00) is living in Kenya and works as the regional director for the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee. He writes, “I am happy and proud of being a BU alumnus. Let us walk the talk as we reach out to many nations worldwide.”

Andrew Stein (’09) has been serving in the Peace Corps in Swaziland since June 2008.

Maternal & Child Health

Since May 2009, Tricia Tillman (’99) has been serving as the director of the Office of Multicultural Health and Services in the Department of Human Services in Portland, OR. The office is focused on eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health and human services and promoting a more diverse workforce.

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Julie Ross (’00) started a new job in December with the HIV/AIDS Bureau at Health Resources and Services Administration/ the US Department of Health and Human Services in Rockville, MD, where she works with grantees who receive funds as part of the Ryan White grant program to provide services to people living with HIV and AIDS.

Public Health

Larry Schor (’82) currently lives in Chicago, IL, and recently assumed responsibilities for corporate development and new markets for HealthCare Insight, a provider of clinically validated pre-payment fraud and billing abuse prevention.

Jonathan Jiya (’83) currently lives in Nigeria and writes: “I shall be disengaging from service of the federal civil service in the next week. I hope to establish a private consultancy firm to advise government on matters related to public health.”

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