About the CPH Alumni Board

Mission

The College of Public Health (CPH) Alumni Board’s mission is to support the Office of Development and Alumni Relations by fostering meaningful and lasting connections among the CPH alumni family. The CPH Alumni Board seeks to unite a network of dedicated alumni to create programming and engagement opportunities for our community of alumni, students, and faculty to connect and show their commitment to the UGA College of Public Health.

Meet our Board Members

The CPH Alumni Board’s membership is comprised of UGA 40 Under 40 honorees, Bulldog 100 members, and alumni who have been active in a variety of board roles at UGA.  Seeking to increase engagement and commitment to CPH through more volunteering and events, the Board will help alumni to build meaningful and lasting connections with other alumni, students, and faculty.

Erica N. Parks (MPH ’11), President

Erica Parks, MPH, is a vetprenuer and the CEO & Founder of Camouflage Me Not. Through her work, she is challenging community, business, and government leaders to address the systemic issues hindering veterans and their dependents from successfully transitioning into society. Active at UGA, she was an inaugural member of the UGA Black Alumni Leadership Council and is a UGA 40 Under 40 honoree. Erica received an MPH in health policy and management from UGA in 2011.

 

 

Kim Metcalf (BSEH ’93, MS ’96), Vice President

Kim Metcalf is an environmental scientist and “double dawg” with BSEH and MS  in environmental health from UGA. She can be found, most days, in the field evaluating construction site compliance, obtaining environmental samples and analyzing results, or conducting training programs. A dedicated alum, Kim is past vice president of the Athens Chapter of the UGA Alumni Association and served on the UGA Alumni Association Board of Directors, including as an Executive Committee Member, multiple terms. She is a UGA 40 Under 40 recipient, and her business, Riverbend Environmental Inc., has been listed, many times, among UGA’s Bulldog 100.

 

Meridith Keller Woodman (BSEd ’96), Executive Secretary

Meridith Keller Woodman is a passionate public health leader and dedicated global health professional. She is currently the Senior Portfolio Manager at AmeriHealth Caritas leading the COVID-19 enterprise program focusing on recent membership surges. Previously, Meridith worked at the CDC National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention supporting media relations, study coordination and project management. A UGA Presidential Scholar, she received her BSEd in health promotion and disease prevention in 1996. She is a proud mother of two, Girl Scout leader, Kappa Delta alumni, and loves cheering on the Bulldogs.

 

 

Samrina Jamal (BS ’17, MPH ’18), Deputy Secretary

Samrina Jamal, MPH, is a double dawg with a Bachelors of Science and Master of Public Health from the University of Georgia. She is a Program Evaluator fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and currently serves as CDC’s Young Professional Network’s Vice President for Professional Development. Samrina is passionate about the intersection of public health and medicine, focusing on prevention of chronic diseases, emergency response, and maternal and child health issues.

 

 

Adam Bowling (BS ’13)

Adam Bowling is an attorney with DLA Piper in Dallas, Texas, having received his J.D. from Stanford University (’16), who advises life sciences and technology clients. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Adam served as in-house counsel to a national nonprofit organization, was an Associate with King & Spalding LLP, and was a judicial intern for the Hon. David E. Nahmias of the Supreme Court of Georgia. As a student in the College of Public Health, Adam interned in Washington, D.C. with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, served on the Arch Society, and was a CPH Ambassador.

 

 

Lori Elmore (BSEd ’00)

Lori Elmore, MPH, serves as the Budget Policy Team Lead in the Office of Appropriations at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  She has extensive experience working in local, state, and federal agencies. Lori received her MPH degree from Morehouse School of Medicine and her BSEd degree in health promotion from UGA.

 

 

Adam Gobin (BS ’06, AB ’06, MPH ’08)

Adam Gobin was born in Trinidad and Tobago and attended high school in Mexico City. Adam joined Emory Healthcare’s Management Development Program (MDP) after getting his MPH and later the Emory Clinic’s Patient Financial Services Department in several leadership roles. He received an MBA from Georgia Tech in 2014 and joined Wellstar Health System in January 2020 as the Assistant Vice President of Wellstar Medical Group’s business office. Adam has a love for soccer and Atlanta United and when he’s not watching soccer and cooking, he’s hiking or hanging out with his two huskies, Arya and Drogo.

 

 

Quintunya Hamilton-Chapman (BSHP ’16)

Quintunya Hamilton-Chapman currently works as a Health Educator for the U.S. Army and as a business owner of Finally Fitt Training. While attending UGA, she competed in track and field and earned a Graduate Certificate in Global Health. Quintunya later competed internationally for the United States Track and Field team and in the 2016 Olympic Trials in the Heptathlon. She is currently enrolled at the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences earning an M.S. in Foods and Nutrition. Currently residing Colorado, she is married to her high school sweetheart and military soldier with two kids and two pups.

 

 

LaNeesha V. Scott (BSEH ’91)

LaNeesha Scott is a former Environmental Protection Specialist/Project Manager with a 20 year career in both public and military sectors domestically and abroad. While living in Hawaii, having since returned to Georgia, she began serving as a caregiver in the Veterans Affairs Caregiver Support Program. She received her Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Global Health from Southern New Hampshire University. LaNeesha is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, where she serves as a Co-Chair of the Emergency Response Team Committee in addition to her responsibilities with military brats organizations, Military BRATS Global and BRATS All Area Reunion.

 

LaTonia McGinnis (BSEd ’99)

LaTonia McGinnis earned her MPH from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2001 and has worked in the health and wellness industry for over 20 years. She is currently an Assistant Vice President at Aon, consulting with organizations to improve health. LaTonia is passionate about helping companies enhance the employee experience and works to create conditions for thriving workplace cultures. LaTonia is a former mentor with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Atlanta and a former Executive Board Member for CBIZ Women’s Advantage. Outside of the office, LaTonia enjoys traveling, dance fitness and baking decadent treats for her friends and family.

 

 

Raegan A. Tuff (PhD ’09)

Raegan Tuff, PhD, MPH, a public health analyst at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  applies informatics strategies and information systems to public health practice. She also researches social determinants of health and equity in priority populations like women and African Americans. She graduated from CPH in 2009 with a Ph.D. in Health Promotion and Behavior. Tuff currently serves on the UGA Alumni Association Board of Directors and is a UGA 40 Under 40 honoree.

 

 

Valerie Kimbrough (MPH ’19, MHA ’20), ex-officio

Valerie Kimbrough is a public health strategist and aging services advocate. She is currently an Instructor at the College of Public Health teaching health policy and professional development. Previously, Valerie worked for international nonprofit organizations including the Clinton Foundation and Heifer International, and health care systems and consulting firms. Her work has involved community engagement, program development, partnership building, and strategic management. A UGA double dawg, she received her MPH in gerontology and health policy and management in 2019 and her MHA in 2020.

 

 

Lynnsey Lafayette (AB ’09), ex-officio

Lynnsey Lafayette, MS, serves as the Development and Alumni Relations Coordinator for the UGA College of Public Health and is dedicated to promoting the College’s mission of advancing the health of all. Prior to working at UGA, Lynnsey developed a passion for public health while working at Live Forward, a local non-profit supporting those living with HIV/AIDS through housing and other essential services. She completed her Master of Science at the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University in 2013 and completed a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership at UGA in 2019.

 

 


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To learn more about the CPH Alumni Board or to find out how you can connect with other alumni, students, faculty and friends, contact Lynnsey Lafayette, CPH Development & Alumni Relations Coordinator.