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.

 

Adam Bowling (BSEH ’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.

 

 

 

M. Nicole Hancock (BSEd ‘98)

M. Nicole Hancock, BSEd, M.Edm, has over 20 years of experience working in a variety of sectors developing community-based health education programs in areas that include women’s health, adolescent health, HIV/AIDS, and cancer care. In 2005, she was recruited by Maximus, a healthcare consulting company, as their Community Education Program Director to develop, implement, train and manage the State’s managed care transition program from State control into a program called “Georgia Families” for all 159 counties. Nichole is also the founder of the Shades of Pink, a non-profit breast cancer survivorship organization serving metro Atlanta.

 

William “David” Johnson (BSEH ’93)

William David Johnson, CIH, MSPH is a native of Elberton, Georgia. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health from Georgia, David attended the University of Utah and received his Master of Science in Public Health with a specialty in industrial hygiene. David currently leads the industrial hygiene and health team for SAIF Corporation, Oregon’s largest workers’ compensation carrier, and is responsible for industrial hygiene, ergonomic, and Total Worker Health services for over 55,000 policyholders. David is also board certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene. At UGA, David was the recipient of the 1993 Rowe Environmental Health Award.

 

 

Fabrice Julien (BA ’13, Public Health Minor)

Fabrice Julien, PhD, MPH, MA, is a Medical Sociologist and an Assistant Professor of Health and Wellness at The University of North Carolina Asheville. At UNCA, he directs the Contextual Investigations of Health Outcomes (C.I.H.O) Research Lab. Prior to his faculty appointment, Dr. Julien’s research was funded by The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality through the National Research Service Award grant program. During his time at UGA, he was named ‘Student of the Year’ by the Residence Hall Association and served on ‘The Arch Society’. After graduating from UGA, he completed a year of national service as an AmeriCorps volunteer. He and wife Carissa live in the South Asheville area.

 

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.

 

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.


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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.