About the CPH Alumni Working Group
The College of Public Health Alumni Working Group is charged with supporting the Office of Development and Alumni Relations in an effort to develop the opportunities available to alumni, enhacing the College’s commitment to better the health and well-being of all. The Group’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 Group will help alumni to build meaningful and lasting connections with other alumni, students and faculty.
Meet our Inaugural Members
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To learn more about the Alumni Working Group or to find out how you can engage with other alumni, students, faculty and friends, contact Lynnsey Lafayette, CPH Development & Alumni Coordinator.