About the CPH Alumni Board
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.
Claire Alvey (BSHP ’13)
Claire Alvey, MBA, MHA is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator for Empire Care Centers. She earned her B.S. in Health Promotion at UGA and completed an executive management advancement program in post-acute care while completing her MBA/MHA through Georgia State University. She is passionate about health at every stage of life and currently serves to improve quality of care and healthcare literacy in the post-acute care industry and throughout the community. She serves as a Y Ambassador Board member, promoting YMCA community programs. Outside of work, Claire enjoys mentoring students, cooking, and spending lots of time with family and friends.
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.
Erin Napier (MPH ’16)
Erin Napier is an Atlanta Realtor and a “Double Dawg” with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Health from UGA. She is currently an agent with RE/MAX Around Atlanta. Previously, Erin worked for private medical practices serving in management, medical assistance, and administrative roles. In her free time, she enjoys reading, walking with her Labrador Retriever, Tweety, and trying all the newest restaurants in the city. Erin received an MPH in Epidemiology from The University of Georgia in 2016.
Meet our Student Officers
Emily G. Armstrong (Double Dawg, BSHP ’24, MPH ’24)
Emily G. Armstrong is a 3rd year undergraduate student and Double Dawg in the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia. Emily is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in in Health Promotion with a minor in Global Health with an anticipated graduation date of Summer 2023. After her undergraduate degree, Emily plans to complete an MPH in Epidemiology with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2024. In addition to her work with the Lamm Lab, she is also an undergraduate researcher on the CPC Map Project under Dr. Danielle Lambert and Dr. Andrea Swartzendruber. With the Lamm Lab, Emily works on the Healthier Together project as part of the field work team. She assists with focus groups and survey collection in the five rural communities for project evaluation.
Sarah Burnett (BSHP ’23)
Sarah Burnett is a fourth-year undergraduate at the University of Georgia studying Health Promotion with a minor in Health Policy and Management and a certificate in Personal and Organizational Leadership. Throughout her time at UGA, Sarah has served as the Chair of the Arch Society, an intern for the UGA Career Center, and Co-President of the Honors Student Council. She also had the opportunity to explore her passion for public health through internships at Emory Healthcare and Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital. Upon graduation, she will be working at Huron as a Healthcare Consulting Analyst.
Caleb Snead (Double Dawg, BSHP ’24, MPH ’24)
Caleb Snead is a third-year student pursuing an undergraduate degree in health promotion and an MPH in Health Promotion and Behavior as a part of the Double Dawg program at UGA. During his time at UGA, he has developed interests in the social determinants of health, program development, and community health. Caleb is currently a student assistant for UGA Archway Partnership and the Institute of Gerontology. After earning his MPH, he plans to continue the creating and implementing programs intended to address public health issues.
Meet our Staff Representative
Heather McEachern is a member of the College of Public Health’s Academic Affairs and Student Services Office and serves as the information resource for students, faculty, and staff in the College of Public Health. She maintains undergraduate records and matters related to the CPH undergraduate programs. She is responsible for admissions, recruitment, and graduation for all undergraduate students within the College.
Submit an Application to Join the CPH Alumni Board
Want to make a difference at your alma mater? We invite you to give back to the College of Public Health through membership on our CPH Alumni Board. Click here for more details and to submit your application.
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.