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Stakeholder Advisory Committee

Youth Leaders

Youth Leaders

The Wake Forest School of Medicine Program in Community Engagement is looking for youth leaders to serve on our Stakeholder Advisory Committee.  In this role, you will inform us about issues facing youth and help develop community partnerships.  

To apply, send a resume and 1 paragraph about why you are interested in youth leadership to Dr. Parissa Ballard | pballard@wakehealth.edu - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN 21, 2019!

More About the Committee

Comprised of community and academic representatives, the Stakeholder Advisory Committee guides the entire Clinical and Translational Science Institute, as well as the Program in Community Engagement, to set priorities, develop authentic community partnerships, and design and implement effective research strategies.

Name Organization

Jane Smart

American Cancer Society

Lynn Rhoades

Authoring Action

Sylvia Adams

Boys and Girls Clubs

Betsy Towns

Center for Design Innovation

Cecelia McDaniel

Community Advocate

Rebecca Rankin

Comprehensive Cancer Center

Christopher Gambill


Tony Lo Giudice

Forsyth County Department of Public Health

Victor Isler

Forsyth County Department of Social Services

Dudley Watts

Forsyth County Manager

Trevor Flanery

Forsyth Futures, Inc.

Mike Campbell

Habitat for Humanity

Scott Best

HOPE of Winston-Salem

Trent Cockerham

Hospice of the Piedmont

Laurie Brown

Imprints Cares

Gail Schneitler


Jeff Matkins

Insight Human Services

Marcus Harshaw


Lori Fuller

Kate B. Reynolds

Joy Nelson-Thomas

Lead Girls of NC Inc.

Brian Tuttle

MapForsyth |City-County Geographic Information Office

Dennis Lynch

Mental Health and Substance Use Advisory Committee
of the Cardinal Innovation's Triad Catchment Area

Andy Hagler

Mental Health Association of Forsyth County

Nilda Nova

Mi Casa Servicios Hispano-Latinos

Megan Gregory

NC Cooperative Extension Service

Paula McCoy

Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods

Ellen Kesler

Northwest Area Health Education Center

Laura Holby

Novant Health

Jamie Maier

Piedmont Environmental Alliance

Blair Barton-Percival

Piedmont Triad Regional Council

Katie Blackwell

Salem College

Eric Aft

Second Harvest Food Bank

Lee Covington

Senior Services

Jackie Lofton

Smart Start of Forsyth County, Inc.

Devon MacKay

The Arts Council of WS and Forsyth County

Brittney Gaspari

The Winston-Salem Foundation

Ucha David

United Way of Forsyth County

Suzanna Watkins

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Benika Thompson

Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools

Natoshia Miles

Winston-Salem Police Department

Kevin Byers

Winston-Salem State University

Karen Bartoletti

YMCA of Northwest North Carolina

Mia Clemons

Youth Member


CTSI Seats

Selvin Ohene

Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Justin Moore

Family and Community Medicine

Parissa Ballard

Family and Community Medicine

Stephanie S. Daniel

Family and Community Medicine

Claudia Barrett

Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity

Joey Skelton


DeWanna Hamlin

Program in Community Engagement

Keena Moore

Program in Community Engagement

Megan Irby

Program in Community Engagement

Phillip Summers

Program in Community Engagement

Scott Rhodes

Social Sciences and Health Policy

Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting Topics


Elizabeth Lees
Mark Kirstner

Local Poverty
Importance of Public Transportation


Laura Baker
Lee Covington
Theresa Hoffman-Makar

Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's Prevention
Age - Friendly Forsyth


Margaret Rukstalis
Jeff Matkins
Mark Wolfson

The Opioid Epidemic in Forsyth County



Corey Roberts
Sharon Chilton Moser

Disaster Preparedness



Jason Clodfelter

Cindy Gordineer


Place and Wellbeing

Lynne Mitchell

Ashley Curtice

Sarah Arthur

Brad Bennett


Community Wellness


Stephanie Daniel

School Health Alliance

Scott Rhodes
Phillip Summers
Lynn Byrd
DeWanna Hamlin
Justin Moore
Wendy Dixon
Elizabeth Lees
Julie Linton
Lynn Rhoades

Program in Community Engagement Recap
Citizen Science and Greenway Observations

Youth Perceptions of Violence using Photovoice
Internship Panel Discussion


Tony McGee

Matthew Burczyk

Louise Allen


Biking as the Universal Solution: Recreation, Health, Transportation

Bret Nicks

The Future of Global Health


Martinson Arnan

Greg Burke

Minor Barnette


Air Quality and Health


Dr. Stephen Kritchevsky

Clinical and Translational Science Award


Thomas A. Arcury

Community Organization Research Network - Presentation of current framework

Aaron Jackson

RAMS know H.O.W. Mobil Clinic


Karen McNeil-Miller

Scott Wierman

Natalie Blake


Local Foundations

Eric Aft

Joe Crocker

Sharee Fowler

Mari Krane

Breaking Down Silos


Pamela W. Duncan

Community-Based Care Transitions Program


Reverend Gary Gunderson

Christopher Gambill


Friends in Tough Places: Learning Our Way Into Partnership

Thomas A. Arcury


The Program in Community Engagement

Laura Baker



Facilitated discussion among attendees

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Prevention at Wake and in our Piedmont Triad Community


Community Organization Research Network


Tari Hanneman

Sharee Fowler

The Economic Security of Women in Forsyth County



Steve Virgil

The Institute for Public Engagement


Elizabeth Arnold

Homeless Opportunities and Treatment Project: Re-thinking Mental Health Treatment for the Homeless


Sara Quandt

Efforts to Understand and Improve Food Access in Forsyth County


Twana Wellman-Roebuck

The Promise Neighborhood Project


Bill Park

WinstonNet/Connect Your Community


Glenn Simmons

The Legacy Plan Update and Its Relation to Creating Healthy Communities


Andrea Kurtz


The Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness in Forsyth County


Thomas Arcury

Charles McCall


Stephen Kritchevsky

Mission of the Advisory Committee



Overview of the Translational Science Institute


Facilitated discussion among attendees

Structure of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee