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Stakeholder Advisory 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.

Rotating Seats 


Karen Bartoletti YMCA of Northwest North Carolina
Sylvia Adams Boys and Girls Clubs
Trent Cockerham
Hospice of the Piedmont
Clyde Fitzgerald
Second Harvest Food Bank
Christopher Gambill FaithHealthNC
Kristen Perry Senior Services
Andy Hagler Mental Health Association of Forsyth County
Betsy Towns and Carol Davis Center for Design Innovation
Ellen Kesler Northwest Area Health Education Center
Paul Kortenaar SciWorks
Daniel Barbara Forsyth Futures, Inc.
Paula McCoy Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods
Cecelia McDaniel Community Advocate
Rebecca Rankin Comprehensive Cancer Center
Christine Simonson The Children's Museum
Megan Gregory NC Cooperative Extension Service
Jackie Lofton Smart Start of Forsyth County, Inc.
Laurie Brown Imprints Cares
Karen Sigmon-Smith Novant
Gail Schneitler Inmar
Katie Blackwell Salem College
Brittney Gaspari The Winston-Salem Foundation
Lori Fuller Kate B. Reynolds
Mike Campbell Habitat for Humanity

Permanent Seats


Alvin Carlisle Minister's Conference
Victor Isler Forsyth County Department of Social Services
Kevin Byers    Winston-Salem State University
Devon MacKay The Arts Council of WS and Forsyth County
Blair Barton-Percival Piedmont Triad Regional Council
Cindy Gordineer United Way of Forsyth County
Norma- May Isakow WFU Pro Humanitate Institute
Tony Lo Giudice Forsyth County Department of Public Health
Natoshia Miles Winston-Salem Police Department
Joseph Sloop City-County Planning Department
Benika Thompson Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools
Susanna Watkins University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Dudley Watts Forsyth County Manager

CTSI Seats 


Scott Rhodes Social Sciences and Health Policy
Phillip Summers  Clinical and Translational Science Institute  
Alain Bertoni Epidemiology and Prevention 
Anita Pulley Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Don McClain Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Selvin Ohene Clinical and Translational Science Institute
DeWanna Hamlin Community Research Associate 
Keena Moore Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Keren Ferris Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Stephanie S. Daniel Family and Community Medicine
Joey Skelton Department of Pediatrics              
Justin Moore Family and Community Medicine
Julie M Linton Department of Pediatrics

Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting Topics



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



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


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


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


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


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



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 


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


Magaret Ruksalis
Jeff Matkins
Mark Wolfson

The Opioid Epidemic in Forsyth County


Corey Roberts
Sharon Chilton Moser

 Disaster Preparedness