Membership of the IIHHS Leadership Council includes:

  • Director of IIHHS and Associate Dean for CHBS, Linda Plitt Donaldson, Council Chair
  • Associate Director of Clinical and Interprofessional Programs, Emily Akerson
  • Associate Director of Research and Public Health, Kim Hartzler-Weakley
  • Assistant Director of Children and Youth Programs, Jolynne Bartley
  • Assistant Director of Community Health Education, Carmen Moreno
  • Co-Directors for the Region 5 T/TAC at JMU, Cheryl Henderson and John McNaught
  • Director of Clinics, Trevor Stokes for Baird Center, ABA, PCIT and IPAC 
  • Director of Health Education Design Group, Tim Estep

The Leadership Council consolidates knowledge of best practices and insights about opportunities for collaborative and/or interprofessional practice and learning opportunities throughout IIHHS.  The Council is responsible for stewardship of resources, space and equipment.   As a collective, this council embraces a larger network of colleagues across academic units thus advancing goals of the Institute, the College and the University.  Council members contribute to grants development through advice, research, suggestions, and participation in proposal preparation as appropriate.  Some members of this Council are also members of the Harrisonburg & Rockingham Healthy Community Council, to assure a strong alignment between the identified needs of the community and the programs provided through the Institute.

The Council relies on advice and guidance from the IIHHS Steering Committee and joint meetings with the Steering Committee are scheduled annually.  Membership of the IIHHS Steering Committee includes representatives of the Leadership Council to further assure continuity of action and intent.

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