2019 Election Results

2019-2020 NTCA Leadership

We are pleased to announce those elected to serve you and NTCA in the coming year. Below is the full list of officers and board members for NTCA and its NTNC, NSTC, and SETC sections.

Welcome and congratulations to those newly elected. To those continuing in leadership, our thanks for your service.

NTCA Officers and
Board of Directors 2019-2020

Officers

Julie Higashi, MD, PhD
NTCA President
Director
TB Prevention and Control Program
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Pete Dupree, MPH  **newly elected**
NTCA President-Elect
Program Manager / Public Health Epidemiologist
TB Program
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Diana Fortune, BSN, RN
NTCA Immediate Past President
TB Program Manager
TB Prevention Program
New Mexico Department of Health

Dee Pritschet, MLS  **newly elected**
NTCA Secretary
TB Controller
TB Prevention and Control
North Dakota Department of Health

Peter Davidson, PhD
NTCA Treasurer
TB Control Program Manager
Communicable Disease Division
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Board Members

Joseph Burzynski, MD   **newly elected**
NTCA High Incidence Representative

Assistant Commissioner / Director
Bureau of TB Control
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Sarah Gordon, MPH
NTCA High Incidence Representative

TB Controller / Program Manager
TB Prevention and Control Program
Minnesota Department of Health

Heidi Behm, MPH, RN
NTCA Medium Incidence Representative

TB Controller / IJN Referral Contact
TB Control Program
Oregon Public Health Division

Jason Cummins, MPH   **newly elected**
NTCA Medium Incidence Representative

TB Program Manager / Senior Epidemiologist
TB Elimination Program
Tennessee Department of Health

Christine Hahn, MD
NTCA Low Incidence Representative

State Epidemiologist / TB Controller
Division of Public Health
Idaho Department of Health & Welfare

Julie Tans-Kersten, MS, BS-MT (ASCP)   **newly elected**
NTCA Low Incidence Representative

Supervisor, Community and Healthcare Infection Prevention (CHIP) Unit
Director, Wisconsin TB Program
Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Denise Dodge, RN
President, National TB Nurse Coalition

Assistant Director / TB Nurse Consultant (retired)
Division of TB and Newcomer Health
Virginia Department of Health

Masa Narita, MD
President, National Society of TB Clinicians

TB Medical Officer
Public Health–Seattle & King County
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
University of Washington

Andrew Tibbs, MPH
President, Society for Epidemiology in TB Control

Epidemiology, Surveillance and Research Team Lead
Division of Global Populations and Infectious Disease Prevention
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

National TB Nurse Coalition (NTNC) 2019-2020

Officers

Denise Dodge, RN, BA
NTNC President

Assistant Director / TB Nurse Consultant (retired)
Division of TB and Newcomer Health
Virginia Department of Health

Maureen Murphy-Weiss, BSN, RN, CPM **newly elected**
NTNC President-Elect
Public Health Program Manager
Ben Franklin TB Program
Columbus Public Health

Ann Scarpita, MPH, BSN, RN
NTNC Immediate Past President

TB Nurse Consultant
TB Control Program
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Marjorie McDermott, MS, BSN, RN
NTNC Secretary

Nurse Consultant
TB Program
Georgia Department of Public Health

Extended Board

Elizabeth Foy, BSN, RN **newly elected**
NTNC High Incidence Representative
Nurse Administrator / Consultant
TB and Refugee Health Services Branch
Texas Department of State Health Services

Patricia Iyer, MSN, RN, BC
NTNC Medium Incidence Representative

Director of Disease Intervention and Case Management
Division of Global Populations and Infectious Disease Prevention
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brenda Montoya Denison, BSN, RN **newly elected**
NTNC Low Incidence Representative
TB Nurse Consultant / Case Manager
TB Prevention Program
New Mexico Department of Health

National Society of TB Clinicians (NSTC) 2019-2020

Officers

Masa Narita, MD
NSTC President

TB Control Officer
Public Health – Seattle & King County
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
University of Washington

Jon Warkentin, MD, MPH **newly elected**
NSTC President-Elect
TB Medical Director
TB Elimination Program
Tennessee Department of Health

John Bernardo, MD
NSTC Immediate Past President

TB Control Officer
Division of Global Populations and Infectious Disease Prevention
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Professor of Medicine and Research Professor of Biochemistry
Boston University School of Medicine

Shu-Hua Wang, MD, MPH, PharmD
NSTC Secretary

Medical Director, Ben Franklin TB Program; and Medical TB Consultant, Ohio Department of Health
Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine and Epidemiology
The Ohio State University

Society for Epidemiology in TB Control (SETC) 2019-2020

Officers

Andy Tibbs, MPH
SETC President

Epidemiology, Surveillance and Research Team Lead
Division of Global Populations and Infectious Disease Prevention
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Shona Smith, MPH **newly elected**
SETC President-Elect
TB Epidemiologist
TB Control Program
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Jason Cummins, MPH
SETC Immediate Past President

TB Program Manager / Senior Epidemiologist
TB Elimination Program
Tennessee Department of Health

Evan Timme, MPH **newly elected**
SETC Secretary
TB Surveillance Epidemiologist
TB Control Program
Arizona Department of Health Services

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