NTCA Officers and Board

NTCA Officers and
Board of Directors 2020-2021

Officers

Pete Dupree, MPH
NTCA President
Program Manager / Public Health Epidemiologist
TB Program
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Transitions to NTCA Immediate Past President in June 2021

Sarah Gordon, MPH
NTCA President-Elect
TB Controller / Program Manager
TB Prevention and Control Program
Minnesota Department of Health
Transitions to NTCA President in June 2021

Julie Higashi, MD, PhD
NTCA Immediate Past President
Director
TB Prevention and Control Program
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Term ends in June 2021

Dee Pritschet, MLS
NTCA Secretary
TB Controller
TB Prevention and Control
North Dakota Department of Health
Term ends in June 2021

Sandra Morris, MPH
NTCA Treasurer
TB Controller / Program Manager
TB and Hansen’s Disease Branch
Texas Department of State Health Services
Term ends in June 2022

Board Members

Joseph Burzynski, MD
NTCA High Incidence Representative

Assistant Commissioner / Director
Bureau of TB Control
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Term ends in June 2021

Yi-Ning Cheng, MD, MPH
NTCA High Incidence Representative

Assistant/Interim Medical Director
TB Control and Refugee Health Branch
County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency
Term ends in June 2022

Jason Cummins, MPH
NTCA Medium Incidence Representative

TB Program Manager / Senior Epidemiologist
TB Elimination Program
Tennessee Department of Health
Term ends in June 2021

Chima Mbakwem, MSHS
NTCA Medium Incidence Representative

TB Control Program Manager
TB and Hansen’s Disease Control Program
Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services
Term ends in June 2022

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

Supervisor, Community and Healthcare Infection Prevention (CHIP) Unit
Director, Wisconsin TB Programñ
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Term ends in June 2021

Christine Hahn, MD
NTCA Low Incidence Representative

State Epidemiologist / TB Controller
Division of Public Health
Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
Term ends in June 2022

Maureen Murphy-Weiss, BSN, RN, CPM
President, National TB Nurse Coalition

Public Health Program Director
Ben Franklin TB Program
Columbus Public Health
Transitions to NTNC Immediate Past President in June 2021

Jon Warkentin, MD, MPH
President, National Society of TB Clinicians

TB Medical Director
TB Elimination Program
Tennessee Department of Health
Transitions to NSTC Immediate Past President in June 2021

Shona Smith, MPH
President, Society for Epidemiology in TB Control

TB Epidemiologist
TB Control Program
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Transitions to SETC Immediate Past President in June 2021

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