NTCA Officers and Board

NTCA Officers and
Board of Directors 2021-2022

Officers

Sarah Gordon, MPH
NTCA President
TB Controller / Program Manager
TB Prevention and Control Program
Minnesota Department of Health
Transitions to NTCA Immediate Past President in June 2022

Heidi Behm, RN, MPH
NTCA President-Elect
TB Controller / Nurse Consultant
TB Control Program
Oregon Public Health Division
Transitions to NTCA President in June 2022

Pete Dupree, MPH
NTCA Immediate Past President
Program Manager / Public Health Epidemiologist
TB Program
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Term ends in June 2022

Jason Cummins, MPH
NTCA Secretary
TB Program Manager / Senior Epidemiologist
TB Elimination Program
Tennessee Department of Health
Term ends in June 2023

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 2022

Monica Pecha, MPH
NTCA High Incidence Representative

TB Program Manager
TB Program
Office of Communicable Disease Epidemiology
Washington Department of Health
Term ends in June 2023

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

Amy Painter, RN
NTCA Medium Incidence Representative

TB Controller / TB Division Manager
Division of TB Control
South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control
Term ends in June 2023

Kristin Bertrang, RN, MSN
NTCA Low Incidence Representative

TB Controller / TB Program Manager
TB Program
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Term ends in June 2023

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

Nadya Sabuwala, PHN, RN, MS, MPH
President, National TB Nurse Coalition

TB Nurse Consultant
TB Prevention and Control Program
Minnesota Department of Health
Transitions to NTNC Immediate Past President in June 2022

Shu-Hua Wang, MD, MPH, PharmD
President, National Society of TB Clinicians

Medical TB Director
Ben Franklin TB Program
Columbus Public Health

Professor of Medicine
Internal Medicine Department, Division of Infectious Diseases
The Ohio State University, College of Medicine
Transitions to NSTC Immediate Past President in June 2022

Katelynne Gardner Toren, MPH
President, Society for Epidemiology in TB Control

Lead Epidemiologist for TB Surveillance and Outbreak Response
TB Program
Public Health – Seattle & King County
Transitions to SETC Immediate Past President in June 2022