NTCA Officers and Board

NTCA Officers and
Board of Directors 2019-2020


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

Pete Dupree, MPH 
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 
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  
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  
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)  
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

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