Sheila Cromer, Chair
Sheila Cromer presently serves on the Copernicus Group IRB Institutional Board as a Board Member and member of their Satety Review Committee. In 2008/09 she worked as a nurse consultant with Eastern AHEC working on the CDC Quality Improvement Grant in Eastern North Carolina to improve Perinatal Testing of Pregnant Women.
Prior to these roles she served the Women’s and Children’s Health Section in the North Carolina Division of Public Health for almost 15 years in different roles. Sheila is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, the most recent one being North Carolina Order of the Long Leaf Pine. She was selected as the MCH Nurse of the Year by the NC Nurses Association/March of Dimes Awards Committee in 1997. She also serves on a variety of councils and boards such as American Nursing Association, North Carolina Nursing Association, Wake ARC, and World Games Special Olympics, Inc. She is a graduate of Sandhills Community College, NC (A.D.N), University of Florida (W.H.N.P), University of North Carolina – Greensboro (B.S.N) and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (M.S.P.H).[ Close Window ]
James V. Taggart, Co-Chair
In 2003, James V. Taggart left a successful career as a high-technology sales and marketing executive to start Physicians Pharmacy Alliance (PPA), a private, non-retail pharmacy catering to patients on chronic, long-term, multi –drug regimens. As Founder and CEO, Taggart has led his team of pharmacists, sales executives, and specialty staff to become the state's largest private Medicaid provider. Taggart's company has been lauded by numerous North Carolina healthcare agencies for its efforts and has been publicly recognized in publications across North Carolina, including the Raleigh News & Observer. In 2007, 2008, and 2009 Physicians Pharmacy Alliance won a Triangle Business Journal Fast 50 Award and earned the recognition of being listed as one of the top 10 fastest growing companies in the Triangle area. Before starting Physicians Pharmacy Alliance, Taggart enjoyed 19 years of vocational success at IBM, Tangram Enterprise Solutions Inc., and MicroMass Communications.[ Close Window ]
Kellan Moore, MPH, Secretary
In January 2009, Kellan was hired as Care Share's Executive Director. She is responsible for the overall strategic direction, management, fundraising and evaluation for the organization. Kellan has more than 20 years of experience working with nonprofits and corporations. Prior to joining Care Share, she worked as the program manager for the health of vulnerable populations with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation. She has also served in corporate communications/foundation with Progress Energy, and as president/founder of a private consulting company that helped nonprofits with strategic planning, fundraising and marketing.
Kellan earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Ohio University and a Master's in Public Health from the University of North Carolina's Gillings School of Global Public Health. She is the 2010 recipient of "Jacob Koomen Public Health Practice Award," presented by the faculty of UNC's Department of Health Policy and Management.[ Close Window ]
Ilona Page, CPA, Treasurer
Ilona Page is a CPA in Carrboro, NC. Prior to her career in accounting, she gained more than nine years’ experience successfully marketing and meeting the business management needs of a non-profit literary magazine. She holds a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[ Close Window ]
Dorothy Cilenti is currently Deputy Director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health at Chapel Hill. Dorothy was previously the Local Health Director of Alamance and Chatham counties in North Carolina. Under her leadership, both health departments attained accreditation. She also served as the Deputy Director of the NC Division of Public Health prior to assuming her local positions. She received her master's in public health and social work from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1989. In 2009, she completed a doctoral program in Health Policy and Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health.[ Close Window ]
Dr. Leah Devlin received her dental degree and masters degree in public health administration at the University of North Carolina’s Chapel Hill campus. At UNC she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and the School of Public Health’s honor society. In 2008 she was recognized with the UNC Distinguished Alumni Award.
Dr. Devlin began her professional career at the Wake County Department of Health where she served as Director for ten years. Dr. Devlin joined the NC Department of Health & Human Services in 1996 and began serving as State Health Director in 2001. She is Past President of the NC Association of Local Health Directors, Past President of the NC Public Health Association and Past President of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). In 2009 Dr. Devlin became a Gillings Visiting Professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.[ Close Window ]
Harriett Smalls received her law degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1999. Ms. Smalls provides legal services to a variety of health care providers. Ms. Smalls' health care practice includes patient confidentiality, disclosure of medical records, certificate of need, medical malpractice, regulatory and administrative issues, licensure and certification and fraud and abuse issues. She is also a certified mediator. Ms. Smalls has 22 years of experience as a registered nurse, including 18 years as a Certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. She continues to work on a PRN basis as a neonatal nurse practitioner at Forsyth Medical Center.
She currently serves on the following boards:
- Moses Cone Wesley Long Community Health Foundation, Board of Directors 2008-present
- University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Law Foundation 2007- present
- National Conference of Women's Bar Associations, Board of Directors 2007- present
- Triad March of Dimes Board of Directors 2007- present
- Bell House Board of Directors, President 2004-2006, Immediate Past-President 2006-2007
- NC Society of Health Care Attorneys 2009- present
- Genesis Baptist Church Board of Trustees, Vice Chair
She is the president-elect of the 18th Judicial District Bar, which is the state district bar for the judges and lawyers of Guilford County. Ms. Smalls has made presentations concerning HIPAA, documentation, confidentiality of medical records and consent of minors.
She was recently named the 2009 Outstanding Recent Graduate by the UNC Law Alumni Association and in 2008 was awarded the Health Care Hero award for non-physicians by High Point Regional Hospital and Mag Mutual.[ Close Window ]
Rebecca H. Reeve, PhD, CHES
Dr. Reeve joined the North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness at UNC Asheville in January of 2011 as Director of Research more after than 30 years in public health and education. From 2006 to 2010 she served as Senior Advisor for Healthy Schools in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health. Dr. Reeve has held positions in hospital-based worksite health promotion, local public health, and teaching at both the K-12 and university level. She has served on numerous state and local boards and was recently elected at a Trustee for the Society for Public Health Education.
Dr. Reeve has a masters degree in Physical and Health Education from James Madison University and a PhD in Evaluation Research from the University of Virginia. Her work has been recognized with the Virginia Department of Health's Award for Creativity in Community Health Promotion, the American Public Health Association PHEHP section's national Sarah Mazelis Award for Excellence in Public Health Education Practice, and with a nomination for a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Innovators in Substance Abuse Award. For her 50th birthday, Dr. Reeve hiked the full 2,100+ miles of the Appalachian Trail.[ Close Window ]
Corey Davis is a staff attorney with the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) and the Network for Public Health Law. Before to joining NHeLP and the Network, Corey served as Employment Rights Attorney at Equality Advocates Pennsylvania, Legal Director at Prevention Point Philadelphia, and Project Manager at the University of Pennsylvania.
Corey has received a number of awards including the International AIDS Society's Young Investigator Award, and routinely publishes in the lay and academic press. He is barred in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as various federal courts, and serves on several non-profit board as well as a county board of health. He received his B.S. from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, his M.S.P.H. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. from Temple University.[ Close Window ]
Biography to be added at a later date.[ Close Window ]
Biography to be added at a later date.[ Close Window ]