Day #1 | September 27
Richard W. Puddy, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Puddy is the Director of the Policy Research, Analysis, and Development Office (PRADO) in the Office of the Associate Director for Policy (OADP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this role he provides leadership, oversight and strategic guidance on conducting policy and economic research and analyses, translating CDC science to inform policy action, increasing CDC policy analytic capacity, and overseeing CDC policy review. He also provides guidance and leadership on the integration of public health and health care across the spectrum of prevention at CDC and serves as both the Associate Director for Science and Acting Deputy Director in OADP.
Donald A. Malone, Jr., M.D.
Donald A. Malone, Jr., M.D., is currently Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and the President of Lutheran Hospital. He is also the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at The Cleveland Clinic where he performs duties as Director of the Center for Behavioral Health. He is Chair of the Cleveland Clinic Strategic Space Planning Committee and a member of the Cleveland Clinic Enterprise Risk Management Committee.
Nabil chehade, m.d., msbs
Nabil Chehade, MD, MSBS, is Senior Vice President, Population Health at The MetroHealth System, one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in Northeast Ohio. He is a practicing physician with more than ten years of advanced management and executive leadership experience and a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He has held several executive leadership roles in health care operations, medical informatics and physician leadership development.
Day #2 | September 28
community leader panelists
Romi hall, m.p.h.
Romi Hall joined the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) in 2014 as its Healthy Neighborhoods Manager and is currently the Associate Director of Neighborhood Collaborations. In her current role, Romi oversees the organization’s comprehensive community development initiatives in two Oakland neighborhoods. The focus of these initiatives are around advancing the organization’s vision of creating healthy, safe, and vibrant neighborhoods.
Prior to joining EBALDC, Romi was a Prevention Coordinator with First 5. There, she coordinated a county-wide developmental new parent/child screening and early identification program that included expanding developmental screenings into county child care centers and pediatrician offices. Romi was also a project manager with a nationally-recognized comprehensive community development initiative and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize Winner in St. Louis, Missouri, called Beyond Housing/24:1.
Erika hood, m.Ed., m.s.
Erika Hood, MEd, MS, was born and reared in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a graduate of Cleveland State University and is currently working at the Case Center for Reducing Health Disparities, managing Community Research and Dissemination activities. She has years of experience leading a variety of resident-led initiatives that address public health issues and related disparities. In communities riddled with gun violence, poverty, and poor health outcomes, she is determined to help communities change the narrative and begin to reflect on the greatness that resides within.
She co-founded a youth group called “See You At The Top” which offers relief, exposure, and a chance to area youth. Originally designed to expose youth to sports and activities where they are underrepresented, 10 years later, See You At The Top does that and so much more.
Waverly Willis is an experienced entrepreneur, barber, and humanitarian. Urban Kutz is one of the top barbershops in Cleveland and Waverly takes pride in providing the best barber experience possible. However, his passion doesn’t end in the barbershop, Waverly is driven to empower his community.
As the Executive Director of the multifaceted nonprofit, The Urban Barbers Association (TUBA), Waverly gives back to Cleveland’s homeless and underserved communities. TUBA promotes literacy, health education, and early intervention testing for silent killers such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Mr. Willis also advocates for prior offenders to help in the re-integration process. He believes that re-entry programs in cities like Cleveland could be paramount to improving so many of Cleveland’s unfavorable statistics.
idea generation facilitator
Joyce moon-howard, Dr.P.h., m.p.h.
Joyce Moon-Howard, DrPH, MPH, is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Global Public Health Programs at New York University’s College of Global Public Health. Prior to her appointment at NYU, Dr. Moon-Howard was on the faculty at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She has taught and conducted research in public health locally, nationally and in multiple countries in Africa. Holding the belief that research in communities should include engagement of those communities, her research has involved strengthening partnerships between academic centers and community stakeholders and the link between research and service delivery. In her research, Dr. Moon-Howard has examined methodological challenges in the conduct of survey research in urban communities and has investigated the impact of social determinants of health and health disparities on health outcomes.
breakout session presenters
Breakout Session 1
Race, stress, and support systems: Improving birth outcomes in African American women with Christin Farmer
A community-engaged approach to chronic disease management – Mas VIDA with Michelle Nemer and Eduardo Munoz
Title TBD with Burton, Bell, Carr Development Inc.
Breakout Session 2
A Healthcare System’s Approach to Addressing the Opioid Crisis with Katie Kurtz and Karolyn Tibayan
Supermarkets: Community organizing, policy, accountability, and concrete wins for working families with Roger Sikes
Creating Healthy Opportunities: Increased Engagement for Green Space Access in Urban Communities with Whitnye Long Jones
Breakout Session 3
!Hacia la Salud¡ with Laura Rodriguez-Carbone
Sustaining a multi-sector partnership: A public housing residence, university campus and a community health coalition collaboration to improve health with Christy Waluski, Karen Cook, Wyndi Moore, and Howard Hopkins