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College of Public Health Alumni Association Board

Board of Directors

Larry Rubin, CPH '85

President

Larry graduated from Temple University with a bachelor of science in community health education. As a student, he founded and served as first president of the Wellness Center at Temple's Ambler Campus. Since 2008, he has served as CEO for the Association for Adults with Developmental Disabilities (AADD), a social services organization that helps its members live full and independent lives within their communities. Larry has remained an active alumnus, volunteering at key events and serving in an advisory role for Temple's Office of Alumni Relations.
 

 

 

Janelle Lyons, CPH '12, SSW '15

Vice President

Janelle graduated with her master of social work in 2015 and is a Licensed Social Worker passionate about decreasing health disparities and improving the lives of older adults. She is proud to be a Temple alumna and hopes her participation on the board will create positive experiences for students, provide support and innovation where needed and strengthen the CPH alumni network through program development. In her spare time, Janelle enjoys hiking and binging Korean dramas on Netflix.

 

 

 

Dina Stonberg, CPH '98

Treasurer

Dina holds a master of public health from Temple University and has spent her career working in the nonprofit realm as well as in Medicaid managed care and higher education. In addition to serving as adjunct instructor in the Department of Public Health/Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences since 1998, she founded Dina Stonberg & Associates, providing consulting services to nonprofits and public health entities in 2003. In her free time, Dina loves to explore the world through travel and food experiences with her fellow foodies—her husband and daughter.


 

 

Claire Trindle, CPH '14

Secretary

Claire graduated from Temple University's College of Public Health in 2014. In her current role as a program specialist at Independence Blue Cross Foundation, Claire is responsible for the grant administration of the Building Healthier Communities grant program. Her prior professional experience includes substance abuse prevention, community health education and clinical health research. In her free time, Claire volunteers at Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society.

 

 

 

Carina Vichr Epting, CPH '01

Director-at-Large

Carina Vichr Epting is a practicing Occupational Therapist in the Lehigh Valley. She has 17 years of experience specializing in hand therapy, lymphedema therapy and women's health. As a Temple University graduate, she is a strong advocate for the city of Philadelphia and its surrounding community. She continues to promote education and support the academic community by presenting at various organizations' conferences. She has also served on the advisory board at Lehigh Carbon Community College and is currently adjunct faculty for the renowned Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.
 

 

 

Courtney Franklin, SSW '15

Director-at-Large

Courtney graduated from Temple's School of Social Work in 2015 with her master of social work. She is currently a social worker for Philadelphia's Health Department, and she operates her own social work and consulting agency. Since graduating from Temple, she has used her skills to serve the community and to promote social work values and ethics. She is enthusiastic to develop new approaches to social work practice and healthcare delivery and engage with alumni and community members to improve public health.

 

 

 

Olivia Kirby, CPH '15

Director-at-Large

Olivia graduated from the College of Public Health with her bachelor of science in public health in 2015. She is currently working toward her master of public health at Drexel University in the Community Health and Prevention Department. Her areas of interest include HIV and maternal and child health. She enjoys traveling, trying new foods and attending concerts with friends.

 

 

 

Brian W. Lindberg, SSW '80

Director-at-Large
CPH Board of Visitors Member

Brian is the Executive Director of the Consumer Coalition for Quality Health Care. Prior to his current position, he worked in Congress for 10 years—most recently as the staff director of the House Select Committee on Aging's Subcommittee on Housing and Consumer Interests, and previously on the Senate Special Committee on Aging. Brian holds a master's degree in the management of human services from the Florence Heller Graduate School at Brandeis University and a bachelor of social work from Temple University. He also studied health and human services at the University of Stockholm's International Graduate School.

 

Michael Martinez, CPH '88

Director-at-Large

Michael obtained his bachelor of science in nursing from Temple University. While his nursing career initially focused on Surgical Trauma Intensive Care, he has spent his recent years working on the technical side of software development, data analytics and electronic medical records. In his spare time, he is actively involved in teaching, mentoring and learning from adolescence to early adulthood and looks forward to bringing this passion to CPHAA.

 

 

 

Blake Piper, CPH '15

Director-at-Large

A graduate of the class of 2015 with a bachelor of science in kinesiology, Blake has spent his career in higher education fundraising. He currently works for Temple University in the Office of Institutional Advancement, where he is fortunate to fulfill his passion for the university, its students and its alumni every day.

 

 

 

 

Mark Raymond, CPH '78, '87

Director-at-Large

Mark is a retired physical therapist with 40 years of experience in management and clinical practice, with his last employer being Penn Care at Home. He has been partnered/married to his husband, Brian Wengenroth, a retired IT specialist, for 39 years. Mark is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Queen Village Southwark Community Garden. 

 

 

 

Christen Rexing, CPH '07, '14

Director-at-Large

Christen earned a PhD in public health policy, a master of public health in health policy and a bachelor of arts in history and political science from Temple University. While she was a graduate student in the College of Public Health, she co-founded and served as the first president of the Graduate Student Council; she also organized the alumni "Run for Your Health 5k." 
 

 

 

 

R. Marie Wenzel, SSW '13

Director-at-Large

Marie received her bachelor of arts in sociology and master of social work from Temple University. She serves as the Program Director for PEACE, a first episode and psychosis program of Horizon House Inc. She is involved socially in several community organizations. In her free time, Marie enjoys comedy shows, pedicures, massages and the Eagles.
 

 

 

 

Jennifer A. Wolfinger, CPH '93

Director-at-Large

Jennifer obtained her bachelor of science in health information management from Temple University in 1993. After initially taking a traditional role as a Manager of General Operations, she has spent the last 20 years working with multiple hospital organizations on data analytics strategy. Jennifer obtained her master of science in organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 with a thesis work concentration in population health and community health and wellness. Jennifer is the proud parent of two teenagers. In her spare time, she is biking and planning her next vacation with her children.
 

 

 


Advisory Board

Maureen Cawley, CPH '03

Chair

Maureen is a graduate of the Temple nursing program. She practiced as an oncology nurse in Boston and Washington, D.C., before returning to Temple in 2008 to pursue a law degree. She is now working as Associate Clinical Counsel in the Temple University Health System Office of Counsel, focusing primarily on clinical research transactions and compliance.

 


 

 

Caitlyn Bacon, CPH '17

Member

Caitlyn is a recent graduate of the College of Public Health. She currently serves as a nutrition educator throughout the School District of Philadelphia with the grant-funded "Eat. Right. Now." program. She is very eager to continue her involvement with Temple University and to advise the CPHAA over the next term.

 

 

 

 

Markita Billups, SSW '10, '11

Member

Markita earned her bachelor of social work and master of social work from Temple University's School of Social Work in 2010 and 2011, respectively. She currently works as Director of Operations for Vital Decisions, LLC, an advanced care planning organization focused on enhancing the quality of life for individuals experiencing advanced/terminal illnesses. Markita thrives on contributing to the development of others and finds joy in helping individuals and organizations actualize their fullest potential. When not working, she is enjoying family life and navigating parenthood with her husband to their 2-year-old daughter.



 

Cheryl Dellasega, CPH '88

Member

After completing her doctor of philosophy in health education and counseling at Temple University in 1988, she joined the faculty at Penn State University, where she is now a Professor in the College of Medicine. She is also an award-winning fiction, poetry and nonfiction writer and has published seven books on women's issues. As part of her outreach work to women and girls at risk, she developed Club and Camp Ophelia, programs that build relationship skills.

 

 

 

Jessica Locuson, SSW '14

Member

Jessica graduated with a master of social work from Temple University in 2014. She is currently working as a therapist with a specialty in Veterans at Lower Merion Counseling Services, RHD. Jessica is always planning her next travel adventure and loves spending time with her husband and three fur babies.

 


 

 

Carlene McAleer, CPH '13

Member

Carlene is a Temple nursing professor and an Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She is a 2013 graduate of the doctor of nursing practice program. Carlene is an avid fan of Temple's football and men's basketball teams.

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