Member Roster

CPR’s Board of Scientific Counselors consists of 11 voting members (Appointed Special Government Employees), including the Chair; 3 Ex Officio voting members from federal agencies; and 6 liaison representatives. Voting board members and non-voting liaison representatives have expertise in the following topic areas relevant to emergency preparedness and response business, crisis leadership, emergency response and management, engineering, epidemiology, health policy and management, informatics, laboratory science, medicine, mental and behavioral health, public health law, public health practice, risk communication and social science.

Suzet McKinney, DrPH, MPH
CEO/Executive Director, Illinois Medical District
Chicago, Illinois
Term: 8/6/2018 – 9/30/2021

David Fleming, MD
Vice President of Global Health Programs, PATH
Seattle, Washington
Term: 11/06/2019 – 9/30/2023

Jennifer A. Horney, PhD, MPH, CPH
Professor and Director, Program in Epidemiology, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware
Term: 12/21/2018 – 9/30/2020

Octavio N. Martinez, MD, MPH, MBA, FAPA
Executive Director, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, The University of Texas
Austin, Texas
Term: 10/30/2019 – 9/30/2020

Brent Pawlecki, MD
 Chief Health Officer
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Akron, Ohio
Term: 7/14/2016 – 9/30/2022

Alonzo L. Plough, PhD, MPH
Vice President for Research and Evaluation and Chief Science Officer
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Princeton, New Jersey
Term: 7/14/2016 – 9/30/2019

Catherine C. Slemp, MD, MPH
State Health Officer and Commissioner
Bureau for Public Health, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Charleston, West Virginia
Term: 12/19/2016 – 9/30/2022

Kathleen Tierney, PhD
Emerita Director, University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado
Term: 12/16/2019 – 9/30/2020

Kasisomayajula Viswanath, PhD, MA, MCJ
Lee Kum Kee Professor of Health Communication
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Boston, Massachusetts
Term: 8/13/2014 – 9/30/2022

Dawn Patricia Wooley, PhD, SM [NRCM], RBP, CBSP
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology
Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio
Term: 8/1/2018 – 9/30/2021






Department of Health & Human Services

Sally Phillips, RN, PhD
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
Director, Office of Strategy, Policy, Planning, and Requirements (SPPR)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington DC

Christina Egan, PhD, CBSP
Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)external icon
Chief, Biodefense Laboratory, Wadsworth Center
New York State Department of Health
Albany, NY

Laura Magana, PhD
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Healthexternal icon (ASPPH)
President CEO
1900 M St NW Ste 710
Washington, DC 20036

Parham Jaberi, MD, MPH
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)external icon
Chief Deputy Commissioner for Public Health and Preparedness
Virginia Department of Health
Richmond, VA

Benjamin P. Chan, MD, MPH
Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologist (CSTE)external icon
State Epidemiologist
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health Services
Concord, New Hampshire

Michele Askenazi, MPH
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)external icon
Director of Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communicable Disease Surveillance
Greenwood Village, CO

Jamie Ritchey MPH, PhD
Director, Tribal Epidemiology Centerexternal icon (TEC)
Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA)
Phoenix, AZ

Kimberly Lochner, ScD
Deputy Associate Director for Science, CPR
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

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