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Meet the 2008 SPH Alumni Board of Governers

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Fall 2008
Calling All Alums

2008 Alumni Board

Get Active, with Alumni Board of Governors

As a member of the University of Michigan School of Public Health alumni community, you are a part of the school’s greatest resource. You provide essential internships, quality job opportunities, professional connections, valuable guidance, and critical financial support. Thank you! Your involvement with UM SPH has a powerful impact on the success of current students, the prestige of the alumni network, and the prominence of the school.

The UM SPH Alumni Society Board of Governors serves an important role in promoting interaction among students and alumni. This enthusiastic and dedicated 12-member group of volunteers meets twice each year in Ann Arbor, and works throughout the year to engage alumni and enhance the student experience. However, they cannot do it alone! To learn more about how you can help ensure the success of our future public health leaders, please read on to learn about a variety of volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer by contacting: Sarah Tyran,alumni relations manager, (734) 615-4382 or

Summer Internships

A UM SPH intern could be a beneficial addition to your organization this summer! The Alumni Board is collaborating with the UM SPH Office of Public Health Practice to generate paid internships for UM SPH students. A typical internship extends twelve weeks (480 hours) over the summer months and costs as little as $12.50 per hour.

Job Opportunities

Know of a great job opportunity? Let the UM SPH community know through Career Connection. Looking for a new position? Use Career Connection to search postings and to post your resume.

Ask An Alum

Help recruit prospective students and provide advice to current students through this new interactive site. Visit Ask an Alum to view current alumni profiles.

Student Recruitment

It all starts with recruiting top students to be UM SPH’s future leaders and best. If you are interested in helping to recruit students in your area, let us know.


Many UM SPH students and alumni would like to connect with you based on your geographic area or career path. If you would enjoy hearing from individual students and alumni from time to time, send your name and preferred contact information to or call (734) 615-4382.

Participate at UM SPH

There are programs at the school throughout the year that need the participation of alumni. Take advantage of these opportunities to visit your old (but newly renovated) stomping grounds, and meet some of our students, faculty, and staff.

Serve on the UM SPH Alumni Board

New members are elected to the SPH Alumni Board every year and the board is always looking for candidates who are interested in the advancement of the school. The current board (pictured above) is:

Marsha Broussard (chair), Louisiana Public Health Institute, New Orleans, LA

M. Elaine Auld, Society for Public Health Education, Washington, DC

Nicole Adelman, Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Diane Bechel-Marriott, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI

Linda Blount, The American Cancer Society, Decatur, GA

Molly Brennan, North Carolina Institute for Public Health, Durham, NC

Neysa Dillon Brown (vice chair), Desir Group Executive Search, Atlanta, GA

Robyn T. Lee, Advocate Health Centers, Chicago, IL

Keith P. McCullough, Research Collaborative for Health, Ann Arbor, MI

Brian Meyer, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Anand K. Parekh, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

Geraldine S. Perry, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, GA

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