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NECON Obesity Control Forum
Tuesday, February 11, 2003

David C Abdoo, Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist
US Dept of Health and Human Services, Region I, NE

Michelle Akacki
Aon Consulting

Kathleen Atkinson, Assistant Commissioner for Policy & Planning

Woodley Auguste, Youth Sports Specialist
Northeastern University Center for the Study of Sports in Society

S. Bryn Austin, ScD, Health Care Provider
Children's Hospital

Bobbie D. Bagley, RN, BSN, Program Manager
NH Minority Health Coalition

Nannette Bailey, Minority Health Program Coordinator
Harvard School of Public Health, Division of Public Health Practice

Allison Barry, Student/ DPH Intern
Simmons College

Patty Baum, Health Promotion Manager

Cynthia Bayerl, Director of Perinatal & Primary Care Nutrition Programs

Cheryl Bayuk, Health Promotion Specialist

Louis Belmonte, Deputy Regional Health Administrator
US DHHS, Region III, Office of Public Health and Science

Mimi Benedict, Director, Coordinated School Health Programs
Vermont Dept of Health

Maria Bettencourt, Director, Nutrition & Physical Activity

Joseph J Bevilacqua, Chair, NECON Mental Health Working Group

Johanna Bishop, Intern
Greater New Bedford Health Center

David Blackeurn, Executive Director
Center for Nutritional Research

Ellen Blaine, MPH
Clinical Lab Products

Holly Blake, Nutrition Educator
UMass Extension

Jessica Blom-Hauffman, PhD, Assistant Professor
Northeastern Dept of Counseling & Applied Educational Psychology

Cynthia Bodie-Willis, ND, MPH, Director
MA MDP, Division of Community Health Promotion

Karen Bosader, Nutrition Project Coordinator
MA DPH, Nutrition Division

Linda Bouley, Educational Specialist
Mass Dept of Education

Bob Breen, Area Manager - Community Outreach
American Diabetes Assn

Gene Brown, Aging Program Specialist

Steve Burke, Director of Urban Youth Sport Health Center
Northeastern Center for the Studyof Sports in Society

Dolores C Calaf, Community Relations Liaison
Division of Medical Assistance

Melissa Campbell, Regional Executor of Cancer Control Prevention/Detection
American Cancer Society

Susan Carpenter, Associate
O'Sullivan Associates

Allison J Case, MA, Local Coordinator, Obesity Prevention Program

Kathryn Cassi, Community Exec for Prevention
American Cancer Society

Vanessa Cavallaro, MS, RD, LDN, Child & Adolescent Nutrition Specialist

Peter K Chan, Deputy Regional Manager
US DHHS, Office for Civil Rights

John A. Chappel, Jr, Deputy Commissioner
Mass Rehabilitation Commission

Charlie Chatterton, PhD, Assistant Professor
Eastern Connecticut State University

Erin Chesson
Clinical Lab Products

Lilian Cheung, ScD, RD, Physical Activity & Environment

Lula Christopher
Boston Black Women's Health Institute

Anne C. Coates, Policy Specialist
Vermont Medical Society

Susan Coburn, Chronic Disease Nutritionist
Vermont Department of Health

Mary Kate Colbert, Project Coordinator
Harvard Prevention Research Center

Rachel Colcharmiro, State Nutritionist/Breastfeeding Coordinator
MA DPH, Nutrition Division

Candace Combe
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Sue Congdon, Epidemiologist

Brian Cournoyer, Legislative Director/ Sr. Policy Analyst
Office of Senator Richard T. Moore

Suzanne Craig, Mass 5 A Day Coordinator

Brian M Cresta, Regional Director
US DHHS, Region I, NE

Larry Crowley, Creative Director
Cool Interaction

Amy Cullum, MA, MPH, Senior Consultant
John Snow, Inc.

Sarah Curi, Tobacco Control Resource Center

Karen Daley, Community Services Coordinator

Clare Dalton, Professor of Law, Executive Director, Domestic Violence Institute
Northeastern University School of Law

David Day, VP, Advocacy & Health Initiatives
American Heart Association, NE

Richard Daynard, Northeastern University School of Law

Dr. Corin DeChirico, D.O Internal Medicine
Foundation Medical Partners, Partnership for Healthy Communities

Charles Deutsch, ScD, Co-Principal Investigator
HSPH, Harvard Prevention Research Center

Chris Ditunno, Public Health Program Specialist
Newton Health Dept

Selana Dolan, Program Coordinator, Overweight Prevention

Serena Domolky, JD, MPH, Coordinator, Working Group on Prevention/Control of Obesity

Linda Downing
Aon Consulting

Michael Downing CHA, FMP, Executive Director
Johnson & Wales University

Allyson Doyle, Director of Advocacy
American Heart Association

Dr. Jeremy Dzen
Foundation Medical Partners, Partnership for Healthy Communities

A. Gray Ellrodt, MD, Chair, Department of Medicine
Berkshire Medical Center

Dorothy A Erickson, Disease State Management Coordinator
Neighborhood Health Plan of RI

Diane Erlandson, Nurse Consultant
Health Resources & Services Administration, US DHHS

Elizabeth Estrada, MD, Pediatric Endocrinologist
CT Children's Medical Center

Gerald Evans

Alice Facente, Local Obesity Prevention Project Coordinator
LedgeLight Health District, Ledyard Public Health Nursing

Rep. Sean Faircloth
Maine Legislature

Vernard Fennell, Youth Sports Health Coordinator
Mattapan Community Health Center

Larry Fields

Jacueline P Fields, PhD, Senior Researcher
Office of Women's Health, Region 1

Mindy Fitterman, M.Ed., R.D., Nutrition Consultant

Rosalia Flores, Bilingual Specialist
Yours for Children, Inc. USDA Child & Adult Care Food Program

Kathy Foell

Sally Fogerty, Assistant Commissioner

Rebecca Foley, Legislative Aide to Rep. Koutoujian

Janet Forfia, Dietitian
Greater New Bedford Health Center

Debra L Franko, PhD, Associate Professor
Dept of Counseling & Applied Educational Psychology

Susan Frates, MS, RD, LDN, Clinical Dietitian Specialist
Children's Hospital, Boston Webb's Pro Fitness Club

Roberta Friedman, ScM, Director of Education
Mass Public Health Association

Ralph Fuccillo, Executive Director
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation

Linda R Garcia
Day Kimball Hospital

Deborah Gibbs

William J. Gillespie, ED.D, Professor and Chair, Cardiopulmonary & Exercise Sciences
Northeastern University

Deborah Good, Communications Director
Oldways Preservation Trust

Carol Goodenow, Director, Coordinated School Helath Programs

Steve Gortmaker, PhD, Moderator

Senator Catherine Graziano, Chair
Health, Education & Welfare

Diana Grigsby, Program Manager
Boston Public Health Commission

Dora Gutierrez, Director Community Health Initiative
Latin American Health Institute

R. Scott Hanson, RSH
Past President

Meredith H. Harris, Chairperson, Dept of Physical Therapy
Northeastern University

Dr. Gerald Hass, Physician Chief
South End Community Health Center

Charlie Hawkins, Staff Assistant
Office for Senator Lincoln Chafee

Nellie G Hedstrom, Nutrition Specialist/Extension Professor
University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Pat Heinrich, RN, BSN, Quality Improvement Specialist

Carolyn Hooky Darack, Treasurer

Van S Hubbard, MD, PhD, Director, NIH Division of Nutrition Research Coordination
US DHHS,National Institute of Health

Paul Jacobsen, Executive Director
US DHHS, Region I, NE

Wendy Johnson-Taylor, PhD, MPH, RD, Public Helath Nutrition and Health Policy Advisor NIH

Gregory Jones, Public Health Advisor

Paula Kadison, MD, President & CMO
Medical Scientist, Inc.

Jan Kallio, Director, Nutrition Services
MA DPH, Nutrition Division

Christina Kasica, Freelance Consultant & Writer

David Katz, MD
Griffen Prevention Research Center, Yale

Mary Keane, Network Technology Consultant

Linda Keefe, Project Director
Northeastern University Center for the Study of Sports in Society

Ben Kelley

Anne Kelsey Thacher, Chief, Office of Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention

Chester R Kennedy, Executive Director
Public Health Museum

Leah Kerr, Nutrition Educator
UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program

Jeffrey M. Kichen, Director of Research
The Roche Associates, Inc., Marketing

Howard Koh, MD, Commissioner

Audry L Koukouih

Chairman Peter Koutoujian

Kim Kronenberg, Director Health Communications
MA DPH, Div. Community Health

Corby Kummer, Sr. Editor
MA DPH, Atlantic Monthly, Control Initiative

Amy Laboe, Program Manager

Sienna Larsor, Woman to Woman Program Manager
NH Minority Health Coalition

Gerard Levesque, Sr Manager, State Gov't Affairs
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

Helen Levine, Sr. Research Scientist
John Snow Incorporated. JSI

Nancy Libby Fister, Coordinator, Office of Women's Health

Ana Cristina Lindsay, MPH, DrPh, Research Associate
Harvard Prevention Research Center

Meaghan M. Lynch, Research Analyst
Mass Committee on Health Care

Lisa M. Marschke, MS, PTA, Health Promotion & Exercise Specialist

Margret Martin

Jocelyn McCree, MA, HIV/AIDS Regional Resources Coordinator

Mary K McGrattan, Consultant to Ledgelight Health Dist. For Obesity Prevention Program Grant

Dede McGuire, VP, CNE Wellness & Rehabilitation Service Line
Care New England

Alec McKinney, Researcher
JSI Research & Training Institute

Kathy McManus, Director, Dept. of Nutrition
Brigham & Women's Hospital

Kathryn Y McMurry, MS, Senior Nutrition Advisor
US DHHS, Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion

Sharon Mierzwa, Coordinator, CT Obesity Prevention Program

Angel Miller, Health Insurance Specialist-Maternal & Child Health, reg I
Centers For MediCare & MediCaid

Jazmin Miranda-Smith, Executive Director
NH Minority Health Coalition

John Modica, MD, Medical Director, Cardiology Services

Colleen Moore, Youth Sports Health Coordinator
Brookside Communtiy Health Center

Dr. Gisela Morales-Barrets, Director of School Health
Boston Public Health Commission

Allison C Morrill, Principal Research Scientist
Institute on Urban Health Research

Donna M Morris, LCSW
Connections Counseling Center

Vivien Morris, MPH, MS, RD, LDN, Director, Mass Partnership for Healthy Weight

Marilyn Myers, Nutritionist
Food & Nutrition Services

Allyce Najimy, Sr. Associate Director, Chief Operating Officer
Northeastern University Center for the Study of Sport in Society

Elena Nicolella, Health Insurance Specialist
Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Christina Nordstrom, Community Health Education Director
Jordan Hospital

Kathleen O'Connor, Director of Cancer Prevention
American Cancer Society, NE

Cathy O'Connor, Director, Office of Healthy Communities

Jhana O'Donnell, Comprehensive School Health Education Coordinator
Mass Dept of Education, Health, Safety & Student Services

Nicholas Oliver, Director of Advocacy
American Heart Association, NE

Alicia Orr, Rd, Nutritionist
Boston Public Health Commission

Barry Pailet, Product Manager
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass

Cathy Parker, Nutritionist
Yours for Children USDA Child & Adult Care Food Program

Robin Parnes, MS, MPH,

Maureen Pearlman, Director-Education & Community Outreach
Women & Infants Hospital, Family Van Program

Karen Peterson, ScD, RD, Director of Public Health Nutrition
Harvard School of Public Health Harvard Prevention Research Center

Judy Phillips, Consulting Nutritionist
Au Bon Pain

Barbara Pickett, Arthritis Coordinator

Dr. Carol Podolsky, Public School Physician
Newton Health Dept

Michele Polacsek, Social Scientist
Maine Center for Public Health

William H Potts-Datema, MS, Director, Partnerships for Children's Health
Harvard Prevention Research Center

Roberta R. Friedman, Director of Education
Mass Public Health Association

James R. Giebfried, Community Health Initiative Coordinator
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI

Cheryl Rautio, EFNEP Program Liason
Windham County Extension Center

Claudia Raya, Nutrition Education Specialist
Mass Dept of Education, Nutrition Programs & Food Services

Fran Raymond, Staff Assistant
Office for Senator Lincoln Chafee

N. Burgess Record, ND, Practicing Internist & Medical Director
Western Maine Center for Heart Health

John A. Rich, MD, MPH, Medical Director
Boston Public Health Commission

Lisa Richards, MS, RD, Nutrition Services Manager
Bureau of Nutrition and Health Promotion

H. Burtt Richardson, MD, Chair, Board of Directors
Healthy Futures

Brenda Richardson, MD
Mass Medical Society

Dr. Anthony Robbins

Laurie Robinson, Regional Coordinator
US, DHHS, Office on Women's Health

Peter Roby, Director
Northeastern University Center for the Study of Sport in Society

Robin Rogers, Nurse Practitioner
Women & Infants Hospital, Family Van Program

Adria Rose, MD, MPH Candidate
Harvard School of Public Health

Betsy Rosenfeld, Acting Regional Health Administrator
US DHHS, US Public Health Service, Region 1, NE

Amy Rosenstein, Executive Director of NE Public Health and Managed Care Collaborative
Brandeis Univeristy

Sherrie Rouse, CPMP
Baystate Medical Center

Jonelle C. Rowe, MD, Sr. Advisor on Adolescent Health
US DHHS, Dept of Women's' Health

Fred Rusczick, Director of Public Health
New Hampshire Health Dept

Dr. Elizabeth Saich, Resident Intervention Medicine
Newton Dept Public Health

Margie Saidel, MPH, RD, Director of Food Services, Needham Public Schools, VP
MA School Fodd Service Association

Amy Sass, MD, Div. Adolescent Medicine Children's Hospital

Lon Sherman, MD, Health Care Provider Panel
Harvard School of Public Health

Florence Siedell, Consultant

Don Silva, Diabetes RN
North American Indian Center of Boston

Laura Simonds, MS Med, Executive Director
The Partnership to Promote Healthy Eating & Active Living

Ruth B. Smith, PhD, Director of Social Work
UMass Medical School

Kendrin Sonneville MS,RD,LDN, Nutritionist
Children's Hospital

JoAnne St. Pierre, Director of Gov't Relations and Advocacy, NH
American Cancer Society

Pamela Starcie-Reed, Deputy Director, NIH, DNRC
NIH, Division of Nutrition Reaserch Coordination

Jennifer Stark, Research Coordinator
UMass Medical School

Sylvia Stevens-Edouard, Director of Community Relations
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA

Susan A. Story, State Representative, District 66
State of Rhode Island

Roger Swartz, Bureau Director
Boston Public Health Commission

Donald R Swartz, Director of Maternal & Child Health

Christina Szoke, Law Student
Boston University

Cynthia Tackett, USDA Food & Nutrition Service
Public Affairs Office

William Taylor, MD, Associate Regional Administrator
Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Rep. Kathleen Teahan

Phaedra Thomas, Coordinator, Young Women's Resource Center
Children's Hospital

Marcia Thomas, MS, RD, LDN, MPH Candidate

Meredith L Tipton, PhD, MPH, Associate Dean for Community Programs
University of New England

Linda Tisch, Program Manager
Rhode Island Cancer Council

Sara Tourtellotte, Student
Eastern Connecticut State University

Jennifer Tremmel, MD,
HSPH, Dept of Epidemiology

Phil Troped, PhD, MS, Research Associate
Harvard Prevention Research Center

Stacey Tully, Presisdent
Cool Interaction

Elaine N Turner Rn, Cardiovascular Heart Project Coordinator
Day Kimball Hospital

Deborah Turner, RD, Registered Dietician
Pratt & Whiney

Karin Valentine Goins, Project Director
UMass Med School

Sandi Van Scoyoc, Executive Director
Healthy New Hampshire Foundation

Randy Vogenberg
Aon Consulting

Elizabeth M Walker, MS, Center Administrator
Harvard Prevention Research Center

William Waters, Jr. PhD, Deputy Director

Dr. Brooks Watts, MD, Corporate Medical Director
Gillette Medical Department

David Webber, Program Coordinator
MA Dept of Food & Agriculture

David S Weed, Psy.D, Director of Community-Clinical Services
Corrigan Mental Health Center

Marsha E Weiss, RN, MS, Director, Community Health
Lifespan Community Health

Charles Welch, MD, President of The Massachusetts Medical Society

Mary Jo White, Project Manager
UMass Medical School

Dennise Whitley, M.HM&P, Director of Advocacy & Health Initiatives
American Heart Association, NE

Jean L Wiecha, PhD, Deputy Director
Harvard Prevention Research Center

Cynthia Wilson, Executive Director
Mass School Food Service Association

Bert Yaffe, Chair, NECON
The Yaffe Foundation

Barry Zister, JD, MPH, Part-time Instructor in Public Health School

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