This webinar provided an overview of the role of the CCC National Partners in providing technical assistance to comprehensive cancer coalitions. Presenters described the priorities of the CCC National Partners in the year ahead.
Karin Hohman, RN, MBA,
President, Strategic Health Concepts
Karin Hohman is President of Strategic Health Concepts, a national consulting company based in Denver Colorado.
Strategic Health Concepts (SHC) works with health related organizations at the national, state and local level to help them better achieve their mission. SHC has extensive experience and expertise in strategic planning, creating and maintaining partnerships, organizational and leadership development, and program planning, implementation and evaluation.
Karin received Bachelor of Science and Art Degrees in nursing, health promotion and physical education from Luther College in Decorah Iowa and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado.
Leslie Given, MPA
Co-owner and Vice President, Strategic Health Concepts
Leslie Given is co-owner and Vice President of Strategic Health Concepts, Inc. a national consulting company based in Atlanta, GA and Denver, CO.
Strategic Health Concepts (SHC) provides a variety of services to governmental, non-profit and for-profit organizations including strategic planning, organizational development, positioning and communication services, realistic and effective problem solving, special studies on specific health issues, and program planning, development and evaluation. SHC has worked with nearly all state and many tribe, territory and Pacific Island Jurisdiction health departments on their chronic disease program and coalition building efforts.
Prior to joining SHC in January 2007, Ms. Given was a Team Lead for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch in Atlanta, GA. Leslie has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a minor in Political Science and a Masters of Public Administration with a specialization in Health Administration from West Virginia University.
Ena Wanliss, MS
National Partnerhsip Project Lead
Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
Mrs. Wanliss serves as the National Partnership Project Lead in the Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch within the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at CDC. She is responsible for the administration of the national partnership activities and a liaison representative for the Division. Her 25 year professional and public health experience, including the private sector, has been dedicated to program efforts to address the cancer screening and educational needs of the medically underserved. Her federal career began with CDC in 2004 and since then has worked in varied roles within the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control programs: 1) The Office of the Director where she served as the Associate Director for the Office of Program Development and provided day to day management for the core team. 2) The Office of Colorectal Cancer Programs as the lead Program Consultant and served on the core team responsible for the management of the Colorectal Cancer Screening efforts, 3) The Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch where she served as the Program Consultant and technical advisor to several cooperative agreements and contracts with state department of health offices and national partners and 4) The Program Services Branch and served as the expert consultant on the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.
Prior to joining CDC Mrs. Wanliss was affiliated with the American Cancer Society, National Home Office for over nine years and during this time served in the capacity as the Nationwide Manager for the Breast Cancer Programs at the National Headquarters in Atlanta and the Assistant Director, Public Educations in the Eastern Division in New York. Before assuming this role she also held the position as the Program Director for the CDC funded Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program in Georgia Department of Health.
Tasha Moses, MPA
Director, Strategic Initiatives and Communications, C-Change
Mrs. Moses provides strategic oversight to C-Change’s Implementing a National Cancer Health Disparities Strategy and Comprehensive Cancer Control initiatives and ensures coordination of the organization’s communications across initiatives.
Prior to joining C-Change in 2006, Mrs. Moses worked in the health care sector at several organizations including Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, NY the William F. Ryan Community Health Center in New York City. Her roles varied and included operations management for an immunization mobile unit and Advice Nurse hotline, coordination and management of a Community Health Education and Awareness Program; hospital operations management, Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Organizations preparation and program management and administration for 16 government funded programs dealing with HIV/AIDS and STD prevention, community health education, and school-based health.
Mrs. Moses holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and Sociology with a minor in Philosophy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and a Masters of Public Administration Degree with a specialization in Health Policy and Management from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.
Lorrie Graaf, RN
Program Manager, Comprehensive Cancer Control, American Cancer Society, Inc.
Lorrie Graaf is the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Manager for the American Cancer Society. Lorrie has been with the Society for four years, and, prior to assuming her current position she was with the ACS Midwest Division where she served as the State Health Systems Account Representative for Iowa. Before joining ACS, Lorrie was employed as a Comprehensive Cancer Control Public Health Advisor for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. She has also served as a consultant for the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and as the Chief of the Bureau of Health Promotion and the Chronic Disease Director for the Iowa Department of Public Health. Lorrie attended Drake University and Iowa Methodist School of Nursing and is a licensed, registered nurse.