NACCHO, NCSD Announce DIS Scholarship Winners

Aug 18, 2020 | Kat Kelley

Once again, NACCHO and the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) have partnered to provide scholarships for disease intervention specialists (DIS) to attend STD Engage in December. Since this year’s conference is virtual, NACCHO is thrilled to be able to extend so many scholarships to DIS from local health departments. Stay tuned for all the ways that you will be able to learn about their experiences in December!

Please join us in congratulating the LHD DIS scholarship recipients:

  • Veronica Cervantes, Kern County, CA
  • Cynthia Coutee, Solano County, CA
  • Wendell Patterson, Pee Dee Health Region, Sumpter, SC
  • Feliece Carabello, Lake County, IL
  • Jennifer Bowers, Southern Nevada Health District, NV
  • John Paul Builes, Palm Beach County, FL
  • Herman Jones-El, Washington, DC
  • Letitia Delgado, Region 11 (Southern Texas), TX
  • Jonathan Grammatico, Stanislaus County, CA
  • Odessa Lynea Ammons, Manatee County, FL
  • Anitra Pate, Chatham County, GA (Coastal Health District)
  • Kat Adams, Henrico County Health Department, VA
  • Kianda Simmons, Kansas City, MO
  • Marissa Leahy, Philadelphia, PA

Below are the state DIS that were awarded scholarships by NCSD:

  • Sherry Akhimie, Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Travis Eckman-Rocha, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Rachel Hutton, Florida Department of Health
  • Lisa Johnson-Brown, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • Juan Torres, New York State Department of Health – Western Regional Buffalo Office
  • Allison Wallen, Florida Department of Health
  • LaToya Wingate, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services – Region II
  • Candice York, Mississippi State Department of Health

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