Dr. Mills is a Maine native who was raised in Farmington, graduated from Mt. Blue High School, Bowdoin College, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles Pediatric Internship and Residency Program, and the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a board-certified pediatrician who practiced as a hospitalist in Los Angeles (two years) and in a pediatric practice in her hometown of Farmington (four years). She also practiced medicine in several rural international locations, including Tanzania... Read More
Pamela Bruno, MPH, is an evaluator for the SNAP-Ed program. Prior to coming to UNE, Pamela was the principal of her public health consulting business for 12 years, providing evaluation and strategic planning consultation for numerous public health agencies. Pamela has worked as lead evaluator for several Maine public health programs, including the former Maine Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Healthy Weight Program where she lead evaluation efforts for the SNAP-Ed... Read More
Research and Analysis
Mr. Cattabriga has over 25 years experience in Information Technology and Data-driven Solutions. His expertise in Project Management, Data Warehouse & Application Development, and Informatics has delivered solutions ranging from a Medical Claims Data Warehouse, Web-based Claims Analysis application, to automated process control equipment.
Gary received his B.S. in Physics from Cornell University. His positions have included: Software and Hardware Engineer for several engineering firms, President of his own technology consulting company, Director of IT for Fresh Samantha,... Read More
Data Quality Management
Big Data Analysis
Data Warehouse design and development
Anne-Marie is a registered dietitian with over 25 years of experience in the field of nutrition and health promotion. She has worked in a wide variety of settings including education, corporate for profit, retail, non-profit and healthcare. She most recently served as the wellness director for the Casco Bay YMCA and as a school health coordinator in RSU No. 5 (Durham-Freeport-Pownal). Prior to these roles, Anne-Marie was employed by the University of Southern Maine (USM) Muskie School of Public Service as... Read More
Foods & Nutrition
Joan Ingram is the Program Manager for the Maine SNAP-Ed Program. Prior to coming to UNE, Ingram served as the Healthy Maine Partnership director for Healthy Portland at the City of Portland, Public Health Division where her work focused on nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention using policy, systems and environmental strategies as well as direct services and educational programs.
She has experience managing state and federal funds, collaborating closely with... Read More
Karen O'Rourke is the Deputy Director for Program Development at UNE's Center for Community and Public Health on the Portland campus. Karen coordinates the Maine-Harvard Prevention Research Center (MHPRC), an obesity related research and research translation program in partnership with the Harvard Prevention Research Center and the state health department. She also works on several other initiatives of the Center for Community and Public Health.
Karen is also an adjunct professor and Outreach Coordinator for the Graduate Programs in Public Health where she works with MPH students to identify field placement opportunities.
Prior to... Read More
Public Health Policy
Public Health Systems
Currently, Leslie is the SNAP-Ed Obesity Prevention Coordinator within the School of Community and Population Health. Her work on the SNAP-Ed grant includes overseeing the training and implementation of policy, systems, and environmental related to nutrition for low-income families in Maine. In addition, Leslie assists in coordinating the social marketing initiatives of the grant including both print and online marketing. She is responsible for exploring and implementing new technology strategies to streamline processes for communication, data... Read More
Foods & Nutrition
Community Nutrition Education
Food Assistance Programs
MHS 1999 Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health
BA 1995 Brown University
Research Associate - Center for Health Policy, Planning and Research,University of New England, 2008-present
Director of Planning & Special Projects - Central Peninsula Health Centers, Inc, 2005-2008
Senior Research Program Manager-Supervisor - Center for General Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins... Read More
Kira Rodriguez joined the CHPPR team in December
2008. Her primary responsibilities have included managing a Robert Wood Johnson funded Vermont Health Reform evaluation and providing technical assistance to a Rural Health Network in Hancock County made
Lu’Ann provides finance support on pre- and post-award functions for all federal, state and private grants/contracts under the School of Community and Population Health. Administratively, she coordinates and oversees the department operations.
She joined UNE in 2006 bringing with her 15 years of extensive state and federal tax knowledge in all aspects of the accounting functions for individuals and small corporations. She started her career with a local CPA firm before establishing her own accounting company focusing on assisting individuals... Read More
financial reporting and analysis
federal and state compliance
analytical and problem-solving