DeAnna Young – Project Associate

DeAnna Young (she/her/hers), is CityMatCH‘s Project Associate, supporting staff and projects with their communication, content development and dissemination needs. In addition to providing logistical support to project meetings and trainings, DeAnna serves as key personnel for annual conference logistics. DeAnna joined the team in 2018, bringing with her a vast knowledge of administrative strategies, project documentation, and organizational problem-solving. …

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Bibhusha Karki – Public Health Project Coordinator

Bibhusha Karki, MDP (she/her/hers) serves as a Public Health Project Coordinator at CityMatCH. Bibhusha co-leads the National Stakeholder Group for the Elimination of Perinatal HIV, providing coordination and guidance to advancing the CDC’s priority actions toward achieving elimination.  She earned her Master’s in Development Practice in International Development and minor in Public Policy from Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University…

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Chad Abresch – Executive Director

Chad Abresch, PhD (he/him/his) has been with CityMatCH since 2002 and was appointed to the position of Executive Director in 2010. Under his leadership, the organization has been recipient of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s Director’s Award and the American Public Health Association’s Martha May Eliot Award for Effective Practice. Chad completed his PhD in public administration, where his…

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Jessica Ehule – Senior Public Health Project Coordinator

Jessica Ehule, MS, MSPH (she/her/hers) serves as a Senior Public Health Project Coordinator at CityMatCH. Her primary project is the Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes under the umbrella of the BEST Cities Initiative.  Jessica earned her Master of Science in Public Health from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. Prior to joining the team at CityMatCH, Jessica served…

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Kara Foster – Education & Training Manager

Kara Gehring, MPH (she/her/hers) serves as CityMatCH’s Education & Training Manager, with an emphasis on coordinating annual conference content and logistics. She joined CityMatCH in 2014 as the Project Coordinator for the Detroit Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes and the Community Adolescent Futures Initiatives (CAFI) project.  She also served as the lead coordinator for the Collective Impact Learning…

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Carol Gilbert – Senior Health Data Analyst

Carol Gilbert, MS, ABD (she/her/hers) has been with CityMatCH since 2004. She has a Masters in Applied Mathematical Statistics with additional coursework in Health Services Research, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Health Promotion from the University of Nebraska. She is currently working on a dissertation in the area of vital records data quality and an update or refresh of  the Perinatal Periods…

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Regan Johnson – Women’s Health Manager

Regan Johnson, MPH (she/her/hers) serves as CityMatCH‘s Women’s Health Manager.  Her primary focus is leading the Well Woman, Well Communities project and co-leading the portfolio of work addressing perinatal HIV transmission.  She also oversees the Women First reception at the annual CityMatCH conference.  She joined the organization in 2014 as a graduate assistant, leading the reconvening of the Select Panel on Preconception Health…

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Lynne Le – Senior Analyst & Coordinator

Lynne Le, MPH (she/her/hers) serves in both analyst and project coordinator capacities at CityMatCH. She was awarded her MPH with a concentration in Epidemiology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Before coming to CityMatCH, she worked with both the Douglas County Health Department (Omaha) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, where she focused on health…

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Denise Pecha – Director of Programs

Denise Pecha, LCSW (she/her/hers) serves as CityMatCH‘s Director of Programs, providing direction and oversight to the education and training programs at CityMatCH. Denise has a strong background in children’s welfare, most recently serving as the Director of Children’s Services at Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska. She is a gubernatorial appointee to the Nebraska Child Abuse Prevention Fund Board and a…

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Janet Rogers – Office Administrator

Janet Rogers (she/her/hers) joined the CityMatCH team in 1999, serving as the Office Administrator since 2002. She assures the smooth day-to-day functioning of the office, providing administrative leadership for the organization, and assisting with the administration and development of budgets for federal grants. She generates and maintains financial ledgers than enable CityMatCH to be wise and accountable stewards of…

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