Nishka Bommareddy – Public Health Project Coordinator

Nishka Bommareddy, MPH (she/her/hers) serves as a Public Health Project Coordinator for CityMatCH. She is also completing a three-year fellowship that started at the end of 2020 and is partnered with Saint Louis University, where she received her MPH with concentrations in Global Health and Maternal and Child Health. Nishka also has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from…

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Kiara Lyons – Public Health Project Coordinator

Kiara Lyons, Ph.D. (c), MPH, CPH (she/her/hers) serves as a Public Health Project Coordinator. She is the primary coordinator for the Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes, which is one of the three projects under the BEST Cities Initiative. Kiara joined CityMatCH in 2019 where she previously served as a Graduate Research Assistant.   She was awarded her MPH,…

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Ashleigh Sutphen – Public Health Project Coordinator

Ashleigh Sutphen, MPH (she/her/hers) serves as a Public Health Project Coordinator for CityMatCH. She first joined the team in 2019 as a Graduate Project Assistant and recently was awarded her MPH in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Ashleigh also has a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration, which serves as a strong foundation for her…

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DeAnna Young – Communications Project Coordinator

DeAnna Young (she/her/hers), serves as CityMatCH‘s Communications Project Coordinator.  Previously DeAnna was a Project Associate at CityMatCH, 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 CityMatCH team in 2018, bringing…

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Bibhusha Karki – Senior Public Health Project Coordinator

Bibhusha Karki, MDP (she/her/hers) serves as a Senior 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,…

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Divine Shelton – Senior Public Health Project Coordinator

Divine W. Shelton, MPA, MA (he/him/his) serves as a Senior Public Health Project Coordinator for CityMatCH.  This Omaha, Nebraska, native attended Creighton University receiving his Bachelor of Art in Philosophy. Divine went on to Saint Louis University where he earned a dual Masters in Public Administration and Political Science. While in St. Louis, Divine worked on retention programs to retain black…

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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 – Director of Programs

Jessica Ehule, MS, MSPH (she/her/hers) serves as CityMatCH‘s Director of Programs. Previously, Jessica held a Senior Public Health Project Coordinator role at CityMatCH where her primary project was 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….

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Kara Foster – Education & Training Manager

Kara Foster, 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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