Meet Our Staff

Who We Are

The CityMatCH team is composed of a talented and highly motivated group of professionals whose diverse educational and occupational backgrounds create a unique blend of skill sets and expertise. CityMatCH staff leverage their broad knowledge and experience to benefit CityMatCH’s member organizations and mission, and frequently organize as well as participate in national meetings, conferences, and collaboratives which strengthen the capacity of public health leaders nationwide.

 

Staff Directory

Marilyn Johnson – Director of Operations

Marilyn Johnson, MBA (she/her/hers) excels at leveraging her business…

Ellen Kerns – Assistant Professor

Ellen “El” Kerns (she/her/hers) joined CityMatCH in 2021 as…

Caitlin Ray – Grants Writer & Administrative Coordinator

Caitlin Ray (she/her/hers) joined CityMatCH in 2022 as the…

Chemyeeka Tumblin – Membership & Communications Coordinator

Chemyeeka Tumblin, MSPH, MMFT joined CityMatCH in 2021 and…

Nishka Bommareddy – Public Health Project Coordinator

Nishka Bommareddy, MPH (she/her/hers) serves as a Public Health…

Kiara Lyons – Public Health Project Coordinator

Kiara Lyons, Ph.D. (c), MPH, CPH (she/her/hers) serves as…

Ashleigh Sutphen – Public Health Project Coordinator

Ashleigh Sutphen, MPH (she/her/hers) serves as a Public Health Project Coordinator…

DeAnna Young – Communications Project Coordinator

DeAnna Young (she/her/hers), serves as CityMatCH‘s Communications Project Coordinator. …

Chad Abresch – Executive Director

Chad Abresch, PhD (he/him/his) has been with CityMatCH since 2002…

Jessica Ehule – Director of Programs

Jessica Ehule, MS, MSPH (she/her/hers) serves as CityMatCH‘s Director…

Kara Foster – Education & Training Manager

Kara Foster, MPH (she/her/hers) serves as CityMatCH’s Education &…

Carol Gilbert – Assistant Professor

Carol Gilbert, Ph.D., MS (she/her/hers) has been with CityMatCH…

Regan Johnson – Women’s Health Manager

Regan Johnson, MPH (she/her/hers) serves as CityMatCH‘s Women’s Health Manager.  Her…

Lynne Le – Inclusive Strategies Manager

Lynne Le, MPH (she/her/hers) serves as an Inclusive Strategies…

Denise Pecha – Deputy Executive Director

Denise Pecha, LCSW (she/her/hers) serves as CityMatCH‘s Deputy Executive…

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