Advisory Group

Susan E. Bockrath, M.P.H., C.H.E.S.

Susan E. Bockrath, M.P.H., C.H.E.S., is the Executive Director of the Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors (NALHD) where she applies her experience in public health practice, project management, evaluation and adult education to amplifying local health departments’ efforts to make “the good life” a healthy one for all Nebraskans. NALHD leverages strategic and/or funding […]

Liza Corso, M.P.A.

Liza Corso, M.P.A., is Senior Advisor for Public Health Practice and Accreditation with the Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has more than 25 years of experience working in federal, national and local organizations. She has been involved in numerous public health infrastructure initiatives and has […]

Cory Fleming

Cory Fleming is a Senior Technical Specialist with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). She has written extensively about the use of data and technology for improved local government service delivery and performance measurement in various capacities. Among her responsibilities, Ms. Fleming works with ICMA’s Smart Communities Advisory Board, comprised of 25 ICMA members from […]

Peter L. Holtgrave, M.A., M.P.H.

Peter L. Holtgrave, M.A., M.P.H., is the Senior Director of Public Health Infrastructure and Systems at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), where he oversees the organization’s Performance Improvement, Workforce Development, and Health Equity and Social Justice portfolios. Mr. Holtgrave brings over 20 years of public health experience, including serving as […]

Jennifer C. Kertanis, M.P.H.

Jennifer C. Kertanis, M.P.H., is Director of Health for the Farmington Valley Health District. Ms. Kertanis was appointed Director of the Farmington Valley Health District in September 2012. The district serves a population of approximately 110,000 in ten towns west of Hartford, Connecticut. Ms. Kertanis has 30 years of public health experience serving in multiple […]

Jessica Solomon Fisher, M.C.P.

Jessica Solomon Fisher is the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) and Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI).  She joined the organization in December 2015 as the Chief Innovations Officer.  In her current role, she oversees PHNCI and other strategic initiatives, communications & public affairs and education/technical assistance […]

Shirley Orr, MHS, APRN, NEA-BC

Shirley Orr is a public health consultant and President of SOCO Consulting. Prior to establishing her consulting practice, she served in staff and leadership roles in local and state health departments in Kansas for over 25 years. Shirley’s consulting practice specializes in public health systems improvement through leadership development, attainment of national public health standards […]

Priscilla Barnes, Ph.D, M.P.H

Dr. Priscilla Barnes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Health Science at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington School of Public Health. Her work focuses on how partnership-related factors influence strategic health goals/priorities of public and private organizations. She applies partnership models in studying community and organizational networks. Priscilla examines factors leading to the […]