As Manager of MCN’s Health Network (HN), Ricardo Garay coordinates and presents on issues relating to continuity of care for mobile patients. This includes regular training, evaluation, and supervision of Health Network Associates along with the implementation of continuous improvement efforts with multiple stakeholders. During his years at MCN he has worked with different public health departments and other clinical agencies to promote health care justice around the world. Mr. Garay has been certified as a Community Health Worker Trainer by the state of Texas, serves as a translator for different legal agencies in Texas, and has served as treasurer on the board of Cooperation Texas. He has also been a presenter at the Migrant Stream Forums, World TB Day, Texas TB Controllers Meetings and many others. Mr. Garay has presented and facilitated training sessions on issues such as the Patient Centered Medical Home, Bridge Case Management on a Global Scale, Cultural Competency and Family Violence among others.
Kerry Brennan grew up in Bel Air, Maryland. She attended Salisbury University in Maryland and graduated with bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Studies and Spanish. As part of her Spanish degree, she spent a semester abroad in Cuenca, Ecuador where she lived with a host family and studied Spanish and environmental issues of the Andes. After graduation, Ms. Brennan interned at MCN’s Maryland office and in October of 2013, officially joined the Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) team.
Ms. Brennan’s work at MCN is focused on worker health and safety and environmental justice for migrant and immigrant populations. MCN’s Maryland office also works to integrate EOH into primary care through health center partnerships, clinician training, technical assistance, and resource distribution. Ms. Brennan has presented nationally on MCN's environmental and occupational health programs and has published an article examining farmworkers' roles in advocating for a strengthened Worker Protection Standard.
In addition to spending five months in Ecuador, Ms. Brennan has traveled to Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Peru. Outside of her work at MCN, Ms. Brennan’s passion lies in dance -- she teaches ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical at a dance studio in Salisbury, MD. Ms. Brennan also enjoys outdoor activities such as kayaking and going hiking with her German Shepherd, Rust.
I have been involved in public health since my first year in college, have travelled and worked extensively in Cental America, and have been a green builder for the past 20 years. Providing health oversight in the school setting is my new passion.
Epidemiologist at the University of Iowa.
Dr. Moore is a graduate of the University of California at San Francisco’s School of Medicine. He has a Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University in New York City. Dr. Moore completed his Family Medicine Residency Program at Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura, California in 1995. His clinical interests include: Pediatrics (including immunizations, childhood obesity and oral health), Women’s Health, Diabetes, and Public Health (including Tuberculosis). His administrative interests center on quality improvement, education of students in the health professions, and use of information technology in health care. Dr. Moore served as Medical Director of Clinic Ole for 14 years. He is now Chief Medical Officer at Partnership HealthPlan but continues to see patients at the Clinic on a limited basis.
Sara A. Quandt, PhD, is Professor of Epidemiology and Prevention at Wake Forest School of Medicine. She is also Associate Director of the Program in Community Engagement of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and serves as Associate Director of the Center for Worker Health. She received her PhD in anthropology with a minor in human nutrition from Michigan State University. Quandt’s research focuses on health disparities with rural and minority communities, with a concentration on occupational health and safety of immigrant workers. She has directed NIH- and NIOSH-funded CBPR studies with farmworkers and poultry processing workers. She currently directs a study of women and children in farmworker families designed to understand determinants of early childhood obesity, and she participates in the PACE study of pesticides and farmworkers, now in its 18th year. She is the author of over 300 journal articles and 25 book chapters. Quandt’s commitment to health research has been recognized by the National Rural Health Association (Outstanding Rural Health Research Award in 2007), the Washington Association of Practicing Anthropologists (2003 Praxis Award for excellence in applied anthropology), and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (2006 National Occupational Research Agenda Innovative Research Award for Worker Health and Safety.
Rubén O. Martinez is the Director of the nationally renowned Julían Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He is a nationally known scholar with expertise in the areas of higher education, race and ethnic relations, and diversity leadership. His research focuses on leadership and institutional change, education and ethnic minorities, youth development, and environmental justice. He is the editor of the Latinos in the United States book series with Michigan State University Press. He recently co-edited (with David J. Leon) the book, Latino College Presidents: In their own Words, in which selected Latinos and Latinas share personal insights and experiences on their pathways to their presidencies at colleges and universities in the U.S. Rubén Martinez has lectured widely across the country, including presentations at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavior Science at Stanford, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Colorado, and at many professional conferences. He has co-authored the books A Brief History of Cristo Rey Church in Lansing, MI, Chicanos in Higher Education and Diversity Leadership in Higher Education. He also edited the volume Latinos in the Midwest and is currently co-editing a volume on Occupational Health Disparities among Racial and Ethnic Minorities. He has served for many years on various university faculty senates and academic councils, and has made many far-reaching contributions to our nation’s higher education enterprise through his distinguished professional service as President of the Western Social Science Association, as member of the AASCU and ACE leadership institutes, as a consultant-evaluator with higher education accreditation associations, and as a member of the HACU-ETS Policy Fellowship Program. Rubén Martinez is widely recognized for his extensive scholarly achievements, his consulting work in higher education and community research projects, and his participation in high-profile projects sponsored by key entities such as the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Pfizer Foundation, the Anne E. Casey Foundation, and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. He is one of our nation’s leading sociologists of higher education, who is not only a prolific, creative, and influential scholar but also a deep and sophisticated thinker on the most vexing issues facing our communities and institutions of higher learning, including the issues of culture, identity, social justice, excellence, accountability, diversity, and leadership.
recent graduate of PSU with MSN degree in the FNP option. >10 yr history in public health working as a case manager for Home Nursing Agency
I graduated from Santa Clara University in Biology, University of California, San Francisco in Medicine. My residency training was in Redding, California, in Family Medicine. I have practiced in multiple Community Health Centers as well as Solo Practice, and currently work at Clinica Sierra Vista, an FQHC in Bakersfield California. I am also certified as an HIV Specialist, and provide the medical care for CSV's HIV and Infectious Disease Clinic, along with duties as Associate Medical Director.
I am a PhD candidate in geography at the University of Kentucky conducting research on the availability, provision, accessibility, and utilization of health care services by Haitian immigrant women in Immokalee, FL.