Center of Excellence in MCAH and LEAP Training Program Staff

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Jessica Ross, MPH

Assistant Director, Center of Excellence in MCAH

Jessica Ross administers and oversees all CoE activities including academic programs, workforce education, program evaluation, grant management and reporting, external communications, and professional development.


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Program Manager, MCAH

Center of Excellence in MCAH

MCAH LEAP Training Program

Tina Lu provides support with the Center of Excellence in MCAH activities, student support, and administrative tasks. Tina also manages the undergraduate Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Leadership, Education, and Advancement in Undergraduate Pathways (LEAP) Training Program, a federal MCHB training grant that provides hands-on academic and professional training opportunities to undergraduate students who identify with underrepresented communities and are interested in MCAH. Through her role, Tina serves as a liaison for the cascading mentorship program between Center of Excellence graduate student trainees and MCAH LEAP undergraduate trainees.


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Crystal Htwe 

Student Assistant,

Center of Excellence in MCAH

Crystal Htwe provides support for all of the Center of Excellence’s activities and administrative tasks. Crystal is currently a graduate student at the School of Public Health who is working on obtaining her 4+1 MPH in Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health. As a former Advanced LEAP Scholar and Peer Ambassador, Crystal has served the Center of Excellence in different capacities over the last two years.