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CVH Network Leadership Team

Your 2018 Leadership Team

You may reach out directly to any Leadership Team members with issues you would like to address or questions about this group.

Chair: Tara Trujillo (CO)

Chair Elect: Hannah Herold (WY),

Immediate Past Chair: Janice Gray (AK)


Crystelle Fogle (MT), Government Affairs Liaison

Rachael Austin (NY), At Large

Kristina Dawkins (MI), At Large

Cheryl Farmer (WA), At Large

Desiree Jonas (FL), At Large



Epidemiology and Evaluation Collaborative Leads: 
   Brittany Brown (UT)
   Liz Gebhart (NE)
   Paul Meddaugh (VT)

NACDD Diabetes Council Liaison:

    Sara Eve Sarliker (WA)

NACDD WISEWOMAN Council Liaison:
   Robin Roberts (MI)

Members of the Leadership Team contribute the following:

  • Represent state health departments to NACDD, CDC, and other partners;
  • Facilitate peer connections among staff working on cardiovascular disease interventions;
  • Set the priorities and best methods for providing support to all state health departments, such as recommending topics for webinars and Fireside Chats and helping to determine the most suitable means to disseminate information; and
  • Coordinate and integrate activities with other NACDD councils and committees.


What is the CVH Network Leadership Team?

NACDD manages the Cardiovascular Health Network, a national group of state health department program managers, staff, epidemiologists, and evaluators working to improve diagnosis and management of hypertension in their states.  The Network supports health departments in implementing population health improvement strategies in healthcare and community systems, work which is primarily associated with CDC's Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention-funded activities in the 1305 and 1422 grants. All 50 states funded through these grants participate in the CVH Network.

The CVH Network Leadership Team is a group of elected health department staff working in Domain 3, as well as appointed committee and council liaisons, who represent health departments to NACDD and CDC. The Leadership Team provides extensive input and feedback to NACDD on learning opportunities, the Off the Cuff newsletter, and other cardiovascular disease and Domain 3 technical assistance and training. The Leadership Team is a critical resource to NACDD. 


How Can I Provide Feedback or Suggestions to the Leadership Team?

States are welcome to contact any member of the Leadership Team to convey ideas, ask questions, and share feedback. The Chair and Chair Elect are always appropriate to contact and are well positioned to understand your needs and represent them to the group and to NACDD. You may also reach out directly to the NACDD consultants, MaryCatherine Jones ( and Miriam Patanian ( if you have suggestions about the Leadership Team and how we can improve opportunities for states to collaborate, exchange best practices, and share tools and resources. We would love to hear from you! 

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