2020 MCH Workforce Development Virtual Grantee Meeting: "Building a Resilient MCH Workforce"

2020 MCH Workforce Development Virtual Grantee Meeting:


pdf File 2020 DMCHWD Virtual Grantee Meeting Agenda (196KB) [download]

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pdf File 2020 DMCHWD Virtual Grantee Meeting Slides (3,708KB) [download]

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern
Location: Virtual Zoom Platform

General Information

This annual meeting was an opportunity for Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD) grantees to convene around a cross-cutting topic of interest. The meeting was hosted by AUCD's Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC).


The meeting addressed the MCH Leadership Competency on self-reflection, specifically how to integrate strategies for resilience into grantees' programs. The meeting underscored the value of self-reflection towards achieving balance between personal and professional life, with special attention to how grantees apply self-reflection and resiliency during times of social inequities and the global pandemic.


We heard from a keynote speaker who shared cutting-edge information about how to identify and address clinician burnout. We also heard from three highlighted grantees who shared examples of compelling, innovative, and/or impactful work that was aligned with this year's MCH competency, self-reflection. Lastly, we engaged with two current trainees in a discussion on resiliency. All the speakers' contact information can be found in the slides.

The meeting agenda, slides, and transcript are found on the right. The meeting recordings, divided by session, are below:

  1. 2020 DMCHWD Virtual Grantee Meeting: MCHB Intro & Torey Mack, HRSA
  2. 2020 DMCHWD Virtual Grantee Meeting: Sheila Marcus, MC3
  3. 2020 DMCHWD Virtual Grantee Meeting: Catrina Waters, ASU MCH Pipeline
  4. 2020 DMCHWD Virtual Grantee Meeting: Whitney Terrill, MN LEND
  5. 2020 DMCHWD Virtual Grantee Meeting: National MCH Workforce Development Center Training

Featured Keynote Speaker!

Dr. Mack Headshot Torey Mack, MD

Deputy Associate Administrator for Bureau of Health Workforce
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Mack assumed the role of deputy associate administrator for the  Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) in January 2019. Prior to joining BHW, Dr. Mack served as Bureau Chief of Family Health for the Community Health Administration at the DC Department of Health. There, she worked to reduce health risks and promote health equity among DC's most vulnerable populations.

Though originally from Buffalo, NY, Dr. Mack earned her undergraduate from Howard University in 2002, where she also earned a medical degree in 2006. She went on to complete her residency at Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC in 2009.

A passionate physician and senior public health leader, Dr. Mack strives to improve health and well-being for those at greatest risk. Her diverse experience in academic medicine, clinical medicine, population health, and community engagement have led her to BHW, where she will continue working to optimize health outcomes for underserved populations.


Dr. Marcus headshot

Sheila Marcus, MD

Dr. Marcus is a Clinical Professor at the University of Michigan, Section Chief for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Co-Director of the Infant and Early Childhood Clinic (IECC) and director of the MC3 program. Her areas of interest include intergenerational transmission of illness, maternal child attachment and early risk factors for childhood psychiatric illness including presentation of autism in toddlers. Dr. Marcus is involved with children with complex illnesses including fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders and exposure to toxic stress including violence and poverty.

Catrina Waters headshotCatrina Waters, MS, MDiv

Catrina R. Waters is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. She has been married for 20 years this past August and is the mother of two incredible children, Noah and Noelle. Mrs. Waters is bi-vocational. For over 22 years, she has been impacting students' lives at Alabama State University, interested in working with women, children, and families. She serves on several boards and committees within the University and with external partners. Mrs. Waters is very active in the community affecting change and touching lives for the better. Her motto is, "If I Can Help Somebody As I Travel Along, Then My Living Shall Not Be In Vain."

Whitney Terrill's headshot

Whitney Terrill

Whitney supports Minnesotans living with disabilities access home and community based services through her role at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Disability Services Division Fiscal Policy Team. She is deeply interested in value and outcomes based payment design, and currently works on a legislatively mandated project to explore how Minnesota might pay for disability services in the future. Whitney hopes to use her LEND experience to advance self advocacy and social inclusion for people with disabilities in the US and in African countries, and to deepen her understanding of disability policy and studies. Her research and training experiences focus on interventions to support the success of transition-age youth with Autism, and understanding the extent Minnesota and other communities are truly integrated at every level, such as monitoring deinstitutionalization.

Rebecca Greenleaf's headshotRebecca Greenleaf, MPH

Rebecca Greenleaf currently serves as the Training Coordinator and Pipeline Team Lead for the National MCH Workforce Development Center. In this role, she collaborates with faculty and staff to develop curricula, craft online learning platforms, and create training and technical assistance resources to support MCH professionals nationwide.  Rebecca has served in various public health roles for more than 20 years.  She earned a master's degree from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor's degree from James Madison University.  Rebecca has worked for the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, North Carolina's Title V Program, the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, and the National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants.   

Dr. Welter's headshotChristina Welter, DrPH, MPH

Christina R. Welter, DrPH, MPH, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration, Director of the Doctorate in Public Health Leadership Program, and the Associate Director of the Policy, Practice and Prevention Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health (UIC SPH). As a nationally recognized policy practitioner, visionary leader, and practice-based researcher, Dr. Welter has over 20 years of experience helping organizations and their partners to create impactful and sustainable change. Her scholarship focuses on practice-led and authentic partnership applied research approaches that build capacity toward multi-level policy and systems transformation. 


Alicia Reynolds's headshotAlicia Reynolds, MPH

Alicia received her MPH from the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the Gillings School of Global Public Health in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in May. This year, she is enjoying working with other MCH trainees as a member of the Trainee Ambassador Group in various roles. Prior to earning her MPH, Alicia served as a team leader with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), where she worked in disaster relief and urban development in the Southeast. Her other experiences include interning at the New York State Department of Health in the Division of Family Health and contributing to Title V Needs Assessments. She wrote her master's thesis on the criminalization and victimization of Black girls within the United States public school system. She is currently looking for a position that aligns with her passion in health communications and promoting health justice for all, especially women and girls. 

Tina Herrera's headshotTina Herrera, MD

Maria Christina Herrera is an adolescent medicine fellow at CHOP and currently pursuing an MS in Health Policy at Penn through the T32 funded Academic General Pediatrics training program. Her present focus addresses the intersection of the HIV and SUD epidemics for teens and young adults. She is a board-certified pediatrician with interests in access to treatment and prevention initiatives for historically marginalized and disenfranchised groups, namely Black and Latinx youth. Christina contributed to healthcare and public health efforts during her domestic training in New York City, San Francisco, and with the Indian Health Service on the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Whiteriver, Arizona. She has also worked both clinically and in a research capacity globally in the Dominican Republic, Peru and Mexico all of which served to deepen her commitment to health equity and poverty alleviation.


Please contact Emma Fox at AUCD with any questions or requests for additional information.


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