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ABOUT US

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The Center for Public Health Innovation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving public health. We partner with public health organizations and professionals to achieve greater impact. CPHI has experience working with national, regional, state, and local public health professionals to improve systems, strengthen partnerships, and help tell a story with data. Our team of experts is committed to creating innovative and sustainable solutions to public health challenges.

OUR TEAM

Meet the dedicated team members at the Center for Public Health Innovation.

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MARCI SONTAG, PhD

Executive Director

Among Marci's passions are improving public health systems and she is currently focused on newborn screening, genetic services, and health information technology. Marci has a Master's degree in biostatistics and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Colorado. She brings knowledge and experience in epidemiology, data analysis, program development, facilitation, and program evaluation, just to name a few of her skills.

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YVONNE KELLAR-GUENTHER, PhD

Associate Director

Yvonne holds advanced degrees in Communication Theory and Interpersonal Communication. She used the resulting skills to teach and consult in the public health arena with the University of Colorado for almost two decades. She is an expert at helping public health stakeholders identify and clarify their goals, continually improve their programs, identify important measures, and make use of proven collaboration processes and skills.

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JOSHUA MILLER, MPH

Senior Public Health Analyst

A native of Colorado Springs, Joshua is a core member of our team at the Center for Public Health Innovation, applying his knowledge as an expert in bioinformatics to help client agencies better organize, analyze, and visualize their data. He previously worked in the Department of Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health, where he served as a Research Instructor.

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RHONDA WEST, MS

Associate Public Health Analyst

Rhonda is originally from Virginia, earning a biology degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She then joined the Virginia State Public Health Laboratory as an Informatics Scientist, serving as the manager of the Laboratory Information Management System and data analyst for the Newborn Screening Program. This job experience made her an excellent fit at CPHI, where newborn screening has been one of our greatest success stories.

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STACEY QUESADA, MPH

Senior Public Health Specialist

Stacey's expertise and passion lie in cultivating strong partnerships with communities and public health partners to facilitate collaborative needs assessments, action planning, program evaluations, and community engagement. Stacey has a Master's degree in public health with a concentration in community and behavioral health. She has experience organizing and engaging large, diverse groups of stakeholders to achieve public health goals.

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