Coffee & Convos

Coffee & Convos is the Dornsife School of Public Health’s networking event series. Public health professionals and alumni are invited to share information about their Organization, reflect on professional experiences, or discuss employment opportunities with students. Students benefit from this opportunity to network with alumni and public health professionals, and explore work environments, industries, and public health career paths over coffee.


Upcoming Speaker

Please check back in the winter quarter for future speakers.


Past Speakers

Did you miss a Coffee & Convos, but want to connect with an organization or speaker? See below for a list of past guests. Please contact Michelle Quigley or Tariem Burroughs if you would like to contact a former speaker.

Past Presenters 2022-2023

  • Steve Preston
    Chief Program Officer and Interim Chief Operating Officer, Share Food Program
  • Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake
    President, Independence Blue Cross Foundation, and Vice President of Community Affairs, Independence Blue Cross ID Care PA
Past Presenters 2021-2022

  • Najah Doka, MD, MPH
    Medical Director, Tender Grassroots and Infectious Disease Specialist, ID Care PA
  • Halima Doka, MPH
    Operations Manager, Tender Grassroots and Regulatory Specialist, Technical Resources International, Inc.
  • Rachael Oyewole
    LT, Consumer Safety Officer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs
  • Zohaib Ishaq, MPH, MLS(ASCP)
    LT, Consumer Safety Officer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs
  • Domenic D’Alessandro, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, CDCES
    LT, Regulatory Review Officer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Prescription Drug Promotion
  • David Wierz
    Principal – Health Sciences, Exponent
  • Anam Khan, PhD
    Scientist, Exponent
  • Nnaemeka Odo, MB, BS, MPH, PhD
    Senior Scientist, Exponent
  • Scarlett Bellamy, ScD
    Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Unit, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health
    View the recording.
  • Sabrina Charles, MPH ’18
    Project Manager, U.S. Public Health Accompaniment Unit, Partners In Health
  • Briana Guillory, MPH ’20
    Study Manager, Center for Observational and Real-World Evidence, MERCK
  • Brittany Benson, PHR
    Talent Strategist Partner / Talent Acquisition, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Research Institute
    View the presentation.
  • Breauna Branch, MPH ’20
    Mathematical Statistician, USDA-FSIS
  • Pamela Armstrong
    Senior Business Administrator II / Talent Acquisition Manager, Cardno ChemRisk
  • Matthew Phillips
    Associate Director, Project Management, Merck
    View the presentation.
  • Claire Fox
    Senior Study Manager, Center for Observational and Real World Evidence, Merck
  • Alexandria Kachurak
    Study Manager, Center for Observational and Real-World Evidence (CORE), Merck
Past Presenters 2020-2021

  • Karen Michael, PhD, MPH ’11
    Industrial Hygienist, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (WSDLI)
  • Wendy L. Bowe, MPA
    Management Analyst, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (WSDLI)
  • Venetia Runnion, MS CIH, CSP, IH
    Compliance Manager, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (WSDLI)
  • Barbara Bungy, MPH ’07, MBA ’15, MCHES
    Deputy Director, Education Plus Health (EPH)
  • Brian Zepka, MPH
    Senior Project Manager, Research & Evaluation Group at Public Health Management Corporation
  • Brittany Chambers, MPH ’14
    Associate Director of Education, Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)
  • Vishakha Hariawala, BS ’18
    PPO Project Implementation Specialist, Hill Physicians Medical Group
  • Angelique Hrycko, MPH ’12
    Process Manager, Strategic Access Transformation, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Tierra Pritchett, Ed.D.
    Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Health Partners Plan
Past Presenters 2019-2020

  • Kathryn McNamara, MPH ’16
    Environmental Health Officer, United States Public Health Service
  • Stacy Terrell
    Diversity & Inclusion Manager, USAID’s Global Health Technical Professionals (GHTP) program
  • Dan Muldoon
    Director, Division of Data Analytics, Policy and Programs Group at CMMI
  • Keshia Maughn, MPH ’11
    Lead Data Scientist, MMIT
  • Carol Fullerton, Ph.D.
    Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, & Scientific Director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
  • Holly Herberman Mash, Ph.D.
    Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University
  • Ryan Coffman, MPH, CHES, CTTS-M
    Tobacco Policy and Control Program Manager, Philadelphia Department of Public Health
  • Tori Kontor, MPH ’18
    Innovation Consultant, Independence Blue Cross (IBX)
  • Signe Espinoza, MPH ’19
    Director of Policy, Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates