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Board of Directors

Margaret A. Potter, MS, JD (Chair)
Associate Dean & Director, Center for Public Health Practice Graduate School of Public Health University of Pittsburgh

Lillian Shirley, RN, MPH, MPA (Vice-Chair)
Director, Multnomah County Health Department

Cheryl Juntunen, MS, RN (Secretary/Treasurer)
District Director (Retired), South Central District Health (Idaho)

Leah M. Devlin, DDS, MPH
North Carolina State Health Director
Director, North Carolina Division of Public Health

Cleveland Grady, Jr., MBA
Regional Immunization Sales Director, Western PA GlaxoSmithKline

Joan Miles, JD
Director, Montana Department of Health & Human Services State Health Official

Tom Mosgaller
Director of Change Management/NIATx
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Hans Schmalzried, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Public Health
Bowling Green State University

Harvey Wallace, Ph.D.
Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
Northern Michigan University


Maggie Potter is Associate Dean for Practice and Director of the Center for Public Health Practice, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health. Her primary interest – expressed in policy research, in teaching, in service, and in university administration – is to engage academic public health in improving the health of populations.

As a health policy analyst in the late 1980s and early 1990s, she focused on the problem of populations without access to health insurance, particularly those living in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Since then, she has addressed this problem by supporting students of health and health-related professions who wish to serve the underserved. Ms. Potter is a founding Advisory Board member of the Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program, and has led the Center for Public Health Practice in the support of internships for work with the homeless and other populations disenfranchised from the health care system. The Center sponsors the annual Catherine Cartier Ulrich Award to recognize outstanding service to the underserved among master’s and doctoral students of GSPH. Her contributions to academic public health practice and to the continuing education of public health professionals were recognized in the past year through an invited five-month fellowship as CDC Visiting Scholar in Extramural Prevention Research at the Public Health Practice Program Office of the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. There, she developed and contributes to several ongoing research projects designed to encourage high standards for and academic recognition of community-based participatory-action research. Pursuing these projects, she is currently a consultant to CDC’s Office of Science and Extramural Prevention Research.

Now returned to the Graduate School of Public Health, she serves as director of the Capstone Course, the final integrative course in the school’s core curriculum, which received the 2001 Curriculum Innovation Award from the Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health. She is also principal investigator for the school’s two public health training centers with current federal grants totaling $2.6 million. Her research and teaching are concentrated in public health law and its relevance to the public health infrastructure at the national, state, and local levels. She contributes to the development of policies and programs within the university that support students’ and faculty members’ participation in population-based health practice.


Lillian Shirley provides public health leadership in collaboration with community partners to address the county’s health needs, and offers health policy leadership on both a county and state level. Early in her career, Ms. Shirley served as the executive director for Medical Aid for Indochina, a non-profit medical relief organization. Following completion of her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Ms. Shirley worked for the City of Boston Division of Public Health. Shirley served as Director of Joint Maternity Programs for Boston University Medical Center and the City of Boston’s Department of Health and Hospitals. As Director of Public Health, Ms. Shirley was responsible for all preventive and community-based health services. After participating in the merger of Boston’s public hospital with Boston University’s medical center, Ms. Shirley became the interim Commissioner of the newly formed Boston Public Health Commission. In this role, she had executive responsibility for the establishment, design, and organization of the new public health authority in Boston. Shirley received a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Boston University School of Medicine and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Community and professional activities include, member of the Board of CareOregon, the Managed Care Medicaid Plan for Oregon, Community Health Partnerships, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), Center for Women’s Health, Oregon Health & Science University, Public Health Foundation, OHSU School of Medicine Dept of Community Medicine Adjunct Faculty and OHSU School of Nursing, Adjunct Faculty.


Cheryl Juntunen retired in June 2007 after serving as the District Director for South Central District Health (Idaho) since 1991 and previously as the agency’s Director of Physical Health Services. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Dakota and Master's of Science in Nursing from Idaho State University. She is a graduate of the Public Health Leadership Institute.

Ms. Juntunen currently serves on the Northwest Collaborative for Workforce Development as Idaho’s representative, on the CityMatCH Board of Directors as NACCHO’s representative, the Idaho Perinatal Advisory Committee, the Idaho Rural Health Education Center Board of Directors and the Minidoka Memorial Hospital Board. She previously served on the NACCHO Board and chaired its Community Health and Prevention Committee.

Ms. Juntunen is the recipient of the Idaho Public Health Association Outstanding Professional Award and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nurses’ Community Service Award. She and her husband share two grown children and a love of canoeing.


Leah Devlin is state health director for North Carolina, and also serves as director of the Division of Public Health. She led the state’s public health efforts during the anthrax scare of 2001, and also spearheaded the state’s response to the West Nile virus outbreak. Devlin joined state public health as deputy director in 1996. She served for ten years as Wake County health director and began her career as a public health dentist. Devlin holds an undergraduate degree, a master’s in public health and a dental degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Additionally, the State Health Director, Dr. Leah Devlin formerly served as the Chronic Disease Director for North Carolina and is very knowledgeable about and supportive of current chronic disease prevention and control issues. In 2005, she supported further integration of chronic disease by transitioning the State Center for Health Statistics, and the Asthma and Healthy Carolinians Programs into the Chronic Disease Section. Chronic Disease and Health Disparities are 2 of the Division’s 5 priority areas and feature prominently in the Division’s Public Health Improvement Plan.  

Dr. Leah Devlin received her dental degree and masters degree in public health administration at the University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus. At UNC she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and the School of Public Health's honor society.


Dr. Devlin began her professional career at the Wake County Department of Health as a dentist in 1979. In 1986 she became Director of the Wake County Department of Health serving for ten years. After five years with the State Division of Public Health, Dr Devlin is now serving as State Health Director and Director of the Division of Public Health.


Cleveland Grady, Jr. became a Director of Immunization Sales for the Vaccines Division of GlaxoSmithKline late 2006. Just prior, he held a senior marketing position with responsibility for the commercialization of PEDIARIX - a modern combination vaccine. Both roles have created opportunities to champion initiatives that improve the quality of childhood and adult immunization amongst public and private stakeholders.

In 2005, Mr. Grady was responsible for coordinating the commercial introduction of BOOSTRIX, an adolescent booster vaccination. In this role, he was responsible for working with key adolescent health stakeholders to drive a sense of urgency around protecting this population against a re-emerging vaccine preventable disease.

Prior to his work with GlaxoSmithKline, Mr. Grady was a Business Manager with PPG Industries, Inc. He holds a Masters of Business Administration (with honors) from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business, and attained Certified Public Accountant certification in 1995.


Joan Miles
Joan Miles was appointed by Governor Brian Schweitzer in September 2005 to oversee the Department of Public Health and Human Services and its 3,000 employees, 2,500 contracts, 5 state institutions and 150 major programs. DPHHS is the largest agency of state government in Montana, with a biennial budget of approximately $4 billion.

Prior to her appointment, Miles served for 18 years in the Lewis and Clark City-County Health Department in Helena, the last 11 as director of the department. Earlier in her career, she worked as a law clerk for the Montana Supreme Court and served two terms in the Montana Legislature as a representative of central Helena.

Miles has a bachelor's degree in medical technology from State University of New York at Albany, a master's degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana in Missoula, and a law degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. She is licensed to practice law in Montana and California.

Prior to this Cabinet appointment, Miles served for several years on Montana’s Public Health Improvement Task Force and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Advisory Council. She was also past chair of the Tobacco and Chronic Disease Advisory Committee for the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) and currently works with several Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) policy committees. Miles is a faculty member for Montana’s annual Summer Public Health Institute (Public Health Law and Policy Class) and is a frequent presenter on topics such as legal roles and responsibilities of local boards of health, tobacco control policy, and legal issues pertaining to isolation and quarantine. In 2003, Miles received distinguished service awards from both the Montana Public Health Association and the Montana Environmental Health Association.

When not in her office on the Capitol complex, you will find her hiking in the mountains or fly fishing on Montana’s rivers.


Tom Mosgaller has over 25 years of experience in organizational and community development as a manager, teacher, and consultant to the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Tom’s passion lies in assisting communities, organizations and individuals to come together to create great places to work, learn, and grow.

Mr. Mosgaller served as the City of Madison’s Director of Organizational Development and Training for thirteen years. During his tenure, the City of Madison’s Quality Management work received worldwide recognition as a pioneering effort and was recognized by the American Society for Quality. In 2000 he was recruited to join Marshall Erdman & Associates as Vice President of Organizational Development and Human Resources. At Erdman he provided leadership for human resources, quality management, organizational development and corporate training and development.

In 2006 Tom joined the staff of NIATx (The Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment Services) in the School of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin as Director of Change Management. The staff of NIATx works to improve the delivery of community based health services including drug/alcohol treatment, mental health, and other related services.

He is past President and Chairman of the Board of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and has served as a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner and Judge for the Wisconsin Forward Award. In addition Tom has served as adjunct faculty for the University of Wisconsin School of Business - Management Institute, Northwestern University’s Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute, and the McLaren School of Business of the University of San Francisco.

Tom began his career as a community organizer with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) Saul Alinsky Institute where he worked with local communities in building broad based citizen organizations in both urban and rural areas of the U.S. This experience, combined with his private and public sector leadership experience and academic credentials, make Tom Mosgaller uniquely qualified to address issues of organizational change.

Mr. Mosgaller has a master’s degree from Notre Dame School of Business specializing in the area of human and process management along with a Certificate in Strategic Human Resource Management from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). His undergraduate degree is from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Tom is an avid recreational athlete and conservationist focused on sustainable forestry. He has been married for 27 years and has two children.


Dr. Hans Schmalzried received his Bachelor of Education from the University of Toledo in 1978. He received a Masters Degree of Science and Education in Public Health in 1982. Dr. Schmalzried earned his doctoral degree in public health administration from the University of Toledo in 1990. He is a 1996 – 1997 graduate of the Centers for Disease Control and University of California Public Health Leadership Institute.

Dr. Schmalzried was recently appointed as a full-time Associate Professor of Public Health at Bowling Green State University. For the past 19 years, he served concurrently as Health Commissioner for two county health districts (Fulton County and Henry County, Ohio). While there, he led a staff of more than 90 providing both traditional public health services and innovative programs including Home Health, Hospice, a regional dental center, and a mobile migrant medical services project. Between the two health districts he managed an annual budget worth over six million dollars. Prior to being a health commissioner, he spent seven years with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA), at first as an Environmental Scientist and then as a Certified Environmental Engineer.

Dr. Schmalzried had an appointment as part-time Assistant Professor of Public Health at Bowling Green State University since 1997. In that capacity he taught classes for the Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health Master of Public Health Degree Program. He also holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment with the Medical University of Ohio School of Nursing.

For the past seven years he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Henry County Hospital Board. He also served as chairman of the same hospital’s strategic planning committee. He was elected and served as a board of director for the Association of Ohio Health Commissioners.

He is a member of the American Public Health Association and National Association of City and County Health Officials. He has been a Registered Sanitarian in the State of Ohio for over 20 years.


Harvey Wallace, PhD, joined the faculty of Northern Michigan University as a professor of school and community health in August 1978. He was appointed Interim Department Head in 1999 and Department Head in 2000. In 2002, Dr. Wallace was recognized by the university with the Distinguished Faculty Award for his service to his profession.

In 1987, Dr. Wallace was appointed to the Marquette County Board of Health and has continued to this day. As a member of his local board of health, other opportunities to serve local public health soon appeared. Dr. Wallace was elected in 1995 to the board of directors of the National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH) and served as its president in 2001. He was elected to serve as president of the Michigan Association for Local Public Health (MALPH) in 2003 and continues as a member of its executive committee.

Dr. Wallace was elected commissioner to the Marquette County Board of Commissioners in 1999 and continues to serve as an elected official.

As a representative of NALBOH, Dr. Wallace has participated in the development of several important public health documents including the following: the National Public Performance Standards – Governance Tool (CDC-PHPPO); Healthy People 2010 Oral Health Toolkit (NICDR); Framework for Community Oral Health Programs (ASTDD); and the Operational Definition of a Functional Local Health Department (NACCHO). Dr. Wallace is a member of the Exploring Accreditation Steering Committee, which will prepare a model for a voluntary accreditation system of state and local public health departments (NACCHO/ASTHO). He has been a member of the Michigan Local Public Health Accreditation Commission since its inception in 1999.

Dr. Wallace is the recipient of the Victor M. Hawthorne New Investigator Research Grant Award in Health Promotion, the NALBOH 2001 Leadership Award, the Michigan Public Health Association 2002 Public Service Award, the CDC/Public Health Practice Program Office 2002 Exemplary Service Award, and the MALPH 2004 President's Award.


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