May 17, 2012
The North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness (NCCHW) welcomed its inaugural Advisory Committee Friday to the Wilma M. Sherrill Center. The meeting brought health leaders from across the state of North Carolina whose charge is to provide guidance and support for the NCCHW in the implementation of its work. The Center has asked the group to provide reaction and feedback of current and planned work, to generate ideas, identify opportunities and serve as champions for promoting the NCCHW across the state.
Members of the Committee were selected and appointed by the Chancellor. The Advisory Committee consists of members representing leadership in the fields of childhood, youth and young adult healthy weight, worksite health promotion and healthy aging. Committee members come from UNC Asheville, the local community, western North Carolina and the state of North Carolina. Members are appointed for a term of 2 or 3 years and will meet twice annually.
Advisory Committee Members
Luther Barnhardt, MD—Retired, Diagnostic Radiologist
Linda Barrett—Corporate and Community Heath, WakeMed Health & Hospitals
David Chenoweth, PhD—Director, Undergraduate Worksite Health Promotion-East Carolina University and Founder of Chenoweth & Associates
Sylvia Flack, PhD—Executive Director, Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities, Winston-Salem State University
Jeff Heck, MD—President and CEO, Mountain Area Health Education Center
Olson Huff, MD—Retired, Pediatrician
Suzanne Landis, MD—MAHEC Family Health Center
Sharon Morrissey, MD—Sr. Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, N.C. Community College System
Keith Ray, PhD—Chair, Health and Wellness Department-UNC Asheville
Mollie Scott, PharmD—Dean, Asheville Branch of Eshelman School of Pharmacy-UNC Asheville
Tiffany Shubert, PhD—Translational Scientist, UNC Institute on Aging-Center for Aging and Health
Tricia Willoughby—Executive Director, N.C. Business Committee for Education-Office of the Governor