New Mexico Department of Health
Deyonne Sandoval long served as the coordinator and communications lead for the NM EPHT where she was instrumental in initiating the state’s private well epidemiology program at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and in website and digital media development. In her role, she implemented many environmental health and climate and health campaigns. Sandoval has served in NMDOH in multiple disciplines including environmental and epidemiology applying her backgrounds in health, evaluation, and communications to lead initiatives and implement projects. She currently serves as the Director of Diabetes and Heart Health Section. Prior to serving in NMDOH, Sandoval worked in community-based health programs and in the media in various roles including journalism.
Kentucky Department for Public Health
Brittany Saltsman Bell is currently the program manager and an epidemiologist for the Environmental Public Health Tracking Program at the Kentucky Department for Public Health. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Socio-cultural Anthropology at the University of Louisville before earning an MPH degree in Epidemiology at the University of Louisville. Prior to joining the Environmental Public Health Tracking Program, she worked as an infectious disease epidemiologist with the Bullitt County Health Department for five years. Her professional interests include data-driven decision-making and policy development, infectious disease, and the geographic distribution of chronic and infectious diseases.
Michigan Environmental Public Health
Jill Maras is the program manager for the Michigan Environmental Public Health Tracking Program (MiTracking), funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She received her MPH from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and has been working for MiTracking since its inception in 2014. Although she loves her home state of Michigan, she can ramble on for hours about the joys of her years spent in her favorite city of New Orleans.
New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene
Matthew Montesano is a public health professional with 10 years of experience communicating public health data to make data easier to access, understand, and use. Matthew has worked at the city, state, and federal agencies to create visualizations, stories, and systems to share public health data – incorporating and synthesizing practices from health communications, data visualization, user experience design, and plain language to make informative, engaging, exciting, and successful data communication products. At the NYC Department of Mental Health and Hygiene, Matthew leads user research and content development for the Environment & Health Data Portal and leads public-facing visualization and development of COVID-19 data.