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NWCPHP Associate Director Named to Public Health Leadership Post

Luann D’Ambrosio, NWCPHP Associate Director, has been elected as an At-Large Member of the Executive Committee of the National Public Health Leadership Development Network (NLN).

Luann D’Ambrosio has been elected to the Executive Committee of the National Public Health Leadership Development Network (NLN).

May 4, 2012

Luann D’Ambrosio, NWCPHP Associate Director, has been elected as an At-Large Member of the Executive Committee of the National Public Health Leadership Development Network (NLN). The Network, a national consortium dedicated to advancing public health leadership, made the announcement at their annual conference in St. Louis, MO last week.

"It's a pleasure to be asked to serve," said D'Ambrosio. "These national collaborations are so important to support the ongoing growth and development of leadership activities."

The NLN was established to support the growth of and improve access to public health leadership institutes throughout the country. It also provides a formal means for expanding collaboration among academic and practice institute directors and coordinators, leadership institute alumni, and representatives of other federal, professional, and private organizations.

NWCPHP has a long history with NLN, especially since the launch of the Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute in 2003. The Leadership Institute is a 9-month program designed to train the next generation of public health leaders and is currently accepting applications for the next cohort, which runs from August 2012 to April 2013.

In addition to D’Ambrosio's role in the Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute, she manages NWCPHP’s operations, leads the evaluation activities, and represents NWCPHP on a number of national networks.

"Effective leadership in public health is a key concern," says D'Ambrosio. "These changing times require strong leaders and we need to make sure opportunities to learn about leadership skills are available for public health practice."

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