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Tom Kane, JD MS MPH CPH - President

Tom is a former Federal civil servant and a former member of the Federal Senior Executive Service.  In addition to holding several law degrees, Tom has an epidemiology track MPH degree from the George Washington University and an MS degree in exercise science and health promotion from Pennsylvania Western University.  Tom is an active member of the American Public Health Association and holds elected positions with the APHA Physical Activity and Mental Health Sections, and is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine and is a member of the ACSM Strategic Health Initiative on Youth Sports & Health.

Sabrina Epou, MPH - Vice President

Sabrina completed her Master of Public Health degree at New York University with a concentration in global health. She has nearly 5 years of professional experience in the field of public health. She currently works as a program manager at the National Institute of Health (NIH) where she helps oversee a multi-million dollar NIH-funded training grant. She also supports in the efforts of portfolio analyses and evaluation in order to make data-driven decisions in the administration of the institute’s programs. Prior to joining NIH, Sabrina worked in a variety of settings including international global organizations such as UNICEF and at the state health department level. She has led various research projects ranging from immunization to maternal health equity. 

Kathleen Jaeger, JD RPh - Secretary

Kathleen has served in nonprofit leadership for 20 years. Her previous positions include Chief Executive Officer of two healthcare trade associations, Board of Director for a corporate health IT enterprise, President of two non-profit foundations, and Partner in two major national law firms. 

Over the years, Kathleen has served as the highly visible public face of accessible patient care, including testifying several times before Congress and engaging in numerous stakeholder forums from The White House to public conferences. She also served as the spokesperson before earned media, federal and state key constituencies, think tanks, and target audiences.

Before becoming a consultant and joining All Sober Foundation, Kathleen was the Senior Vice President of Health and Wellness Strategy, Policy, and Patient Advocacy at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS).  Kathleen’s leadership was instrumental in decisions by the White House, federal agencies and state government to make NACDS’ 40,000 community pharmacies a center piece of the nation’s COVID-19 response and recovery strategy.  Jaeger also served as President of the NACDS Foundation since 2011, transforming the entity into a research incubator for promising and sustainable innovative ways to care. 

Kathleen further served for six years on the Board of Directors for Surescripts LLC, a national for-profit health information technology company with over 20 billion transactions a year.  Kathleen also served as president and CEO of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association for eight years and a partner in two national law firms' food and drug practices, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, LLP, and McKenna & Cuneo, LLP. 

Erin Buchanan - Immediate Past President

Erin Buchanan works at the National Quality Forum in the Quality Measurement department. She obtained her MPH from GWU in 2014 and her BS in health science in 2012 from Towson University.  Erin has always had a passion for health and has pursued that not only in her career but in her free time as well. When she was younger, she committed time to volunteering with the health department and health related health organizations in Harford County, Maryland. 

Ayanna Woodberry - Affiliate Representative to the Governing Council (ARGC)

Ayanna N. Woodberry is a doctoral student in the Department of Biology at Howard University. Her research interests include various aspects of cancer biology, in which she hopes to use her findings to address cancer disparities using public health interventions. Ayanna holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Union University, a Master of Public Health from the University of South Carolina, and a Master of Science in Biology (with a concentration in Cancer Biology Prevention and Control) from the University of the District of Columbia-Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Partnership Program. She is recognized as a 2020-2021 Cancer Research Education Program Scholar through the Howard-Georgetown Collaborative Partnership in Cancer Research. She is a Certified Global Breast Health Educator through the Know Your Lemons Foundation, and she serves on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations. Furthermore, in 2021, Ayanna launched a new public health initiative called, “Moving from Surviving to Thriving”, which has served over 300 individuals in 12 states, Grenada, and Tanzania, though monthly educational sessions focused on a variety of health disparities, as well as through the distribution of medical equipment and supplies.

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DCPHA is dedicated to betterment of health in Washington, DC. This organization is comprised of public health practitioners throughout the region who are passionate about improving public health. 

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