The Partnership for a Healthy Durham consists of four committees, each focusing on a different set of health priorities, and led by co-chairs. In 2015, the Partnership added a communications committee made of Partnership members and communications professionals. The purpose of the communications committee is to improve internal communications, external communications and branding of the Partnership.
Most committees meet monthly, and they each determine their own action plan, meeting schedule, leadership, and activities. The entire Partnership is invited to a meeting quarterly, which is an opportunity for networking, committee updates, and learning about community issues.
Leadership and Steering Committee
The current Steering Committee includes the committee chairs, the Partnership Co-Chairs, the Partnership coordinator, and the Director of the Durham County Department of Public Health.
Partnership Co-Chair – Kimberly Monroe, Duke University Health System
Partnership Co-Chair – Gina Upchurch, Senior PharmAssist
Partnership Coordinator – Marissa Mortiboy, Durham County Department of Public Health
Durham County Department of Public Health Director – Gayle Harris
- Kimberly Monroe, Duke University Health System
- Gina Upchurch, Senior PharmAssist
- Lloyd Schmeidler, City of Durham
- Angeloe Burch Sr., African American Dance Ensemble
- Melissa Black, Partnership for Seniors
- Jeff Quinn, Durham Connects
- Virginia Mitchell, Healing with CAARE, Inc.
- Michael Wilson, Community advocate and HIV/AIDS activist
- Jannah Bierens, Durham County Department of Public Health
- Kelly Warnock, Durham County Department of Public Health
- Wanda Boone, Durham T.R.Y.
- Cindy Haynes, Duke University Medical Center
The Partnership for a Healthy Durham currently benefits from the active participation of over 225 members, and 60 organizations. The committees of the Partnership are eager to involve anyone who is interested in improving the health of Durham communities.
- Access to Care – Angeloe Burch Sr. and Lloyd Schmeidler
- Communications– Melissa Black and Jeff Quinn
- Obesity and Chronic Illness – Kelly Warnock and Jannah Bierens
- HIV/STIs – Virginia Mitchell and Michael Wilson
- Substance Use/Mental Health – Wanda Boone and Cindy Haynes