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Tom Dennison | Faculty Director

Tom Dennison is a professor of practice in the department of public administration at the Maxwell School, director of the health services management and policy certificate program, and a senior research associate with the Center for Policy Research at Maxwell. He is also Chair of the Onondaga County Health Department Advisory Board. Tom earned his Bachelor’s degree in management from Syracuse University, a Master’s degree in hospital administration from George Washington University and a Doctorate in health planning and administration from Penn State University.

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Rebecca Bostwick | Managing Director

Rebecca Bostwick oversees the Center’s administrative and program operations, staff, and community partnerships. She has been at the University since 2005, previously serving as deputy director for SU’s Center for Health and Behavior. She has also worked for SUNY Upstate Medical University as the project director for the Commission for a Healthy Central New York, and for the Central New York Health Systems Agency. She is an active volunteer with the United Way of Central New York as a member of the Board of Directors. She earned her Master’s degree in public administration and a certificate in health services management and policy, both from the Maxwell School.

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Leah Moser |Assistant Program Director

Leah Moser manages the Healthy Monday Syracuse campaign on the Syracuse University campus and in the community. She has been with the Lerner Center since 2011 beginning as a Lerner Fellow. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in community, public and worksite health from Truman State University, and a Master’s degree in public health through the Central New York Master of Public Health program- a joint venture between Syracuse University and SUNY Upstate Medical University. She earned a certificate in health services management and policy from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. Leah is also a certified facilitator for the Diabetes Prevention Program with the Downtown Syracuse YMCA.

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Katie Wood | Lerner Fellow

Katie Wood is a second year MPH student from Guilderland, NY. She attended SUNY Oneonta where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Human Biology. She worked as an intern for SUNY Oneonta’s Health Education Office where she focused on campaigns and programming for sexual violence prevention in the college environment. In her first year at the Lerner center, she has had opportunities to work in the Near Westside of Syracuse and Madison County on important health initiatives and really enjoys the level of community and partner engagement she has experienced. She is excited to be a Lerner Fellow for a second year so she can gain even more knowledge in the field of public health as well as help people along the way.

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