TWS Community Advisory Board


Phase II Promotora Advisors

 Back row, left to right: L. Colina, D. Muñoz, M. Jimenez, M. Rodriguez, G. Alonso, J. Arnault
Front row, left to right: B. Cerro, F. Cervantes, E. Gaitan, M. Hernández, G. Peterson 

 We are grateful for the support and contributions of our Community Advisory Board members and their respective organizations and our Promotora Advisory Board. 


Community Advisory Board

The CAB members and the Promotora Advisors helped guide the unfolding of the TWS work. Together, the interdisciplinary, multicultural, bilingual CAB team provided invaluable insights and recommendations throughout every aspect of the NIMHD SBIR study (Phase I & II). 

The CAB team assisted in the planning activities, designing and testing the data collection instruments, as well as supporting study logistics and participant recruitment. They also helped interpret the findings and formulate recommendations and 'next steps.'

Settings Represented

Community-based organizations, federal community health centers, state health departments, public safety net providers, academic, and hospital-based programs. 

Phase I Promotora Community Advisory Board

We want to thank the 22 promotoras who served as members of our Community Advisory Board in Phase I and El Pueblo, Inc. for their support and coordination efforts.* 

 * Due to time constraints and considerations related to cultural and language differences, we convened 2 'CAB' meetings in the community, in Spanish, with the promotoras. The promotoras' input was summarized, translated into English, and shared with the other CAB and research team members. 

 Phase 2 Promotora Advisory Board
(in alphabetical order)

Griselda Alonso
Jesus Arnault
Balbina Cerro H.
Flor Cervantes
Lia Colina
Elsa Gaitan
Martha Hernández
Maria B. Jimenez
Dinora Muñoz
Guadalupe Peterson
Martha Rodriguez
Mary Rostro 

A Special Thank You!

 Piedmont Health Services, Inc., a local, non-profit organization in Carrboro, NC that operates 6 community health centers, hosted our Community Advisory Board meetings.  


CAB Members

 (in alphabetical order)

      * = Phase 1

       ** = Phase 2  

Alexis Amsterdam, MPH, CPM  *         

Women's Health Promotion, Chatham Hospital

Chatham, NC

Diane Berry, PhD, ANP-BC **

UNC-CH School of Nursing

Chapel Hill, NC


Tori Booker, MSW, MPH *                

Migrant Health Promotion   

Saline, MI and Weslaco, TX

Mary DeCoster, MLS, IBCLC, ICCE, MPH  *  **

Durham County Health Department

Durham, NC

Sandra Diehl, MPH **

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

NC Translational & Clinical Sciences Institute

Chapel Hill, NC 

                               Robert Donnan, BA* **                            

Donnan Enterprises, LTD.    

Carrboro, NC

Holly Ewell Lewis, MBA**

The Ewell Group

Chapel Hill, NC

Miriam Feliu, MS, PsyD, LMHC, BCIAC, BCPC **

Duke University

Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Durham, NC

Magdalena Fernandez, MPP  **

NC Community Health Center Association    

Morrisville, NC

Maria Fernandez, PhD * **

University of Texas, SPH

Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research

Houston, TX

Pamela Y. Frasier, PhD, MSPH *

UNC-CH Dept. of Family Medicine   

Chapel Hill, NC

Estevan Garcia, MD, MPA, FAAP* **  

Maimonides Medical Center

National Hispanic Medical Association   Washington, DC    

Alicia Gonzales, MSSW * **

National Center for Farmworker Health     

Buda, TX


Candace Kugel, MS, CRNP, CNM * **             

Migrant Clinicians Network    

Austin, TX


Merry-K Moos, FNP, FAAN, RN, MPH * **      

UNC-CH Department of Obstetrics, Div. of Mat. Fetal Medicine   

Chapel Hill, NC   

Belinda Pettiford, MPH * 

NC Dept. of Health & Human Services, DiPH, Women's Health Branch   

Raleigh, NC      

Colleen Reinert, MPH **

Migrant Health Promotion   

Saline, MI and Weslaco, TX

               Florence Siman, MPH *                  

El Pueblo, Inc.    

Raleigh, NC  

Maria Valentin-Welch, CNM, MPH **

NC Dept. of Health & Human Services, DPH, Women's Health Branch

Raleigh, NC

Sarah Verbiest, DrPH, MSW, MPH **

UNC Center for Maternal & Infant Health

Chapel Hill, NC

Marti Wolf, RN, MPH * **                    

NC Community Health Center Association   

Morrisville, NC