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To guide us in accomplishing our mandate, the SE & SW IPN elects a leadership board. Elections occur for one new officer each year, who then takes on a 3-year commitment and progresses from Member-at-Large to Vice President to President

2019-2021 Leadership
Chinyere Nwamuo, President
Georgia Department of Public Health
Chinyere's Bio

Chinyere Nwamuo is the CDC Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core SVIPP) Grant Manager at the Georgia Department of Public Health Injury Prevention Program. She directs the overall operation of the implementation, evaluation and dissemination of strategies that address injury and violence issues in the state including: child abuse and neglect, traumatic brain injury, motor vehicle crash injury and intimate partner/sexual violence. Chinyere received her MPH from Georgia State University with a concentration in Health Policy and Management and has additional educational training in Injury and Violence Prevention Policy, and Evaluation and Assessment Methods. In her role at DPH, she facilitates the convening of Injury and Violence Prevention partners to foster collaborative partnerships, research and programmatic efforts.

Sharon Nieb, Co-President
Emory Injury Control Research Center

Amy Bailey, Vice President
Texas Department of State Health Services

Ashley Bush, Member-At-Large
Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center

Rachel Wexler, Member-At-Large
New Mexico Department of Health
Rachel's Bio

Rachel Wexler manages the Office of Injury Prevention (OIP)for the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), she has been in that role since November of 2018. As the OIP Manager Rachel oversees an Epidemiologist Unit and a Prevention Program Unit and is responsible for all NMDOH Injury Prevention efforts. The Office of Injury Prevention consists of 5 prevention program areas and includes the NM Violent Death Reporting System and the NM Child Fatality Review Program.  Before joining the Office of Injury Prevention, Rachel spent 4.5 years working for the Department as a Health Promotion Coordinator, where she coordinated with NMDOH Programs and local communities to implement the Community Health Improvement Process at the local level.

Ingrid Bou-Saada, CORE SVIPP Grant Manager
North Carolina Division of Public Health
Ingrid's Bio

Ingrid Bou-Saada is an Injury Prevention Consultant at the North Carolina Division of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch where she manages the NC Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core SVIPP). She provides capacity building, resource development, and technical assistance and collaborates with partners for program and policy development to prevent violence, older adult falls, youth sports injuries/concussions, motor vehicle injury, and opioid overdose. She received her Master of Public Health degree in Maternal and Child Health from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and a Master of Arts in Anthropology from Texas A&M University.

Belinda-Rose Young, SE & SW IPN Coordinator
North Carolina Division of Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Injury Prevention Research Center
Belinda's Bio

Belinda Young is the Coordinator for the Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network. Prior to taking this position, Mrs. Young served in various national leadership positions, such as Board of Trustee for the Society for Public Health Education and chair of an American Public Health Association work group. She also co-directed a global, digital media campaign entitled I am Wo(man) with the United Nations Women. Her substantive interests include the prevention of gender-based violence and sex trafficking, and understanding perpetrator profiles. Mrs. Young is also interested in community-engaged research and research translation and has studied both concepts widely. She is very excited to serve in a role that marries her passion of engagement and injury prevention.