alumni association

The school's alumni association was organized in 1997 and consists of an executive committee, a board, and alumni members. The full board meets at least twice a year, staying in touch during the year through conference calls and emails. Both the board and the executive committee are eager to have the association play a more vital and active role in the lives of school alumni.  The association has also launched efforts to develop, fully fund, and maintain an endowed alumni-sponsored scholarship for public health and tropical medicine students. Officers would love to hear more ideas from alumni about how they would like to see the alumni association continue the connection with the school after each student graduates.


TUSPHTM Alumni Fund

The Tulane Alumni Fund is one of the best ways to support the school and future public health scholars. Please visit the school's development page to learn more.


Alumni Association Board                Emeritus Alumni Board

Lisanne F. Brown, PhD
Stephanie A. Dopson, ScD, MPH, MSW
Bernard H. Eichold, II, MD, DrPH
Elisabeth A. Gleckler, DrPH
Sue Griffey, DrPH
Elaine Ricketts Hicks, MPH
Lori A. Hoepner, MPH
Sally T. Knight, DrPH
August S. Martin, Jr., MSPH
Ann B. Metzinger, DrPH
David J. Nimke, MPH
Erica J. Washington, MPH
NancyKay S. Wessman, MPH

Nicole A. Boyer, JD, MSPH
Apryl R. Brown, MD, MPH
Ann H. Byerly, MPH
Janet Guptill, MPH
Penny Jessop, MPH
Tonette Krousel-Wood, MD, MSPH
F. Brobson Lutz, MD, MPH
Madeline R. Vann, MPH
C. Alison Walker, MPH

LuAnn E. White, Interim Dean, PhD, DABT, ex-officio
Pierre Buekens, MD, PhD (on sabbatical)
Tatine M. Frater, ex-officio


Meet Your Alumni Board Executive Committee


Elaine Hicks, TUSPHTM Alumni President  

Elaine Ricketts Hicks, President

Elaine graduated in 1994 with a degree in health communications and education. Subsequent to her health education career at the Cook County (Illinois) Department of Public Health in suburban Chicago, she went to library school.  Now, she is a health sciences librarian at the Rudolph Mata Library at Tulane's School of Medicine.

Elisabeth Gleckler, TUSPHTM Alumni Vice President  

Elisabeth A. Gleckler, Vice President

Dr. Gleckler is a proud graduate hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area.  She is a clinical associate professor in Tulane's Bachelor of Science in Public Health's program, and also serves at the school's liaison to the Tulane Alumni Association board of directors.


NancyKay Wessman


NancyKay Wessman, Secretary

NancyKay, a 1989 graduate in health communications and education, left public service to work as a public health advocate, consultant, freelance reporter, and nonfiction writer. Her first book, You Can Fix The Fat From Childhood & Other Heart Disease Risks, Too, details lessons learned in the Bogalusa Heart Study.

Lori Hoepner  

Lori A. Hoepner, Immediate Past President

Lori is a 1995 Maternal and Child Health MPH graduate. She is the Deputy Director of Organizational and Analytical Data Management at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health and is pursuing her DrPH in Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. Although a native New Yorker, Lori left her heart in New Orleans and visits as often as possible.



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