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Deanna Wathington, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
dwathing@health.usf.edu
Deanna Wathington, MD, MPH, FAAFP joined the College of Public Health family in 2007. In addition to her current post as Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community and Family Health, a public health practitioner and a board certified family physician.

Prior to joining the COPH, Dr. Wathington served as Director of Minority Health for the Florida Department of Health and as the Associate Dean for Academic Enrichment at the USF College of Medicine.

Dr. Wathington earned her doctorate of medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, her master's degree in public health from Temple University, and her baccalaureate in Zoology and Physiology from Rutgers, The State University. She completed her residency in family medicine at the Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida and was selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2003. Her research interests include women's health, health disparities, family violence and diversity in the health professions.

In her down time, you are apt to catch her at one of her daughters' orchestra events or beaming about her son and new-daughter-in law. She also enjoys ballet, reading, and music.

Rita DeBate, PhD, MPH

Professor, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs
rdebate@health.usf.edu
Dr. Rita DeBate is a Professor in the Department of Community and Family Health at the University of South Florida, College of Public Health. Dr. DeBate’s research interests include adolescent health, positive youth development, women’s health, and secondary prevention of eating disorders.

Kate Wolfe-Quintero, PhD

Associate Professor and Director, Student Affairs
kwolfequ@health.usf.edu
Dr. Wolfe-Quintero is Director of Student Affairs for the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Health. Dr. Wolfe-Quintero provides courses, programs, and workshops designed to meet the scientific and professional communication needs of faculty, students, and staff in the College of Public Health.

David Hogeboom, MSPH

Statistical Data Analyst
Data Manager, Assessment and Reporting, COPH Catalog

hogeboom@health.usf.edu
In 1996 David left his job as a computer consultant at the University of Michigan and moved to Tampa where he was hired by USF's College of Public Health. While at USF David has worked as a network administrator, data manager, and researcher. He earned a Master's of Science in Public Health in 2007 and has co-authored articles on topics such as assessing children's physical activity, parental influences on child behavior, and the internet's association with social networking. He now works in Academic and Student Affairs for COPH performing data management, assessment and reporting for programs and accreditation, and maintaining the College Catalog. David also enjoys running, and volunteer work at the Tampa Humane Society.

Michelle Hodge, MPH

Field Experience Administrator
Domestic field sites for on-line programs, and pre-admission advising for graduate programs

mhodge1@health.usf.edu
Michelle graduated from the University of South Florida with her bachelor's degree in 2004. She continued her education at USF and earned her master's degree in Public Health (Community and Family Health) in 2006. Immediately after graduating, Michelle was hired as the Graduate Advisor/Recruiter for the college. She was also responsible to plan special events for the college, such as the new student orientations and the graduation celebrations. Michelle currently serves as the Administrator for field experience. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, exercising, traveling and spending quality time with her family.

Mathdany Clark

Registration Administrator
Registration process, CPH exams and graduation

mnoel@health.usf.edu
Mathdany is very familiar with the USF Tampa campus. In 2004 Mathdany decided to attend the University of South Florida as a full time student. While obtaining her degree in Finance she worked several jobs within the university including the USF Telefund, work study program, and parking services. After earning her degree she joined Academic and Student Affairs in the College of Public Health. Mathdany hopes to continue working in Higher Education and making a difference within the university system. In her free time, Mathdany enjoys reading, watching TV, traveling, cooking, and hanging out with family and friends.

Todd Williams, M.Ed.

Admissions and Enrollment Administrator
Application, admissions, and deferment process, grad certification, enrollment reporting

twilli16@health.usf.edu
As Academic Services Administrator with the College of Public Health Academic/Student Affairs, Todd is involved from start to finish with our students' academic careers. He comes to the College of Public Health after 12 years of working in the UG Admissions office in the USF system. His interests include watching Tampa Bay Lightning games and running local 5Ks.

Lakiecher Murphy

Scheduling and Online Programs Administrator
Course scheduling, reduced rate programs

lmurphy6@health.usf.edu
Lakiecher is the Scheduling and Online Programs Administrator for the College of Public Health. She has over 10 years of experience working in higher education. Lakiecher manages the Reduced Rate Program (RRP), formally known as Self-funded. She completed her undergraduate degree at Kentucky State University and is currently working on a Masters in Educational Leadership. Lakiecher enjoys spending time with her daughter, family and friends.

Brian Creel, MEd

Recruitment and Career Services Coordinator
Pre-admission advising for graduate programs, recruiting, career development programs

bcreel@health.usf.edu
Brian Creel is the Recruitment and Career Services coordinator for the College of Public Health. He has served in multiple student affairs related positions in higher education since 2006. He advises both prospective students on our various graduate programs and current students on career development related topics. Brian graduated with his B.A. from Loyola University New Orleans and received his M.Ed. from University of South Florida in Instructional Technology. In his spare time, you will find him watching Star Wars or rooting on his beloved Saints.

Roushine Thomas

Admissions and Registration Coordinator
Application, admissions, and registration process

rthoma12@health.usf.edu
Roushine Thomas is the Admissions Coordinator for the College of Public Health. She joined the College of Public Health back in November of 2011, she assists prospective students on the admissions process to the college. Roushine is currently a student herself at the University of Walden where she is studying Forensic Psychology. In her spare time she enjoys going to the Tampa Bay Lightning games, and hanging out with her family and friends.

Wanda Martinez

Administrative Specialist
Administrative support for the Associate Dean

wmartin1@health.usf.edu
Wanda is the Administrative Specialist and joined the COPH Academic & Student Affairs Department in 2012. She enjoys serving on various committees throughout the College and is always eager to offer her assistance to staff and students. She enjoys spending time with her children, exercising and reading.

Ginny Macias

Office Assistant
Reception and administrative support

gmacias@health.usf.edu
Ginny is happy to have joined the COPH Academic & Student Affairs in 2011, as the Office Receptionist. She enjoys helping students achieve their goals. She enjoys spending time with her husband and kids and grandson going to Disney ,Busch Gardens ,Camping and watching Movies.