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Graduate Studies Leadership Team

Kay Perrin, PhD, MPH, CPH

Interim Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs
Since 1990, Kay M. Perrin, PhD, MPH has held faculty appointments at the University of South Florida, College of Public Health in the Department of Community and Family Health. Prior to obtaining her PhD, she worked as a registered nurse in a variety of public health clinics and hospital settings for over 15 years. Currently, Dr. Perrin is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies. She oversees all aspects of the newly approved undergraduate degree: Bachelor's of Science in Public Health.

Dr. Perrin teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses. Her research focuses on adolescent health with a special interest in teen pregnancy. Lastly, she serves on several community boards in the Tampa Bay Area.

Kate Wolfe-Quintero, PhD

Associate Professor, Director of Office Graduate Studies
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.

Graduate Admissions Team

Kamala Dontamsetti, MBA, MA

Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions
Kamala holds a Master of Arts in Public Administration and Master’s in Business Administration, worked as the Associate Director of Admissions and Recruitment at Schiller International University, and as the Director of International Recruitment and Admissions at Ball State University. Kamala has traveled in China, India, Brazil, Turkey, the Middle East and Europe, and loves to experience and learn about new cultures, as well as read and exercise in her spare time.

Patricia Roque

Admissions Coordinator
Application and admissions
Patricia came over to the College of Public Health from the Office of the Registrar with 4 ½ years of experience in higher education. While employed at the Office of the Registrar, she worked as an Enrollment Management Assistant for Client Services and as an Enrollment Management Specialist for Graduation and Records Management. Patricia is also a student here at the University of South Florida seeking a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology. In her free time Patricia enjoy working-out, cooking, and hanging out with family and friends.

Registration and Scheduling Team

Lakiecher Murphy

Registration and Scheduling Administrator
Course scheduling, reduced rate programs, and registration
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.

LaTonya Davis

Registration and Scheduling Coordinator
Permits, registration process, and course schedule
LaTonya Davis started attending USF in 2010 as a full-time student, ultimately earning a BA in Psychology with a minor in Behavioral Healthcare in 2014. In early 2011 she began working as a Work Study student in the Office of the Registrar. During that time she learned USF academic policies and procedures and was then hired as an Enrollment Management Assistant in 2013. In 2015, she joined the College of Public Health as a Registration and Scheduling Coordinator while pursuing an M.A. in Adult Education.

Carletta Hagins-Hughes

Registration and Scheduling Coordinator
Permits, registration process, and course schedule
Carletta Hagins-Hughes is new to the College of Public Health, but not new to the University of South Florida. Carletta has over 9 years of experience through USF Registrar Office in records and registration, training, PDIM, senior citizen registration and change of programs. Carletta is currently working on her degree in Mass Communication. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering with her church, traveling, culture events, music, reading and especially spending time with her family. Carletta is eager to learn and always looking for new challenges.

Programs and Outcomes Team

David Hogeboom, MSPH

Assistant Director, Programs and Outcomes
Data Management, Assessment and Reporting; Curriculum Information Management
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 curriculum information for the College. David also enjoys running, and volunteer work at the Tampa Humane Society.

Tara Greer, MBA

Data Management
Data Management, Assessment and Reporting; Curriculum Information Management
Tara first joined Academic and Student affairs in August of 2014. Tara entered the nonprofit realm in 2003 when she started 4 The Future. At the time she was an undergraduate at USF studying for her BSW. Later she would continue her education and receive an MBA. She is currently taking the six sigma black belt course and plans to be certified in 2016.

Mathdany Clark

Academic Success Administrator
CPH exam, probation, retention, teaching credentialing, and graduation certification
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 is currently working on her MBA in Project Management, she 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.

Danielle Reidel

Academic Program Specialist
CPH exam, probation, retention, teaching credentialing, and graduation certification
Danielle has worked in higher education since 2007. She began working in the Office of Admissions as an Admissions Officer at UIC, where she earned her bachelors degree in Sociology. At UIC she handled many admissions tasks while leading the credential management unity. She relocated to Tampa and USF in the Summer of 2015 to work in the college of public health as an academic program specialist in the graduate studies office. Danielle likes exploring the Tampa area, meeting new people, and looking at cat pictures on the internet.

Experiential Learning Team

Kristin Moretto, PhD

Director of Experiential Learning
Dr. Kristin Moretto earned her doctorate in Higher, Adult and Lifelong education and master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University. Before joining USF Health, she worked as Assistant Director for Service-Learning at UNCG and has previous experience in faculty development and graduate student career services. She also served as Director of the MSU Student Food Bank for six years. As Director of Experiential Learning, Dr. Moretto oversees Field Experience and Professional Development. She also works to build community partnerships and expand experiential learning opportunities for students through field experience opportunities, service-learning courses, and more.

Jesse Casanova, MS

Field Experience and International Programs Administrator
Field Experience
Jesse Casanova graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla., in 2004. He joined the Peace Corps and served in Togo, West Africa, from 2006-08 as a natural resource management volunteer. He then worked as an English instructor in South Korea from 2008-09.

Upon completing his service in South Korea, he attended Universidad de Deusto in Bilbao, Spain, where he earned an MsC in international humanitarian action in the Network on Humanitarian Assistance in 2011. He then worked in Cameroon as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer and in malaria control at the national level with the Ministry of Health, the Global Fund, the World Health Organization and the U.S. Embassy. He finished that 13-month assignment in 2013, when he accepted his current USF position as director of International Programs in the College of Public Health.

Roushine Thomas

Field Experience Coordinator
Field Experience
Roushine Thomas is a Field Experience Coordinator for the College of Public Health. She joined the College of Public Health back in November of 2011. 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.

Graduate Advising and Practice Programs Team

Somer Burke, MPH, CHES, CPH

Assistant Director
Public Health Practice
Somer has worked at the College of Public Health for nearly 15 years including positions in research, undergraduate teaching, and academic administration. She is also an alumna of the College having earned her MPH in Public Health Education. Currently Somer works with the Public Health Practice Program and the Doctorate of Public Health Program within the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. She spends her free time enjoying her family, friends, travel, and food.