Academic and Student Affairs > Staff

Rita DeBate, PhD, MPH

Professor, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs
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
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
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
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

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.

Lakiecher Murphy

Scheduling and Online Programs Administrator
Course scheduling, reduced rate programs
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.

Roushine Thomas

Admissions and Registration Coordinator
Application, admissions, and registration process
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
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
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.