Executive Board


President: Donald Weinbaum
Donald Weinbaum is a consultant to the non-profit, health, corrections and housing sectors, who specializes in areas related to social determinants of health. His 45+ years of experience spans the fields of Public Health, Behavioral Health Care, and Criminal Justice.  Mr. Weinbaum began his career in health care and later transitioned into public health. His professional experience includes 24 years with the NJ Department of Health, in roles that included Acting Director of Drug/Alcohol Treatment & Rehabilitation; Asst. Director of Planning; Coordinator of Criminal Justice & Block Grant Planning; Manager-IT Development; Manager, Data Collection & Analysis; and Executive Director of a Residential Treatment Center. Previously, he held positions with Camden County and the Veterans Administration. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Weinbaum served as Chief Fiscal & Administrative Officer for the NJ State Parole Board. Following retirement from government service, Mr. Weinbaum served as Executive Director for The Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ, Inc. and continues to advocate for prevention and community health education.

Mr. Weinbaum holds an MBA in Health Care Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and is a NJ Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He currently serves on numerous boards and professional committees, including the NJ Chapter-American Correctional Association, NJ Public Health Association, DMHAS Professional Advisory Committee, Trenton Health Team/Community Advisory Board, and Burlington Co. Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse, and volunteers with several local prevention groups.

President-Elect: Lisa A. Harrison-Gulla MPH, MAE, HO, REHS
Lisa is a licensed Health Officer and has worked in public health and community-based prevention for almost 30 years. She has two Master's Degrees (Public Health and Counseling Psychology) and is also licensed as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist. Lisa has actively been involved in various State level programs over the past ten years through her participation in the New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials where she currently serves as their Past President. Other volunteer activities include being a member of the Hillsborough Board of Health and a Public Health Accreditation Board Site Visitor. Now retired from governmental public health, Lisa is a Doctoral Candidate at the Rutgers School of Public Health, has her own consulting firm; is a Community Coach for the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network, and is an adjunct professor for Rutgers The State University, The College of New Jersey, and Montclair State University.

Immediate Past President: Paschal Nwako, PhD, MPH
Dr. Paschal Nwako is the Camden County Health Officer and Public Health Coordinator. Dr. Nwako has worked in public health for over 20 years and believes that collaboration is the key to success in local public health system. He received numerous public health awards and served on many public health panels. Dr. Nwako has a Doctorate degree (PhD) in Health Sciences from Seton Hall University and a Masters in Public Health from Rutgers University.

First VP: Cynthia A. Golembeski, MPH
Cynthia A. Golembeski is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar pursuing JD/PhD degrees, who uses mixed methods to research how policy, law, public management, and citizen-state relations operate at the intersection of criminal legal and health systems. She is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Correctional Health Care, World Medical and Health Policy, Harvard Public Health Review, and Public Integrity. She is a RWJF Health Policy Research Scholar pursuing JD/PhD degrees. She collaborates on health equity and criminal justice reform initiatives to achieve advocacy, policy, research, and service objectives.

Second VP: Dr. Marci Berger

 

Secretary: Sreelekha Prakash, MD, MPH
Dr. Sreelekha Prakash is a clinical epidemiologist currently working as Assistant professor in Stockton University, Galloway, NJ. Before joining Stockton, Dr. Prakash completed her MPH from Mount Sinai, NY with focus in Epidemiology and has clinical experience as Emergency & Intensive Care Unit Physician along with academic and research experience. She is also engaged with public health organizations at the National and State levels on collaborative public health initiatives to create awareness about improving healthy living and promoting health policies based on epidemiological data.

Dr. Prakash is on the advisory panel for Nations Health, monthly newsletter of APHA (American Public Health Association), policy committee of ATOD committee (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs) and part of the Epidemiology caucus of APHA.

 

Treasurer: Dr. Oliver Lontok

 

Member-at-Large: Karla Bagley

 

Member-at-Large: Janet Castro

 

Member-at-Large: Kyle Shupp

 

Member-at-Large: Kevin Sumner

 

Board Chair: Kevin McNally, MBA
Kevin McNally is an independent consultant specializing in strategic planning, community health improvement planning and public health accreditation.  His professional experience includes more than 40 years working in healthcare and public health, including 31 years with the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH).  At the time of his retirement from the Department, he was the Executive Assistant to the Assistant Commissioner in charge of the Division of Public Health Infrastructure, Laboratories and Emergency Preparedness.  Other positions at the NJDOH included Assistant to the Director of the Office of Public Health Infrastructure, Program Manager of the Child and Adolescent Health Program, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Coordinator, and Coordinator of the Perinatal AIDS Prevention Demonstration Project.  In addition to being an officer of the New Jersey Public Health Association, his current volunteer activities include being a member of the Health Improvement Coalition of Monmouth County, Site Visitor for the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), and Chair of the Planning Board of the Borough of Roosevelt.  Mr. McNally has an MBA in Health Care Administration from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.