Center for Community and Global Health Advisory Board

Lewis & Clark’s Center for Community and Global Health Advisory Board was formed to assist the Center in the development of Lewis & Clark’s health related programming and opportunities for our undergraduate students.

Role of the Advisory Board

Students walking through LC campus on a spring day. Students walking through LC campus on a spring day.

Advisory Board members play a critical role in the Center’s educational operations, by expanding student internship, research, and shadowing opportunities, developing a pool of mentors from health professions to help students succeed in graduate programs and post-graduate careers, by identifying professionals and funding sources to support the teaching of applied practica on health-related topics, and providing expertise and guidance to expand our global reach through overseas study and internship opportunities

Support the Lewis & Clark College Center for Community and Global Health

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity or are interested in joining the Advisory Board, contact Advancement officer Pier Merone at

If you would like to support the work of the Center with a monetary gift, we would welcome your contribution! Make a donation here.

Meet the Center for Community and Global Health Advisory Board

Sharl Azar, MD

Director, MGH Comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Center; Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Lewis & Clark College, BA ’05

Christina Cassady

Regional Manager, Risk Management, NORCAL Group

David M. Epstein, PhD

President and CEO, Black Diamond Therapeutics
Lewis & Clark College, BS ’81

Jerry Fischer

Trustee LC Board of Directors, Chairman and CEO, Longhorn Vaccines and Diagnostics, LLC
Lewis & Clark College, BS ’68

Basil Hanss, MD

Associate Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Director of MS in Biomedical Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Lewis & Clark College, BS ’85

Molly McAllister, DVM, MPH

Chief Medical Officer, Banfield Pet Hospital
Lewis & Clark College, BA ’98

Susan B. Olson, PhD

Professor, Molecular & Medical Genetics and Medical Director, Knight Diagnostic Laboratories, Cytogenomics Section, Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
Lewis & Clark College, BA ’75

Rebecca Anderson Pinto, PA-C

Physician Associate, Gynecology Ravenswood Family Health Center
Lewis & Clark College, BS ’77

Ilana Sigal, MPH

Program Manager, Pediatric Telehealth, University of California Davis Health
Lewis & Clark College, BA ’13

Jackson Thein, MPH

Health Policy Staff, United State Senate
Lewis & Clark College, BA ’18

Elizabeth Ann Winzeler, PhD

Professor at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
Lewis & Clark College, BA ’84

Joanne Beck, PhD

Chief Operating Officer, Boston Pharmaceuticals
Lewis & Clark College, BA ’83

Christopher Verploeg Cox, MD

California Pacific Orthopedics
Lewis & Clark College, BS ’82

Jeffrey L. Fellows, PhD

Senior Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR
Lewis & Clark College, BS ’86

Kay Fischer

Executive Director, Fischer Family Foundation

Cynthia Smith Jackson, BSN MPH IBCLC

Staff RN, NICU Providence St Vincent Medical Center, Portland OR
Lewis & Clark College, BA ’79

Rachele McCarthey, MD

Assistant Professor, University of Utah Department of Psychiatry
Lewis & Clark College, BA ’97

Joan Pearson, PhD

Health care management consultant, Retired
Lewis & Clark College, BA ’69

Nancy S Roberts, MPH

Chief Operating Officer, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Retired
Lewis & Clark College, BS ’83

Dell Smith, PhD

Health Professor, Lewis & Clark College, Retired

Ron Wall

Medicare Consultant, Ron Wall Healthcare Consulting
Lewis & Clark College, BS ’77


Members represent a broad range of experience, expertise, geographical locations, and professional fields that helps them link the classroom to practice by providing student mentoring, program support, and insight for faculty and staff.

  • Members meet bi-annually and requirements include:
  • Participating in a minimum of one meeting per year
  • Committing to a renewable, three-year term
  • Providing annual financial support for the Center’s initiatives