Dr. Leigh Johnson, MD, MPH
Dr. Johnson grew up in the Tri-Cities and now practices Family Medicine at ETSU where she teaches residents and medical students. In her free time she loves running, CrossFit, traveling and spending time with her husband and son.
Dr. Jeffrey Gray, PharmD, CDE
Dr. Jeffrey Gray is an Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice at the ETSU, Gatton College of Pharmacy, Adjunct Professor, Department of Community & Behavioral Health, College of Public Health and an Academic Consultant for Clinical Management Concepts in Johnson City, Tennessee. His clinical practice includes the care of older adult patients with acute and chronic conditions. The patient care focus is to optimize pharmacotherapy and mitigate transition of care issues. With NIDA/NIH funding in the area of prescription substance abuse, Dr. Gray focuses on primary prevention opportunities in a region known for high rates of abuse and addiction.
Marylyn Maddox, RN
Marylyn Maddox is a Registered Nurse. She served in the United States Navy Nurse Corps for 13 yrs. Presently, she is the Care Manager for Women’s Clinic at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. Marylyn lives in Kingsport, TN and is a native of Bastrop, Louisiana. She is married to Jim Maddox and they have two daughters.
Mickii Carter served on the Johnson City Commission from 1993-1995, and as Mayor of Johnson City until 1997. She has played an integral role in bettering Johnson City, as an activist for environmental justice, and in the founding of Safe House, a shelter for individuals who are victims of domestic abuse.
Dr. Katie Baker, DrPH, MPH
Katie Baker is an Assistant Professor of Community & Behavioral Health at East Tennessee State University's College of Public Health where she conducts research and develops programs to improve mother-daughter communication and reproductive health outcomes in Appalachia and the southern US. Katie is a Greeneville, TN native and an alumna of the Niswonger Scholars program. She and her spouse, William, reside in Limestone, TN with their daughter, Laurel.
Dr. Robert Pack, PhD, MPH
Dr. Robert Pack is Professor of Community and Behavioral Health, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Public Health at East Tennessee State University, Executive Director of the ETSU Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Co-Director of the Opioids Research Consortium of Central Appalachia (ORCA).
Melissa Roberts is a consultant, facilitator, trainer, and parent, with over two decades of experience in education, non-profit and social change work. She currently serves as the Program Coordinator for Bristol’s Promise ~ a non-profit dedicated to identifying needs in the greater Bristol area and creating initiatives to meet those needs. Most recently, she is establishing a workforce sustainability program for area businesses.
A graduate of Emory & Henry College, Ms. Roberts believes that education is the key to effecting positive, lasting changes in our community. She is a certified trainer on multiple evidence-based trainings including the adverse childhood experience training “Building Strong Brains Tennessee” and SAMSHA’s Trauma Responsive Care.
Sarah Carrier, MD, Physician, Secretary