Public Health Alumni News and Updates

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Peyton Howell, MHA '90

PAREXEL International Corporation, the world’s leading innovator of bio-pharmaceutical services, recently announced the appointment of Peyton Howell as Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer, effective May 7, 2018. Ms. Howell most recently served as Executive Vice President at AmerisourceBergen and will be responsible for leading PAREXEL’s commercial strategy, including global sales, customer service and sales operations. This new role will further integrate PAREXEL’s commercial operations to enhance the customer experience. To read more visit

Emily Manning, MPH '17

Emily met Senator Elizabeth Warren on Friday, April 13 in Cincinnati as part of an Opioid epidemic round table discussion.

Anton Johnson, MHA '16

MHA 2016 Alum Anton Johnson, Phil Weiss, and Chris Kvale recently went on an Italian exploration trip together. The 3 used the international trip to reunite post-graduate school, rest from work, and professionally challenge each other through reflection and conversation.

N. Rafeld, MHA '90

After almost 38 years, Christine retired from the Heinzerling Community, an organization in Columbus that provides residential care for non-ambulatory children and adults with severe or profound developmental disabilities. During her retirement party, she was honored by a visit from John Martin, Director of the Ohio Department of Disabilities, who presented a certificate of recognition for her service signed by Governor Kasich and himself. It was her honor to work at Heinzerling and she is thankful for the opportunities she had to grow both personally and professionally, including obtaining her MHA. She is now looking forward to exploring other interests and enjoying more free time in her retirement.

Jim Hartman, MS '92

Jim received his MS in Preventive Medicine in 1992 and worked at Columbus Public Health until 2014 when he retired. He will be swimming at the Gay Games 10 in Paris, France, in August 2018.