2005 Graduates

Kristen Bellamy Butler, M.P.H. Environmental & Occupational Health, CIH
Peace Corps Cote d'Ivoire, 2001-02
Internship - UA Risk Management and Steward Observatory
Industrial Hygienist at Georgia Tech Research Institute
Ph.D. candidate Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012
Senior Research Scientist, Industrial Hygienist, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA, 2005-present
Industrial Hygiene Consultant, 2015-present

Jennifer Dederich, M.S. Planning, AICP
Peace Corps La Victoria, Dominican Republic, 2000-02
Internship City of South Tucson Planning Department
Planner II, City of South Tucson, 2003-05
Senior Urban Planner, Pima County Development Services, Tucson, AZ, 2006-08
Bike and PedestrianTransportation Planner, Multnomah County, OR, 2008-09
Co-founder, Co-Owner/CEO/COO, Portland Pedal Power, Portland, OR, 2009-present

James Feldmann, M.S. Planning, AICP
Peace Corps – Belen Guaicho, Ocotepeque, Honduras, 1997-99
Internship – US Geological Survey, Sonoran Desert Field Station
Foreign Language Acquisition and Studies Scholarship (FLAS)
Environmental Planner, City of Tucson
Strategic Planning Analyst, Lattice Semiconductor, 2000-2002
Environmental Planner, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Corvallis, Oregon, 2005- present
Planning Commissioner, City of Corvallis, 2009- present

Dr. Katherine B. Glaser, M.P.H. Public Health/M.D. Obstetrician-Gynecologist
Peace Corps Chitipa, Malawi, 1996-98
Crisis Corps Lilongwe, Malawi, 2001
Internship Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona
Resident, UA Obstetrics and Gynocology, 2008-09
M.D. Obstetrics and Gynocology Residency, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2008-2012
University Medical Hospital, 2012-2014
OB/GYN, Phoenix, AZ, 2015-2016
OB/GYN, Tuba City, 2016- present

Heidi Hammes, M.S. Planning
Peace Corps Bamako, Republic of Mali, 2002-04
Internships: Coordinator for Refugee Services at Jewish Family and Children's Services
Drachman Institute/City of South Tucson
Field Team Caseworker, U.S. State Department
Field Team Caseworker, U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program
Field Program Manager, Gaza, Palestine, JumpStart International (2006-2007)
Program Management, Oxfam, Darfur, Sudan, 2007-2009
Director Humanitarian Assistance, International Medical Corps, Baghdad, Iraq, 2009-2011
Senior Program Management, Creative Associates International, 2011-2012
Country Director, International Medical Corps, Yemen, 2012-2013
Emergency Refugee Response Lead, International Medical Corps, Erbil, Iraq, Jan.-June 2014
Humanitarian Surge Team at Save the Children US, Seattle, WA, 2015-present

Mark Holden, M.S. Planning
Peace Corps Philippines, 1985-87
Wildlife Biologist, Sahuaro National Park
Environmental Planner, Pima County, AZ
Planner, National Park Service National Trails System, Madison, WI
Principal Planner/Senior Planner, Pima County, AZ

Amy Ihrke, M.P.A. Public Administration and Policy
Peace Corps Service - Sredets, Bulgaria, 2000-02
Peace Corps Internship - ASYLUM Program of Southern Arizona (APSA)
Manager, State Bar of Arizona/Southern Regional Office, Tucson, AZ, 2005- present

John McElligott, M.P.H. Public Health (Dec. 2005)
Peace Corps Madagascar and Cote d’Ivoire, 2002-03
Internship – Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) & Arizona AIDS Policy Alliance
Education and Quality Improvement Manager, Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Women's and Children's Health/Newborn Screening, 2006-08
Project Manager, Association of Schools of Public Health, Washington DC, and
Public Health Policy Analyst, Association of Schools of Public Health, Washington D.C., 2008-2012
Captain, U.S. Army Reserve, 2011- present
Deputy Executive Director, Commissioned Officers Association of the U.S. Public Health Service, Washington D.C.,  2012- present
Public Health Advisor, The Institute for Military Support to Governance/USAJFKSWCS, 2015-present
Director at Large, National Board of Public Health Examiners, 2016-present
Co-founder, Third Order Effects, 2017 - present
Co-founder, One CA Podcast, 2018-present
Executive Director at Maricopa County Medical Society, Phoenix, AZ, 2019-present

Dr. Ushma Mehta, M.P.H. Public Health
Peace Corps Service - Sunsari District, Nepal, 2000-02
Internship Border Health Office and MEZCOPH, 2003-05
Graduate Research Asst., University of Arizona, 2003-05
Graduate Research Asst., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D. from UNC Chapel Hill in Nutrition Epidemiology
Consultant in maternal and child health
Epidemiologist/Research, Raleigh-Durham, NC

Katherine Pasternak, M.B.A. Eller School, MIM
MIM, Thunderbird Program in International Development
Peace Corps Zambia, 1999-2001
Internship - Net Impact
Remote Transaction Services, Uganda
Operations Manager, TechnoServe: Business Solutions to Poverty, Ghana
Senior Manager, Operations, TechnoServe
Board member of Prosperity Rings: Lifting Lives through Local Enterprise

Jeffrey Silverman, M.P.H. Public Health
Peace Corps Bungoma District, Kenya, 1996-98
CCV Zomba, Malawi, 2002
Internship Humane Borders
Refugee Camp Manager, Catholic Relief Services, Darfur (see  "In the News"), 2005-2006
Public Health Consultant for Community Housing Fund in Jogjakarta, Indonesia, 2007-08
Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager for Oxfam Great Britain EP&R team for Southern Sudan, 2008-09
Oxfam GB in Kenya and Liberia, 2011
Disaster Management Health Specialist, Oxfam GB, Zaatari camp, Amman, Jordan, 2013-14
Oxfam GB, Philippines, Tanzania, and Greece, 2014-2016; IIraq, 2017-2019
WASH Cluster Coordinator, UNICEF, Myanmar, 2019-present

Shawna Tuttle, M.P.A. Public Administration and Policy 
Peace Corps Dame Marie, Haiti, 2000-02
Internship - Management Analyst, City of South Tucson, 2003-05
Director of Development, Chicago Uptown Ministry, Chicago, IL, 2005-07
Associate Director of Congregational Relations, Interfaith Worker Justice, 2007-08
Associate Director of Development; Grant Writer, Inspiration Corporation, Chicago, IL 2008-12
Grant Writer, Chicago Commons, 2013-
Master of Divinity student, McCormick Theological Seminary, 2012-15
Chaplain Intern and Chaplain Resident, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2015-2016
Hospice Chaplain, CHI Franciscan Health, King County, WA, 2016-present