Meet the Scholars
Lon Newman, MS
Having a collegial relationship with other Community Health Leaders award recipients has provided me with a working network...
Justin Woodhouse II, BSN, MBA
The amount of growth I have experienced during the past two years would not have been possible without the Executive Nurse...
Allison Aiello, PhD, MS
The RWJF Health & Society Scholars program allowed me to develop a strong...
Myra Parker, PhD, MPH
I’ve seen immediate benefits. I’m excited about tapping into the growing New Connections community of scholars...
SMDEP deepened my passion to educate underserved patients on the importance of good oral health and disease prevention.
Mark Siemon, RN-BC, MPH, MSN
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation fellowship has provided me with the opportunity to interact and learn from students and scholars.
Adejoke Ayoola, PhD, RN
The RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars program is equipping me with the skills I need to be a good nursing educator, an effective leader…
James Jennings, Ph.D.
New Connections has allowed me to discover important relationships between public health and community development.
Efrain Talamantes, MD, MBA
As a Clinical Scholar, I have developed the skills to design and conduct health services research that will improve care...
Prior to receiving the Community Health Leaders award, advocacy for our organization and our youth was labored and difficult.
About the Programs
In 2014, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) began to develop
new programs that strive to increase the number of scholars/fellows/leaders
we support annually.
Spotlight on Impact
Patricia Drehobl, MPH, RN, is associate director for program development at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). She is an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows program (2007-2010).