The National Council for Behavioral Health operates the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control in partnership with the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, Behavioral Health and Wellness Program and the Michigan Public Health Institute.
NBHN engages with various other local, state and national partners, participates in CDC-sponsored trainings, meetings and events, and serves on workgroup and steering committees related to tobacco and cancer control.
The NBHN Advisory Council provides us with guidance and expertise to improve the overall design and infrastructure of NBHN. Our Advisory Council includes representatives from public health, fellow CDC National Networks, federal agencies and nonprofit organizations.
Current Advisory Council members include:
Ron Bialek, MPP President
Public Health Foundation (PHF)
John O’Rourke, LCSW Director of Programs
Delmonte Jefferson Executive Director
National African American Tobacco Prevention Network (NAATPN)
Vincent Lafronza, EdD President & CEO
National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI)
Frank Bright, MS Senior Public Health Advisor for Cancer
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD)
Anne DiGiulio Manager
Lung Health Policy, American Lung Association
Rebecca Selove, PhD, MPH Research Associate Professor
Center for Prevention Research, Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Tennessee State University Center for Prevention Research/Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Doug Tipperman, MSW Tobacco Policy Liaison
Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Tamara Atkinson, MSW, LCSW Chief Standards Officer
Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Stacey Gagosian Managing Director
Public Policy, Truth Initiative®