Meet our team!

While community engagement is accomplished across the College amongst our talented and spirited faculty, staff and students, the College of Health and Human Services employs a team of community engagement staff to facilitate the coordination of several community contacts and events. Please see our information below and let us know if we can be of assistance in connecting you to the many resources our College has to offer!

Ashley Wells Dr. Ashley Wells
Assistant Dean for Community Engagement

Office of the Dean 109


Engagement Initiatives:

  • Cultivates community partnerships with external agencies and stakeholders
  • Works to enhance community engagement principles within the college’s teaching, service and outreach activities
  • Collaborates with faculty, staff and students on community engagement projects
  • Facilitates internal and external community engagement meetings and trainings
  • Develops continuing professional education opportunities for workforce and talent development

Shannon Payne Shannon Payne
Executive Assistant

Office of the Dean 107

Engagement Initiatives:

  • Provide support to Assistant Dean for Community Engagement and Community Engagement team
  • Coordinate business and office functions of the unit

Tiffany ErichsenTiffany Erichsen

Coordinator, FuseCR and Center for Workforce Development

Office of the Dean 108


Engagement Initiatives:

  • Facilitates student applied learning experiences in the field of Clinical Research
  • Manages co-working collaborative space at FuseCR headquarters (803B S. College Road)
  • Convenes faculty and industry partners to provide workforce training and development initiatives
  • Collaborates with Clinical Research faculty and industry partners to address curricular improvements
  • Cultivates mentorship program between industry and clinical research students

Leah MayoLeah Mayo

Coordinator,  Center for Healthy Communities and N.C. Public Health Training Center

Office of the Dean 108


Engagement Initiatives:
  • Collaborates with faculty on community grant projects
  • Convenes Southeastern NC Regional Health collaborative work group
  • Provides workforce training through the NC Public Health Training Center
  • Facilitates Pathways to Practice student internship placement in local health departments
  • Cultivates community partnerships


Program Associate, Center for Health Communities

Office of the Dean 108

Engagement Initiatives:

  • Provides support to Center for Healthy Communities Coordinator
  • Programmatic assistance for initiatives of the Center for Healthy Communities