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 WellsDr. Ashley Wells
Assistant Dean for Community Engagement



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 training's
  • Develops continuing professional education opportunities for workforce and talent development

Natalie LuceroNatalie Lucero
Executive Assistant


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

FuseCR and Center for Workforce Development


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

Julia PeckJulia Peck

Program Associate
Center for Workforce Development


Engagement Initiatives:

  • Assists with the development, promotion, and evaluation of continuing professional development and education for health and human service professionals
  • Helps coordinate activities associated with health and human service fields across the CHHS, including clinical research through FuseCR

Leah MayoLeah Mayo

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



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

Megan ToothmanMegan Toothman

Project Coordinator
Center for Health Communities


Engagement Initiatives:
  • Coordinates, convenes, and facilitates the Tri-County Value Based Care Collaborative
  • Cultivates relationships with key value-based care stakeholders in Bladen, Columbus, and Robeson Counties
  • Collaborates and assists with Center for Healthy Communities special projects

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Program Associate
Center for Healthy Communities

Engagement Initiatives:

  • Provides support to Center for Healthy Communities
  • Assists with programmatic initiatives of the Center for Healthy Communities
  • Convenes and facilitates Southeastern NC Health Educators Network
  • Helps coordinate special projects and community events hosted by the Center for Healthy Communities