The National Network of Public Health Institutes Welcomes Montrece McNeill Ransom as New NCCPHT Director
Ransom Brings More than 20 Years of Public Health Leadership and Management Experience to the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training
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WASHINGTON, DC — The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) recently announced the addition of Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH, as the new director of the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT). Ransom will lead NCCPHT’s efforts to elevate public health practice across the country and oversee the promotion, creation, and distribution of high-quality, relevant, and accessible training and education opportunities for the public health workforce.
Ransom brings more than 20 years of public health leadership and management experience to the role. She has held various positions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most recently serving as the Team Lead for Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development in the Public Health Law Program (PHLP). Ransom also has extensive experience teaching and publishing, and she currently serves as the President-elect of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics. She holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and a Master of Public Health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
“After an extensive national search, I am so pleased that Montrece joins our NNPHI family as we help strengthen the nation’s public health workforce,” said Vincent Lafronza, Ed.D., M.S., president and CEO of NNPHI. “I look forward to learning from Montrece who brings extensive experience gained by developing the prestigious public health law program at CDC.”
Ransom’s hiring comes as the NCCPHT prepares to launch new and innovative training offerings to meet the evolving needs of the public health workforce, including major enhancements to the Public Health Learning Navigator, the introduction of ECHO Public Health, and the first virtual Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT). Ransom will also work closely with the ten Regional Public Health Training Centers on coordination and strategic planning activities.
“This is an exciting opportunity for me to not only continue doing the work of improving and increasing the competencies of the public health workforce, but to apply the principles of belonging to health equity, and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the public health workforce,” said Ransom.
About the National Network of Public Health Institutes
Mobilizing more than 40 public health institutes throughout 32 states along with ten university-based regional training centers and 40 training affiliates, the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) supports national public health system initiatives and strengthens public health institutes to promote multi sector activities resulting in measurable improvements of public health structures, systems, and outcomes. NNPHI also serves as the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training – NCCPHT. To learn more about NNPHI, visit www.nnphi.org.
About the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training
The National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training has a network of public health institutes, training centers, and national partners that is intentionally designed and effectively equipped to address the urgent need to build leadership and strategic capacity nationwide by leading the development of a coordinated system of effective, efficient, and quality learning opportunities. Through the use of innovative training technologies and proven approaches grounded in adult learning theory, NCCPHT serves all public health professionals by expanding access to high-quality training, tools, and resources they need to address current and emergent public health issues.