Tom Dennison

Faculty Director

Tom Dennison is a professor of practice in the department of public administration at the Maxwell School, director of the health services management and policy certificate program, and a senior research associate with the Center for Policy Research at Maxwell. He is also associate director of the Central New York Master of Public Health (MPH) program- a joint graduate program between SU and SUNY Upstate Medical University, and Chair of the Onondaga County Health Department Advisory Board. Tom earned his Bachelor's degree in management from Syracuse University, a Master's degree in hospital administration from George Washington University and a Doctorate in health planning and administration from Penn State University. email: thdennis@maxwell.syr.edu

Rebecca Bostwick

Program Director

Rebecca Bostwick oversees the Center’s administrative and program operations, staff, and community partnerships. She has been at the University since 2005, previously serving as deputy director for SU's Center for Health and Behavior. She has also worked for SUNY Upstate Medical University as the project director for the Commission for a Healthy Central New York, and for the Central New York Health Systems Agency. She is an active volunteer with the United Way of Central New York as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Community Impact Cabinet. She also serves on the Women's Leadership Initiative Steering Committee, an initiative of the Office of Student Activities at SU. She earned her Master's degree in public administration and a certificate in health services management and policy, both from the Maxwell School.
email: rabostwi@maxwell.syr.edu

Leah Moser

Program Coordinator

Leah Moser manages the Healthy Monday Syracuse campaign on the Syracuse University campus and in the community. She has been with the Lerner Center since 2011 as a Lerner Fellow. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in community, public and worksite health from Truman State University, and a Master’s degree in public health through the Central New York Master of Public Health program- a joint venture between Syracuse University and SUNY Upstate Medical University. She earned a certificate in health services management and policy from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and is a Certified Health Education Specialist.
email: lemoser@maxwell.syr.edu

Brianna Cameron

Lerner Fellow

Brianna is a first-year student in the CNY MPH Program. She is a 2013 graduate of Cornell University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Nutrition. She has served as the Events Coordinator for the Cornell Vegan Society, an extern at the Cornell University Wellness Center, and a nutritional intern at Lansing High School. She enjoys vegan cooking, hiking, and running. 

Roberto Martinez

Lerner Fellow

Roberto is a first-year student in the CNY MPH Program. He received his medical degree from the UNAN Medical School in Managua, Nicaragua. He most recently worked as the medical program coordinator for the AMOS Health and Hope agency in Managua, Nicaragua, leading a primary care and community health team to design, coordinate, and evaluate public health interventions in the rural areas of Nicaragua. 
He currently serves as an advocator for AMOS Health and Hope agency in the United States. 

Katie Oja

Lerner Fellow

Katie is a second year student in the CNY MPH Program. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in dietetics and nutrition from Syracuse University in 2012. Katie is an active volunteer with The Jonathan Cancer Fund and Upstate’s Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Sadie Conrad

Graduate Assistant

Sadie is a Master of Public Administration student at Maxwell. She received her B.S. in Nutrition from Colorado State University with minors in Political Science and Women’s Studies. While serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana from 2009-2011, she managed the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Program at 23 health facilities in the Kweneng West District. She also worked with the Kagisano Society Women’s Shelter Project to build the organizational capacity of their fledgling satellite office. Before joining the Lerner Center, Sadie most recently worked as an English Foreign Language Teacher in Seoul, South Korea. 

Former Lerner Fellows & Graduate Assistants

Ian Grant

Lerner Fellow

Matthew MacDougall

Lerner Fellow

Mary Doohovskoy

Graduate Assistant

Leah Moser

Lerner Fellow