Meet our Board Board of Governors KERRY NOLTE, PhD, FNP-C is an assistant professor of nursing at the University of New Hampshire and continues her clinical practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Families First, a Federally Qualified Community Health Center. In her clinical work, Kerry is particularly concerned with engagement in care and supporting people who use drugs. She received her MS in nursing from UNH and her PhD in nursing from Northeastern University. Kerry was recognized as a Jonas Scholar 2012-2014 and as NH Nurse Research of the Year (2019). Kerry’s research interests focus on communication and reducing harms associated with using drugs. NEIL KORSEN, MD, MS is a physician scientist at the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at Maine Medical Center. He is co-lead for the Rural Health Research and Delivery core for the Northern New England Clinical and Translational Research Network. In this role, he is responsible for building bi-directional relationships between Maine Medical Center and rural hospitals to stimulate research. He is leading work on community engaged research as part of this effort. REBECCA YUKICA, DO is a pediatrician in Vermont. She owns Upper Valley Pediatrics in Bradford and East Thetford, VT. She received her medical degree from A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency at Dartmouth. Dr. Yukica also spends 1/2 day per week at Bradford Psychiatric Associates, an MAT program located in White River Junction, VT. GREGORY FEERO, MD, PhD currently serves as a consultant to the Jackson Laboratory on education issues, is an associate editor for the Journal of the American Medical Association, and serves on the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health. He has authored several book chapters and over 50 peer-reviewed publications and is board certified in family medicine. He is a professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; a clinical associate professor at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine; and a faculty research scientist at Colby College. He currently sees patients at Four Seasons Family Practice in Fairfield, ME. CHRISTINA HOLT, MD, MSc is a Family Medicine physician & health services researcher whose work focuses on rural & international health, preventive medicine, maternal-child health & medical education. She received an AB in anthropology from Harvard College, an MD from Stanford University Medical School, an MA in Latin American Studies, and completed a research fellowship and Master’s Degree in Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Boston University, and residency training at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA. Dr. Holt is board certified in both Family Medicine & Preventive Medicine, and serves as Research Director for the Maine Medical Center Family Medicine department and Program Director for the Leadership in Preventive Medicine Fellowship training Program. Trained in biology and pathology, GARY STEIN, PhD has a longstanding dedication to translating mechanistic understanding of cancer biology into clinically relevant investigation with the potential for advancing cancer prevention, early detection and therapy. Transdisciplinary team research has always been a key approach for Gary Stein – it has been the guiding strategy for his own research group and he actively advocates collaboration in his role as Perelman Professor and Chair of the University of Vermont Department of Biochemistry and Co-Principal Investigator of the Northern New England Clinical and Translational Research Network and Co-Chair of the Vermont Cancer Consortium. PATRICIA EDWARDS, MD is a New Hampshire native. She graduated from St. Anselm College and received her MD from Dartmouth. She did her specialty training in Pediatrics at UMass Medical Center, and a year as Chief Resident at Baystate Medical Center in MA. She joined Concord Pediatrics, P.A. in 1986. Dr. Edwards is Board Certified in Pediatrics and has an interest in adolescent medicine, pediatric gynecology and asthma/allergy management. Dr. Edwards also has experience treating eating disorders and depression/anxiety in adolescents. She is currently a vaccines advocate for the AAP NH Chapter. JESSICA BLOOM-FOSTER,, MD, FAAFP is the Director of Clinical Research and Chief of Family Medicine at Northern Light Eastern Main Medical Center. JOSEPH “JOE” DEKAY, DO is a family medicine specialist practicing out of his own office in Hiram, ME. JAN K. CARNEY, MD, MPH is Associate Dean for Public Health & Health Policy and Professor of Medicine at Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. Dr. Carney is active in public health practice, research, and education, and she directs Larner College of Medicine’s Graduate Public Health Programs. She previously served as Vermont’s Commissioner of Health under three gubernatorial administrations. Her research interests connect clinical medicine, public health, and health policy, and include community-based research, rural health, and health equity. KARL DIETRICH, MD, MPH is a primary care physician working at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH. Emeritus Board of Governors DEBORAH JOHNSON, MHA came to the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health after having worked over 30 years with the Dartmouth CO-OP Primary Care Practice-based Research Network, here at Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, as the Executive Director and Research Scientist. At CTBH, Debbie is also the Project Director of the active project, Moms in Recovery (MORE): Defining optimal care for pregnant women and infants. Over the years, she has worked on many research studies, quality improvement initiatives, and educational projects. PETER MASON, MD is a family physician who was in community practice at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, NH from 1981-2015. He has done extensive work with under-served populations at Good Neighbor Health Clinic, The Haven, and the Claremont Soup Kitchen, as well as international work in Honduras, Nicaragua and Kosovo. His recent practice has focussed on substance use disorders in both Lebanon and Claremont. He is also involved in teaching students in several capacities at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. JOHN “JACK” KIRK, MD works as a family medicine clinician in New London, NH.