Meet The Executive Board

President Charlee Ford

Name: Charlee Ford

Charlee is from Riverview, FL and got her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of South Florida. Charlee got into public health while working at a health clinic. Her concentration is in Epidemiology and after graduation, she hopes to work for either NASA or for the CDC, focusing on infectious diseases.

Concentration: Epidemiology


Vice-PresidentJemma Thompson

Name: Jemma Thompson

Jemma is from Branford, FL and graduated with her B.S. in Biology from UF back in 2017. She became interested in public health after volunteering at a medical clinic in Cusco, Peru and working closely with their epidemiologist. After getting her MPH, Jemma wants to attend medical school to pursue pediatric medicine.

Concentration: Epidemiology


Treasurer Tia Ventura

Name: Tia Ventura

Tia is originally from Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, but moved to Sarasota when she was 13. Tia did her undergrad here at UF where she got her degree in Health Education and Behavior with a minor in Disabilities. Besides a desire to study in the field, she got into Public Health because she wanted to be involved hands-on with people that need help in our communities. After graduation, Tia currently plans to work in the field, assisting people anyway that she can.

Concentration: Social and Behavioral Sciences



SecretaryElizabeth Amoros

Name: Elizabeth Amoros

Elizabeth is originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and moved to Florida about 16 years ago. She attended the University of South Florida where she majored in Psychology and Behavioral Healthcare with a concentration in Addictions. Elizabeth got into public health because of her interest in merging mental health and substance use with health prevention and promotion. After graduation, she wants to either get her PhD in Public Health or work for a nonprofit. In her spare time, Elizabeth said that she enjoys: “Binging shows on Netflix and eating [her] weight in food.”

Concentration: Social and Behavioral Sciences


HistorianNick K

Name: Nick Kowalkowski

Nick graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 2018 with a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology with a minor in Physics. After he completes his MPH, Nick plans to attend medical school and eventually work as a physician-scientist. Nick decided to pursue an MPH because he enjoys working with communities to help increase their overall health and he believes the MPH will equip him with the tools to do just that.

Concentration: Epidemiology

Service Chair

Name: Isabelle WandenkolkIsabelle

Isabelle is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil. After she finished her MPH, Isabelle plans to attend medical school to become a physician. A few fun facts about Isabelle include that she hates bananas and she used to play tennis professionally when she was younger.

Concentration: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Outreach Chair

Name: Nick De FilippisNick De Filippis

Social ChairBrittany Henry

Name: Brittany Henry

Brittany was born in Jamaica and moved to Florida a month before her 10th birthday. She then attended Florida Atlantic University and received her Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences. Brittany decided to pursue her MPH after learning about Social and Behavioral Sciences (her current concentration) and hopes to use her degree to better assist and make a difference in the lives of people at both the individual and community levels, especially for those in the Lower Socioeconomic Status who are facing many inequalities. After graduation, she is hoping to attend medical school to become a physician.

Concentration: Social and Behavioral Sciences