Meet ATHN’s OPHI Team

Melissa Creary

As Senior Director, Office of Public Health Initiatives, Melissa is responsible for supporting ATHN’s efforts to consolidate federal programs and strengthen partnerships, establish a Health Equity Program, and leverage ATHN’s capabilities to support medically underserved populations. With a distinguished background in public health, Melissa spent nine years at the CDC Division of Blood Disorders where she helped create and co-lead the first national program and data collection system for sickle cell disease and thalassemia. In addition to her work at ATHN, she is also an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. She received her PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies and her MPH in Public Health from Emory University.


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Grace Trinidad

As the Director for the National Hemophilia Program Coordinating Center, Grace is responsible for the direction and strategic coordination of the collaborative national infrastructure of regional hemophilia networks. She is trained as an implementation scientist and has many years of experience in community-based research—focusing on the ethical, legal, and social implications of privacy in healthcare. Grace received her PhD in Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems and has a MPH in Health Behaviors and Health Education from the University of Michigan.


Skye Peltier

As the Director of Public Health Programs and Surveillance, Skye oversees the coordination of the Community Counts program in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She comes to this position with 16 years of experience working as a physician assistant in bleeding and clotting disorders. She received her Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota and her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Augsburg the University in Minneapolis.


Kate Colbath

As Program Manager, Kate is responsible for the daily functioning of the NHPCC as it works to strengthen the regional hemophilia networks, engage other stakeholder groups, increase the evidence base in bleeding disorders care, support improved access to care, and address emerging issues of importance. Kate has worked in the bleeding disorders community for 10 years, with many spent as one of the first bleeding disorders quality improvement (QI) professionals in the U.S. She holds Master’s degrees in Public Health and Social Work, both from the University of Utah.


Norma Wolf

As Associate Director, Norma’s role is to support the activities and goals of the Community Counts project. She is a licensed registered nurse with a Master of Science in Nursing and a Master of Business Administration. Before joining ATHN in 2016, Norma served as the program manager for the Kansas City Regional Hemophilia Center.


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