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Welcome to our new Advisory Council members and thank you to outgoing members!

Thursday, October 22, 2015  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
On behalf of North American Quitline Consortium, I would like to welcome our new Advisory Council members as well as to thank those who have finished their terms and who have rotated off this year. We greatly appreciate the time and effort members contribute to Advisory Council activities.
The Advisory Council is a leadership group that provides guidance and advice on programmatic issues to NAQC. The Council has been instrumental in defining and implementing NAQC’s quality improvement initiative. During the past year, the council finalized the Quit Rate issue paper as well as providing guidance on NAQC programs and services.
Please join me in welcoming new members to the Advisory Council:

New Members
Anne Betzner, PhD (2018)
Vice President
Professional Data Analysts, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Robin Daigh, MBA (2018) 
President of Health Initiatives
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO, USA

Catherine Saucedo (2018)
Deputy Director
Smoking Cessation Leadership Center/UCSF
San Francisco, CA, USA
Ken Wassum (2018)
Director of Clinical Development and Support
Alere Wellbeing
Seattle, WA, USA

Katy L. Wynne, EdD, MSW (2018)
Quitline Manager/Cessation Coordinator
SC DHEC Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control
Bureau of Community Health and Chronic Disease Prevention
Columbia, SC, USA

We also would like to thank the outgoing members for the time and dedication:

Outgoing Members 
Rob Adsit, MEd (2015)
Director of Education and Outreach
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention
Madison, WI, USA

Erik Augustson, PhD (2015)
Program Director
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD, USA

Sally Herndon, MPH (2015)
Head, Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch
Division of Public Health
NC Department of Health and Human Services
Raleigh, NC, USA

Mary Kokstis (2015)
Vice President, Client Services
Alere Wellbeing
Seattle, WA, USA

Melissa Matin-Shepard (2015)
Senior Policy Analyst
American Cancer Society
Cancer Action Network, Inc.
State and Local Campaigns
Washington, DC, USA
A full list Advisory Council roster is available here.  If you have questions about the responsibilities of the Advisory Council, please contact me at
Linda A. Bailey, JD, MHS
President and CEO
North American Quitline Consortium

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