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NAQC Welcomes New Directors to the Board!

Thursday, July 5, 2018  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

NAQC Welcomes New Directors to the Board!

Dear Colleagues,

Please join me in welcoming NAQC’s newly elected directors:

  • Mary Kokstis (Senior Director for Product Management at Optum)
  • Robert McCaffree, MD, MSHA (Director of Policy at University of Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center)
  • Hilary Tindle, MD, MPH (Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Tobacco, Addiction and Lifestyle)
  • Katy Wynne EdD, MSW (Cessation Program Coordinator/Quitline Manager at SC Department of Health and Environmental Control).

I am delighted to have these exceptional professionals join the Board in August 2018, and have every confidence that they will make important contributions to the strategic direction of NAQC and its future success. Each new director brings a special expertise to the Board. To learn more about these new directors or current directors, please browse the Board webpage.

Thanks to Our Outgoing Director and Others!

I would like to give a special thanks to outgoing directors: Chad Morris, PhD (former Chair), Diane Canova, JD (former Secretary),  Amy Lukowki, PsyD (former Treasurer), and  Rob Adsit, MEd for their excellent service, expertise, commitment, and support to NAQC’s progress over the past years. Their terms will end in August 2018.

I also would like to thank the candidates who were willing to have their names put forward for the election, NAQC members who nominated potential candidates and those who voted in the Board election. Your participation helps maintain NAQC as a strong and member-driven organization. Thanks also to the members of the Nomination Committee for their work in vetting and selecting nominees. This year’s Committee includes Paula Celestino (committee chair), Rob Adsit, Lind Bailey, Jack Boomer, Rosie Henson and Wayne Tormala.
If you have questions about the responsibilities of the Board or suggested nominees for next year’s election, please contact NAQC President and CEO, Linda Bailey at

Submitted on behalf of the Board,

Paula Celestino
Nomination Committee Chair

Membership 11 years!.

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