From left to right, back: Beth Dawson-Hahn, Ian Allen, Sayyeda Karim, Diego De Acosta, Megan Keaveney, Yesenia Garcia. Front: Syreeta Wilkins and Erin Mann
Erin Mann, MPH
Program Manager and Co-Principal Investigator
Erin Mann, MPH, is the Program Manager and co-principal investigator for the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants. Erin also serves as the Global Collaborations Coordinator for the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility at the University of Minnesota where she manages a partnership between the University of Minnesota, the International Organization for Migration and the CDC. Prior to these roles, Erin has managed global health and public health projects related to public health emergency preparedness and response, global medical supply chains, and bio-surveillance. Erin received her Master’s in Public Health from Boston University.
William Stauffer, MD, MSPH, FASTMH
Dr. William Stauffer is a professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine and also holds appointments in the Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases & in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. He is the Director of Human Migration and Health at the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility. He is a co-PI on the COVID National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants and Migrants.
Shailey Prasad, MD, MPH
In addition to serving as the Executive Director of the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Prasad is the Vice Chair for Education in Family Medicine & Community Health, Adjunct Professor at the School of Public Health and serves as the faculty lead for the Rothenberger Leadership Academy within the UMN School of Medicine. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Udayana University, Bali.
He is the co-PI of the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants and Migrants (NRC-RIM). He is also the co-PI of the Northern Pacific Global Health Consortium that has global health training programs in Peru, Liberia, Ghana, Cameroon, Uganda, Kenya, India, Nepal and Thailand through the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health.
Syreeta Wilkins, MA
Syreeta is the communications strategist for the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants and Migrants (NRC-RIM), where she manages the communications efforts for the center and leads the creation and dissemination of health communications materials.
She has more than a decade of experience in strategic communications, specializing in internal communications, digital media, and diverse and multilingual communities. Before joining the team at NRC-RIM, she led communications for K-12 public schools.
Syreeta is currently pursuing a Master's in Public Health at the University of Minnesota, where she hopes to focus on immigrant and refugee children's health. She holds a master’s degree in linguistics from New York University, where she explored socioeconomic influences on Spanish-speaking immigrants' speech patterns. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Macalester College.
Katie Conover is the Project Coordinator for the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility's National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants and Migrants (NRC-RIM) as well as UMN's partner project with the United Nations Migration Agency (the International Organization for Migration, or IOM). She also serves as Finance Coordinator for NRC-RIM and IOM as well as CGHSR as a whole.
Katie received her bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and Spanish from Hamline University, and she is currently pursuing her Master's in Education (K-12 English as a Second Language) at Hamline. She loves working for a center that engages people around the globe.
Gladys is the Communications Coordinator for NRC-RIM, helping with communication strategies and engagement. Prior to coming to NRC-RIM , she worked developing and executing communication plans for a variety of organizations, including non profits, start ups and government entities. Gladys has worked as a communications specialist where she led efforts to drive increased engagement, growth in valuable online presence, brand recognition and crafted social media strategies. Her core values and focus along her career have always stayed the same, and that is to get to know your ‘why’ and communicate with impact. Gladys holds a bachelor of arts degree in Communications from the University of Texas at Arlington.