ALPQC Leadership

 

Brian Brocato, DO, FACOG, Obstetrics Lead

Brian is a physician specializing in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His expertise is in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of chronic and complex maternal and fetal health conditions, including substance use disorder in pregnancy. He received his medical degree from Western University in Pomona, CA in 2007 and completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis. He is a Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists. 

 

 

 

Samuel Gentle, MD, Neonatology Lead

Samuel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics (Division of Neonatology) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from UAB, completed his residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and completed a fellowship at UAB. His special interests include local and statewide quality improvement initiatives, education/curriculum development, and research related to prematurity.

 

 

 

DeeAnne Jackson, MD, MPH, Pediatrics Lead

DeeAnne is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics (Division of Academic General Pediatrics) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, completed both residency and fellowship at UAB/Children’s of Alabama, and received an MPH from the UAB School of Public Health. As Medical Director of the UAB Hospital Newborn Nursery, she develops curriculum/educational materials for pediatric residents and medical students, authors clinical protocols and policies, and participates in several Alabama committees relating to newborn care.

 

 

 

Martha Wingate, DrPH, Administrative/Public Health Lead

Martha is a Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health. Her work focuses on preterm birth, fetal and infant mortality, racial and ethnic disparities in birth outcomes, public health systems, and health policies related to pregnancy and infant health. She provides local, statewide, and national technical assistance to the MCH workforce.

 


 

ALPQC Staff

 

Julie McDougal, MAE

Julie is a Program Manager with the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She has been with the ALPQC since its inception in 2018, serving as its first Coordinator. Julie is a graduate of the UAB Research Coordinator Training Program, has a Master’s in Education from UAB, and a Bachelor’s in Respiratory Therapy from the University of South Alabama. The bulk of her career has been spent focused on supporting and expanding various aspects of Maternal and Child Health. Julie has loved seeing what started as a great idea blossom into a powerfully effective statewide collaborative with immense impact.

 

Evelyn Coronado-Guillaumet, MPH, Program Director

Evelyn serves as Program Director for ALPQC, where she leads collaborative operations and the implementation of evidence-based quality improvement initiatives. She received her Master of Public Health in Maternal & Child Health Policy & Leadership from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Evelyn has worked at the local, state, national, and international levels developing, implementing, and leading initiatives focused on women’s health throughout the life course. She is a strong advocate for improving the health and wellbeing of all birthing people and infants.

 

 


 

Steering Committee

 

Name Credentials Organization Representing
Rosemary Blackmon Alabama Hospital Association
Brian Brocato DO, FACOG University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Janet Bronstein PhD University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health
Mallory Camerio BS Medical Association of the State of Alabama
Honour McDaniel MPH March of Dimes, Maternal Child Health & Government Affairs
Donna Dunn PhD, CNM, FNP-BC Jacksonville  State University
Alabama Office of Women’s Health
Eric Ford PhD University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health
Samuel Gentle MD University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine – Pediatrics, Neonatology
DeeAnne Jackson MD, MPH University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine – Academic General Pediatrics
Drew Nelson MPH Alabama Medicaid, Quality Assurance Division
Cathy Nichols RN Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses, Alabama Section
Ginnie Prater MD Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
Rhiannon Reed DrPH Consumer Representative
Melinda Rowe MD Alabama Medicaid
Allison Todd MSN, RN University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dianna Tullier MEd Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education
Martha Wingate DrPH University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health