State Advisory Board

The State Advisory Board (SAB) advises on issues of center level operations, and helps the UI PRC-RH serve as a statewide resource. Members of the current SAB include individuals from local and state health departments, Iowa State University Extension, Ottumwa YMCA, Kirkwood Community College, American Cancer Society, Iowa Cancer Consortium, Iowa Primary Care Association, and Iowa Board of Nursing. These individuals have expertise in nutrition, health, communication, rural health, and community engagement. The UI PRC-RH draws on the expertise of members in regard to evaluation of the UI PRC-RH and its components. For example, the SAB helps the center understand whether we have the appropriate infrastructure resources in place, the scientific expertise to support our research agenda, whether we are disseminating our research findings adequately and to the right people/groups, and ultimately, whether we are affecting the outcomes and having the impact that we intend.


Jimmy Reyes, Associate Director of Practice and Education












Sarah Dixon, Senior Director, Emerging Programs, Iowa Primary Care Association










Himar Hernandez, Community Development Specialist, Iowa State University Extension of Wapello County, Ottumwa Community Advisory Board










Sarah Taylor Watts, Physical Activity Coordinator, Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH)










Rachel Schramm, Communication & Outreach Coordinator, Iowa Cancer Consortium










Garrett Ross, Ottumwa YMCA Membership and Marketing Director









Michelle LewisHealth Promotion and Planning Coordinator, Siouxland District Health Department











Katie Jones, Manager, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, Iowa Department of Public Health








Charla ShaferCharla Shafer, Executive Director, The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine










Lina Tucker Reinders, Executive Director, Iowa Public Health Association










Kaitlin Emrich, Deputy Director, Black Hawk County Public Health Department