What is the EXPO?

Public Health Consulting & Entrepreneurship

Learn what it is like to be a public health consultant. The EXPO is a collection of recordings from 10 different public health consultants and entrepreneurs. This select panel of presenters, who are passionate about the needs they address and the populations they serve, come together to share their businesses. Learn what it is like to be a public health consultant from your colleagues who do it every day!

Purpose of the EXPO

  • Raise awareness of the innovative, diverse, and creative ways that some of your colleagues are advancing the mission of public health

  • Inspire you to take action on ideas that you have about starting a public health business that serves the needs of the communities and causes you care most about

  • Encourage use of resources and services offered by the presenters, as well as encourage professional networking and collaboration with presenters and their businesses

  • Learn what it means to be a public health consultant from your colleagues who do it every day

Presenters

  • 1

    Welcome to the EXPO

    • Welcome!

  • 2

    Amy Schlotthauer, MPH

    • AES Consulting Firm

    • AES Presentation Slides

  • 3

    Rebecca Drewette-Card, DrPH, MSPH

    • Public Health Partners

    • PHP Presentation Slides

  • 4

    Amy Moore, MS, MS

    • Moore Statistics Consulting LLC

  • 5

    Leonore Okwara, MPH

    • Leonore Okwara, LLC

  • 6

    Christie VanHorne, M.Ed, MPH

    • CVH Consulting, LLC

  • 7

    Giana Vasconcellos, MPH & Liz Simpler, MPH

    • WMC Public Health Consulting

  • 8

    Okey Enyia, MPH

    • Enyia Strategies, LLC

  • 9

    Phelesia Foster, PhD

    • 4 Ever Wellness, LLC

  • 10

    Jasmine Ward, PhD, MPH, MBA

    • Black Ladies in Public Health

  • 11

    Charlotte Hughes Huntley, PhD, MPH

    • DrCHHuntley, LLC

  • 12

    RESOURCES

    • Starting and Growing Your Business

  • 13

    FEEDBACK

    • EXPO Feedback (4 questions)

What others are saying about the EXPO

5 star rating

Informative EXPO and very necessary!

Jacqueline McLeeland

I've always had a desire to someday create a business I was passionate about. For this reason, I earned my MBA several years ago. The passion came in recent ...

Read More

I've always had a desire to someday create a business I was passionate about. For this reason, I earned my MBA several years ago. The passion came in recent years when I discovered the field of public health while enrolled in a health and wellness program. I formed my public health consulting business a year ago, if only I had access to this EXPO before then. I would've saved a lot of time researching and learning by trial and error. Because I am an avid researcher and have some knowledge on how business works, I was familiar with several things mentioned during the EXPO, but I learned so many other things that will assist me along the way. Many aspiring consultants may have the educational background but lack the business acumen, which is one of the many reasons why I feel this EXPO is very necessary for both current and future consultants in the field of public health. Thank you, Dr. Huntley. This was a day well spent, learning and connecting.

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5 star rating

Excellent presentations

Prasanthi Persad

The sessions were consistently informative and helpful - the presenters willingly and generously shared tips and stumbling blocks they had along the way. Al...

Read More

The sessions were consistently informative and helpful - the presenters willingly and generously shared tips and stumbling blocks they had along the way. Also impressive were each of the presenters genuine offers of help / assistance to those trying to launch into the consulting field - they each shared contact info and encouraged us to reach out to them individually.

Read Less
5 star rating

Motivational

Christelle Georges

The EXPO was inspiring for me. To be able to hear other people speak on Public Health gave me hope that I can get to where I want to be in this career field ...

Read More

The EXPO was inspiring for me. To be able to hear other people speak on Public Health gave me hope that I can get to where I want to be in this career field and that I can explore many options. Where I am now does not have to be my only field of choice, but there are many opportunities any many people thriving in those opportunities. I appreciate Dr. Huntley's efforts to putting this together and giving women like me motivation to explore what public health has to offer!

Read Less
5 star rating

Life Changing!

Angela arder

This event was awesome. It came at a time when I needed a "pick me up" pep talk. The panelist that I had the opportunity to hear live really encouraged me a...

Read More

This event was awesome. It came at a time when I needed a "pick me up" pep talk. The panelist that I had the opportunity to hear live really encouraged me and placed some of my rattled thoughts into perspective. If there are limited/competitive employment opportunities then create your own path. I can't wait to catch the recordings of the other panelists that I missed live. I am truly grateful for this Expo and look forward to the next PH event.

Read Less
5 star rating

Excellent!!

Aleya Martin

This was a great value for the price. I learned a ton. I am glad to be connected to to all of these wonderful resources and amazong people. A truly practical...

Read More

This was a great value for the price. I learned a ton. I am glad to be connected to to all of these wonderful resources and amazong people. A truly practical and inspirational day!

Read Less
5 star rating

The title caught my attention!

Donrico Colden

The title is what caught my eye, when a colleague posted it on Facebook; mainly because of my background in public health and Faith, and also because I have ...

Read More

The title is what caught my eye, when a colleague posted it on Facebook; mainly because of my background in public health and Faith, and also because I have a non-profit where I address topics around the subject matter. I especially enjoyed the wide range of topics that were covered by the presenters. The information that addressed how to make my work revenue producing was most beneficial. Learning about how to build a strong marketing plan was also a highlight of the EXPO for me.

Read Less
5 star rating

Public Health Partners Evaluation

Tiffany Simpson-Crumpley

This presentation was full of nuggets of wisdom of what the reality is for starting, maintaining and scaling a public health consulting firm. It validated my...

Read More

This presentation was full of nuggets of wisdom of what the reality is for starting, maintaining and scaling a public health consulting firm. It validated my own personal journey as a consultant by fire LOL!

Read Less
5 star rating

Great for consultants at any level!

Tiana Garrett-Cherry

I’m thankful that this quarantine has allowed me to slow down and think more about how to shape my journey as a public health consultant. Attending the EXPO...

Read More

I’m thankful that this quarantine has allowed me to slow down and think more about how to shape my journey as a public health consultant. Attending the EXPO was a pivotal part of this process. I appreciated the candor each presenter’s story, giving us the “ups and downs” of a small business owner. Also, each presentation had two underlying key themes: the importance of personal connections and creating solutions. These themes are strong reminders of what helps build a strong business. This EXPO is a great resource for public health consultants at all levels!

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Charlotte Hughes Huntley, PhD, MPH

DrCHHuntley, LLC

Dr. Charlotte Hughes Huntley is an entrepreneur, epidemiologist, consultant, and podcaster. She brings her diverse background, which includes 18 years of experience in both healthcare and public health to her role as CEO of DrCHHuntley, LLC. Products and services offered through DrCHHuntley, LLC focus on helping public health students and professionals develop a career or business strategy that targets their goals and serves the communities and causes they care most about. Additionally, DrCHHuntley, LLC provides descriptive epidemiology services to support the needs of public health, saving them time, providing valuable information, and data visualizations. Signature products of DrCHHuntley, LLC include the Public Health Epidemiology Careers Podcast and For My Health Today Podcast, which are characterized by Dr. Huntley's unique communication style and her ability to inspire individuals and communities to take action and drive positive outcomes.

Jasmine Ward, PhD, MPH, MBA

Black Ladies in Public Health

Dr. Ward is a public health consultant, educator, social entrepreneur, and pubic speaker, devoted to achieving health equity for all. Dr. Ward is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Black Ladies in Public Health (BLiPH), an organization that promotes scholarship, service, self-care, support and brave space for Black Ladies interested in, training, and working in Public Health. BLiPH serves as a network and resource for public health engaged and educated pupils, partners, and professionals! The founding mission aims to build and promote positive narratives of Black Ladies in Public Health. BLiPH has evolved to promoting scholarship, service, self-care, mentoring, and brave spaces for Black women to exist.

Christie VanHorne, M.Ed, MPH

CVH Consulting, LLC

CVH Consulting is a woman-owned business that provides expert training and facilitation to improve health outcomes. We create custom learning solutions for patients, train healthcare, and nonprofit professionals, and facilitate community conversations to eliminate health disparities. In early 2020, we launched a website called "How to Talk to Your Doctor." This sister project inspires and educates people to be more active participants in their healthcare. In addition to our blog, we offer health education workshops to professionals and patients. One of the most popular topics we address is the history and context of bias in healthcare.

Leonore Okwara, MPH

Leonore Okwara, LLC

Leonore Okwara, LLC founded by Leonore Okwara, MPH, provides program management expertise to nonprofit staff and researchers that have received foundation and federal grant funding. The grant writing process alone is stressful and that stress intensifies after the grant is funded. Ms. Okwara helps grant recipients develop a step-by-step program management plan specific to their funded proposal that will identify problems before they start the work to minimize burnout, maximize administrative support, and prove their value to the funder and the field. She provides one-on-one consultations and program management plan development, hosts workshops, and will soon offer an online course teaching her plan development strategy. Ms. Okwara also hosts the podcast, “Public Health Culture,” where she discusses public health concerns and community initiatives focused on the African American community.

Giana Vasconcellos, MPH & Liz Simpler, MPH

WMC Public Health Consulting

WMC Public Health Consulting provides programs, products, and services that will provide opportunities for working mothers to grow professionally, personally, and in health. Liz and Giana work with individuals to provide holistic health services that address the health and wellness needs of the working mother through teaching, coaching, and resources both for the workplace and for the home. In addition, working directly with employers to create a more supportive, healthy and empowering workplace that enhances the careers of working mothers regardless of ethnic group or socioeconomic standing. Lastly WMC works in communities both locally but digitally to enrich, connect, share and eliminate the barriers often associated with working motherhood and provide the much needed support for this group of hard working women.

Rebecca Drewette-Card, DrPH, MSPH

Public Health Partners

Public Health Partners (PHP) is a full-service consulting group that focuses on chronic disease prevention and control. PHP is a woman-owned consulting firm based in Maine and serving clients throughout the United States since 2008. We use evidence-based public health approaches; strategic planning, facilitation, and coordination; community assessment; and a focus on health equity to identify strategic solutions for public health problems. PHP can assist organizations with any stage of a project's development, from needs assessment to evaluation.

Okey K. Enyia, MPH

Enyia Strategies, LLC

A health policy consulting firm that provides advising, research support, policy analysis, project management, and legislative strategy for individuals and entities seeking measurable ways to influence policy on issues related to health equity, health disparities, social determinants of health and health in all policies. He also helps entry-level and mid-career professionals find ways to maximize their career advancement aspirations by reviewing resumes, cover letters, facilitating interview preparation, and providing a roadmap for successfully transitioning from higher education into the workforce and entrepreneurship.

Amy Schlotthauer, MPH

AES Consulting Firm

AES Consulting Firm partners with people working in cross-sector collaboratives to solve the world's largest health problems. We are data and evaluation experts, skilled at facilitating data-based decision-making, using design thinking and systems thinking to problem solve. People like to work with us because we are excellent listeners, we help people who are from different backgrounds work together productively, and guide teams in thinking about problems from multiple angles in order to achieve consensus around solutions.

Amy Moore, MS, MS

Moore Statistics Consulting LLC

Moore Statistics Consulting LLC is a statistical tutoring company for doctoral students who are working on their dissertations and manuscripts. The company also provides self-help materials and applications in the form of books and apps.

Phelesia Foster, PhD

4ever Wellness, LLC

4ever Wellness LLC aims to help families transition into a healthy lifestyle using a simple holistic approach. It's all about Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, and Nutrition! These 4 pillars of health are the foundation of my coaching program and we focus on simple changes in each area to foster a successful transition into a healthier lifestyle. The coaching program is ideal for families and busy professionals. Participants will receive hands on assistance with smart grocery shopping, pantry makeover, meal preparations, and a bonus lesson in creating a holistic home. The value is endless as we focus on improving each participant's health from the inside out - lifestyle, exercise, attitude, and nutrition!

EXPO Reviews

5 star rating

Informative EXPO and very necessary!

Jacqueline McLeeland

I've always had a desire to someday create a business I was passionate about. For this reason, I earned my MBA several years ago. The passion came in recent ...

Read More

I've always had a desire to someday create a business I was passionate about. For this reason, I earned my MBA several years ago. The passion came in recent years when I discovered the field of public health while enrolled in a health and wellness program. I formed my public health consulting business a year ago, if only I had access to this EXPO before then. I would've saved a lot of time researching and learning by trial and error. Because I am an avid researcher and have some knowledge on how business works, I was familiar with several things mentioned during the EXPO, but I learned so many other things that will assist me along the way. Many aspiring consultants may have the educational background but lack the business acumen, which is one of the many reasons why I feel this EXPO is very necessary for both current and future consultants in the field of public health. Thank you, Dr. Huntley. This was a day well spent, learning and connecting.

Read Less
5 star rating

Excellent presentations

Prasanthi Persad

The sessions were consistently informative and helpful - the presenters willingly and generously shared tips and stumbling blocks they had along the way. Al...

Read More

The sessions were consistently informative and helpful - the presenters willingly and generously shared tips and stumbling blocks they had along the way. Also impressive were each of the presenters genuine offers of help / assistance to those trying to launch into the consulting field - they each shared contact info and encouraged us to reach out to them individually.

Read Less
5 star rating

Motivational

Christelle Georges

The EXPO was inspiring for me. To be able to hear other people speak on Public Health gave me hope that I can get to where I want to be in this career field ...

Read More

The EXPO was inspiring for me. To be able to hear other people speak on Public Health gave me hope that I can get to where I want to be in this career field and that I can explore many options. Where I am now does not have to be my only field of choice, but there are many opportunities any many people thriving in those opportunities. I appreciate Dr. Huntley's efforts to putting this together and giving women like me motivation to explore what public health has to offer!

Read Less
5 star rating

Life Changing!

Angela arder

This event was awesome. It came at a time when I needed a "pick me up" pep talk. The panelist that I had the opportunity to hear live really encouraged me a...

Read More

This event was awesome. It came at a time when I needed a "pick me up" pep talk. The panelist that I had the opportunity to hear live really encouraged me and placed some of my rattled thoughts into perspective. If there are limited/competitive employment opportunities then create your own path. I can't wait to catch the recordings of the other panelists that I missed live. I am truly grateful for this Expo and look forward to the next PH event.

Read Less
5 star rating

Excellent!!

Aleya Martin

This was a great value for the price. I learned a ton. I am glad to be connected to to all of these wonderful resources and amazong people. A truly practical...

Read More

This was a great value for the price. I learned a ton. I am glad to be connected to to all of these wonderful resources and amazong people. A truly practical and inspirational day!

Read Less
5 star rating

The title caught my attention!

Donrico Colden

The title is what caught my eye, when a colleague posted it on Facebook; mainly because of my background in public health and Faith, and also because I have ...

Read More

The title is what caught my eye, when a colleague posted it on Facebook; mainly because of my background in public health and Faith, and also because I have a non-profit where I address topics around the subject matter. I especially enjoyed the wide range of topics that were covered by the presenters. The information that addressed how to make my work revenue producing was most beneficial. Learning about how to build a strong marketing plan was also a highlight of the EXPO for me.

Read Less
5 star rating

Public Health Partners Evaluation

Tiffany Simpson-Crumpley

This presentation was full of nuggets of wisdom of what the reality is for starting, maintaining and scaling a public health consulting firm. It validated my...

Read More

This presentation was full of nuggets of wisdom of what the reality is for starting, maintaining and scaling a public health consulting firm. It validated my own personal journey as a consultant by fire LOL!

Read Less
5 star rating

Great for consultants at any level!

Tiana Garrett-Cherry

I’m thankful that this quarantine has allowed me to slow down and think more about how to shape my journey as a public health consultant. Attending the EXPO...

Read More

I’m thankful that this quarantine has allowed me to slow down and think more about how to shape my journey as a public health consultant. Attending the EXPO was a pivotal part of this process. I appreciated the candor each presenter’s story, giving us the “ups and downs” of a small business owner. Also, each presentation had two underlying key themes: the importance of personal connections and creating solutions. These themes are strong reminders of what helps build a strong business. This EXPO is a great resource for public health consultants at all levels!

Read Less