Alumni, students, and staff came together in Phoenix to socialize, sympathize, and learn about some of the current challenges in maternal and child health through an engaging discussion with two of our outstanding alumnae: Anna Carolina Ortiz MPH ’17 and Zaida Dedolph Piecoro MPH ’17
Alumni, students, leadership and staff from the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH) came together in Phoenix to socialize, sympathize, and learn about some of the current challenges in maternal and child health in a discussion with two of our outstanding alumni – Anna Carolina Ortiz, MPH ’17, and Zaida Dedolph Piecoro, MPH ’17. The event was organized in close collaboration with our chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, and we were very pleased that chapter president Sean Clendaniel, MPH ’04, MBA ’21, and board member John McElligott, MPH ’05, were able to join the event in person. Thanks Sean and John!
Anna Carolina Ortiz brought global experience as the founder of the Arizona Global Development Network, which brings together the state’s leading international development & humanitarian non-governmental organizations for active collaboration and collective impact. She previously worked internationally for Esperança, and now works as the Mental Health Director at Aliento to support immigrant rights and services.
Zaida Dedolph Piecoro has advocated for the health of children of Arizona for many years in her role as the Director of Health Policy at Children’s Action Alliance, a non-profit organization that identifies and eliminates barriers to the well-being of children and families through partnerships and policy solutions. In her work, Zaida strives to cultivate community-driven solutions that promote health justice and collaborates to build an Arizona where every child has access to high quality, affordable health care.
Dean Iman Hakim gave introductory remarks and Sean Clendaniel served as the moderator for the question-and-answer discussion with Anna and Zaida. You can watch the video of the Delta Omega Speaker event on the MEZCOPH YouTube channel.
Thanks to all our alumni and students who joined us for this event! We want to thank Amber Richmond, manager of alumni engagement and events for the college, who organized the event in collaboration with board members from our chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health. We look forward to seeing you at the next Delta Omega Speaker Series event!
Dean Hakim giving opening remarks to the Delta Omega Honorary Kickoff Speaker Series event featuring Anna Carolina Ortiz MPH '17 and Zaida Dedolph Piecoro MPH '17
Zuckerman Alumnae Anna Carolina Ortiz MPH '17 and Zaida Dedolph Piecoro MPH '17 answering question about maternal and child health
Alumnae panelists Anna and Zaida with current MPH students, Shreyasi Chakraborty, Amaka Oguadimma, and Elena Burr
(Photo courtesy of Graduate Public Health Ambassador, Elena Burr)
Dean Hakim and Manager of Alumni Engagement & Events, Amber Richmond talking with alumni attendees
Director of Member Engagement for Delta Omega Honorary Society, John McElligott MPH '05, CPH asks the panel questions about the pandemic and how it has effected maternal and child health
President of Delta Omega Honorary Society, Sean Clendaniel MPH '04, MBA '21 and other alumni networking after the panel.