TPHCG’ Consultants

Our Team

The Public Health Consulting Group is a full service consulting firm staffed by public health professionals trained at the doctoral and masters level.

The collective body of experience and expertise of our consultant team members are featured here.

Lakeshia Brown, MPH, CHES Consultant

Lakeshia Brown is a public health educator with experience in program planning, community outreach, collaboration, formative evaluation, and strategic planning. Lakeshia has a passion for creating consumer-friendly, health literate materials.

She has experience with health education program evaluation, community health needs assessments, and patient centered care. Lakeshia is an award-winning certified health education specialist (CHES®) and is also credentialed as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS).

LaShonda Malrey-Horne, MPH, MCHES Consultant

LaShonda dedicated over twenty years to ‘make the healthy choice the easy choice’ for people throughout the State of Texas. She is the Director of theWaco-McLennan County Public Health District and serves on various public health advisory boards. LaShonda is an international public health speaker whose focus includes raising awareness of health disparities, health equity, and social justice issues and having a meaningful dialogue that can lead to solutions. Her public service efforts with Girl Trek and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. are also related to health promotion, specifically in the African American community.

Salimah El-Amin Witherspoon DrPH, MPH Consultant

Dr. Salimah El-Amin Witherspoon is a public health practitioner. She has served as an adjunct, assistant professor, researcher, evaluator, health educator, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) certified trainer, curriculum specialist, mentor, consultant, and grant manager.

Dr. El-Amin Witherspoon has served as a Faculty Affiliate and Senior Research Associate at the Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Simmons University and Doctoral Mentor at Capella University. Dr. El-Amin Witherspoon research interests include sexual health, HIV/STD prevention, sexual gender minority health, health disparities, obesity, infant mortality, and health literacy.

Julia Safiullina

Junior Program Intern

Julia is a public health administrative professional who works in a New York City public hospital serving underserved populations. Emergency Medicine, the homeless condition intersecting with addictions, and behavioral health are Julia’s primary public health interests. With expertise to improve the healthcare system and positively impact the community with nearly 20 years of experience, and degrees in both business administration and economics, Julia joins The Public Health Consulting Group to learn about business strategies and more ways to help the community.

Mandy Hill, DrPH

Principal Consultant

Dr. Hill brings a wealth of experience in the design, development, and implementation of behavioral science interventions and programs. Dr. Hill’s expertise includes capacity building and program evaluation. She is procuring a niche area in consulting with guiding writers on drafting and editing scholarly manuscripts as well as developing and writing grant applications.