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

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).

Salimah El-Amin Witherspoon DrPH, MPH

Dr. Salimah El-Amin Witherspoon is a public health practitioner. She has served as an adjunct, assistant professor, researcher, evaluator, health educator, 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.

Jennifer Akahoho
Program Intern

Jennifer Akahoho is a registered nurse currently working with the department of Corrections. Her background as a caregiver for the elderly and people with developmental disabilities, a psychiatric nurse, and a circulating nurse in the operating room has provided her the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people. She hopes to use this practicum/internship as an opportunity to create awareness to health disparities in underserved communities. She holds an associates degree (ADN) in nursing and a Bachelors of Science (BSc) degree in nursing 

Alexandria Laws
Program Intern

Alexandria Laws is a current MD/MPH candidate, who is completing her practicum. Her interest as a future Public Health Practitioner is geared towards health disparities, preventative medicine, and community health. Alexandria has a background in hospital administration, project management and research development throughout the Texas Medical Center. She hopes to attain experience in program development, grant writing and program implementation while completing her practicum.

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.