About Us

The Region V Public Health Training Center is part of the national Public Health Learning Network, a consortium of ten regional Public Health Training Centers and the country’s most comprehensive resource for public health workforce development. We seek to strengthen the skills of the current and future public health workforce through learning tools, continuing education, and student development.

Coordinating Center

The RVPHTC is located at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and serves as the central coordinating office for the region which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Regional Collaborative

The RVPHTC works to strengthen the capacity of the region’s public health workforce by assessing training needs, responding to those needs through the development and delivery of distance-based continuing education, and engaging students from across the region in public health practice. This work is done in partnership with Community-Based Training Partners and Technical Assistance Providers.

Region V PHTC Network

Central Coordinating Office

The Region V Public Health Training Center’s central coordinating office is housed at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

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Laura Power, MD, MPH




Phoebe Kulik, MPH, CHES
Senior Director of Workforce Development


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Seth Neeley, MEd
Instructional Designer Senior




Dany Zemmel, MPH
Training and Engagement Manager




Rhiannon Bednar, MPH
Project Coordinator



Ryleigh Emelander, MPH
Marketing & Communications Coordinator


Community-Based Training (CBT) Partners

Saginaw County Health Department (MI)

Kent County Health Department (MI)

Columbus Public Health (OH)

Indiana Public Health Association

Minnesota Department of Health

Technical Assistance (TA) Providers

University of Minnesota School of Public Health

University of Illinois-Chicago School of Public Health

University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute

The Ohio State University College of Public Health

Indiana University Fairbanks SPH

National Network of Public Health Institutes

Michigan Primary Care Association