Core Staff

Michelle Mitchell, MSocSc – Executive Director
Michelle is the founder and Executive Director of PFH and a trained clinical psychologist with expertise in qualitative research. Her career in public health began while working in rural HIV/AIDS related clinical trial settings in South Africa. She has served as the principal investigator for approximately 50 evaluations that range from formative research on informed consent among vulnerable populations, to efficacy of an asthma home-visiting intervention. Michelle is active in numerous national responses to addressing health disparities, including the Steering Committee to End FGM/C Network and the African Immigrant project advising the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on addressing Hepatitis B among African immigrants.

Chad Mitchell – Evaluation and Communication
Chad studied leadership and organizational studies at the University of Southern Maine. He was awarded his certificate in Lean Leadership after completion of practical applications of Lean improvement models with the programs local partners which include both hospitals and manufacturing facilities. Since joining the PFH team full time in 2015 Chad has focused largely in the implementation of both communication and data gathering projects.  Chad also implements and maintains all technology related projects at PFH.

Michelle Munsey, MA - Evaluator
Michelle has an MA in International Development with a focus in Program Management and Evaluation from the University of Denver and an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Keene State College. Before joining PFH, Michelle was a Research and Evaluation intern at a Denver-based consulting firm where she developed skills in survey design and analysis. In addition, she volunteered as a research assistant at a large international non-governmental organization where she focused on quantitative data analysis for program improvement. Since joining the PFH team in 2016, Michelle has been involved in projects at the state and local level, gaining content expertise in Social Network Analysis and performance measures monitoring and tracking systems.

Denise Clark, MPH, CHES – Evaluator
Denise has a Master’s in Public Health from the University of New England and an undergraduate degree in Community Health Education from the University of Maine at Farmington. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. Before joining PFH in 2017, Denise worked in nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention efforts in a rural Maine county. She brings the content knowledge of implementing programs on the ground level and applies it to inform program evaluation efforts here at PFH.

Jill Pelton - Administration

Jill is the backbone of the office. She has diplomas in project management and customer service and has many years of experience providing office support in professional environments. Jill is an avid photographer and loves exploring the country side on horseback.

Partnerships For Health, LLC is a woman-owned professional consulting firm established in 2010 to provide public health services from its office in Augusta, Maine. 

Our mission – evidence-based social justice – inspires us to make a difference by striving to have a measurable positive impact on our clients’ organizations and on society by providing high quality consulting services. 

At Partnerships For Health (PFH), our approach is one of collaborative consultation where the underlying assumption is that strides in public health can be achieved by joining the PFH team’s specialized knowledge with the client’s knowledge. Leadership, problem-solving, and communication become a joint undertaking, with equal attention to the technical and content areas, as well as the human interactions involved in dealing with these competencies. 

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