The Center for Maternal and Infant Health is currently led by an Executive Director and two Co-Directors. The Center also turns to a large number of colleagues and partners for advice and support.

Sarah Verbiest, DrPH, MSW, MPH began her work with the Center in September 2004. As Executive Director she is focused on supporting the strong collaborative effort which the Center represents. To contact her email sarahv@med.unc.edu or call 919-843-7865.

Wayne Price, MD, represents the UNC Department of Pediatrics where he serves as the Director for the Division of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine. The partnership between pediatrics and OB/GYN has been critical to providing comprehensive and coordinated care.

Kate Menard, MD, MPH represents the UNC Department of OB/GYN where she serves as the Director for the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine as well as Professor and Vice Chair of OB/GYN. The OB/GYN Department has been an integral partner to the Center, including the provision of financial support.

The Department of Pediatric Surgery is also a key partner with the Center for Maternal and Infant Health.

Lisa Welborn, LCSW

Lisa is a licensed clinical social worker who is fluent in English and Spanish. She has many years of experience working with both low risk and high risk pregnant women, babies and in communities. As a perinatal care specialist, Lisa works with families and their providers, both at UNC and in the community. She is available to listen to patient concerns, coordinate medical appointments and connect families with services they need. Her phone number is 919-843-4690 and her pager is 919-216-9509.

Lori Carter, RN, BSN

Lori is a registered nurse with 14 years of experience working in the UNC Newborn Critical Care Center. She has been providing out-patient care coordination for complex infants for many years. As a perinatal care specialist, Lori works with families and their providers, both at UNC and in the community. She is available to listen to patient concerns, coordinate medical appointments and connect families with services they need. Her phone number is 919-843-0956 and her pager is 919-216-1231.

Maya Lindley, LCSW

Maya is social worker who speaks English and Spanish. She has experience working with children, pregnant women, babies and in communities. As a perinatal care specialist, Maya works with families and their providers, both at UNC and in the community. She is available to listen to patient concerns, coordinate medical appointments and connect families with services they need. Her phone number is 919-843-4428 and her pager is 919-216-0177.

Mary Heintz, RN, CCM, MS

Mary serves as a Public Health Maternity Care Coordinator. Her role includes coordinating the Maternal Transport Program and facilitating communication between the NC Women's Hospital and the health care providers and 16 clinics who send their patients to UNC for high-risk care and labor/delivery. Mary has many years of experience both in front line nursing and in state level public health service. Mary can be reached at 919-843-8385.

Dennis Rodriguez, MS

Dennis is responsible for maintaining this website as well as many databases at UNC. He designed the Center’s Care Coordination database called Pericare, and provides IT assistance to our staff. Dennis provides data for medical researchers, hospital leadership, and others. If you have a data request, please click on the purple section of this website and then on data requests. His phone number is 919-843-7864 and his pager is 919-216-1766.

Erin McClain, MA, MPH

Erin has been a program manager with the CMIH since 2007. She provides training and technical assistance to clinics across the state in integrating tobacco screening and cessation into their practice. Erin also provides support to the Every Woman Southeast Coalition along with several other programs at the CMIH. Her phone number is 919-843-7865.

Angela Aina, MPH

Angela is a Public Health Prevention Services Fellow with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Angela was assigned to the CMIH in September 2013 for two years to work with us on several initiatives with a particular focus on women's health and health equity.
 

The Center partners with the OB/GYN Department and is pleased to have the opportunity to work with Kia Barbee, MBA, who serves as our Financial Manager. Kia can be reached at 919-966-4589.