Task Group Goals and Initiatives

The Workforce Development Task Group aims to ensure there is an activated and trained workforce.

Task Group Chairs

Linda Burhansstipanov, MSPH, DrPH

Native American Cancer Research Corporation

Linda Burhansstipanov, (Cherokee Nation) has worked in public health since 1971. She taught at universities for 18 years (California State University Long Beach and UCLA). She developed and implemented the Native American Cancer Research Program at the National Cancer Institute from 1989-1993.

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Patti Valverde, PhD, MPH

Colorado School of Public Health

Patricia Valverde PhD, MPH is a senior instructor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. She directs the Patient Navigator Training Collaborative, a national training program dedicated to improving the knowledge and skills of the patient navigator workforce.

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