Two Appletree Square
8011 34th Avenue South, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55425
Andrea Mowery is a member of the executive team that directs the operations of ClearWay Minnesota. As Vice President, she oversees strategic planning, communications, public affairs and policy programs. Prior to this, Mowery served as the organization’s Director of Marketing and Communications from 2002 to 2008. During her time at ClearWay Minnesota, her work helped to pass Minnesota’s comprehensive smoking ban and a significant tobacco tax increase, create award-winning advertising campaigns, and increase ClearWay Minnesota’s visibility and credibility. Mowery is the Chair of the Tobacco Control Network.
Formerly an account supervisor and the Health and Wellness Specialty Director at Tunheim Partners in Minneapolis, Mowery developed, managed and implemented strategic communications and public affairs programs on behalf of agency clients including Delta Dental, United Health Group, Minnesota Twins, and Target Corporation. Prior to joining Tunheim, Mowery worked as the Assistant Director of Special Projects at the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office where she oversaw the development and implementation of statewide media and social marketing campaigns, worked extensively in community relations and assisted in policy development on a wide range of issues.
Barry Sharp, MSHP, MACM, MCHES, has served as a health educator in the Texas Department of State Health Services since 1993, and currently is the manager of the Tobacco Prevention & Control Branch in the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section. Now in his 17th year in tobacco, he has served as the Tobacco Prevention & Control Program coordinator and was the initial coordinator of the Texas Youth Tobacco Awareness Program. His other public health experience includes health promotion, clinical preventive services, community and worksite wellness and community preparedness. He is a nationally Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), with a bachelor’s degree in health promotion from the University of Texas at Austin, and master’s degrees from Texas State University in San Marcos and United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He is a graduate fellow of both the National Public Health Education Leadership Institute and the South Central Public Health Leadership Institute. He is an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church focusing on health ministry.
Prevention Coordinator, Tobacco Prevention & Control Branch
Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention Section
Division for Disease Control & Prevention Services
Texas Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 149347
Mail Code 2018
Austin, TX 78714-9347
Public Health Division, Center for Prevention and Health Promotion
Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section
Oregon Health Authority
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 730
Portland, OR 97232
Luci Longoria, MPH, is the Health Promotion Manager for the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section (HPCDP) of the Oregon Public Health Division. She leads a team of committed public health professionals that administer evidence-based, data-driven population health policy interventions to help all Oregonians be tobacco free, move more, eat better and take charge of their health. She coordinates initiatives for organizational development in support of evidence-based, data-driven public health program and systems alignment, integration, and health system transformation. Her responsibilities include direction and oversight for chronic disease state and federal budgeting, staffing, strategic planning, grant writing and program evaluation.
Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL)
Louisiana Public Health Institute
1515 Poydras Street, #1200
New Orleans, LA 70112
Tonia R. Moore serves as the director of the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL), a program of the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI). She has over ten years of experience both in tobacco control and prevention and government relations, and five years in health care administration. Her responsibilities include oversight of a program oversight, supervision and team building, budget and contract management, strategic planning, partnership development, and policy and media campaign input. Tonia was part of the Smoke-Free New Orleans coalition that spearheaded efforts to progress the city of New Orleans to adopt a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance. She is also a political science adjunct professor at Delgado Community College. Tonia is very active with her professional and community organizations. She is a member of the SelfMade Health Network Leadership Council, the Funders Alliance for State-Based Tobacco Control programs, the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, Tobacco-Free HBCU Initiative Steering Committee (Truth Initiative), and was recently elected to serve on the 2016-2017 Tobacco Control Network Executive Committee. Tonia received both a bachelors and master’s degree in Political Science from Southern University and A & M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She also obtained a Master’s of Science in Health Care Management from the University of New Orleans. Community involvement is important to Tonia as she gives a great deal of her time to volunteering in the community.
(CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT, NJ, NY, DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands)
Regional Grants Administrator
Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth
701 E. Franklin St., Ste. 500
Richmond, VA 23219
Lisa Brown has worked in the field of tobacco prevention for more than 18 years and is currently a Regional Grants Administrator for the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY). Established in 1999 by the Virginia General Assembly, VFHY empowers Virginia’s youth to make healthy choices by promoting active, nutritious and tobacco-free living. Ms. Brown is charged with developing the agenda and selecting presenters for VFHY’s biennial, two-day National Reduce Tobacco Use Conference which draws 350 tobacco prevention professionals from across the country.
Prior to joining VFHY, Ms. Brown was a community specialist at the American Cancer Society in Vienna, VA where she worked to educate the public on ways to reduce their risk of cancer. Ms. Brown continues her cancer prevention work by serving as a volunteer presenter for the American Cancer Society. Ms. Brown has also presented at the CDC’s National Conference on Tobacco OR Health.
Ms. Brown has an undergraduate degree in communications from State University of New York College at Fredonia and Master’s degree in public relations administration from the Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University.
Office of Tobacco, Policy, System, and Environmental Change
Chronic Disease Prevention Section
Georgia Department of Public Health
2 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 16-233
Atlanta, GA 30303
Kenneth Ray is employed as the Deputy Director of the Office of Tobacco, Policy, System and Environmental Change for the Tobacco Use Prevention Program of the Georgia Department of Public Health. In this position, Kenneth provides direction, training and technical assistance towards the planning, implementation and evaluation of tobacco prevention and control best practice interventions in the eighteen health districts of Georgia. Technical assistance provided emphasizes the four goal areas of preventing youth initiation, promoting cessation in youth and adults, identifying and eliminating tobacco-related disparities, and reducing environmental tobacco smoke via policy change and public health awareness. Kenneth has worked in tobacco control in North Carolina and New York City.
Kenneth Ray has a Bachelor Degree in Health Education from North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina (1983), and a Master of Public Health Degree from Hunter College, City University of New York (1988). Kenneth brings 31 years of experience working in public health and 21 years of experience working in tobacco control.