CAPHE Staff

Welcome! We work hard to support SE Michigan's leaders and residents in building healthy communities. Please reach out to us to learn how we can support you. Learn more about us below!
Alison Walding

Alison Walding

Project Manager

Samuel Karsky

Samuel Karsky

Project Manager              

 

Aresha Nadeem

Aresha Nadeem

Research Assistant

Karelyn Munro

Karelyn Munro

Research Assistant

Sydney Gurecki

Sydney Gurecki

Intern

Gretta Rempel

Gretta Rempel

Intern

 

 

Hannah Rice

Hannah Rice

Intern

 

 

Alison Walding

Project Manager

Email: walison@umich.edu

 

Hi everyone, I have been with CAPHE since May 2020. I have over 30 years of professional experience in the realms of public health, criminal justice, community reform, and public transportation, I’ve dedicated my entire career to making a difference in communities where I work and live. Before I joined CAPHE, I worked for Michigan Medicine in the Michigan Opioid Engagement Network. My educational background includes a BA from Iowa State University. In my free time I enjoy camping and hiking with my partner Tim and our chocolate lab Molly.

Samuel Karsky

Project Manager

Email: skarsky@umich.edu

 

Hi everyone, my name is Sam. I have been with CAPHE since the summer of 2022. I started as an intern during my master’s program and was fortunate enough to be asked to stick around. Now, I am a Project Manager and help with many different projects CAPHE is leading or helping our partners with. In my free time, I am pretty busy rock climbing, mountain biking, or hanging out with my cat Dennis.

Aresha Nadeem

Research Associate

Email: aresha@umich.edu

Hi! I’m Aresha (ah-REE-sha). I got my Masters in Public Health in the heart of Atlanta at Georgia State University in 2020, and shortly after moved to beautiful Michigan. I manage the Take Action on Air Quality mini grants, and work on creating fact sheets and other educational materials, such as the EHRA Foundations curriculum. I also run our social media and manage this website! I’m passionate about health equity and believe that strong communities form the best foundation for public health. When I’m not working, I love hanging out with my family, traveling, and spending time outside.

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Karelyn Munro

Research Associate

Email: karelynm@umich.edu

 

Hello! I’ve been working in the public health space since 2016 when I began my position with Michigan Medicine’s Patient Education and Health Literacy Program as a Plain Language Writer and Resources Coordinator. In that position I worked on partnering with clinicians to create patient education materials in plain language with the goal of linking patients and providers as equal members in healthcare. I also managed the publishing process and clearinghouse database for all the health system’s patient education and partnered with the electronic medical records team to upload the materials and troubleshoot corrections and updates. My position also involved participating in committees, internal policy, compliance, and presenting new materials, policies, initiatives relevant to patient education. I served as interim-lead of the program until Fall of 2022 when I started my Master’s of Health Behavior and Health Education (Public Health). I completed that degree while working short-term at the Institute for Social Research with Dr. Noah Webster on a pilot study for the National Institute of Aging, and here at Community Action to Promote Healthy Environments where I can now be found researching air pollution-related topics. In my free time, I am usually weightlifting, playing outside, recovering from grad school, or snuggling dogs!

Sydney Gurecki

Intern

Email: sgurecki@umich.edu

Hi! My name is Sydney and I am a master’s student at the University of Michigan School of Public Health studying health behavior and health equity. I am joining the CAPHE team as an intern for the summer of 2024 and am very excited to learn more about environmental justice organizing in Detroit. In my free time, I enjoy going for long walks in nature, reading, and crocheting.

Gretta Rempel

Intern

Email: gmremple@umich.edu

 

Hello! My name is Gretta. I am interning with CAPHE this summer after my first year of a Masters of Public Health program. I am excited to learn a lot by participating in projects led by community partners and CAPHE. In my free time I enjoy spending time outside, cooking, reading, and rock climbing!

Hannah Rice

Intern

Email: herice@umich.edu

 

Hi! My name is Hannah and I am a Master of Public Health candidate at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. I am thrilled to serve as an Intern at CAPHE this summer and look forward to growing and learning alongside our incredible community partners. When I’m not doing this work, I’m likely cycling, hiking, listening to live music, or trying new foods.

Ricardo de Majo

Data Manager