GVRC TEAM

The GVRC is co-led by the Rutgers School of Public Health, within Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, and the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University–Newark. It draws on expertise from across the University in fields such as psychology, sociology, medicine, law, nursing, social work, public policy, engineering, and others.

LEADERSHIP

Michael Anestis, PhD

GVRC Executive Director; Associate Professor in the Department of Urban-Global Public Health at the Rutgers School of Public Health

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R. Thurman Barnes, JD, MDiv

GVRC Assistant Director; Associate Professor in the Department of Urban-Global Public Health at the Rutgers School of Public Health

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Stephanie L. Bonne, MD, FACS

GVRC Director of Data integration; Associate Professor of Surgery, Trauma Medical Director, Hospital Violence Intervention Program (HVIP)

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Keith White

GVRC Director of Policy

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ADMINISTRATIVE

Angela Centellas

Program Manager

As the Program Manager, Angela is responsible for the organization and coordination of GVRC operations. She works closely with the center Directors to plan and develop scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, budget, and timing for new initiatives. Prior to joining the GVRC, she was engaged in work involving hospital quality improvement, maternal and child health, stakeholder engagement, health equity, and program evaluation. She received her Master's degree in Public Health from the Rutgers School of Public Health in 2015.

Patrice Harley

Communications Specialist

As the Communication Specialist for the GVRC, Patrice is responsible for increasing public awareness on the centers initiatives and brand. She works closely with media outlets to maintain a favorable public image, manages social media presence, creates communications campaigns, and more. Patrice received her BA in Communications with a concentration in Journalism, PR, and Marketing from William Paterson University. She also holds a Public Relations and Project Management Certification from Rutgers University where both creativity and execution is something she has a passion for. Before joining the GVRC, she worked as a manager for Fortune 500 companies in a variety of business sectors.

Gerrae Brown

Program Assistant

As the GVRC Program Assistant, Gerrae works closely with the Program Manager on all operational activities. Gerrae handles the day-to-day logistics of the center, facilitating meetings and coordinating expenses. Gerrae brings over 18 years of administrative support experience to her role at the GVRC.