One Health Consortium Conference

Agenda - Friday, August 5, 2022

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
9:30 - 9:45 a.m.
  • Gloria Bachmann, MD, MMS, Associate Dean for Women's Health at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Medicine at Rutgers University, Co-chair of the New Jersey One Health Steering Committee, and Core Faculty Member of the Rutgers Global Health Institute

  • Amy Papi, Co-chair of the New Jersey One Health Steering Committee and Volunteer at the Women’s Health Institute

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
  • Michael E. Zwick, PhD, Senior Vice President for Research, Rutgers University 

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Cheryl Stroud, DVM, PhD, Executive Director, One Health Commission, North Carolina - "One Health Happenings in the U.S. and Beyond - a Brief Overview"

10:30 - 10:50 a.m.
  • Cindy P. Driscoll, DVM, Maryland Department of Natural Resources - State Fish & Wildlife Veterinarian, Oxford, MD and
    Adjunct Assistant Professor/ Lecturer, University of MD College Park, MD 
10:50 - 11:10 a.m.
  • James S. Holt, VMD, Veterinarian at Brandywine Veterinary Services Chairman of the Pennsylvania One Health Task Force - "History of the One Health Task Force in PA, Current Status Report & a Vision for the Future of PA"

11:10 - 11:30 a.m.
11:30 - 11:50 a.m.
New Jersey
  • First state to legislate a One Health Task Force

  • Dina Fonseca, PhD, Professor, Director of the Center for Vector Biology at Rutgers University and Member of the New Jersey One Health Steering Committee - “The NJ Tick Problem”

11:50 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
  • Brint Spencer, Director at Brandywine Zoo 

  • Ashley Kennedy, PhD, Tick Biologist at the State of Delaware

  • Tom Moran, Program Manager, State of Delaware Mosquito Control Section

12:10 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and group photo
1:00 - 1:20 p.m.
Virginia/West Virginia
  • Stephanie Ringler, DVM, MPH, Veterinary Medical Officer at USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

1:20 - 1:50 p.m. 
  • Joshua W. Miller, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Rutgers University - "One Health - A 'One Nutrition' Perspective"

1:50 - 2:20 p.m.
  • Doug Riley, DVM, Public Health Veterinarian at Delaware Department of Public Health

2:20 - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Discussion / Q&A / Rabies and Infectious Diseases / Brief Business Agenda
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Networking/ Interviews


  • Gloria Bachmann

    Gloria Bachmann, MD, MMS, is a national and internationally recognized physician who has moved health care to the next level in many areas that include women’s advocacy, midlife and menopause transitions, perinatal issues and obstetrical safety, outreach to underserved communities, One Health initiatives, sexual health, LGBTQ+ wellness, health care for incarcerated women, diversity and inclusion and gynecologic pain syndromes. She is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Dean for Women’s Health and the Director of the Women’s Health Institute at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Bachmann also is the Medical Director of the PROUD Gender Center of NJ and the Medical Director of the NJ Commission on Women’s Reentry (in which she also chairs the Commission’s Health Committee). In addition, she is the Co-Chair of the NJ One Health Committee. In 2022, she was honored by the Rutgers Douglass College as the 2022 Woman Leader in STEM.  She is a respected clinician, a valued mentor, a prolific researcher, and a sought after educator. She has a long history of being the principal and co-principal investigator on several clinical trials, including being principal investigator on federally funded NIH protocols. Data derived from her participation in multiple research trials has added extensively to the literature and to many advances in health care. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and the Perlman School of Medicine, at the University of Pennsylvania. 

  • Amy Papi

    Amy Papi has held the position of registered governmental affairs agent for the State of New Jersey as an associate advisor for political strategy and as the executive director for the New Jersey Advisory Council on Safety and Health, representing worker's compensation petitioner attorneys, labor and physicians. She has served as chief of staff to both Senator Barbara Buono and then-Assemblyman Peter J. Barnes, Jr. and in this capacity oversaw the drafting of legislation, organized public appearances, coordinated community activities, and oversaw office staff. Amy was also the director of constituent services for Assemblyman Sterley Stanley. She is active in many community organizations including the Coalition for Healthy Communities (Wellspring Center for Prevention). At Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she is a Women’s Health Institute (WHI) member for Advocacy/Outreach Coordinator and co-chair of New Jersey One Health Steering Committee and Gender Center of New Jersey. Through her efforts, the bill legislating Maternal Health Awareness Day every January 23rd was passed. She has been instrumental in legislation that was signed into law on June 24, 2021 creating the "NJ One Health Task Force." She also is an auxiliary board member of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, a licensed property, casualty, and health insurance producer, and a member of the East Brunswick Zoning Board. Amy is a member of the East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce. She has been honored by the NJ General Assembly Women’s Caucus during Women’s History Month and received joint resolutions from the Senate and Assembly, commendations from Congressman Frank Pallone, Middlesex County Board of Chosen Commissioners, a resolution from Senator Patrick Diegnan Jr., and several advocacy recognition awards including WHI Recognition Award, the March Women’s History Month honoree award from the Middlesex Country Democratic Organization and WHI Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. 

  • Doug Riley

    Lt Col(R) Douglas D. Riley, DVM is currently the State Public Health Veterinarian for Delaware after contracting to Delaware’s EMS Preparedness Section. Formerly he was the commander of the 436MDG PH flight at Dover AFB. He arrived at this position after three years as the strategic planner and International Health Specialists for (13AF/SGK/IHS) Hickam AFB, Hawaii. In this capacity, he is served as part of the nine-member Pacific International Health Specialist Team responsible for conducting USAF humanitarian, disaster management, public health, international security cooperation initiatives, One Health initiatives, and veterinary capacity growth initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region. He was the principal public health and veterinary medicine coordinator for the team and acted as the lead for the development of now current Higher Air Force level strategic planning for the execution of Building Partner Capacities. LtCol Riley entered the Air Force in 2006 from his hometown of Herington, Kansas as a former mixed animal clinician and former US Army Special Forces Veterinarian. After graduation from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 he spent one year in South Dakota before purchasing a clinic in Herington Kansas. Here, he and his wife, Dala, ran a successful practice for 8 years and raised 3 boys until he entered the US Army in 2000 and began a new career path as a military medical officer. He has been deployed to Iraq in 2003 -2004, 2007-2008 and into Afghanistan in 2009-2010. Within these deployments his range of activities varied from fully kinetic operations with 10th SFG-(A) to civic actions with 360th Civil Affairs; and while in Afghanistan his primary function was acting as an embedded trainer for the Afghanistan National Police. Current actions continue to focus on stability operations that are both sustainable and reproducible both on the US mainland and overseas.

  • Michael E. Zwick

    Michael E. Zwick, PhD, is the Senior Vice President for Research at Rutgers University. The Office for Research supports the research, scholarship, and innovation of more than 1500 Rutgers faculty who received more than $872 million in sponsored awards in FY 22. Dr. Zwick leads a team of 328 expert staff supported by an annual budget of more than $70 million. The Office for Research's teams includes Research Administration, Innovation Ventures (technology transfer and entrepreneurship), Animal Care, Advanced Research Computing, Core Services, Research Development, Finance and Administration, and Policy, Training, and Communications. Dr. Zwick's earned a B.S. from Cornell University in Biological Sciences, specializing in Genetics and Development, and a Ph.D. in Population Biology from the Center for Population Biology at the University of California at Davis. His research uses genetic principles to discover the causes of rare and common disorders. His collaborative, team-based research applies "omics" platforms and analytical methods to gain insight into the etiology of various diseases. Dr. Zwick is also a former surface warfare qualified officer in the United States Navy (Commander, O-5) who retired in June 2017 with 25 years of service. Dr. Zwick served onboard the USS KAUFFMAN (FFG 59) for 38 months and is a veteran of Desert Storm. As a reservist, he served in multiple commands, including Commander Pacific Fleet, Commander US Forces Japan, Naval Medical Research Center, and the Office of Naval Research. Dr. Zwick was recalled to active duty to support the Iraq and Afghanistan war efforts from November 2002 through November 2004. His responsibilities included deploying biodefense platforms in the United States Navy fleet and formulating and implementing national biodefense strategies.

  • Cheryl Stroud

    Cheryl Stroud, PhD, has enjoyed professional experiences in Industry, Academic Research and Teaching, Private Veterinary Practice and One Health. She grew up on a small farm in central Mississippi sur-rounded by cows, horses, cats, dogs and open spaces. Before Veterinary School she worked in the Poultry Industry as Manager of a Quality Control lab. After practicing veterinary medicine briefly she completed a Masters and PhD in Endocrine Physiology, then worked in basic research at Pennsylvania State University studying variant molecular forms of prolactin and growth hormone in sheep and cows and reproductive hormones in populations of women from around the world. Dr. Stroud’s One Health career began in earnest in 2010 when she led creation of the North Carolina One Health Collaborative, chairing its Steering Committee for over three years. In that capacity she spearheaded expansion of a One Health Intellectual Exchange Group discussion series into an inter-institutional One Health course cross listed at Duke, UNC and NCSU, engaging  MDs,  DVMs,  PhDs,  human  and  veterinary  medical  students  and public health graduate students. The course has continued for over 10 years. Since becoming Executive Director of the One Health Commission (OHC) late in 2013, the OHC has been identifying and connecting One Health stakeholders around the world by leading International Who’s Who in One Health webinars (2014 and 2016) and creating a Who’s Who in One Health web resource and maps.  In 2016 the OHC spearheaded creation of an annual global One Health Day that is now officially celebrated every year on November 3. Additionally, created in partnership with Louisiana One Health in Action in January 2020, the OHC also leads a global One Health Awareness Month campaign each January, providing One Health resources for stakeholders to use when teaching about One Health. An overview of the Commission’s work can be reviewed here. Dr. Stroud teaches about the One Health concept and shares updates about the global One Health movement with audiences around the world giving over 120 invited presentations since 2014 (40 in 2020 and 2021 with the pandemic). During that time the One Health Commission has hosted or supported over 110 webinars and published over 65 One Health Happenings monthly newsletters to a listserv that has grown to over 16,400 international One Health supporters. The OHC slogan, and her motto, is ‘Connect, Create, Educate’ about One Health and One Health issues; i.e. the OHC seeks to connect One Health stakeholders into Action Teams, strategic networks and partnerships that can educate about the full scope of and critical need for One Health thinking and acting at all levels of academia, research, clinical practice, government and policy.

  • Cindy Driscoll holding a large sea turtle

    Cindy P. Driscoll, DVM, is the first Maryland State Fish & Wildlife Veterinarian and for 23 years has worked in natural resources management, pathology, forensics and diseases in wild animal populations. Prior to her current position she was the first marine mammal veterinarian for NOAA/ Department of Commerce. She also provides veterinary services for endangered species and migratory birds at the USFWS/ USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Ctr., Laurel MD.  For 31 years she has been Adjunct Assistant Professor of Wildlife Diseases at the University of MD, College Park, MD. She also teaches aquatic veterinary medicine to veterinarians and veterinary students for AQUAVET/ Cornell University and Marvet/ St. Matthew's University, Grand Cayman Island; and remote lectures are provided for numerous U.S. veterinary schools and undergraduate universities. She provides journal article reviews for JAVMA, JWD, JZWM, and proposal reviews for NOAA, USFWS, NFWF and others.  She serves as the IACUC veterinarian for a corporate research facility and also is an adviser for the federal government on national security issues involving wildlife and aquatic veterinary issues.

    In 2010 she created the MD One Health Bulletin with others MD agency veterinarians which is distributed to over 3000 veterinarians, state offices and county health departments. In 2014 she co-created a One Health Workshop at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad. She is a champion for the One Health concept and mentors veterinary students and veterinarians. 

  • James Holt

    James (Jim) Holt, VMD, serves as chief veterinarian for Keystone Farm Future, overseeing the induction, preventative care, diagnostics and critical care and ensuring top quality animal healthcare for client herds under the management of KFF. Dr. Holt’s love for animals began at an early age, as he has been an avid horse rider since he was 9 years old. While riding Hunters and Jumpers, the highlight of his riding career was when he rode in a Grand Prix at age 16. Dr. Holt completed his undergrad in 1986 from the Gettysburg College and then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1991. Upon completion of his education, he was hired on to the Morgantown Veterinary Clinic, a mixed equine/bovine practice that serviced Northern Chester, Lancaster, and Berks Counties. In 1993, Dr. Holt opened his own mixed practice called Brandywine Veterinary Services, which he still runs today. He has served on the board and executive committee of the PMVA. The PMVA awarded Dr. Holt the Animal Welfare Advocacy Award in 2015. Dr. Holt is a commissioner for the Animal Health and Diagnostic Commission (AHDC); chairman on the AHDC’s One Health Task Force; board member and past chairman on the board for The Parkesburg Point in Parkesburg, Pa; and committeeman on the Animal Health and Regulatory Committee for the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Dr. Holt also serves as veterinarian for New Holland Sales Stables in New Holland, Pennsylvania, working predominantly with cows and horses. The rest of Dr. Holt’s time is spent in a more typical mixed large animal practice, including horses, dairy and beef cattle as well as other large animal species.

  • Dina Fonseca

    Dina Fonseca, PhD, is a tenured professor and the current chair of the department of Entomology at Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and a member of the graduate programs in Entomology, Ecology and Evolution, Microbiology, and the School of Public Health. She is also a member of the Rutgers Global Health Institute, the Rutgers Climate Institute, the Rutgers Institute for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases, and the NJ One Health Steering Committee. She has extensive experience working on the ecological and evolutionary genetics of invasive mosquitoes and ticks and the parasite/pathogens they transmit. In addition to her basic research, Fonseca is the Director of the Rutgers Center for Vector Biology, a program that provides accreditation, continuing education and broadly supports the extended NJ Mosquito Control community. She also works with residential communities to develop proactive strategies for urban vector (mosquitoes and now also tick) surveillance and control. The group launched a Citizen science project – NJTicks4Science! Fonesca is committed to training better medical entomologists as well as to developing and field-testing enhanced approaches including strategies to prevent and manage the spread of insecticide resistance. Fonseca is a founding member of the Worldwide Insecticide resistance Network (WIN), currently represented in 19 institutions worldwide developing vector research. The WIN creates a unique framework for the exchange of new methodologies and samples for tracking insecticide resistance in vectors of arboviruses and other public health pathogens.

  • Brint Spencer

    Brint Spencer has served as director at the Brandywine Zoo for the past 5 years. He has over 38 years of experience in six different Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoos. During that time he held positions as zoo keeper, senior keeper, animal curator, reptile curator, general curator and zoo director before moving back to the Brandywine Zoo where he started as seasonal zoo keeper while in high school.

    Brint has also served on the AZA Taxon Advisory Groups for snakes, chelonians and amphibians. He was the Species Survival Plan (SSP) Coordinator for Wyoming toads and was on the Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) Board of Directors.

  • Ashley Kennedy

    Ashley Kennedy, PhD, is the Delaware state Tick Biologist (Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Mosquito Control Section). In this role, she manages the statewide tick surveillance program and helps to educate the public about tick safety. She received her MS (2013) and her PhD (2019) in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. After graduation, she completed an ORISE postdoctoral fellowship in the Tick-Borne Disease Laboratory at the Army Public Health Center in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Ashley studied vervet monkeys for her undergraduate thesis research at Johns Hopkins University, graduating in 2009, and has also worked at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (Maryland), the National Zoo (D.C.), and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (Virginia). She is a Board Certified Entomologist with a specialty in Medical and Veterinary Entomology.

  • Head shot of Tom Moran

    Tom Moran is a Program Manager with the State of Delaware Mosquito Control Section with 32 years of experience conducting all aspects of mosquito control in Delaware. His Newark office is responsible for all mosquito control activities in the northern half of Delaware.





  • Stephanie Ringler working with goats

    Stephanie Ringler, DVM, MPH, has been working for USDA Veterinary Services since 2015 where she started in Louisiana as an intern. She currently holds the role as Designated Scrapie Epidemiologist in Pennsylvania and West Virginia where she coordinates scrapie activities. She recently held the first One Health seminar in WV with funding provided by USDA. Stephanie grew her love for public health when she was awarded the Hubert Global Health fellowship through CDC in veterinary school. She lived and worked in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, helping the Ethiopian government on the management of rabies. She continues to work in Ethiopia on various projects and she has an interest in helping diverse communities with their animal and disease management. Lastly, Stephanie owns a small ruminant practice and works with clients in western PA.

  • Josh Miller

    Joshua W. Miller, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Nutritional Sciences in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) at Rutgers University.  Dr. Miller earned his doctorate in Nutrition at the Tufts University School of Nutrition in 1993, and then completed consecutive post-doctoral training experiences at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging in Boston, MA, and at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.  In 1997 he was recruited to a faculty position in the Dept. of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Davis.  He came to Rutgers in the fall of 2012 and assumed his current position as Dept. Chair in July 2013.  Dr. Miller’s research focuses on the relationships among vitamins (folate, B12, B6, D), homocysteine, and various conditions and disorders, including cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and cancer.  His research Also focuses on interrelationships between genetic polymorphisms and vitamin B12, novel strategies for assessing vitamin B12 status and absorption, and the potential effects of excess folic acid consumption.

Video Recordings

Missed the conference? Watch the recordings of the sessions and get up to speed on all the ongoing One Health Consortium's efforts across the mid-Atlantic region on issues related to the health of humans, animals, and the environment. 

  • In this section, watch presentations by Michael Zwick, Cheryl Stroud {6:30}, Cindy Driscoll {49:48}, and Jim Holt {1:13:00}.

  • In this section, watch presentations by Dina Fonseca, Brint Spencer {23:33}, Ashley Kennedy {35:08}, and Tom Moran {43:31}.

  • In this section, watch presentations by Stephanie Ringler, Joshua Miller {07:42}, and Doug Riley {38:43}.