Advisory Groups

The NNE-CTR Administrative Core is advised by our teams of local, regional, and national experts in health and policy topics relevant to our region. These teams provide objective insights and guidance informing the NNE-CTR's progress and programs, and their advice and recommendations are essential to the success and impact of our network.

Internal Advisory Committee

Leaders from NNE-CTR core and partnering institutions comprise the Internal Advisory Committee. The committee meets with the Administrative Core each quarter to advise on all aspects of NNE-CTR operations. Committee members review operations, policies and procedures, progress toward network goals, resource allocation, and communication effectiveness to act as trusted advisors for the network leadership. 

Internal Advisory Committee members are:

  • Lucy Liaw, PhD - MaineHealth
  • Thomas Peterson, MD - University of Vermont
  • Patricia Prelock, PhD - University of Vermont
  • Scot Remick, MD, FACP - MaineHealth
  • Douglas Sawyer, MD, PhD - Maine Health
  • Margaret Tandoh, MD - University of Vermont

External Advisory Committee

The External Advisory Committee includes nationally recognized institutional leaders with specific expertise relevant to our region. Through meetings twice per year, they evaluate the overall program and provide strategic guidance and mentorship to the Administrative Core. The committee also approves pilot project funding recommendations.

External Advisory Committee members are:

  • Chair: Sally Hodder, PhD - West Virginia University
  • Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD - UC Davis Health
  • Linda Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE - University of Florida
  • Mark Levine, MD - Vermont State Department of Health
  • Katherine Luzuriaga, MD - UMASS CTSA
  • Sharon Rounds, MD - Brown University, Advance-CTR
  • Jack Westfall, MD, MPH - Robert Graham Center

Community Engagement Councils

The NNE-CTR has multiple Community Engagement Councils across our region that include regional stakeholders who represent our communities at all levels. These groups meet regularly to help improve the translation and relevance of research projects by ensuring they are aligned with regional priorities, incorporate community insights and expertise, and are disseminated clearly. Their expert input on regional priorities and views is essential to maintaining a community-aligned and impactful program.