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Kimberly R Enard, Ph.D., MBA, MSHA

Associate Professor
Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice
Department of Health Management and Policy

Executive Director
Heartland Center

Kimberly R. Enard, PhD, MBA, MSHA, is an Associate Professor of Health Management & Policy. In addition to serving as Executive Director of the Heartland Center for Public Health and Community Capacity Development, Dr. Enard is Director of the Master of Health Administration and Master of Health Care Management programs in the College for Public Health & Social Justice at Saint Louis University. Her professional background encompasses more than 20 years of management and consulting experience with large integrated health systems in areas involving strategic planning, business development, marketing, service line management, program planning and evaluation, performance improvement, community outreach, and media relations. Dr. Enard is board-certified in health care management and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). Prior to transitioning to the healthcare industry, Dr. Enard worked as a journalist in local and national media markets.

Dr. Enard’s overarching research goal is to address health inequities using community-engaged, patient- and family-centered approaches that recognize the complex, multilevel factors that influence each person’s health and well-being over their life course. Dr. Enard investigates the characteristics of communities, health systems and individuals that shape processes and outcomes of care, with a particular focus on safety-net populations. She is also interested in examining decision-making mechanisms that may influence inequities related to delivery context (when and where individuals seek and receive care) and quality (unwarranted variations in care) and in partnering with communities and health systems to develop policies, practices and tools that educate and empower patients.

Alyssa Coleman, M.P.H., C.P.H.

Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice
Heartland Center Manager

Ms. Coleman is a third-year doctoral student studying Public Health at Saint Louis University. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Georgia State University in May 2011 and a Master of Public Health from University of Florida. While at UF, Alyssa developed an interest in social determinants of health and program evaluation. After graduating, Alyssa spent 5 years supporting the US Army Public Health Center as an ORISE Fellow and then as a contractor. In this position, she worked on community health assessments, evaluations of health promotion programs, and tools to assess built environments. This experience inspired Alyssa to return for her doctorate in Health Management and Policy. As a graduate student at SLU, Alyssa has focused on underserved populations including racial minorities and women. Her work examines the impact of social and political determinants of chronic diseases including heart failure and chronic pain. Alyssa’s other research interests include economic, program, and policy evaluation.

Scott Nyberg, BA, Communications

Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice
Director, LMS Management and Interactive Media

Scott Nyberg has over 30+ years’ experience as a director and media expert in all areas of the interactive realm. His love for all types of media including web, animations, video, audio and special effects, allows him to be the most creative in putting projects together.

Scott’s work in elearning began in 2002 as multimedia specialist at Maritz Learning. In the 20+ years working in elearning, Scott has worked on 5 different systems and even transitions entire LMS to a brand new built from scratch LMS that the Heartland Center currently has.

A native of Polk, Nebraska, Scott earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. Scott has resided in St. Louis since 1995. He have three daughters, twins Laine & Claire (21), and Anna Joy (18).