CTTTP Board of Directors, 2023
Christine E. Sheffer, PhD
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Christine E. Sheffer, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Professor of Oncology in the Department of Health Behavior at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Director of Research and Evaluation for Roswell Park Cessation Services. As a clinician, researcher, and educator, her goals include contributing to incremental increases in the efficacy and uptake of high-quality evidence-based treatments for tobacco dependence, enabling individuals to obtain the help they need to achieve and maintain good health. Dr. Sheffer’s research focuses on the examination of bio-behavioral mechanisms that support and sustain addictive behaviors. Her work focuses on improving the efficacy and uptake of empirically-supported treatments for tobacco use, particularly among groups that experience tobacco-related health disparities; investigating neurocognitive processes associated with tobacco dependence and other risky and addictive health behaviors; and investigating effective methods to train health care providers in the treatment of tobacco dependence.
Surabhi Somani, Tobacco Control Professional
Dr. Surabhi Somani is a Tobacco Cessation expert, wellness enthusiast and an entrepreneur with over 10 years of national and international experience in clinical, government, education, corporate and non – profit settings. Through her initiative Toxin Taxation she aims to create an ecosystem which taxes people of their toxins and motivates them to quit their addictions.
The drive to create a wellness ecosystem has led her to work with global organizations such as WHO as well contribute to improvise the tobacco consumption ecosystem in India by partnering with several state governments such as Karnataka, Chattisgarh, Telangana etc. Through Toxin Taxation and her commendable work in tobacco control she has carved out esteem positions in global esteemed organizations such as ATTUD, CTTTP etc. which are doing exceptional work in tobacco control and management.
Over the years, she has been able to help ~50,000 people in their journey of tobacco control. This is the just the beginning, her goal is to create a tobacco free ecosystem.
Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program
Jennifer Greyber is the Program Coordinator for the Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program. She is a grammar nerd and has a background in editing and publishing. She lives in Durham, NC, and enjoys yoga, cooking, the NC mountains, and spending time with her husband and their 3 sons.
Amber McIntire, BS, MPH
Catalyst Clinical Research
Amber McIntire is a Project Manager for Catalyst Clinical Research, where she manages phase one Multiple Myeloma Clinical Trials. She is a certified tobacco treatment specialist where she assisted in rebuilding the tobacco treatment program at the Georgia Cancer Center. Her professional background is primarily in burn and cancer research, with great emphasis on Minority and Underserved patients, specifically on Cancer Prevention and Control where recently she jointly piloted a study to provide virtual tobacco cessation resources to patients in rural areas of Georgia.
Amber herself lives in Dearing, Georgia, a rural town west of Augusta, Georgia, with her sons Garrett and Grant. She spends her free time with family, attending sporting events, reading medical journals, and exploring the outdoors.
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Gretchen Galley is a marketing, public relations, and social media expert with a proven track record helping brands and organizations build a strong presence across many traditional and social media platforms. A previous creative director at a leading advertising agency, she pivoted her talents to telling and sharing amazing stories about tobacco control researchers, tobacco-free youth advocates, and policymakers who listen to their science-based evidence and personal testimonies and take action to help us reduce tobacco use. She lives with her dachshund, Gherkin, in an historic building just two blocks from her office at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Member at Large
The University of Jordan
Husam A. ALSalamat holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.) and a Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical Pharmacy. Husam is a consultant executive trainer in Data Management for Decision Making and he is an educator of clinical practice at various academic institutions. He is an active researcher with several published research in the fields of molecular oncology, health education, and public health. Husam is a certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and aims to establish a program dedicated to providing tobacco treatment education for pharmacists.
Husam is based in Amman, Jordan. He serves as chairperson of the continuous professional development CPD committee at Jordan Pharmacists Association JPA, member and country representative at the International Society of Pharmacovigilance ISoP, ambassador of Jordan at IVPN-Network, organizing member at IVPN-NeuroPsychiatry, member of the International Pharmaceutical Federation FIP, member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society HIMSS, and others.
Husam is a multifaceted individual with diverse interests outside of his professional endeavors. In his spare time, he enjoys playing chess, which he finds both intellectually stimulating and enjoyable. He is skilled in graphic design, which he uses to create beautiful and informative visuals for his work and personal projects. In addition to his graphic design skills, Husam enjoys playing the violin and painting, both of which provide him with a creative outlet and a way to relax and unwind.