Joseph L. Wright, MD, MPH ’79
Executive Director of the Child Health Advocacy Institute, Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC
Kathy Cumberbatch Montague DMD, '95
Public Health Dentist, Generations Family Medical Center, Willimantic, CT
Sunday, October 19
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Usdan University Center
Andersen Meeting Room (Room 110)
Lunch will be provided
Join alumni and students for lunch and discussion at the first in our six-part career networking series, Unconventional Wisdom: Legacies of Success. This month the session will focus on Health Professions. Created and sponsored by Kurt Lyn '87 and Michelle Anderson-Lyn '84 this series was designed to facilitate meaningful interactions between successful alumni and students. Get the insider's scoop as our presenters share what they wish they had known when applying to their first job or internship and reveal the special people and resources integral to their success.
>RSVP online at MyCRC, http://wesleyan.erecruiting.com by 10/15/08.
Questions? Contact Persephone Hall at x2180
Sponsored by the Career Resource Center and the Alumni of Color Network
Stay tuned for information regarding other sessions on Business, Careers for the Common Good, Education and Law.
Joseph L. Wright, MD, MPH is Executive Director of the Child Health Advocacy Institute, a newly established center of excellence at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. In that capacity, Dr. Wright provides strategic leadership for the organization’s advocacy mission, public policy positions and community partnership initiatives. Academically, he is a Professor and Vice Chairman in the Department of Pediatrics, as well a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Health Policy at the George Washington University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. He has been attending faculty in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Children’s National since 1993, and is founding director of the division’s Institute for Prehospital Pediatrics and Emergency Research. He provides state-level leadership as the EMS Medical Director for Pediatrics within the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, and national leadership as senior investigator of the federally-funded Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center.
Dr. Wright’s major areas of scholarly interest include emergency medical services for children, injury prevention and the needs of underserved communities. He has received recognition for his advocacy work throughout his career, including the Shining Star award from the Los Angeles-based Starlight Foundation for outstanding community service, and has been inducted into Delta Omega, the nation’s public health honor society. He has been appointed to key national advisory bodies, including the inaugural National EMS Advisory Council and several within the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics where he currently chairs the Academy’s subcommittee on Violence Prevention. Dr. Wright has delivered expert testimony before Congress on many occasions, has made numerous national media appearances and lectures widely to both professional and lay audiences.
Kathy Montague, D.M.D., graduated from Wesleyan University in 1995 with a B.A. in Biology, and received her Doctorate from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 1999. Her primary focus is in community health and has been a public health Dentist for over nine years, dedicated to providing service to adults and children in communities of greatest need who may otherwise receive insufficient or no health care.
Dr. Montague is also a member of the National Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and serves as a representative for the Manchester Dental Society, to the House of Delegates of the Connecticut State Dental Association. She is also a mentor to pre and post-doctorate students at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine.
In her private time, she also serves as a member of the Connecticut Disaster Identification Response (DIRT) Team, and is an active member of the Epsilon Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Dr. Montague resides in Manchester, CT with her husband Alonzo and two daughters, Khari and Nina.