his state position. Active in many professional organizations, Dr. Leone is a member of the National Coalition of STD Directors and serves as their current board chair, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, and is on the national advisory board for the CDC Medical Monitoring Project. He also serves on the editorial board for the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases. In 2008, he received the Marty Prairie Award. This award, presented by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch, is given to individuals or organizations whose work with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases “exhibits distinguished, bold, and innovative community service and/or advocacy that positively impacts North Carolina.” Dr Leone received his M.D. from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine, Rootstown, and completed his medical residency at the Akron City Hospital and Infectious Diseases fellowship at Wake Forest University.
Manya Magnus, Ph.D., M.P.H., is Co-Director of George Washington University’s MPH Epidemiology Program, Codirector of the Graduate Certificate in HIV/AIDS Studies, and Deputy Director of the Center for HIV/AIDS Epidemiologic Biostatistics and Public Health Laboratory Research. With a focus on behavioral epidemiology, high-risk populations, and health information technology, Dr. Magnus has managed, randomized controlled trials, cohort studies, case-control studies, and large cross-sectional studies. She applies epidemiologic methodology in the analysis and implementation of CDC-sponsored surveillance, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Division of AIDS (DAIDS)-funded HIV network studies, and Special Projects of National Significance funded by the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) of HRSA. Dr. Magnus also participates in a variety of other HIV-related research activities.
Cindy Mann, J.D., is Director, Center for Medicaid and State Operations, at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Previously Ms. Mann was a research professor at Georgetown University Health Policy Institute and the executive director of the Center for Children and Families at the Institute where her work focused on health coverage, financing, and access issues affecting low-income populations. From 1999 to 2001, Ms. Mann was the director of the Family and Children’s Health Program Group at the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), now CMS. In that capacity, she directed, at the federal level, the implementation and oversight of the Medicaid program with respect to families, children, and pregnant women, and oversaw the implementation of Children’s Health Insurance Program. Prior to her work at HCFA, Ms. Mann led the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ federal and state health policy work. She also has extensive state-level experience, having worked on health care, welfare, and