National Advisory Committee

The National Advisory Committee is appointed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to provide guidance for the Center and to approve grants that it makes.  It is composed of persons who are leaders in the field of smoking cessation and tobacco control, and chaired by Kenneth Warner, PhD, of the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

NAC  members

  • Neal Benowitz, MD
    Chief, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
    University of California, San Francisco
  • Wendy Bjornson, MPH
    Director, Pacific Center on Health and Tobacco
  • Barry Bleidt, PhD, PharmD, RPh
    Assistant Dean, Student and Professional Affairs Chair
    Loma Linda University
  • Jack Dillenberg, DDS, MPH
    Dean, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
  • Robert Glover, PhD
    Executive Director
    National Association of State Mental Health Program Director
  • Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS
    Seminars for Women’s Health
  • Raymond Grady, FACHE
    President, Hospitals and Clinics
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Evanston Hospital
  • Renata J. Henry
    Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health and Disabilities
    Baltimore, Maryland 
  • Kenneth E. Warner, PhD (Chair)
    Dean and Avedis Donabedian Distinguished
    University Professor of Public Health
    School of Public Health
    University of Michigan
  • Mary Ellen Wewers, PhD, MPH, RN
    Professor, Colleges of Nursing and Public Health
    Co-Director, Nursing Center for Tobacco Intervention
    Ohio State University