Meet the IU ECHO Center Team
Joan Duwve, MD, MPH
Dr. Joan Duwve is the associate dean for public health practice at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. Dr. Duwve serves as our ECHO Center director.
Andrea Janota, MPH
Andrea Janota is the program coordinator for the Center for Public Health Practice at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and serves as the ECHO program coordinator for the HCV ECHO Hub.
Joey Amato, MBA
Joey Amato is the communications specialist for Project ECHO at the Center for Public Health Practice at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health.
- Dr. Marco Lacerda is the medical director of Liver, Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplantation at Indiana University Health (IU Health) and associate professor of Clinical Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Lacerda is the lead hepatology expert for this ECHO clinic.
- Dr. Paul Kwo is a professor of medicine and director of hepatology at the Stanford University Medical Center, and formerly served as the medical director of liver transplantation at IU Health. Dr. Kwo is the co-lead hepatology expert for the Hepatitis C ECHO clinic.
- Punam Lively, PharmD, BCPS, is a Hepatitis C Clinical Pharmacist at IU Health Digestive and Livers Disorders Clinics. Dr. Lively is one of the pharmacy experts for the HCV ECHO program.
- Brooke Stevens, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP, is a Hepatitis C and HIV Clinical Pharmacist with IU Health Digestive and Livers Disorders Clinics; LifeCare Clinic at Methodist Hospital/Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease; and Global Health at Riley Hospital. Dr. Stevens is one of the pharmacy experts for the ECHO program.
- Sara Miller, MS, is an educator and quality improvement expert at Med-IQ where she is responsible for delivering high-quality, timely and applicable education for healthcare professionals in more than 15 therapeutic areas. Sara will serve as the curriculum planner and assessment lead for the HCV ECHO program.
- Martha Mendez is a clinical research nurse in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Indiana University.
- Norman Minor Jr. is a licensed clinical social worker, licensed mental health counselor, and a licensed clinical addiction counselor. Minor has been in the field since 1985 and is currently working as the social worker for the Medical Diagnostic Center and the Digestive and Liver Department at IU Health.
- Janine M. Fogel, MD, CCFP, ABFM
Dr. Fogel is the medical director of the Eskenazi Health Transgender Health & Wellness Program, providing primary care services for adult and older adolescent transgender patients. Dr. Fogel is a leader in transgender health care, serving on the board of directors of OutCare Health Indiana, an LGBTQ health resource guide for patients and providers. She is also a member of the Indiana University School of Medicine LGBTQ Health Care Committee and the World Professional Association of Transgender Health. She has won several awards for her work in transgender care. She has been on the faculty of IU and Eskenazi Health since 1996. Dr. Fogel will serve as a medical facilitator for the LGBTQ+ ECHO.
- Dennis Fortenberry
Dr. J. Dennis Fortenberry is Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He also holds an adjunct appointment in epidemiology in the Fairbanks School of Public Health, and is a member of the Center for Sexual Promotion at Indiana University. He is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, the Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine, the International Academy for Sex Research, the American STD Association, and the Society for Scientific Study of Sex. He is past president of the International Academy for Sex Research, president of the American STD Association, a fellow of the Society for Scientific Study of Sex, and past chair of the Board of Directors of the American Sexual Health Association. Clinically, he directs the Gender Health Program at Riley Hospital for Children. His research program has four major elements: adolescent health, sexuality and sexual health, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV prevention and treatment for adolescents. Dr. Fortenberry has received federal research support continuously since 1987, and has published more than 340 commentaries, book chapters, and peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Fortenberry will serve as a medical facilitator for the LGBTQ+ ECHO.
- Juan Carlos Venis, MD, MPH
Dr. Venis is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He practices in an urban FQHC as well as at the Eskenazi Transgender Health and Wellness Program in Indianapolis, IN. He is passionate about health equity and comprehensive sexual and gender minority health care. Dr. Venis will serve as a medical facilitator for the LGBTQ+ ECHO.
- Morgan Younger, MSW, LSW, CCM
Morgan is the Program Coordinator for the Transgender Health and Wellness Program at Eskenazi Health. She has a background in medical social work and Indiana Medicaid managed care and will serve as a subject matter expert for the LGBTQ+ ECHO.
- Lane Banister
Lane is the patient care coordinator for Eskenazi’s Transgender Health and Wellness Program. Lane assists patients in navigating their transitions, the health care system, and other barriers patients face. Lane brings to the table their knowledge of issues facing the LGBTQ+ community and resources available to support patients. Lane will serve as expert hub team member.
- Tina Wiesert
Tina is a licensed clinical social worker who has been with the Transgender Health and Wellness Program since its inception. Tina conducts the initial assessments for the new clients and provides counseling services for the clients of the program. She will serve as a mental health expert for the LGBTQ+ ECHO program.
- Rhonda Schwindt, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
Rhonda is an Assistant Professor at the George Washington University School of Nursing and a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at the Eskenazi Health Transgender Health & Wellness Program. She will serve as a mental health expert for the LGBTQ+ ECHO program.