Our staff works with the Durham community to engage with Duke Health and its resources. We also encourage employees to become more active in their communities.
Debra Clark Jones, Associate Vice President for Community Health
Debra Clark Jones was named the Associate Vice President for Community Health on Sept. 8, 2021. A recognized leader in enterprise program management, healthcare outreach and community engagement, Debra brings immense experience in innovative approaches to identify needs in underserved populations and advancing equity through technology and data-driven decision-making. She will begin her new role on October 25.
Building on the community health legacy of the late Mary Ann Black, as Associate Vice President for Community Health, Debra will help synergize Duke's role as a university, employer and healthcare provider to better support communities holistically throughout the state. Her deep expertise in data analytics and strategic communications to address societal and health disparities and an unparalleled track record for serving and positively impacting the community make Debra uniquely qualified to fill this important role. She is currently vice president for university advancement, external affairs and technology at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh. She is also president and senior consultant of TEQuity, a firm providing technology, analytics and marketing services to universities, corporations, governmental agencies and non-profits.
Debra earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Bennett College and a master's degree in data analytics from the University of Maryland.
Kimberly Monroe, MPA, Program Manager for Community Engagement
Kimberly Monroe shows her passion to help others by working to improve the health and well-being of Triangle communities. A self-described "global citizen," she enjoys collaboration and inclusiveness. She's worked with a variety of local organizations that include: Partnership for a Healthy Durham, Durham County Women's Commission, Homeless Services Advisory Committee, Durham Connects Advisory Committee, African American Dance Ensemble and the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance.
Nationally, she serves on the culture of health workgroup for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and participated in the National Academy of Medicine Culture of Health cohort meetings.
Before coming to Duke in 1997, she worked at UNC Physicians Network and Piedmont Health Services in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Kimberly received her bachelor degree in business and finance from McMurry University, and a master's degree in public administration with a concentration in human services administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She is an ordained elder at Victorious Life Fellowship Church in Durham.
Darla Wohlfarth, Communications and Special Projects
Darla Wohlfarth has many roles with the Office of Community Health. She manages the DUHS Summer Internship Program, a collaboration between Duke University Health System, Made In Durham, and Durham YouthWorks. She also administers our grant programs and grant sponsorship benefits. Darla regularly represents the office in the community.
Her previous professional experience includes coordinating events at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill, as well as public relations and marketing positions for SunTrust, WJXT-TV 4, a CBS affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida, and Macy's Inc.
Darla received bachelor degrees in journalism and sociology from Duquesne University.