Clark retires after 49 years, other recent retirements


We salute this year’s faculty and staff retirees, and extend best wishes and much appreciation for their decades of service to Pitt Public Health!

Gerald M. Barron (14 years, 2 months at Pitt)
will retire at the end of June 2020. Until then he works as an associate professor in the departments of health policy and management and behavioral and community health sciences, and as deputy director of the Center for Public Health Practice. His focus is to describe and evaluate community health initiatives, achieve more effective and efficient methods of operation, and present effective approaches to issues of practice. He is director of the Pennsylvania Preparedness Leadership Institute and a site visitor for the Public Health Accreditation Board.

Susan P. Majersky (13 years, 9 months at Pitt)
retired in February 2020 as administrative secretary in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. She supported many functions in the department including administration, purchasing, and numerous faculty projects.

Shirley Murphy (29 years, 5 months at Pitt)
will retire at the end of August 2020. For her entire Pitt career she has served in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, most recently as the program manager of the MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center, which provides HIV/AIDS education, consultation, technical assistance, and resource materials to health care professionals throughout the region.

Lynette Virginia Clark (49 years, 2 months at Pitt)
retired in March 2020. She served the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health as coordinator for the Healthy Lifestyle Initiative and as the department’s Pitt United Way Coordinator. She is the recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the Community. She is a life member of the PAA, and works extensively with all African American Alumni Council (AAAC) activities.

Jean M. Sullivan (47 years, 1 month at Pitt) retired at the end of February 2020. She began her Pitt career in 1973 with Pitt’s human resources department, where she worked for almost 20 years before transferring to the Pitt Public Health Department of Biostatistics. There she served as personnel administrator for the NSABP/NRG Oncology Statistics and Data Management Center until she retired. Jeanie graduated from Pitt with a BA in communications and has been an active supporter for the Pitt basketball and football teams.


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