Ms. Ritsick is a Vice President and Director of the McKing Atlanta Office. She has more than 15 years of experience in the public health field, and has been with McKing since 2001. She has provided technical assistance to public health programs in the areas of program management, public health science (e.g., surveillance, evaluation, behavioral research), logistics management, publication development, and administrative support. Her services have focused on noncommunicable diseases, global health, and emergency preparedness. She has served as a project manager for projects on genomics, birth defects, international technical assistance, chronic diseases, and emergency preparedness and has managed as many as 18 concurrent contracts. Ms. Ritsick began her career at McKing as a Project Assistant in 2001. She was promoted to Project Coordinator, and held that position from 2003 to 2005. She then became a Project Manager in 2005, leading key McKing projects. She was appointed Director of the Atlanta Office in 2016.Ms. Ritsick’s clients include the following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention programs: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Office of Public Health Genomics, Global Immunization Division, and the Office on Smoking and Health. Additionally, Ms. Ritsick has managed multiple projects with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry supporting the National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Registry, including the State and Metropolitan Area Surveillance Projects, the National ALS Biorepository Pilot Study and a pilot to promote the Registry among small and medium sized neurology practices. Ms. Ritsick holds a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health.