Meet the Staff

Alabama Public Health Training Network has 10 technical and support in-house staff to professionally manage all aspects of video production and distance learning.

Michael Smith
Director

Dan Metzger
Broadcast Engineer

Television Production and Satellite Distance Learning Branch

Darren Gilley
Audio Visual Specialist

Nick Moss
Audio Visual Specialist

Ryan Easterling
Broadcast Producer

Danny Williams
Audio Visual Specialist

Internet Distance Learning Branch

Ron Davis
Webcast Specialist

Anna Marie Mobley
Webcast Specialist

Program Support Branch

Sandra Blakely
Office Manager

 

Michael Smith

Director
(334) 206-5631
michael.smith@adph.state.al.us

Michael has been with the Video Communications and Distance Learning Division since its inception in 1990. He worked as a health educator for the Alabama Department of Public Health when he first moved to Montgomery in 1987. He has also worked as a program coordinator and conference planner at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, community health educator for the Indian Health Service in Sitka, Alaska, and community planner for the Health Systems Agency of Southeast Alaska in Ketchikan. Michael's undergraduate classes in medical anthropology led him to an MSPH at the University of Missouri and then on to an MEd in Adult Education Administration at Western Washington University 12 years later. Michael manages both the daily operation and long-term planning specific to distance learning technologies and the department's initiatives. Presently, major projects include the transition from analog to digital production and broadcast equipment and an expanded online course presence through the department's learning management system.

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Dan Metzger

Broadcast Engineer
(334) 206-3981
dan.metzger@adph.state.al.us

Dan joined the Video Communications and Distance Learning Division in March 2016. He has over 30 years experience working in the commercial and public television industry. His primary responsibility is overseeing all the technical aspects of our broadcast facilities. This includes assisting in the purchase, installation, operation, and repair of our television studio and satellite operations equipment. Dan plays an important part in the emerging telemedicine initiative at ADPH, as he builds the telemedicine carts that are used at clinics in county health departments throughout the state. He also works with the production team, when needed, in the operation of various equipment used in live and recorded programming.

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Television Production and Satellite Distance Learning Branch

Darren Gilley

Audio Visual Specialist
(334) 206-5633
darren.gilley@adph.state.al.us

Darren is the newest addition to the Video Communications and Distance Learning Division, joining in August 2016. Prior to this position, he worked as an Audio Visual Specialist at the Alabama Department of Education. Before that, he worked as a Photojournalist at WSFA-TV in Montgomery and a Production Assistant/News Photographer at WDHN-TV in Dothan. Darren is responsible for shooting and editing video projects, directing satellite conferences, running audio for programs and operating the satellite uplink truck. He is a 1997 graduate of Slocomb High School in Slocomb, and attended Wallace Community College in Dothan.

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Nick Moss

Audio Visual Specialist
(334) 206-5629
nick.moss@adph.state.al.us

Nick has been with the Alabama Department of Public Health since 1995. He is responsible for producing and directing satellite conferences and studio tapings for the Video Communications and Distance Learning Division. He is originally from Defuniak Springs, Florida, and graduated from Troy State University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism. He lives in Montgomery with his wife, Susan, and their son, Sam.

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Ryan Easterling

Broadcast Producer
(334) 206-3878
ryan.easterling@adph.state.al.us

Ryan joined the Video Communications and Distance Learning Division in July 2014. He is a native of the River Region, and graduated from Huntingdon College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Media Studies. Prior to joining the ADPH team, Ryan spent nearly eight years at Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters located at Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, where he was a Multimedia Production Specialist and later became a Protocol Officer. Before that, he interned and later worked in the production and news departments at WAKA – CBS 8 News. As a Public Information Specialist, Ryan is responsible for researching, writing and producing for distance learning programs. He also takes part in the production of live satellite conferences and webcasts.

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Danny Williams

Audio Visual Specialist
(334) 206-5639
danny.williams@adph.state.al.us

Danny is originally from Birmingham, Alabama, and currently lives in Montgomery. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmigham and joined the Alabama Department of Public Health in 1995. Danny was in the Air Force from 1969-1973. He was stationed in England and toured all of Europe. He provides satellite uplink technical support for the Alabama Public Health Training Network.

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Internet Distance Learning Branch

Ron Davis

Webcast Specialist
(334) 206-2078
ron.davis@adph.state.al.us

Ron joined the ADPH's Bureau of Health Promotion in June 2010. He is a native of Montgomery and a graduate of Auburn Montgomery. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, but has been in the Information Technology field since 1998. As a Webcast Specialist for the ALPHTN, he is responsible for the maintenance of the Training Network's website. He also takes part in the production of live satellite conferences, video conferences, and webcasts.

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Anna Marie Mobley

Webcast Specialist
(334) 206-5630
annamarie.mobley@adph.state.al.us

Anna joined ADPH's Video Communications and Distance Learning Division in November 2010. She currently lives in Prattville, Alabama with her two dogs, and is a proud graduate of Auburn Montgomery. She holds a Bachelor of Arts-Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design with a minor in Marketing. As a Webcast Specialist, she is responsible for the maintenance of the Training Network's website. She spends most of her time designing and creating flyers and graphics for upcoming programs or other special projects, but also takes part in the production of live satellite conferences, video conferences, and webcasts.

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Program Support Branch

Sandra Blakely

Office Manager
(334) 206-5635
sandra.blakely@adph.state.al.us

Sandra joined ADPH in January 1990. She has worked with the ALPHTN for more than15 years. Sandra manages all of the program support activities, including satellite conferences and video conferences. She lives outside of Montgomery with her husband, three children, one dog, and one cat.

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Page last updated: April 21, 2017