The NC Farmworker Health Program staff work collaboratively with health departments, community health centers, rural health centers, hospitals, community organizations, universities, and other agencies working to improve the health of migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the state.
North Carolina Farmworker Health Program
Office of Rural Health
2009 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
Toll Free: 800-533-8847
(919) 527-6440 main
(919) 733-2981 fax
Elizabeth Freeman Lambar, MSW, MPH is the director of the North Carolina Farmworker Health Program, within the Office of Rural Health, NC DHHS, where she has worked since 2001. Elizabeth was previously employed working with farmworkers as a health outreach worker in North Carolina, New Jersey and Florida. Prior to working with farmworkers, she worked with Central American refugees in Tucson and with the homeless in Philadelphia and San Antonio. She received her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Social Relations at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana and received her MSW and MPH from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Dr. Modjulie Moore is a family medicine physician with the University of North Carolina’s Family Medicine program in Chapel Hill. She completed her medical training at Greater Lawrence Family Medicine Residency in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Her training was focused on building cultural awareness and language skills to better care for the Latinx community. Following her residency training, she worked as a family physician to provide comprehensive care to all patients within a federally qualified health center in rural eastern North Carolina. She was able to work collaboratively with community outreach workers in helping to provide needed care to the farmworker community. Following her experience in rural medicine, Dr. Moore transitioned to her current role at UNC Family Medicine Residency Program. She currently serves on faculty and mentors the many residents and medical students training in the program. She brings to her patients and learners a perspective that highlights the importance of understanding community needs and providing a culturally engaging response. Within her role on faculty at UNC, she provides care at the Orange County Health Department and the UNC Family Medicine Center. She now serves as the medical director for the NC Farmworker Health Program. Her career continues to build upon her passion for caring for our most vulnerable populations. Her role as medical director of NC FHP allows her to incorporate valuable lessons learned from work in rural health, community engagement and the Latinx community.
Kristina Morris provides technical assistance to farmworker health service delivery sites to ensure access to quality care, as well as supporting the team in coordinating and facilitating trainings for outreach staff, and carrying out communications activities. Prior to working at NCFHP, she managed a bilingual patient navigator program at NC Children’s Hospital. Through her work in nonprofit and programmatic communications, medical translation and interpretation, and project management, she has worked in support of the local Latinx community as well as coffee farmers throughout Latin America.
Direct Line: (919) 527-6466 · Email
Kate Furgurson manages NCFHP’s data, compiles reports, coordinates the continuous quality improvement process, and supports the team in technical assistance and other projects. Kate has worked with farmworkers in Georgia and North Carolina in health outreach and public health research settings. She completed a Student Action with Farmworkers fellowship and worked as an outreach coordinator at one of NCFHP’s contract sites. Most recently, Kate worked at the Wake Forest School of Medicine where she contributed to research on farmworker health. She also served on NCFHP’s governing board. She completed her undergraduate degree at the College of William and Mary and received her MPH from Emory University.
Jocelyn Romina Santillán-Deras coordinates sustainable initiatives focused on closing the digital divide and promoting digital equity and inclusion for the agricultural community in North Carolina. In addition, Jocelyn supports emergency preparedness and communication efforts, highlighting the unique needs and circumstances of farmworker populations across the state. Having grown up in Oregon’s fruit fields, Jocelyn comes from a farmworker family and brings insight into the barriers farmworkers face on a day-to-day basis. Prior to working with NCFHP, she served farmworkers for more than five years at two of NCFHP's grant-funded sites in eastern North Carolina. Jocelyn completed her undergraduate degree in public health at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her large family and her two cats.
Dulce Arroyo is part of the COVID-19 Response Team as the Local Support and Training Coordinator. Dulce plans, organizes and leads the Ask the Doctor: COVID-19 Webinar alongside our NCFHP Medical Director, Dr. Modjulie Moore. The webinar is conducted monthly and allows NCFHP outreach staff and partners to hear the most recent information about COVID-19. Dulce also provides technical support to the local county vaccination teams and leads and facilitates county team meetings. Prior to working at NCFHP, Dulce worked in the non-profit sector where she focused on case management, program development and training while working with underserved and underrepresented populations.
Direct Line: (919) 527-6479 · Email
Zoë L. Cummings, MSW, MPH provides contract monitoring and technical assistance for farmworker health program grantees as well as grantees that participate in the 340B program. She assists with coordinating outreach trainings and with a variety of special initiatives. Prior to working at NCFHP she worked as an outreach coordinator at one of our farmworker health contract sites in Western NC. In addition to her experience with farmworker health, Zoë has worked at an inpatient residential treatment facility in South Carolina, a group home for people with developmental disabilities in Iowa, and with an adult literacy program in Belize, Central America where she served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Zoë completed her undergraduate degree at The University of Iowa and received her MSW and MPH at the University of South Carolina.
Direct Line: (919) 662-5815 · Email
Susan Clifford is part of the COVID-19 Response Team supporting integration with NCFHP core staff and programs, new program planning, and engagement with partner agencies. Prior to her work at NCFHP, Susan was an Americorps VISTA volunteer in New York, completed her BA in Sociology with a minor in Spanish at the College of William and Mary, and received her MSW and MPH at UNC-Chapel Hill. Susan first connected to NCFHP as a graduate intern, facilitating focus groups and publishing an article on the emotional health of Latinx Farmworkers in North Carolina. Susan has 20+ years of county-level experience in immigrant and refugee health, language access coordination, program development and management, and community engagement and coalition building. Using a collaborative style, Susan is passionate about equitable and ethical community relationships and is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Angel comes from a family and community of agricultural workers. Growing up in eastern North Carolina, he experienced agricultural work firsthand, allowing him to gain a better understanding of the community and its needs in regard to access to resources such as healthcare. Soon after, he was able to dive right into supporting the farmworker community directly. His experience serving farmworkers and bridging the access-to-healthcare gap includes interning with "la banda" at NC Farmworkers' Project as an outreach worker during the start of COVID-19 and serving as a health and safety educator for farmworkers through NC Cooperative Extension. Through these experiences, Angel has gained insight into how to better serve the diverse community of farmworkers within NC and hopes to continue his efforts for many years yet to come.
Tania Connaughton-Espino, MPH, provides contract monitoring and technical assistance to contractors and other agencies funded by NCFHP in relation to COVID-19 response. In addition, she provides evaluation support and assists with data collection, analysis and reporting, and supports other projects as needed. Prior to working at NCFHP, Tania managed statewide reproductive health programs, provided training and technical assistance on implementing evidence-based curricula and worked extensively with the Latinx community on reproductive health and justice issues. Tania also has experience conducting research and evaluation on a variety of public health topics. She completed her BA in Geography and Latin American Studies at Colgate University and her MPH at UNC-Chapel Hill.