Council of Affiliates Roster

Chair

Teresa Garrett, DNP, RN, APHN-BC
Utah Public Health Association

Chair-Elect

Jessica M. Boyer, MPH, MSW
Pennsylvania Public Health Association

Immediate Past-Chair

Melissa (Moose) Alperin, EdD, MPH, MCHES
Georgia Public Health Association

Secretary

Denise Strehlow, MPH, MSW, RD, LD
Missouri Public Health Association

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

Region I (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)

Sarah Mayberry Rines
Maine Public Health Association

Region II (NJ, NY, PR) 

Charlie Vidal, MD, MPH, MBA
Puerto Rico Public Health Association

Region III (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV)

Richard Cohen, PhD, FACHE
Pennsylvania Public Health Association

Region IV (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN)  

Jimmie Smith, MD, MPH
Georgia Public Health Association

Region V (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)

Erica Fishman
Minnesota Public Health Association

Region VI (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX) 

Kaye Reynolds, DrPH
Texas Public Health Association 

Region VII (IA, KS, MO, NE) 

Eldonna Chesnut, RN, MSN, BSN
Kansas Public Health Association

Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY) 

Tara Thomas-Gale, MPH
Wyoming Public Health Association

Region IX (AZ, CA, HI, NV) 

Rebecca Nevedale
Arizona Public Health Association

Region X (AK, ID, OR, WA)

Katie Cueva, PhD
Alaska Public Health Association

AT-LARGE MEMBERS

Tim Gibbs, MPH, NPMc - Affiliate Staff
Delaware Academy of Medicine/Delaware Public Health Association 

Adrianna Boulin, MPH
Massachusetts Public Health Association

AFFILIATE REPRESENTATIVES TO THE ACTION BOARD

Susan Franko, PhD, RRT
New York State Public Health Association

Shirley Orr, MHS, APRN, NEA-BC
Kansas Public Health Association

Joyce Buckner-Brown, PhD, MHS, RRT
Mississippi Public Health Association

STUDENT ASSEMBLY REPRESENTATIVE

Emily Bartlett, MPH, MSN, RN
Immediate Past Chair - Student Assembly

CoA LIAISONS

Thomas Doker, DVM, MPH, DACVPM/Epidemiology, CPH
Inter-sectional Council Chair-Elect

Pam Aaltonen, PhD, MSN, BSN
Joyce Gaufin
Advisory Members - CoA History Project

Bryan Buckley, DrPH, MPH
Early Career Professionals work group 

Juanita Booker-Vaughns, EdD
Caucus Collaborative Chair-Elect

Ella Greene-Moton
Caucus Collaborative Affiliate liaison

APHA STAFF

Lindsey Wahowiak
Director, Affiliate Affairs

Holly Plackemeier
Manager, Affiliate Affairs

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