Elected Member, Executive Board Vice Chair
Elected: November 2017
Term Ending: October 2021
Donna Beal, MPH, MCHES, is the Executive Director of the Coast Caregiver Resource Center in Santa Barbara, California. She received her Master of Public Health at Tulane University and is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist. Her expertise in public health ranges from advocacy/policy work to implementation of best practice education programs. She has conducted programs in dementia, asthma, air quality (indoor and outdoor), lung disease and tobacco education. She has worked on numerous public policy campaigns surrounding the issue of tobacco, dementia and public health. She has spent 20+ years working in public health with non-profit organizations, including the American Lung Association, the YMCA and the Alzheimer’s Association.
As a member of APHA and the PHEHP Section, she has served as a ISC chair, chair of the PHEHP Section, Governing Councilor twice, secretary, advocacy co-chair, awards co-chair (three years) and Booth Chair (three years). She is also a member of the Aging and Public Health Section of APHA.