Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee is responsible for the nominations of Association officers. It is composed of the president and the executive director as non-voting members and nine voting members of the Governing Council. The Committee serves from the time of its election until the reading of the Committee report at the first regularly scheduled session of the Governing Council at the next Annual Meeting.

All nominees for the Executive Board are selected from among the membership of the Association, except that the nominees for the offices of honorary vice president may include persons who are not members of the Association.

For more information on the Nominations Committee, contact Committee Chair Jen Collins, PhD, RN, or APHA Governance Liaison Courtney Taylor.

Jen Collins, PhD, RN, Chair— PHN (Term Expires 2021)
Mary Armstrong, PhD- MH (Term Expires 2023)
Zamir Brown, MPH- CHPPD (Term Expires 2023)
Kevin T. Borrup, DrPH, JD, MPA — ICEHS (Term Expires 2021)
Allison Casola, PhD, MPH, CHES — Student Assembly (Term Expires 2022)
Shenita Freeman, MSHIA, MPH, RHIA, CPHIMS, HCISPP, CPH — Aging and Public Health (Term Expires 2022)
Jessie Hood, ScD, MPH- MCH (Term Expires 2023)
Ashley Love, DrPH, MPH, MS, CPH- PHEHP (Term Expires 2022)
Elizabeth Sommers, PhD, MPH, LAc — ICTHP (Term Expires 2021)
José Ramón Fernández-Peña, MD, MPA — Ex-Officio (President)
Georges Benjamin, MD, FACP — Ex-Officio (Executive Director)
Courtney Taylor, MSc — Staff Liaison


Job Description: APHA President-Elect (PDF) 

Job Description: APHA Executive Board Member (PDF)

Association Officer Nomination Form

Interested in running for elected office, but want to know more? Watch this Q&A session with the Nominations Committee and current Executive Board members on the process and experience.

APHA Policy on Executive Session (PDF)