The CHPPD Section influences the design of health systems and policies that are responsive to a changing society, by bringing together technical information and the expertise of communities, health professionals, business and government.
The Community Health Planning & Policy Development Section develops and advocates for health planning, policies and practices to promote health equity, community empowerment and social justice.
A dialog and action nexus for community health planning and policy leaders.
"Community," "planning" and "policy development" are key words that draw members to the Section. We understand the importance and power of planning and policy development in inspiring partners to collaborate to work toward eliminating disparities and promoting healthy communities in public and private venues.
Chair: Bryan O. Buckley, DrPH(c), MPH
Chair-Elect: Ebony S. Johnson, MPA, CNP
Immediate Past Chair: Ashley Wennerstrom, PhD, MPH
Secretary: Madeleine Kuhn, MPH
Secretary-Elect: Elizabeth Kim
Treasurer: Darien Mather, MPH
Student Liaison: Jeff Gillingham, MPH(c)
Communication Chair: Kathleen Richter
Membership Chair: Brie Reed, MPH
Program Co-Chairs: Shannon Nicks, PhD, MPH, & Kristin Schuller, PhD, MPH
Policy Chair: Cynthia Williams, PhD, MHA, PT & Zamir Brown, MPH(c)
Fundraising & Scholarship Chair: Josephina Frankovich, MPH, MSW, LSW
Awards & Recognition Chairs: Amrita Shenoy, PhD, MBA, MHA, MSc, & and Raga Ayyagari, MS
Social Media Chair: Whitney Rodgers, CPH
Action Board Representative: Tanjina Shabu, MPH
Day of Action Chair: Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH
Coaching & Collaboration Chairs: Tristan Sanders, MPH, & Susan Caleb, MPH
Health Communications Workgroup Chair: Tammy Pilisuk, MPH
Justice & Incarcerated Health Committee Chair: Alison O. Jordan, LCSW
Short on time? You can still be more involved in our Section:
- Respond to an advocacy alert.
- Post field-related information or opportunities on your online community/listserv.
- Encourage a colleague to join APHA.
- Review abstracts.
- Join a committee (advocacy, communication, membership, etc.)
For leadership contact information, log into APHA Connect using your member credentials.