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SOPHE Chapters

Spanning more than 30 states, northern Mexico and western Canada, SOPHE chapters represent health education specialists who are dedicated to improving public health through education. SOPHE’s chapters are multi-faceted grass-roots organizations that carry out the mission and strategic goals of the national organization at the community level.

Chapters address local and timely topics by:

  • Delivering continuing education activities.
  • Advocating for public policies.
  • Building partnerships with other organizations.
  • Providing professional development in disease prevention and health promotion.

If you are located in a region where there is a local chapter present, we strongly encourage you to connect with your local SOPHE Chapter in addition to being a national SOPHE member! 

(Note: National SOPHE membership and local chapter membership are completely independent of each other. All local chapters maintain their own fee and benefits structure.) Learn more about geting involved at the local level by contacting chapter leadership below. 

Interested in establishing a new local chapter? Learn more. 

SOPHE Chapter Map Updated 12-17-20

SOPHE Chapter Leadership

Arkansas Chapter

Erin Wells, MS, CHES®
Chapter President
 
 
Ariel Washington
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Colorado Chapter

Elise Lubell
Chapter President
 
 
Jessa Woodward MPH, CHES, REHS, CP-FS
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Connecticut Chapter

Nicole Batista
Chapter President
 
 
Tara Lutz, PhD, MPH, MCHES®
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Delta Chapter

Ms. Gigi Holder
Chapter President
 
 
Julia Luraguiz
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Florida Chapter

Khaliah Fleming
Chapter President
 
 
Jomar Lopez
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Georgia Chapter

Mrs. Amanda Kay Jackson
Chapter President
 
 
Dr. Joanne Chopak-Foss
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Great Lakes Chapter

Dr. Julia VanderMolen
Chapter President
 
Dr. R. Mark Kelley
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Greater New York Chapter

Vonetta Joyce Dudley
Chapter President, Greater New York
 
 
Dr. Andrea S. Salis
Chapter Delegate, Greater New York
 
 

Illinois Chapter

Michele Crawford, MPH, CYT
Chapter President
 
 
Samantha Moxley
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Indiana Chapter

Dr. Darleesa Doss
Chapter President
 
 
Charity Bishop, MA, CHES®
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Iowa Chapter

Erica Thomas
Chapter President
 
 
Kaci Ginn
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Midwest Chapter

Michele Bildner, MPH, MCHES®
Chapter President
 

Minnesota Chapter

Dr. Mary M. Kramer
Chapter President
 
 
Dr. Judith K Luebke
Chapter Delegate
 
 

National Capital Area Chapter

Karen W. Stewart, MPH, MCHES, CIC
Chapter President
 
 
Ms. Brenda Marie Silvia-Torma, M.Ed., CHES®
Chapter Delegate
 
 

New Jersey Chapter

Ms. Tara Rice
Chapter President
 
 
Marline D. Edmond
Chapter Delegate
 

North Carolina Chapter

Mrs. Rose Haddock
Chapter President
 
 
Tina Joy Craven
Chapter Delegate
 

Northern California Chapter

Robert Manuel Rinck, PhD, MPH
Chapter President
 
 
Monica D. Allen, DrPH, MPH
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Ohio Chapter

Grant Michael Seredick
Chapter President
 
 
Nicole Smith
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Paso del Norte Chapter

Denise Nicole Portillo, CHES
Chapter President
 
 
Holly J. Mata
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Pennsylvania Chapter

Stacie M Metz, PhD, MPH, MSW, MA
Chapter President
 
 
Rebecca Rich, PhD, MA, CHES®
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Southern California Chapter

Shanna Livermore, MPH, MCHES®, FRSPH
Chapter President
 
Josephine Lara
Chapter Delegate
 

Texas Chapter

Ms. Amaka Agbor
Chapter President
 
 
Allison Shay
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Utah Chapter

Brittany N Guerra
Chapter President
 
Kari Norton
Chapter Delegate
 
 

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