SOPHE Chapters

Spanning more than 30 states, northern Mexico and western Canada, SOPHE chapters represent over 2,000 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 your local SOPHE Chapter in addition to being national SOPHE member! (Note: National SOPHE membership and local chapter membership are completely independant 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 11-15-19

SOPHE Chapter Leadership

Arkansas Chapter

Jaimi L Allen
President
 
 
Dr. Heather K Hudson
Delegate
 
 

Colorado Chapter

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

Delta Chapter

Dr. Nakeitra L. Burse
President
 
 
Ms. Gigi Holder
Delegate
 
 

Florida Chapter

Khaliah Fleming
President
 
 
Jomar Lopez
Delegate
 
 

Georgia Chapter

Christine Hall
President
 
 
Dr. Joanne Chopak-Foss
Delegate
 
 

Great Lakes Chapter

John R Sonnega, Ph.D.
President
 
 
Katie Miller
Delegate
 
 

Greater New York Chapter

Vonetta Joyce Dudley
President
 
 
Dr. Andrea S Salis
Delegate
 
 

Illinois Chapter

Michele Crawford
President
 
 
Amber Miller
Delegate
 
 

Indiana Chapter

Tina Jacob
President
 
 
Charity Bishop, MA, CHESĀ®
Delegate
 
 

Iowa Chapter

Erica Thomas
President
 
 
Kaci Ginn
Delegate
 
 

Midwest Chapter

Stefanie M Baines
President
 
 
Molly Brown, PhD MPH
Delegate
 
 

Minnesota Chapter

Suzanne Driessen
President
 
Dr. Judith K Luebke
Delegate
 
 

National Capital Area Chapter

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

New Jersey Chapter

Mrs Samantha Bunsa
President
 
 
Kaitlin Cartoccio
Delegate
 
 

North Carolina Chapter

Ashley Rawlinson
President
 
 
Brittan Williams
Delegate
 
 

Northern California Chapter

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

Ohio Chapter

Jessie L Wingert
President
 
 
Heather L Vilvens
Delegate
 
 

Paso del Norte Chapter

Kristen Ortega
President
 
 
Holly J. Mata
Delegate
 
 

Pennsylvania Chapter

Dr. Frederick W Schulze
President
 
 
Serina Gaston
Delegate
 
 

Southern California Chapter

Dr. Laura Chandler
President
 
 
Josephine Lara
Delegate
 
 

Texas Chapter

Mrs. Alma G Ochoa-Del Toro
President
 
 
Allison Shay
Delegate
 
 

Utah Chapter

Linnea Fletcher
President
 
 
Kristi Strongo
Delegate
 
 

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