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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

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Mallory Jayroe
Chapter President
 
 
Tori Gaston
Tori Gaston
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Colorado Chapter

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

Connecticut Chapter

Avery M Gartman
Avery M Gartman
Chapter President
 
 
Tara Lutz, PhD, MPH, MCHES®
Tara Lutz, PhD, MPH, MCHES®
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Delta Chapter

Ms. Gigi Holder
Ms. Gigi Holder
Chapter President
 
 
Julia Luraguiz
Julia Luraguiz
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Florida Chapter

Khaliah Fleming
Khaliah Fleming
Chapter President
 
 
Jomar Lopez
Jomar Lopez
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Georgia Chapter

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

Great Lakes Chapter

Bree Bode, PhD,MPH, CHES®
Bree Bode, PhD,MPH, CHES®
Chapter President
 
 
Dr. R. Mark Kelley
Dr. R. Mark Kelley
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Indiana Chapter

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

Midwest Chapter

Jenifer E Starr
Jenifer E Starr
Chapter President
 
 
Michele Bildner, DrPH(c), MPH, MCHES®
Michele Bildner, DrPH(c), MPH, MCHES®
Chapter Delegate
 

Minnesota Chapter

Liz Heimer, MS, CHES®
Liz Heimer, MS, CHES®
Chapter President
 
 
Dr. Wendy Schuh, CHES®
Dr. Wendy Schuh, CHES®
Chapter Delegate
 
 

National Capital Area Chapter

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

New Jersey Chapter

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Dr. Judith L. Francis
Chapter President
 
 
Tiffany Neal, MPH, MCHES
Tiffany Neal, MPH, MCHES
Chapter Delegate
 

North Carolina Chapter

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Tiffany Thigpen
Chapter President
 
 
Ashlyn Wadsworth
Ashlyn Wadsworth
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Northern California Chapter

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

Ohio Chapter

Mrs. Anne Marie G. Hodges
Mrs. Anne Marie G. Hodges
Chapter President
 
 
Nicole Smith
Nicole Smith
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Paso del Norte Chapter

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

Pennsylvania Chapter

Dr. Whitney Katirai
Dr. Whitney Katirai
Chapter President
 
 
Rebecca Rich, PhD, MA, CHES®
Rebecca Rich, PhD, MA, CHES®
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Southern California Chapter

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

Texas Chapter

Mrs Lisa M. Blackwell
Mrs Lisa M. Blackwell
Chapter President
 
 
Allison Shay
Allison Shay
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Utah Chapter

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Jordan Merrill
Chapter President
 
 
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Caitlyn Lydia Jasumback, MSPH
Chapter Delegate
 
 

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