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 12-17-20

SOPHE Chapter Leadership

Arkansas Chapter

Dr. Duston Morris
Chapter President
 
 
Dr. Anita Sego, MCHES
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Colorado Chapter

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

Connecticut Chapter

Nicole Batista
President
 
 
Dr. Tara Lutz, PhD, MPH, MCHES®
Delegate
 
 

Delta Chapter

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

Florida Chapter

Khaliah Fleming
President
 
 
Jomar Lopez
Delegate
 
 

Georgia Chapter

Dr. Joanne Chopak-Foss
Delegate
 
 
Mrs. Tamara Mason
Chapter President
 

Great Lakes Chapter

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

Illinois Chapter

Patricia (Patty) Fountain
Chapter Delegate
 
 
Terra Rumer
Chapter President
 
 

Indiana Chapter

MS Abby Abram
Chapter President
 
 
Charity Bishop, MA, CHES®
Delegate
 
 

Iowa Chapter

Erica Thomas
President
 
 
Kaci Ginn
Delegate
 
 

Midwest Chapter

MICHELE BILDNER, MPH, MCHES®
Chapter President
 
Molly Brown, PhD MPH
Delegate
 
 

Minnesota Chapter

Kelly K Kunkel
Chapter President
 
 
Dr. Judith K Luebke
Delegate
 
 

National Capital Area Chapter

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

New Jersey Chapter

Marline D. Edmond
Delegate
 
Devangi Patel
Chapter President
 
 

North Carolina Chapter

Sarah Langdon
Chapter President
 
 
Brittan Williams
Chapter Delegate
 
 

Northern California Chapter

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

Ohio Chapter

Angy El-Khatib
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

Haley Delgado
President
 
 
Allison Shay
Delegate
 
 

Utah Chapter

Alysia Ducuara
President
 
 
Kari Norton
Delegate
 
 

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