National Board of Trustees

SOPHE’s Board of Trustees comprises 20 elected members who are charged with: 
  • Determining the organization’s mission and vision.
  • Selecting and evaluating the chief executive officer.
  • Ensuring and managing adequate resources.
  • Effective organizational planning.
  • Determining and monitoring SOPHE’s programs and services.
  • Ensuring legal and ethical accountability.
  • Recruiting and orienting new board members
  • Enhancing SOPHE’s public standing.
All trustees are two-year positions, except the president-elect and student trustee.  

Dr. Amy Thompson, PhD, CHES®
Term 2022 - 2023
Wright State University
Dr. Deborah A. Fortune, PhD, FAAHE
Immediate Past President
Term 2022 - 2023
North Carolina Central University
Raffy R Luquis, PhD, MCHES®
Term 2022 - 2023
Penn State Harrisburg
Dr. William Potts-Datema
Term 2021 - 2023
Ellen Robertson
Term 2022 - 2024
The University of Alabama
Dr. Sabrina T. Cherry
Trustee, Advocacy & Resolutions
Term 2021 - 2023
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Dr. Antonio Gardner
Trustee, Membership & Leadership Development
Term 2022 - 2024
Mississippi State University
Dr. Lisa D Lieberman
Trustee, Publications
Term 2021 - 2023
Montclair State University
Dr. Ashley S. Love, DrPH, DHSc, MPH, MS, CPH, CHC
Trustee, Communications
Term 2022 - 2024
University of Incarnate Word
Tamara Mason
Trustee, 2023 Annual Conference
Term 2022 - 2024
March of Dimes
Dr. Ashley Victoria Parks, DrPH, MPH, MTech, MCHES®, CPH
Trustee, Professional Preparation
Term 2022 - 2024
California Baptist University
Ninfa Peña Purcell, PhD, MS, MCHES®
Trustee, Professional Development & Continuing Education
Term 2021 - 2023
Texas A&M University
Dr. Rhonda Rahn, PhD, MS, CHES®
Trustee, Research & Ethics
Term 2022 - 2024
Texas A&M University
Dr Kirsten Colbaugh Rodgers
Trustee, 2022 Annual Conference
Term 2021 - 2023
Proximate Learnining, LLC
Ms. Cherylee Sherry, MPH, MCHES®
Trustee, Strategic Initiatives
Term 2021 - 2023
Minnesota Department of Health
Sally Ayers Klimek, MPH, CHES®
Student Trustee
Term 2022 - 2023
Texas A&M University
Tara Lutz, PhD, MPH, MCHES®
Delegate Trustee & Speaker of the House
Term 2022 - 2023
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, UConn Health (UConn UCEDD)
Michele Bildner, MPH, MCHES®
Delegate Trustee & Speaker of the House, Elect
Term 2022 - 2023
Fontbonne University
Josephine Lara
Delegate Trustee
Term 2021 - 2023
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Tina Mooney
Delegate Trustee
Term 2021 - 2023
Partners for Kids at Nationwide Children's Hospital
Tammy Dillard-Steels, MPH, MBA, CAE
CEO (Ex-Officio Member)
Term 2022 - 2099
Society for Public Health Education