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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.  

Raffy R Luquis, PhD, MCHES®
Raffy R Luquis, PhD, MCHES®
President
Term 2023 - 2024
Penn State Harrisburg
 
 
Dr. Amy Thompson, PhD, CHES®
Dr. Amy Thompson, PhD, CHES®
Immediate Past President
Term 2023 - 2024
Wright State University
 
 
Leonard Jack, Jr., PhD
Leonard Jack, Jr., PhD
President-Elect
Term 2023 - 2024
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
 
Dr. David M Brown, Ed.D., MA, MLIS, MCHES®
Dr. David M Brown, Ed.D., MA, MLIS, MCHES®
Treasurer
Term 2023 - 2025
University of Wyoming
 
Ellen Robertson, PhD, MCHES®
Ellen Robertson, PhD, MCHES®
Secretary
Term 2022 - 2024
SDSU Institute of Public Health
 
 
Dr. Meghan E Burroughs, PhD, MA, MCHES®
Dr. Meghan E Burroughs, PhD, MA, MCHES®
Trustee, Advocacy & Resolutions
Term 2023 - 2025
The University of Alabama
 
 
Antonio J. Gardner, PhD, MS, MCHES®
Antonio J. Gardner, PhD, MS, MCHES®
Trustee, Membership & Leadership Development
Term 2022 - 2024
The University of Alabama
 
 
Ms. Mauricia Tricia Lewis, M ed
Ms. Mauricia Tricia Lewis, M ed
Trustee, 2024 Annual Conference
Term 2023 - 2025
Port of Spain Corporation
 
 
Shanna Livermore, MPH, MCHES®, FRSPH
Shanna Livermore, MPH, MCHES®, FRSPH
Trustee, Strategic Initiatives
Term 2023 - 2025
University of Southern CA
 
Dr. Ashley S. Love
Dr. Ashley S. Love
Trustee, Communications
Term 2022 - 2024
 
 
Tamara Mason
Tamara Mason
Trustee, 2023 Annual Conference
Term 2022 - 2024
March of Dimes
 
Dr. Ashley V. Parks
Dr. Ashley V. Parks
Trustee, Professional Preparation
Term 2022 - 2024
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
 
 
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Miguel A Perez, PhD, MS, MCHES®
Trustee, Publications
Term 2023 - 2025
California State University, Fresno
 
 
Dr. Kimberly Price, PhD, MCHES®, CPH
Dr. Kimberly Price, PhD, MCHES®, CPH
Trustee, Professional Development & Continuing Education
Term 2023 - 2025
Lenoir-Rhyne University
 
 
Dr. Rhonda Rahn, PhD, MS, CHES®
Dr. Rhonda Rahn, PhD, MS, CHES®
Trustee, Research & Ethics
Term 2022 - 2024
Texas A&M University
 
 
Sally Ayers Klimek, MPH, CHES®
Sally Ayers Klimek, MPH, CHES®
Student Trustee
Term 2023 - 2024
Texas A&M University
 
 
Michele Bildner, DrPH(c), MPH, MCHES®
Michele Bildner, DrPH(c), MPH, MCHES®
Delegate Trustee & Speaker of the House
Term 2023 - 2024
CDC Foundation
 
Joanne Chopak-Foss, PhD, FASHA
Joanne Chopak-Foss, PhD, FASHA
Delegate Trustee
Term 2023 - 2025
Georgia Southern University
 
 
Tori Gaston
Tori Gaston
Delegate Trustee
Term 2023 - 2025
Arkansas SOPHE
 
 
Nicole Smith, MPH, MCHES®
Nicole Smith, MPH, MCHES®
Delegate Trustee
Term 2023 - 2025
Ohio Department of Health
 
 
William Potts-Datema, DrPH, MS, MCHES®
William Potts-Datema, DrPH, MS, MCHES®
CEO (Ex-Officio Member)
Term 2023 - 2099
Society for Public Health Education
 
 

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