National Board of Trustees

SOPHE Board of Trustees 10-19


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.  



Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES®
Term 2020 - 2021
Emory University- Rollins School of Public Health
Jean M. Breny, PhD, MPH
Immediate Past President
Term 2020 - 2021
Southern Connecticut State University
Deborah A. Fortune, PhD, MCHES®
Term 2020 - 2021
North Carolina Central University
Jeffrey Goodman, MPH
Term 2019 - 2021
George Washington University
Rachael Dombrowski, PhD, MPH
Term 2020 - 2022
Wayne State University
Heidi Hancher-Rauch, PhD, CHES®
Trustee, Advocacy & Resolutions
Term 2019 - 2021
University of Indianapolis
Dr. Antonio Gardner
Trustee, Membership & Leadership Development
Term 2020 - 2022
Mississippi State University
Ashley V. Parks, DrPH, MPH, MA, MCHES®, CPH
Trustee, Professional Preparation
Term 2020 - 2022
California Baptist University
Nicolette Powe, DrPH, MS, MCHES®
Trustee, Professional Development & Continuing Education
Term 2019 - 2021
Engagement for Health
Dr. Jody O. Early
Trustee, Publications
Term 2019 - 2021
University of Washington Bothell
Ms. Cherylee Sherry, MPH, MCHES®
Trustee, Strategic Initiatives
Term 2019 - 2021
Minnesota Department of Health
Dr. Beth H Chaney
Trustee, Communications
Term 2020 - 2022
The University of Alabama
Rebecca Rich, PhD, MA, CHES®
Student Trustee
Term 2020 - 2021
The University of Alabama
Darcell Scharff, PhD
Trustee, 2021 Annual Conference
Term 2020 - 2022
Saint Louis University
Jody L. Vogelzang, PhD, MS, MA, RDN, CHES®, FAND
Trustee, Research & Ethics
Term 2020 - 2022
Grand Valley State University
Molly Brown, PhD MPH
Delegate Trustee & Speaker of the House
Term 2020 - 2021
Wichita State University
Charity Bishop, MA, CHES®
Delegate Trustee & Speaker of the House, Elect
Term 2020 - 2021
Indiana University-Indianapolis
Kaitlin Cartoccio
Delegate Trustee
Term 2019 - 2021
Bernards Township Health Department
Katie Miller
Delegate Trustee
Term 2019 - 2021
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