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The Management Group

Jeanie Alter PhD, CAE, MCHES®, FASHA

Executive Director

American School Health Association

Tammy Dillard-Steels MPH, MBA, CAE

CEO and Executive Director


Ellen Essick PhD

Section Chief, Specialized Instructional Support and NC Healthy Schools

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and President, Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education

Deborah Fortune PhD, MCHES®, FAAHE


Department of Public Health Education

North Carolina Central University

Past-president SOPHE

Linda Lysoby MS, MCHES®, CAE

Executive Director

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing

Fran Anthony Meyer PhD, CHES®

Executive Director

Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education

William Potts-Datema DrPH, MS, MCHES®


Foundation for the Advancement of Health Education

Keely Rees PhD, MS, MCHES®


University of Wisconsin La Crosse

Past-president Eta Sigma Gamma

Carolyn Rodgers PhD, MPH, MHS, MCHES®

Professor of Practice

Department of Public Health

Simmons University

Kayce Solari Williams PhD, MPH, MS, FASHA

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences

University of Houston

The Management Group would also like to acknowledge a former member who provided significant contributions: Elaine Auld, MPH, CHES®, former CEO of the Society for Public Health Education.
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