Seven Members Elected to SOPHE's 2012-14 Board of Trustees
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julia Gin
July 6, 2012 (202) 408-9804
Washington, DC - Congratulations to the seven new SOPHE members who were recently elected to SOPHE’s 2012-14 Board of Trustees. The new board members will be inducted and begin their terms of office on October 27, 2012, at SOPHE’s 63rd Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
Kelly Bishop, MA, MCHES, FASHA, Public Health Advisor, Division of Community Health, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, will serve a three-year term as SOPHE President-Elect, President, and Immediate Past President. Cherylee Sherry, MPH, CHES, Community Transformation Grant Health Services Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Health, will join SOPHE’s Board and Executive Committee for a 2 ½ year term as Treasurer.
Also elected for 2 ½ year terms are Jay Bernhardt, PhD, MPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Education and Behavior, College of Health and Human Performance, University of Florida, Gainesville as Trustee, Special Initiatives; Jean M. Breny, PhD, MPH, Professor, Department of Public Health, Southern Connecticut State University as Trustee, Publications; Sara L. Cole, PhD, MCHES, Associate Professor of Community/Public Health, University of Central Oklahoma as Trustee, 2014 Annual Meeting; Regina McCoy Pulliam, MPH, MCHES, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Education, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro as Trustee, Professional Development. Demetrice Jordan, Cancer Prevention Research Fellow, MD Anderson Cancer Center, will serve for a 1 ½ year term as Student Trustee. Two additional Trustees have been elected by SOPHE's House of Delegates: John Hannay, and Eileen Huerque Aguilar. The new SOPHE Board members will join the current Trustees returning for another 1 ½ years of service as SOPHE transitions to its new spring annual meeting cycle.
"We are extremely pleased to have this caliber of esteemed health education practitioners, faculty, and students to join the SOPHE leadership team," says Robert Gold, PhD, DrPH, SOPHE President. "SOPHE will be well-positioned to continue its role as a premier voice and champion for school and community health and the health education profession."
The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) is a non-profit professional organization founded in 1950 to provide global leadership to the profession of health education and health promotion and to promote the health of society. SOPHE's 4,000 national, international and chapter members work in various public and private organizations to advance health education theory and research, develop disease prevention and health promotion programs, and promote public policies conducive to health. For more information, see www.sophe.org.