CEO Search Update

Here’s the latest information on SOPHE’s CEO search process.


Second round of CEO interviews occur.


First round of CEO interviews take place.


Susan Robinson appointed interim CEO. Read more>


SOPHE’s Board of Trustees is identifying an interim CEO to replace Elaine Auld until a permanent CEO is named.


SOPHE’s CEO Search Committee members: SOPHE President Dr. Deborah Fortune, chair; SOPHE President-Elect Dr. Amy Thompson; Speaker of the House of Delegates Ms. Charity Bishop: and SOPHE Past Presidents Dr. Kelli Brown and Dr. Collins Airhihenbuwa.


Vetted Solutions was hired to conduct a nationwide search to replace Auld under the direction of SOPHE’s Board of Trustees Search Committee. To recommend potential candidates or for more information, contact Vetted Solutions at


SOPHE announces the retirement of Elaine Auld, MPH, CHES® as CEO on Friday, December 31, 2021 after 25 years.