The Board is the association’s public face, representing members in matters of policy, laboratory practice and collaboration with health partners in the public and private sectors.
As the governing body of the association, the APHL Board of Directors establishes the strategic direction and priority initiatives of the organization and ensures that annual goals are met.
The Board of Directors is comprised of the president, president-elect, secretary-treasurer, immediate past president, two public health local institutional member representatives, a public health associate institutional member representative and three elected members-at-large. The president serves as chairperson of the Board of Directors, and the executive director is an ex-officio member.The board meets monthly by conference call and quarterly in person. It manages the association’s strategic planning process and provides financial oversight for the organization. Its meeting schedule is public, and any member may request to be included on the agenda at any time.
Judith C. Lovchik, PhD, D(ABMM), presidentassistant commissioner, Public Health Protection and Laboratory Services, Indiana State Department of HealthA. Chris Whelen, PhD, D(ABMM), president-electlaboratory director, Hawaii Department of Health State LaboratoriesChristopher G. Atchison, MPA, secretary-treasurerlaboratory director, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa Ewa King, PhD, member-at-largelaboratory director, Rhode Island State Health LaboratoriesGrace E. Kubin, PhD, member-at-largelaboratory director, Texas Department of State Health Services -Central CampusJoanne Bartkus, PhD, D(ABMM) member-at-largelaboratory director, Minnesota Public Health Laboratory DivisionMaria Lucia Ishida, PhD, public health associate institutional member representativebureau chief, Florida Bureau of Food LaboratoriesMark Wade, local institutional member representativelaboratory services director, San Antonio Metro Health District LaboratoryTamara "Tammy" Theisen, MT(ASCP), local institutional member representativedivision director, Saginaw County Department of Public Health LaboratoryChristine Bean, PhD, MBA, MT(ASCP), past presidentlaboratory director, New Hampshire Public Health LaboratoriesScott J. Becker, MS, ex-officioexecutive director, Association Public Health Laboratories
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