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Board of Directors

About the Board of Directors

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. 

APHL Board of Directors, 2013 - 2014

Christine Bean, PhD, MBA, MT(ASCP), president
laboratory director, New Hampshire Public Health Laboratories

Dan Rice, president-elect
laboratory director, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets

Judith C. Lovchik, PhD, D(ABMM) secretary-treasurer
assistant commissioner, Laboratory Services Indiana State Department of Health

Ewa King, PhD, member-at-large
laboratory director, Rhode Island State Health Laboratories

A. Chris Whelen, PhD, D(ABMM) member-at-large
laboratory director, Hawaii Department of Health State Laboratories

Joanne Bartkus, PhD, D(ABMM) member-at-large

laboratory director, Minnesota Public Health Laboratory Division

vacant, public health associate institutional member representative

laboratory director

Mimi Lachica, MA, local institutional member representative
laboratory services officer, Long Beach Public Health Laboratory

Tamara "Tammy" Theisen, MT(ASCP),  local institutional member representative
division director, Saginaw County Department of Public Health Laboratory

Charles Brokopp, DrPH, MPH, immediate past president
director, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene

Scott J. Becker, MS, ex-officio

executive director, Association Public Health Laboratories