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, 2018 - 2019
Joanne Bartkus, PhD, D(ABMM)
Laboratory director, Minnesota Public Health Laboratory Division
Grace E. Kubin, PhD
Laboratory director, Texas Department of State Health Services-Central Campus
Bill Whitmar, MS
Laboratory director, Missouri State Public Health Laboratory
Members-at-Large (State Institutional Member Representatives)
Richard Steece, PhD, D(ABMM)
Laboratory director, Tennessee Division of Laboratory Services
Denise Marie Toney, PhD, HCLD(ABB)
Laboratory director, Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services
Scott J. Zimmerman, DrPH, MPH, HCLD(ABB)
Laboratory director, North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health
Public Health Associate Institutional Member Representative
Maria Lucia Ishida, PhD
Laboratory director, New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets
Local Institutional Member Representatives
Tamara Theisen, MT(ASCP)
Division director, Saginaw County Public Health Laboratory
Laboratory services director, San Antonio Metro Health District Laboratory
Ewa King, PhD
Laboratory director, Rhode Island State Health Laboratories
Scott J. Becker, MS
Executive director, Association Public Health Laboratories