​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 3 times a year 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, 2023–2024


Timothy Southern, PhD
Laboratory Director, South Dakota Public Health Laboratory


​​Megan Crumpler, PhD
Laboratory Director, Orange County Public Health Laboratory


​Godfred Masinde, PhD, MBA, HCLD(ABB)
Laboratory Director, San Francisco Public Health Laboratory

Public Health Institutional State Member Representatives​

Sharon Massingale, PhD, HCLD/CC(ABB)
Laboratory Director, Alabama Department of Public Health, Bureau of Clinical Laboratories

Michael Pentella, PhD, D(ABMM)
Director, State Hygienic Laboratory, University of Iowa

Scott Shone,​ PhD, HCLD(ABB)
Director, North Caroilna State Laboratory of Public Health​

​Public Health Associate Institutional Member Representative​​

Pamela Higgins, PhD
Bureau Director, Department of Environmental Protection (PA) 

Public Health Institutional Local Member Representative​​s

Deborah Severson
Laboratory Director, Fairfax County Health Department Laboratory

Leslie Wolf, PhD, HCLD(ABB)
Laboratory Technical Director, Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness


Daphne Ware, PhD
Laboratory Director, Mississippi Public Health Laboratory


Scott J. Becker, MS
Chief Executive Officer, APHL