​​​​​​​​​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, 2020 - 2021

P​resident​

Bill Whitmar, MS
Laboratory director, Missouri State Public Health Laboratory

President-Ele​​ct

Denise Marie Toney, PhD, HCLD(ABB)
Laboratory director, Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services

​Secretary-Treasurer​​

​Daphne Ware, PhD
Laboratory director, Mississippi Public Health Laboratory

Members-at-Large (State Institutional Member Representatives)

Timothy Southern, PhD, D(ABMM)
Laboratory director, South Dakota Public Health Laboratory

Richard Steece, PhD, D(ABMM)
Laboratory director, Tennessee Division of Laboratory Services

Anthony "Tony" Tran, DrPH, MPH, D(ABMM)
Laboratory director, District of Columbia Public Health Laboratory

Public Health Associate Institutional Member Representative​​

Sally Flowers, PhD
Laboratory administrator, Nebraska Department of Agriculture 

Local Institutional Member Representative​​s

Sanjib Bhattacharyya, PhD                                                                                                     
Laboratory director, special deputy health commissioner
City of Milwaukee Health Department

Megan Crumpler, PhD
Laboratory director, Orange County Public Health Laboratory

Past-President​​

Grace E. Kubin, PhD
Director, Laboratory Services Section, Texas Department of State Health Services

Ex-Officio

Scott J. Becker, MS
Chief executive officer, APHL