Board Members

Welcome to the NACCHO Board of Directors page. Here, you can access the President's corner, nominate a new board member, or reach out to our executive team.

NACCHO is governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, comprised of health officials from around the country elected by their peers, a representative for Tribal health departments, and ex officio members representing the National Association of Counties and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The NACCHO Executive Committee includes the four NACCHO officers and the three members on the board.

2017 NACCHO Leadership Meeting, Washington, DC

Front row: Pramod Dwivedi, DrPH; Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, President-Elect; Claude-Alix Jacob, MPH, President; Georgia Heise, DrPH, Immediate Past-President; Kevin Sumner, MPH, Vice President; Crystal  Miller, DrPH, MPH; Sara H. Cody, MD

Middle row: Melanie Hutton, RN; Claudia Blackburn, MPH, RNC; Muriel DeLaVergne-Brown, RN, MPH; Gretchen Musicant, RN, MPH; Della Cox-Vieira, RN, MPH; Jennifer C. Kertanis, MPH; Jeff Kuhr, PhD

Back row: William S. Paul, MD, MPH; Scott Sjoquist, MS, RS; Joseph P. Iser, MD, DrPH, MSc; Andre Fresco, MPA; Doug Mathis, MA; Bob England, MD, MPH; William Barnes, PhD, MBA, Acting Executive Director

View NACCHO's announcement and the complete list of the 2017–2018 Officers and Board of Directors here.


Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH


713-439-6184 /


Kevin Sumner, MPH


732-968-5151 /


George Roberts, Jr., MHA, FACHE


903-646-3322 /


Claude-Alix Jacob, MPH


617-665-3810 /

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Dawn C. Allicock, MD, MPH, CPH

Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County

904-209-3250-x1099 /

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Claudia Blackburn, MPH, RNC

Florida Department Of Health in Leon County

850-606-8160 /

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Brian Bowden, MSc (Ex Officio)

National Association of Counties

202-942-4273 /

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Muriel DeLaVerge-Brown RN, MPH

Crook County Health Department

541-416-1980 /

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Pramod Dwivedi, DrPH

Linn County Public Health Department

319-892-6000 /

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Andre Fresco, MPA

Yakima Health District

509-249-6666 /

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Joseph P. Iser, MD, DrPH, MSc

Southern Nevada Health District

702-759-1674 /

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Jeff Kuhr, PhD

Mesa County Health Department

970-248-6974 /

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Crystal Miller, DrPH, MPH

Wedco District Health Department

859-234-8750 /

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Gretchen Musicant, RN, MPH

Minneapolis Health Department

612-673-2301 /

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William S. Paul, MD, MPH

Metro Public Health Department

615-340-5622 /

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Scott Sjoquist, MS, RS

Tribal Health Department Representative

860-862-6158 /

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Crystal D. Swann, MS (Ex Officio)

United States Conference of Mayors

202-861-6707 /

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Denisha Porter

Cincinnati Health Department

513-357-7280 /

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Joey Smith

Montgomery County Health Department

931-648-5747 /

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Jennifer C. Kertanis, MPH

Farmington Valley Health District

860-352-2333 /

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Sandra Elizabeth Ford, MD, MBA

Dekalb County Health Department

404-294-3787 /

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Christopher C. Dobbins, MPH

Gaston County Department of Health and Human Services

704-853-5260 /

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Muntu Davis, MD

Alameda County Public Health Department

510-267-8000 /

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Monica Valdes Lupi, JD, MPH

Boston Public Health Commission

617-534-7165 /