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 27-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

Board Member

Sara H. Cody, MD

Santa Clara County Public Health Dept.

408-792-3798 /

Board Member

Georgia Heise, DrPH

Immediate Past President

502-484-3412 /

Board Member

Melanie Hutton, BSN, RN Administrator

Cooper County Public Health Center

660-882-2626 /

Board Member

Claude-Alix Jacob, MPH


617-665-3810 /

Board Member

Jennifer C. Kertanis, MPH

Farmington Valley Health District

860-352-2333 /

Board Member

Umair Shah, MD, MPH

President - Elect

713-439-6184 /

Board Member

Kevin Sumner, MPH

Vice President

732-968-5151 /

Board Member

Dawn C. Allicock, MD, MPH, CPH

Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County

904-209-3250-x1099 /

Board Member

Claudia Blackburn, MPH, RNC

Florida Department Of Health in Leon County

850-606-8160 /

Board Member

Brian Bowden, MSc (Ex Officio)

National Association of Counties

202-942-4273 /

Board Member

Della Cox-Vieira, RN, MPH

Alamosa County Public Health Department

719-589-6639 /

Board Member

Muriel DeLaVerge-Brown RN, MPH

Crook County Health Department

541-416-1980 /

Board Member

Pramod Dwivedi, DrPH

Linn County Public Health Department

319-892-6000 /

Board Member

Bob England, MD, MPH

Maricopa County Department of Public Health

602-506-6601 /

Board Member

Andre Fresco, MPA

Yakima Health District

509-249-6666 /

Board Member

Joseph P. Iser, MD, DrPH, MSc

Southern Nevada Health District

702-759-1674 /

Board Member

Jeff Kurh, PhD

Mesa County Health Department

970-248-6974 /

Board Member

Doug Mathis, MA

Henry County Health Department

765-521-7060 /

Board Member

Crystal Miller, DrPH, MPH

Wedco District Health Department

859-234-8750 /

Board Member

Gretchen Musicant, RN, MPH

Minneapolis Health Department

612-673-2301 /

Board Member

William S. Paul, MD, MPH

Metro Public Health Department

615-340-5622 /

Board Member

George T. Roberts, Jr., FACHE, MHA

ortheast Texas Public Health District

903-646-3322 /

Board Member

Scott Sjoquist, MS, RS

Tribal Health Department Representative

860-862-6158 /

Board Member

Crystal D. Swann, MS (Ex Officio)

United States Conference of Mayors

202-861-6707 /