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.

2017-2018 Board of Directors, Pittsburgh, PA

First row: William Barnes, Claude Jacob, Umair Shah, Kevin Sumner, George Roberts, Laura Hanen

Second row: Crystal Miller, Sandra Elizabeth Ford, Muriel DeLavergne-Brown, Jennifer Kertanis, Claudia Blackburn, Denisha Porter, Chris Dobbins

Third row: Pramod Dwivedi, Monica Valdes Lupi, Gretchen Musicant, Crystal Swann, Brian Bowden, Dawn Allicock, Andre Fresco, Joe Iser

Back row: Scott Sjoquist, Joey Smith, Bill Paul, Muntu Davis

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


Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH

Harris County Public Health (HCPH)

713-439-6016 /


Kevin Sumner, MPH

Middle-Brook Regional Health Commission

732-968-5151 /


George Roberts, Jr., MHA, FACHE

Northeast Texas Public Health District

903-646-3322 /


Claude-Alix Jacob, MPH

Cambridge Public Health Department

617-665-3810 /


Claudia Blackburn, MPH, RNC

Florida Department of Health, Leon County

850-606-8160 /


Muriel DeLaVerge-Brown RN, MPH

Crook County Health Department

541-416-1980 /


Jennifer C. Kertanis, MPH

Farmington Valley Health District

860-352-2333 /

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Dawn C. Allicock

Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County

904-209-3250-x1099 /

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Muntu Davis

Alameda County Public Health Department

510-267-8000 /

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Christopher C. Dobbins

Gaston County Department of Health and Human Services

704-853-5260 /

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Pramod Dwivedi

Linn County Public Health Department

319-892-6000 /

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Andre Fresco

Yakima Health District

509-249-6666 /

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Sandra Elizabeth Ford

Dekalb County Health Department

404-294-3787 /

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Joseph P. Iser

Southern Nevada Health District

702-759-1674 /

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Jeff Kuhr

Mesa County Health Department

970-248-6974 /

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Crystal Miller

Wedco District Health Department

859-234-8750 /

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Gretchen Musicant

Minneapolis Health Department

612-673-2301 /

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William S. Paul

Metro Public Health Department

615-340-5622 /

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Denisha Porter

Cincinnati Health Department

513-357-7280 /

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Scott Sjoquist

Tribal Health Department Representative

860-862-6158 /

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Joey Smith

Montgomery County Health Department

931-648-5747 /

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Monica Valdes Lupi

Boston Public Health Commission

617-534-7165 /

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Brian Bowden (Ex Officio)

National Association of Counties

202-942-4275 /

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Crystal D. Swann (Ex Officio)

United States Conference of Mayors

202-861-6707 /