Board Members

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.

2018-2019 Board of Directors


Term of Service: July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

  • Kevin G. Sumner, MPH, President; Middle-Brook Regional Health Commission, NJ
  • George T. Roberts, Jr., MHA, FACHE, President-Elect; Northeast Texas Public Health District, TX
  • Jennifer Kertanis, MPH, Vice President; Farmington Valley Health District, CT
  • Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, Immediate Past President; Harris County Public Health, TX

Term of Service: July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021

  • Damon Chaplin, MBA, City of New Bedford, MA
    HHS Region 1: ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT
  • Margaret (Margy) Jahn, MS, MPH, Freehold Area Health Department, NJ
    HHS Region 2: NY, NJ
  • Michael Kilkenny, MD, MS, Cabell-Huntington Health Department, WV
    HHS Region 3: PA, DE, MD, DC, VA, WV
  • Lisa Harrison, MPH, Granville Vance Public Health, NC
    HHS Region 4: NC, SC, KY, TN, GA, AL, MS, FL
  • Gretchen Musicant, RN, MPH, Minneapolis Health Department, MN
    HHS Region 5: OH, IN, MI, IL, WI, MN
  • Raganald (Reggie) Ivey, MHR, Tulsa City-County Health Department, OK
    HHS Region 6: AR, LA, TX, OK, NM
  • Pramod Dwivedi, DrPH (c), MS, MSW, MA, BSc, Linn County Public Health, IA
    HHS Region 7: MO, NE, IA, KS
  • Emily Brown, MPH, CPH, Rio Grande County Public Health, CO
    HHS Region 8: ND, SD, CO, WY, MT, UT
  • Joe Iser, MD, MPH, MSc, Southern Nevada Health District, NV
    HHS Region 9: AZ, NV, CA, HI
  • Andre Fresco, MPA, Yakima Health District, WA
    HHS Region 10: ID, OR, WA, AK

Terms Ending June 30, 2019

  • Claudia Blackburn, MPH, RN, Florida Department of Health in Leon County, FL
  • Muntu Davis, MD, Alameda County Public Health Department, CA
  • Muriel DeLavergne-Brown, RN, MPH, Crook County Health Department, OR
  • Christopher Dobbins, MPH, Gaston County Department of Health & Human Services, NC
  • Sandra Elizabeth Ford, MD, MBA, DeKalb County Board of Health, GA
  • Crystal C. Miller, DrPH, MPH, WEDCO District Health Department, KY
  • William Paul, MD, MPH, Metro Public Health Department, TN
  • Denisha Porter, MPH, HHS, RS, REHS, Cincinnati Health Department, OH
  • Joey Smith, Montgomery County Health Department, TN
  • Monica Valdes Lupi, JD, MPH, Boston Public Health Commission, MA

Term of Service: July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021

  • Scott Sjoquist, MS, RS, Mohegan Tribe, CT
  • Brian Bowden, MSc, National Association of Counties
  • Crystal Swann, MS, U.S. Conference of Mayors