Chief Executive Officer Lori Tremmel Freeman, MBA
Welcome to NACCHO!
NACCHO comprises nearly 3,000 Local Health Departments across the United States. Together, we form an organization focused on being a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for change for local health departments around the nation. As the national voice for Local Health Departments, NACCHO serves a critical role in Washington. All of our advocacy efforts focus on informing policymakers of the critical role that local health departments play in keeping our communities healthy and safe.
Lori Tremmel Freeman, MBA, is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), effective May 1, 2018. Prior to joining NACCHO, Ms. Freeman served as the CEO of the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) since 2014 where she was responsible for ensuring the success of all AMCHP’s operations.
Prior to AMCHP, Lori served as NACCHO’s Associate Executive Director for Administration and Advancement from 2010-2014, providing vision and leadership in engaging, serving and advancing the interests of governmental local health departments (LHDs) and the public health community. By building strategic partnerships with LHDs and other key organizations, she ensured that NACCHO was a relevant, responsive, member-driven and fiscally sustainable organization. Ms. Freeman also was responsible for strategic membership development; targeted and relevant outreach; developing superior communications, events, products and services; research and evaluation activities; and ensuring sound and strategized information technology infrastructure including database, website, software, and hardware management.
Ms. Freeman has developed and overseen cooperative agreements and grants with a variety of government agencies and private foundations including procuring, planning, developing and implementing annual and multiyear grant proposals. Throughout her tenure in nonprofit management, she has contributed widely in senior managerial roles in strategic planning and visioning, building relationships and partnering opportunities, membership and new business development, foundation start-up and fundraising, the creation of benefits and services, use of technology to advance organizations, event turnaround, and program management.
Ms. Freeman received a Bachelor of Science degree in management sciences from Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania and went on to complete a Master’s Degree in business administration with a marketing minor from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After completing her education, she relocated to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and began a 30-plus year career in nonprofit management, holding senior management positions with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI); the American Public Health Association (APHA); the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM); Grant Thornton LLP; the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI); the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA); NACCHO; and most recently, AMCHP.
She currently resides in Virginia with her husband, Dan, and twin children Ariana and Tristan.