Our Leadership

Naccho Annual 2018 Board Meeting Small

NACCHO is governed by our Board of Directors, comprised of local and tribal health officials from across the country.

All of our board members have been elected by their peers. All of our programs are overseen by various NACCHO Workgroups, which are made up of staff members from local health departments throughout the country.

Currently, NACCHO's efforts are being spearheaded by Board President Kevin Sumner and Chief Executive Officer Lori Tremmel Freeman, MBA.


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.

Lori Tremmel Freeman Ceo Naccho Annual 2018 Speaking Session Expert

NACCHO has experts available for a variety of public health policy issues and public health program topics. If you'd like to invite Lori or another member of NACCHO staff to speak at your event, please contact Theresa Spinner, Director of Media and Public Relations at tspinner@naccho.org or (202) 783-5551 for assistance.