Committee Leadership Details


Professional Development Committee

Committee Description
ASHA’s mission is to transform all schools into places where every student learns and thrives. To accomplish this mission, the ASHA Board of Directors has adopted strategic goals to lead, educate and activate: Goal 1: Lead efforts to prioritize school-based approaches that promote lifelong health. Goal 2: Build a community to support the whole child. Goal 3: Activate champions of school health. ASHA’s organizational committees exist to plan, implement, and coordinate programmatic activities in support of this mission and goals. The purpose of the Professional Development Committee is to work in collaboration with ASHA staff and conference planning contractor to plan and implement year-round professional development opportunities for school health professionals including the Annual ASHA conference, monthly webinars, self-studies, and any new opportunities that may emerge.

Committee Leadership
Jim Farmer
(Chair)
Director, Office of School and Adolescent Health
NM Department of Health
Albuquerque, NM
United States

Stephen Goodwin, PhD, MS, FASHA
(Chair)
Associate Professor
University of Delaware
Newark, DE
United States

Ms. Marcia M. Berke, EdD

Instructor
Park Ridge, IL
United States

Mrs. Marissa cox

Teacher
Allen Park, MI
United States

Mrs. Theresa Guerriere, Ed.D.

Health Specialist
Jersey City, NJ
United States

Kate Holmes

Active Schools Training Manager
National Network of Public Health Institutes
Baton Rouge, LA
United States

Mary Lay

Prevention Insights

Kimberly Lehman

Renee McFarland

Executive Director
Kleist Health Education Center
Fort Myers, FL
United States

Mrs. Alicia Lynn Mezu

Registered Nurse, School Health Services Specialist, State School Nurse Consultant
Baltimore, MD
United States

Cynthia Schier Spreen

Ms. Wendy L. Sellers, RN, MA

Health Education Consultant
Grand Rapids, MI
United States

Mary Beth Szydlowski

Advocates for Youth
Washington, DC
United States

Krisha Thiagarajah

Senior Lecturer
Indiana University - Bloomington
Bloomington, IN
United States

Dr. Deitra Elaine Wengert, PhD, CHES, FASHA

Towson University
Glen Burnie, MD
United States