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
Mr. Ty J. Oehrtman, MS, MCHES, FASHA
Health Education Consultant
Washington State Department of Health
Tumwater, WA
United States

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

Ms. Nora E. Gelperin, MEd, FASHA

Director of Sexuality Ed. & Training
Advocates for Youth
Washington, DC
United States

Amelia Huelskamp, PhD

Wilmington, NC
United States

Dr. Antionette M. Meeks, EdD, CPP, MCHES

Consultant Trainer
Daytona Beach, FL
United States

Dr. Larry K. Olsen, MPH, DrPH, MCHES, FASHA

AT Still University of Health Sciences
Las Cruces, NM
United States

Mrs. Janis Price

Costa Mesa, CA
United States

Heather Rhodes-Newburn, BS, MPH

School Health Coordinator
North Little Rock School District
North Little Rock, AR
United States

Karin Richards PhD

Chair & Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Philadelphia, PA
United States

Susanne Schmal, MPH

NC Healthy Schools Consultant
NC Department of Public Instruction
Raleigh, NC
United States

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

Treece Timmons

Third Grade Teacher
Normandy Schools Collaborative
Lebanon, IL
United States

Dr. Deitra Elaine Wengert, PhD, CHES, FASHA

Towson University
Glen Burnie, MD
United States

Bridget S. Borgogna, MEd
(BOD Liaison)
Health Education Specialist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA
United States