Committee Leadership Details

Advocacy & Coalitions 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. Because ASHA has a limited capacity to engage in direct lobbying work, the purpose of the Advocacy & Coalitions Committee is to build partnerships with national level coalitions and other partners to influence public policy on issues of importance to ASHA’s mission. This committee also works to educate and empower the ASHA membership to act on school health policy issues at the local, state, and federal levels.

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

Mrs. Sarah Helton
Falls Church, VA
United States

Melissa Boguslawski

Bloomington, IN
United States

Hannah M Bourg

Graduate Student
Eta Sigma Gamma
Lexington, KY
United States

Dr. Jeffrey K. Clark, HSD, MCHES, FASHA

Emeritus Professor/Chairperson
Illinois State University IL
United States

Noah S Drew

Fort Worth Independent School District
Dallas, TX
United States

Lisa Greathouse

Bloomington, IN
United States

David Kobel

Midland, MI
United States

Erik Peterson

Vice President of Policy
Afterschool Alliance
Washington, DC
United States

Alex Simko

Geneva, IL
United States

Dr. Jo Ellen Tarallo, EdD, CHES, FASHA

Executive Director
Center for Health & Learning
Brattleboro, VT
United States

Mrs. Cheryl Lake Weatherford

Shrewsbury, PA
United States

Megan Marie Weemer, DHSc

Assistant Professor
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN
United States