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
Mrs. Sarah Helton
(Chair)
Falls Church, VA
United States

Mary Martinasek, MPH, PhD
(Chair)
University of Tampa
Tampa, FL
United States

Melissa Boguslawski

Bloomington, IN
United States

Jordan Buckley

Manager, School Health Programs
Washington, DC
United States

Lisa Greathouse

Bloomington, IN
United States

David Kobel

Ypsilanti, MI
United States

Ms. Linda L. Morse, RN, MA, RCHES, FASHA

Columbus, NJ
United States

Ms. Sharon Drumheller Murray, MHSE, FASHA

University of Colorado – Boulder
Broomfield, CO
United States

Alex Simko

Geneva, IL
United States