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Annual Meeting 2017

We will join KPHA April 11-13, 2017 in Owensboro, Kentucky for the annual meeting. Click below for conference registration and more information!

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Become a Member

Public Health Professionals, Students & Other Interested Members are Encouraged to become members

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Support SHA

SHA is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization and contributions are tax deductible.

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Governing Council

The Governing Council and Executive Committee are charged with the responsibility of managing the affairs of the Association.  Comprising the Governing Council are the officers and three at-large members, the standing committee chairmen, the immediate past president, and one active member from and selected by each of the affiliates state public health associations.

2016-2017 Governing Council


Executive Committee
President: Patti Holmes
President-Elect: Georgia Heise
Immediate Past President: Mark Hensley
First Vice President: Cathy Cowart
Secretary:   Libby Seftar
Treasurer: Suzanne Terrell
Elected Members: 2017-Lolita Kirk
2018 – Ronny VanVlake
2019 – Beverly Turner
Second Vice President: Brandon Lewis
Third Vice President: TBD-FL

Affiliate Representatives
Alabama: Jackie Holliday
Arkansas: Libby Sefter
Florida: Warren McDougle
Georgia: TBD
Kentucky: Mark Hensley
North Carolina: Brittany Dobbins
South Carolina: Richard Funderburk
West Virginia: Brandon Lewis
Hamilton Co TN: Andy Thomas

Standing Committee Chairs
Awards: Mark Hensley
Constitution and Bylaws: Brittany Dobbins
Finance: Suzanne Terrell
Membership: Andy Thomas
Nominations: Carey Woods
Operations/Functions/Objectives (COFO): Georgia Heise
Public Policy/Resolutions: Warren McDougle
2017 Annual Meeting: Cathy Cowart
Public Information: Diana Kreider
Audit: Jackie Holiday


Special Committee Chairs
Silent Auction: Shelly Donahue
Hospitality: TBD
Exhibits: TBD
Fund Raising: Steve Bing
Grants: Cathy Cowart

APHA Liaison: Mark Hensley
Parliamentarian: Warren McDougle

President’s Message

First of all I would like to say thanks to each of you for allowing me the opportunity to serve you this year as SHA President. I’ve been in public […]

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Membership Categories Individual Members – Members who are interested in the object of and who pay individual dues of $25.00 annually; $20.00 for first time new members Fellows Individuals who […]

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History of the Southern Health Association

The Southern Health Association (SHA) had its beginning as the Southern Branch of the American Public Health Association (APHA).  As quoted from “A History of Southern Branch, American Public Health […]

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Annual Meeting

We will join Kentucky Public Health Association Aprill 11-13, 2017 in Owensboro, Kentucky for the annual meeting. Details will be posted as they become available.

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About Us

What is the Southern Health Association? The Southern Health Association is a regional organization representing approximately 6,000 persons throughout the southeastern states who are interested in public health. PURPOSE:To foster […]

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