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Annual Meeting 2018

We’ll join the Florida Public Health Association for a joint annual meeting in the summer of 2018 in Orlando. Watch this site for more Information as available.

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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.

2017-2018 Governing Council


Executive Committee
President Georgia Heise
President-Elect Cathy Cowart
1st Vice President Andy Thomas
Immediate Past President Patti Holmes
Secretary Libby Seftar
Treasurer Shelia Puckett
Members at Large: Beverly Turner, Ronny VanVlake and Suzanne Terrell

Affiliate Representatives
Alabama: Jackie Holiday
Arkansas: Libby Seftar
Florida: Warren McDougle
Kentucky: Mark Hensley
North Carolina: Brittany Dobbins
South Carolina: Richard Funderburk
Hamilton County/Chattanooga TN: Andy Thomas

Standing Committee Chairs
Awards: Patti Holmes
Constitution and Bylaws: Brittany Dobbins
Finance: Shelia Puckett
Membership:  Andy Thomas
Nominations: Patti Holmes
Committee for Operations/Functions/Objectives: Cathy Cowart
Public Policy/Resolutions: Warren McDougle
2018 Annual Meeting: Andy Thomas
Public Information: Diana Kreider
Audit: Jackie Holiday


Special Committee Chairs
Silent Auction: TBD
Hospitality: Tito Rubio
Exhibits: Mark Hensley
Fund Raising: TBD
Grants: Cathy Cowart

APHA Liaison: Mark Hensley
Parliamentarian: Warren McDougle

President’s Message

Outside my home state, people know me as Georgia from Kentucky, and I’m very proud of being a southern girl. I’m also very concerned with the poor health our citizens […]

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Membership Categories Individual Members – Members who are interested in the object of and who pay individual dues of $27.00 for one year or $50.00 for 2 years; $22.00 for […]

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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

SOUTHERN HEALTH ASSOCIATION AND FLORIDA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION 2018 JOINT ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE “Striving for Excellence in Public Health” Monday, July 23 – Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Florida Hotel and […]

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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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