PHAB Board of Directors



PHAB Board of Directors

PHAB is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of public health leaders from around the country.

Executive Committee

Chair, Bud Nicola, MD, MHSA
Acting Professor, University of Washington School of Public Health , Seattle, WA

Immediate Past Chair: Leslie Beitsch, MD, JD
Chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine, Florida State University College of Medicine

Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN
President and CEO, Public Health Accreditation Board, Alexandria, Virginia


Rex Archer, MD, MPH
Director of Health, Health Department, Kansas City, Missouri

Ron Chapman, MD, MPH
Health Officer,
Yolo County, California

 Joe Finkbonner, MHA
Executive Director, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (Portland, OR)

Paul K. Halverson, DrPH, MHSA, FACHE
Founding Dean of the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, Indianapolis, Indiana

Claude Alix-JacobClaude-Alix Jacob, MPH
Chief Public Health Officer, Cambridge Public Health Department, Cambridge, Mass.

Carol Moehrle
District Director, Public Health, Idaho North Central District, Lewiston, Idaho

Celeste PhilipCeleste Philip, MD, MPH
Florida Surgeon General and Secretary of the Florida Department of Health

William Riley, PhD
Professor, School for the Science of Health Care Delivery,  Arizona State University

Hugh Tilson, MD, MPH, DrPH
Preventive Medicine Physician

Harvey Wallace, PhD
Interim Dean, College of Health Sciences and Professional Studies, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan

Wilma Wooten, MD, MPH
Public Health Officer, County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, San Diego, California

Organizational Representatives (Ex-Officio Members)

William Barnes, PhD, MA, MBAwilliam-barnes
Acting Executive Director,

Georges Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (Emeritus)
Executive Director,

Stacy A. Bohlen
Executive Director,

Michael Fraser, PhD, CAE Executive Director,

Eric Ostermann, MPP
Executive Director,


Page updated 1/25/18


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