Virginia Public Health Association
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Board of Directors


Mike Royster, MD, MPH, FACPM• President
Vice President, Institute for Public Health Innovation

Kerry J. Redican, MPH, PhD, CHES • President Elect
Professor of Public Health, Virginia Tech

Brian C. Martin, PhD, MBA • Secretary
Director, Graduate Program in Public Health, Eastern Virginia Medical School

Dan McCown, CPA, MTAX • Treasurer
Principal, Hornstein and McCown, CPAs, PC

Dev Nair, PhD, MPH • Past President
Director, Division of Policy and Evaluation, Virginia Department of Health


Muge Akpinar-Elci, MD, MPH, FSRPH
Director and Associate Professor, Center for Global Health, Old Dominion University

Lisa Anderson, MPH
Director of Educational Programs, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, VCU School of Medicine

Erima Fobbs, MPH, CPH
Principal, Collective Health Impact, LLC

Gail Maddox Taylor, MEd 

Director, Behavioral Health and Wellness, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services  

Patricia Mathews 
President and CEO, Northern Virginia Health Foundation

Aaron Pannone, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia

Ashley Tharpe, MA, MPH, EdD, CHES
Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences, Liberty University  

Bob Weiler, PhD, MPH 
Professor and Chair, Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University

Ex Officio

Adrienne McFadden, MD, JD, FACEP, FAAEM, FCLM
Director, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, Virginia Department of Health

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