Virginia Public Health Association
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Board of Directors


Ashley Tharpe, EdD, MPH, CHES • President Assistant Professor, School of Health Sciences, Liberty University

Kim Baskette, PhD • President-Elect Research Associate, Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute|VTC

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

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

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


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

Maria Gilson deValpine, RN, MSN, PhD Professor, School of Nursing, James Madison University

Shannon Latkin Anderson, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology, Coordinator, Public Health Studies, Roanoke College

Jennifer L. Hall, EdD, MCHES Director of Master of Public Health Program, Assistant Professor, Health Promotion & Public Health, University of Lynchburg 

Benjamin A. Barber, MPA Senior Health Policy Analyst, Virginia Commonwealth University  

Danielle Montoya, PhD student, Virginia Commonwealth University 

Terry Wessel, MS, EdD Professor of Health Sciences, James Madison University

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

Diana Willeman-Buckelew, PhD Chair, Dept of Public Health & Healthcare Leadership, Radford University Carilion 

Callie Yakubisin, BS, Manager of Food and Nutrition Outreach, The Dairy Alliance 

Ex Officio


For information on volunteer opportunities with VPHA, please e-mail Ashley Tharpe 

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