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Board of Directors


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

TBD• President-Elect 

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

TBD • Secretary 

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

Kim Baskette, PhD Director Wellness Institute & Research Center, Old Dominion University

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

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

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

Gail Maddox Taylor, MEd  Director of Behavioral Health and Wellness, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services  

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

Ex Officio


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

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