OPHA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, composed of officers, two members-at-large, the Past President, the Public Policy Committee Chair, the Membership Committee Chair, and the Student Caucus Chair.
The ARGC Affiliate Representative is appointed by the President for a three-year term.
The Public Policy Committee Chair and the Membership Committee Chair are appointed by the President for a one-year term.
The Student Caucus Chair is appointed by members of the Student Caucus.
All other members of the Board are elected by the OPHA membership.
The thirteen section/caucus chairs are elected by the membership their respective sections/caucuses. The two Section/Caucus reps are responsible for maintaining open and fluid communication between the Board of Directors and the sections/caucuses so the "voice" of the sections/caucuses is heard and actively engaged within all decisions taken by the Board of Directors.
2017-2018 OFFICERS/EXECUTIVE BOARD
President - Jessi Ryel
President Elect - Delbie Walker
Secretary - Anita Raley
Treasurer - Barbara Colbert
APHA Affiliate Representative - Marisa New
2017-2018 BOARD OF DIRECTOR
Past President - Pam Rask
Members-at-Large - Cynthia McGough & Marcus Bruner
Public Policy Committee Chair - Ellen Niemitalo
Membership Committee Chair -
Section/Caucus Rep 1 - Amanda Janitz
Section/Caucus Rep 2 -
Student Caucus Rep - Yazmeen Knight
Board Governance Chair- Mendy Spohn
Membership Chair- Resource Development: Public Policy Chair- Ellen Niemitalo Conference Planning Chair- PR/Marketing Chair Finance Chair- Barbara Colbert
Oklahoma Public Health Association
121 NE 52nd Street, Ste. 260
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
The OPHA office is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, excluding state holidays.