Leadership & Staff – NBPHE

Leadership & Staff

Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN


Executive Director, Mississippi Public Health Association

Paul K. Halverson, DrPH, FACHE


Founding Dean, Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health - Indianapolis

Richard S. Kurz, PhD

Chair, Testing Committee

Dean Emeritus, University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health

Joel M. Lee, DrPH, CPH

Chair, Maintenance of Certification Committee

John A. Drew Professor of Healthcare Administration, and Director, Doctor of Public Health Degree Program, University of Georgia College of Public Health

John E. McElligott, MPH, CPH

Chair, Governance Committee


David Buys, PhD, MSPH, CPH

State Health Specialist and Associate Professor at Mississippi State University

Jaime Corvin PhD, MSPH, CPH

Associate Professor at University of South Florida College of Public Health

Lori Tremmel Freeman, MBA

Chief Executive Officer at NACCHO

Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, CPH

Senior Fellow and Adjunct Associate Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine

Laura King, MPH, MCHES

Executive Director, Council on Education for Public Health

Paul Kuehnert, DNP, CPH, RN, FAAN

President and CEO of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)

Allison Lewis, MA

Executive Director, Association for Prevention Teaching and Research

Laura Magaña PhD, MS

President and CEO for the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)

CDR Sam Price, MBA, MPH, CPH

United States Public Health Service Public Health Analyst/Project Officer Health Resources and Services Administration

Pauline Rolle, MD, MPH, CPH

Ascension Medical Group Pediatric and Southeast Georgia Primary Care Medical Director

Nizar K. Wehbi, MD, MPH, MBA, CPH

North Dakota State Health Officer

Mohammed Akhtar, MD, MPH - Honorary Member

Mohammed Akhtar, MD, MPH - Honorary Member

Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS - Honorary Member

Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS - Honorary Member

Allison J. Foster, MBA, CAE, CPH



Shantal H. Johnson, BS, CS

Director of Certification


Gillian Plaunt

Director of Marketing


Ashley Mueller

Manager of Education Programs


Mac McCarthy

Web Developer III

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