2018-2019 Board of Directors


Laura Gordon

Title Chair

Positions held
  • Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children

Kimberly F. Stitzel, MS, RD

Title Vice-Chair

Positions held
  • Senior Vice President, Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation, American Heart Association

Jennifer Robinson, MD, MPH

Title Immediate Past-Chair

Positions held
  • Professor, Departments of Epidemiology & Medicine
  • Director, Prevention Intervention Center, Department of Epidemiology College of Public Health University of Iowa

Warren A. Jones, MD, FAAFP

Title Secretary-Treasurer

Positions held
  • Medical Director, Provider Resources, Inc.

John M. Clymer

Title Executive Director (Ex Officio)

Emeritus Founder

Darwin R. Labarthe, MD, MPH, PhD

Positions held
  • Professor, Preventive Medicine
  • Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine


Jay Bhatt, DO, MPH, MPA

Positions held
  • Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, American Hospital Association

Michael W. Cropp, MD, MBA

Positions held
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Independent Health

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, ARPN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN

Positions held
  • Vice President for Health Promotion,
  • University Chief Wellness Officer,
  • Dean and Professor, College of Nursing Professor of Pediatrics & Psychiatry, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University
  • Executive Director, The Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice

Mark McEwen

Positions held
  • Journalist, Health Advocate, Stroke Survivor,

Marcus Plescia, MD MPH

Positions held
  • Chief Medical Officer, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Celeste Philip, MD, MPH

Positions held
  • Director of Health Services, Sonoma County, California

Amanda Seeff-Charny

Positions held
  • Senior Director, Patient Advocacy, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Federal Liaisons

Walter Koroshetz, MD

Positions held
  • Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke National Institutes of Health

Captain Kimberly Elenberg, DNP

Positions held
  • U.S. Public Health Service
  • Director, Executive Office of Force Resiliency
  • Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Department of Defense

David C. Goff, Jr. MD, PhD

Positions held
  • Director, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Emmeline Ochiai, MPH

Positions held
  • Health Advisor, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Public Health and Science

Betsy L. Thompson, MD, MSPH, DrPH

Positions held
  • Rear Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service
  • Director, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


David R. Zook

Positions held
  • Chair, Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting