2017-2018 Board of Directors


Jennifer Robinson, MD, MPH

Title Chair

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

Laura Gordon

Title Vice-Chair

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

David R. Zook, JD

Title Immediate Past-Chair

Positions held
  • Chair, Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting

Warren A. Jones, MD, FAAFP

Title Secretary-Treasurer

Positions held
  • Chief Health Officer, Hampton University

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, D.O.

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

Javed Butler, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA

Positions held
  • Professor of Medicine,
  • Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Co-Director, Heart Institute, Stony Brook University

Michael A. Cropp, MD, MBA

Positions held
  • President & CEO, Independent Health

Celeste Philip, MD, MPH

Positions held
  • Surgeon General and Secretary, Florida Department of Health

Kimberly F. Stitzel, MS, RD

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

Rod Wooten

Positions held
  • Vice President, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases AstraZeneca

Federal Liaisons

Ursula Bauer, PhD, MPH.

Positions held
  • Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Walter Koroshetz, MD

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

David Goff, 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