All participants are welcomed to this year's awards ceremony. Join your colleagues in honoring the SOPHE 2021 Award Winners.
Supported by the Foundation for the Advancement of Health Education and Fairleigh Dickinson University- School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.
William Potts-Datema, DrPH, MS, MCHES®,
President and Consultant
Foundation for the Advancement of Health Education, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, and Missouri State University Alumni Association
Dr. William Potts-Datema has served in education and public health for 39 years, including service from local to international levels. He has held a number of national leadership positions including Chief of the Program Development and Services Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health, Director of Partnerships for Children’s Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, and Executive Director of the Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education in Washington, DC.
He serves as President of the Foundation for the Advancement of Health Education, Secretary and board member of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, and board member of the Missouri State University Alumni Association. He previously served on the international boards of ASCD (formerly, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) and the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE); the national boards of the National Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), American School Health Association (ASHA), and American Association for Health Education (AAHE); and as chair of the national board and a founding board member of Action for Healthy Kids. He is a fellow of ASHA and AAHE and a member of Delta Omega national public health honorary society
Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES
Society for Public Health Education
Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES, has served as SOPHE’s Chief Executive Officer since 1995, where she oversees the organization’s portfolio in professional preparation, professional development, research, and advocacy/public policy. Over her 30+ year career, Ms. Auld has published on more than 40 journal articles and book chapters on health education’s role in community/school health education competencies, health equity, national and international workforce development, and public policy. For the last five years, she has been involved in quality assurance in school health education, promotion of the the WSCC model, and supported the National Task Force on the Future of School Health Education. Ms. Auld holds her MPH from the University of Michigan School of Public Health with a concentration in health behavior and is a master certified health education specialist.
Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES®
Emory University- Rollins School of Public Health
Dr. Escoffery is a Professor in the department of Behavioral, Health, and Social Sciences at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory. She has studied cancer prevention and control and the uptake of evidence-based interventions for over 15 years. She is the PI of the Emory Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network which is exploring multilevel interventions to increase HPV vaccination among rural residents in GA. She is active in SOPHE at the state and national level.
Victoria Wagner-Greene, PhD, CHES®
Stephen F. Austin State University
Jordan Fuhrmeister, MPH, CHES
Associate Project Director
Society for Public Health Education
Jordan Fuhrmeister, MPH, CHES is an Associate Project Director at the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). She brings her background in federal and state grant administration and public health non-profit management to lead the CDC Healthy Schools and CDC Arthritis cooperative agreements. Additional portfolios she directs include SOPHE Awards, Professional Preparation, and the National Committee on the Future of School Health Education. She has overseen and contributed to various CDC funded field resources for school health educators, and co-authored literature in areas of opioid addiction, school health, and childhood obesity to inform health policy and practice.
Samantha Paige, PhD, MPH, CHES®
Mauricia T. Lewis, Med
Port of Spain Corporation
Mauricia T. Lewis is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago and resides in that country. She received a Master of Education Health Promotion from The University of the West Indies St. Augustine campus in 2018. In 2015 she received a post graduate degree in Communications, Media and Public Relations from the University of Leicester, England. In 2012, she received a Bachelor’s degree in Film with a Major in Film Studies and Minor in Psychology from The University of the West Indies. For the past twelve (12) years she has been employed in the Public Health Department and Health Education Unit of the Port of Spain Corporation. Her job title is Audio Visual Aids Officer. Her duties include working with the Public Health Educator I and II.
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic she assisted and worked with the Health Educator I distributing literature to schools, business establishments, members of council and members of the public. Some of this literature includes:
• COVID-19 fact sheet (in English and Spanish). These were distributed to primary and secondary schools.
• Assisted with COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) Bilingual Booklet. This was distributed to establishments and members of the public and distributed to members of council of the Port of Spain Corporation.
• Wash hand poster.