Reception Honoring 21st Century & Legacy Donors (Invitation Only)

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Reception Honoring 21st Century & Legacy Donors (Invitation Only)

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. 

Dr. Deborah Fortune, PhD


North Carolina Central University

Deborah A. Fortune, Ph.D., CHES, is an associate professor in the Department of Health Education at North Carolina Central University and is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist. Prior to her current position, Dr. Fortune was the director of the National HIV & CSHE Project with the American Association for Health Education. She has been a faculty member at the following institutions: East Tennessee State University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Marymount University. Dr. Fortune received her B.S. degree in Biology from Mississippi University for Women, M.S. degree in Community Health Education from the University of Southern Mississippi, and her Ph.D. in Public Health Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Fortune has provided instructor training in comprehensive school health education (Growing Healthy curriculum and Teenage Health Teaching Modules), HIV/AIDS for African Americans, youth violence prevention, and cultural diversity in health education. Her research interests include HIV and sexual health among African American college women, youth violence prevention, professional preparation in health education, and faculty and youth mentoring. She has published and made numerous presentations on those topics.

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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.

Chelsea Chappell, MS, CHES®

Doctoral Student

University of Florida

Chelsea Chappell, MS, CHES, is a doctoral student in the Department of Health Education & Behavior at the University of Florida.  For three years, Chelsea has served as the Director of SHIP, the School Health Interdisciplinary Program.  After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Chelsea is preparing college student volunteers and working with school staff to return to the schools and resume health education programming with elementary-aged youth in Alachua County, Florida.  

Bree Bode, MPH, CHES®

Graduate Research Assistant, PhD Candidate

Wayne State University

Current APHA Food and Nutrition Section Fellow, former 21st Century Scholar, and PhD Candidate Bree Bode is a skilled qualitative researcher who takes an interest in learning about community-based solutions to the food insecurity-obesity paradox. With practical experience in community-health, Bree's research trajectory expands over nutrition-related behavior, food environment policy, wellness, life course development, the social determinants of health and health equity. Bree brings her lived experience with federally funded nutrition programs, her MPH, and her CHES certification to her endeavors in the classroom and coalition work. She is passionate social justice, evaluation, and theory within the public health realm.

Mauricia T. Lewis, Med

Haley Delgado, MPH


Reception Honoring 21st Century & Legacy Donors (Invitation Only)
04/13/2021 at 6:30 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
04/13/2021 at 6:30 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
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