Section Newsletter
Winter 2010




The Nominating Committee for APHA's Governing Council is looking for the following candidates for leadership roles in the organization:


  • APHA President Elect (three year commitment, one year each as president-elect, president and past-president)
  • Executive board – three positions available (4-year term)
  • Speaker of the Governing Council (3-year term)
  • Treasurer (3-year term)

The APHA Governing Council will vote to select these officers at the November (2010) meeting, and they would begin serving immediately after the APHA conference (so terms would start Nov. 10, 2010).


As I'm sure you know, the next APHA Annual Meeting is Nov. 6-10, 2010, in Denver.


Applications are due March 31, 2010 and should include the relevant (attached) one-page form along with resume/CV of the nominee, and any letters of support. The nominating committee will meet May 6 to select the list of nominees for consideration by the Governing Council at the 2010 Annual Meeting.


We hope you will be able to think of individuals who would be excellent candidates for the above positions. 


Should you or a potential candidate wish further information on these positions, please refer to the job descriptions and nomination form available on the APHA Web site at:


If you are interested in running, we suggest you contact your APHA Section, SPIG, Caucus and/or Forum leadership to solicit their support and assistance with your nomination. 


All nominees for the Executive Board are selected from among the membership of the Association, except that the nominees for  Honorary Vice-President may include persons who are not members of the Association.


For more information on the Nominating Committee, contact Ida Plummer via e-mail at

Seeking Candidates

The National Mentoring and Training Program of the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health Seeks Candidates 

The Center is seeking applications from doctoral and advanced masters’ students interested in careers in LGBT health research. The program connects students with expert faculty mentors from the national network of faculty of the Center.  Mentors are closely matched to students’ research interests and will assist students who are developing or working on a research project in the study of LGBT health or same-sex families/households. An ideal candidate will have an interest in working with a mentor to better incorporate population health research methods and/or concerns in their projects. Please visit to learn more.  Contact Aimee Van Wagenen ( for further information. 

Thank You from Bonnie Chakravorty

Thanks to Jonathan Goldman, Brenda Woods-Francis, Brenda Hughes, Juliet Berk, Anna Kinder, Doug Turley, Bonnie Chakravorty, Roxanne Daker, Stephanie Marhefka and David Rosenstein for staffing our booth at the 2009 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.


The 2010 Annual Meeting is in Denver, so send your ideas for a "Denver-themed" booth to Bonnie Chakravorty at