Hope M. Rollins

Hope RollinsElected Member, Executive Board Chair

Hope Rollins joined APHA in 2007, serving as a proxy for Michigan's Affiliate Representative to the Governing Council. The desire to learn more and serve APHA blossomed from that experience. Throughout her tenure within APHA, she has served in ever-increasing roles: Michigan ARGC; Region V Representative on the Council of Affiliates; Council of Affiliates Representative on Action Board; chair, Region Vís Great Lakes Public Health Coalition; and an abstract reviewer for the Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section. Volunteerism and activism are common threads that extend beyond APHA. She is also very active in her local state Affiliate where she has served as its ARGC since 2008 and was president (2008-2009). Rollins consults with various community-based and educational institutions, offering group and strategic planning services, marketing and event management consultation; public health career mentoring; focus group facilitation; training curriculum development; and grant proposal writing and consultation. She also serves on two Greater Lansing boards with focuses on the arts, health, social innovation, and youth reading literacy

Hope is the director of education and training at the Michigan Public Health Institute, Education and Communication Services, where she provides programmatic and administrative oversight for both the event management and continuing education project teams that develop, produce and support over 300+ instructor-led and online educational offerings annually. Her work entails programmatic business development, quality assurance measures, and strategic outreach and promotion. The CE unit provides credits for various disciplines for both statewide and national training programs. She has worked extensively within the last 25+ years in the nonprofit sector and health care/human services industries. Prior to coming to MPHI in 1999, she worked in ever-increasing roles for over seven years at Detroit based, Henry Ford Health System, including supervising the Health Alliance Plan Medicare Risk Assessment Call Center and assisting the medical groups in developing and implementing quality improvement measures to meet NCQA and HEDISÆ goals for JACHO accreditation/compliance.

Hope received her Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Health Studies from Michigan State University, and is currently in the Masters of Business Administration program at Davenport University. She resides in Lansing with her husband Chris and three children. Public health is her passion, where she believes that every person should have the equal opportunity to attain their highest level of health.