Elected November 2016
Term Ending: November 2020
Betty B. Daniels is an associate professor at Brenau University School of Nursing. She has been involved in public health nursing practice and teaching for more than 30 years and has worked closely with practicing public health professionals in the state of Georgia and nationally through APHA activities. She holds a BSN degree from Vanderbilt University, a master's degree in family and community health nursing from Emory University, and a PhD in post-secondary and adult education with a research focus in self-directed and online learning from Capella University. The majority of her work within APHA has been related to advocacy through the PHN Section and the Action Board. She has met frequently with state and national elected leaders to advocate for health promotion and disease prevention legislation.
She has been active in APHA and the Georgia Affiliate for many years and served in a number of elected leadership positions within the APHA PHN Section, including secretary, representative and captain to the Governing Council, and Section Council. Appointed APHA positions include Action Board, Joint Policy Committee, and Membership Committee, which provided opportunities to work with representatives from other Sections, SPIGs, and Caucuses. She has worked on committees to advance public health within the community as a whole, as well as on a task force to promote diversity in public health professions. She has a special interest in working on factors which contribute to disparities in health on the local, national and international levels. She served on the Executive Board during her 2012-2013 term as Action Board chair, thus has an understanding of the responsibilities and talents necessary to function as an integral partner among the Association’s leaders.