Elected November 2019
Term Ending: November 2023
Charlene Cariou is a champion of public health in both her personal and professional life. As an engaged public health leader, she has served in leadership roles locally and nationally with the Idaho and American Public Health Associations. In Idaho, Cariou is a member of the Idaho Public Health Association and is currently serving as the association president. Within APHA, she has served as a Governing Councilor and in various roles within the Council of Affiliates.
In her professional life, Cariou has worked predominantly in the field of health promotion and disease prevention with a primary focus on implementing federally funded comprehensive cancer control initiatives at both the community and state level. Her comprehensive cancer control work focuses on increasing preventive and screening behaviors through policy, systems and environmental change strategies as well as addressing quality of life for cancer survivors through education and partnerships. Cariou received her Master of Health Science degree, with an emphasis in Health Promotion, and a Graduate Certificate in Health Services Leadership from Boise State University.