Committees and Subcommittees

The Student Assembly has 16 committees and subcommittees. Additionally, student representatives are appointed to six of APHA’s boards and committees.

Action Committee
Promotes public health advocacy by keeping APHA-SA members informed about major public health policy issues as they arise. Facilitates the transmission of Student Assembly opinions to appropriate decision-makers/legislators.
Co-ChairsLauren Lewis, Mimi Ton

Advancement Committee
Encourages development of leadership skills, promote networking opportunities with fellow students and public health practitioners, and facilitates transition into professional roles.Provides student access to public health-related job, internship, award, and scholarship opportunities.   
Co-Chairs: Lucson Joseph, Samantha Xu

Campus Liaisons Committee 
Comprised of over 90 students who represent the Student Assembly on local campuses, the subcommittee disseminates relevant information to students, faculty and staff at their school and facilitates a sustained dialogue between individual schools and the Student Assembly.
Co-Chairs: Rodney Johnson, Anna Martin

Communications Committee
Promotes public health oriented content to students. Disseminates information via the newsletter, Web pages, and email listserve. Increases student engagement in public health communications via social media accounts. Maintains an archive of all official meeting minutes and correspondence and updates content on Student Assembly pages on APHA’s website. 
Co-Chairs: Nikki Blake, Hannah Oswald, Glahnnia Rates, Angela Anima-Korang, Katherine Phillips, Jeremy Wang

Membership Committee
Maintains a current database of Student Assembly members. Collaborates with and encourages the participation of campus liaisons and fellow student associations in various activities to strengthen member involvement and to help recruit new members and coordinates special mailings to new members.
Co-Chairs: Tiffany Marcantonio, Ashlee Van Schyndel

Mentoring Committee
Works to support the National Mentoring Program, which pairs student and early-career professionals with mentors. 
Co-Chairs: Robyn Espinosa, LeAnn Louis

Nominations Committee
Organizes voting for new board members within the Student Assembly.
Chair: Emily Bartlett

Programming Committee
Coordinates Student Assembly scientific and career sessions, its expo booth and social events at the Annual Meeting. 
Co-Chairs: Oluwabunmi Ogungbe, Stephanie Colter

Section Liaison Subcommittee
Establishes and facilitates the sharing of information about student opportunities within fellow APHA membership groups.
Co-ChairsJennifer Johnson, Shawn Zamani

Student Meeting Committee
Plans the one-day Student Meeting at the occurs prior to APHA Annual Meeting.
Co-Chairs: Aisha Bhimla, Annell Ovalles

Development Committee 
Finds and applies for grant funding for the Student Assembly.
Co-Chairs: Ans Irfan, Ishmael Tagoe


External Relations Committee                                                                   
Increases international public health partnerships. 
Co-Chairs: Zenawit Nerae, Minyan Watson-Faulkner

Science Board Student Representative
Haley Moss

Action Board Student Representative
Rosie Mae Henson

American Journal of Public Health Editorial Board Student Representative
Jeremy Wang

Council of Affiliates Student Representative
Ryan Tingler

Education Board Student Representative
Winston Wright

The Nation’s Health Advisory Board Student Representative
Lucson Joseph

Publications Board Student Representative
Rumana Rabbani