The American School Health Association’s (ASHA) Nomination Committee has presented the following individuals to serve on the 2019 Board of Directors serving through December 31, 2020. Watch your email for the official ballot. Voting is open August 1st-30th.
Bridget Borgogna is a health education specialist for CDC Healthy Schools where she is a member of the Program and Professional Development team. Bridget was a health and physical education teacher and worked at the GA Department of Education as the Safe and Drug Free Schools/HIV Prevention Coordinator. She was an international Master Trainer for the Lions Quest Programs and President of her own Training and Consulting business. She earned her undergraduate degree from SUNY at Brockport; a Master of Education degree from the University of Buffalo; and a Supervision and Curriculum certificate from the University of Georgia.
Steve Goodwin received his PhD in health education from Penn State University in 1991. He is entering his 25th year in the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition at the University of Delaware. He was honored as a Fellow of ASHA in 2013, received the Distinguished Service Award in 2015, and a presidential citation from President David Wiley in 2006. Steve coordinated the Teaching and Learning section of the conference from 2007-2017 and has served on the Professional Development Committee since 2015. He has presented regularly at ASHA since 1992 and published articles in the Journal of School Health.
Michael J. Mann spent almost 20 years working as a teacher, principal, regional director, and operations leader in the alternative school setting. He was fortunate to be a member of long standing, high performing educational teams that prioritized promoting student health and wellbeing as a means to improving learning and success. Currently, he is an associate professor and graduate coordinator at Boise State University, where he teaches and conducts research focused on (1) integrating school health promotion into the fabric of the public school experience, (2) public school and public health partnerships, and (3) school health advocacy.
Dr. Elisa Beth McNeill is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University [TAMU]. Serving as the Coordinator of the Health Education Teacher Certification Program. Beth is a 30 year teaching veteran having experience in K-12 and higher education. She possesses her masters’ degree and Principals Certificate in Educational Administration and a PhD in Health Education. She is a co-author of the textbook, Health Education: Creating Strategies for School and Community Health. Dr. McNeill has been a member of TAMU faculty senate for three consecutive terms,serving as the Caucus leader for the College of Education. She has serves on the Board of ASHA and Eta Sigma Gamma.
Lisa Meadows, APN-BC, is the Director of the Healthy Kids Outreach Programs for Child Health Advocacy & Outreach at St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH). She has served with distinction for over 20 years and is seen as the driving force behind school based community programming. Lisa previously served as an Advanced Practice Nurse for General Surgery at SLCH, and moved into community health in 2001. Meadows is a recipient of the St. Louis Chapter of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, PNP of the Year award in 2010 and the 2016 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award in Administration. Meadows’ research and areas of expertise has been published in medical textbooks and medical/research articles.
Catherine Ramstetter has been a member of ASHA since 2008 and is currently a member of the Professional Development and Networking Ad Hoc Committee (Teaching & Learning Network). She has been a reviewer for JoSH and Annual School Health Conference. She is an alum of FLA (2010-2012). Cathy holds her PhD in Health Education; she researches and advocates for recess, and is a School Health Consultant with Successful Healthy Children, working at the school level to help schools implement healthy school initiatives. As a member of your Board of Directors, Cathy will work to recruit and engage practitioners in schools to further our mission.