Staff

Jeanie Alter, PhD, MCHES, FASHA (she/her/ella)
Executive Director

Dr. Jeanie Alter has served as the Executive Director of the American School Health Association since 2018. Prior to this role, Dr. Alter was a Research Associate and Lead Evaluator for Prevention Insights (formerly the Indiana Prevention Resource Center) at Indiana University. Her primary projects involved provision of Technical Assistance and Evaluation services to addiction prevention professionals and grassroots coalitions. Over the course of her tenure with IU, she has been active in the field, classroom, and scholarship. Her research interests include evaluation of prevention initiatives, coordinated school health programs, and psychosocial factors related to health. She has presented at national conferences and published peer-reviewed research articles on a variety of topics using a variety of research methods. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana with her husband and son.

Kaitlyn Celis, BS
Membership Services Manager

Kaitlyn Celis has been with the American School Health Association since 2018. She supports ASHA member services and outreach efforts. She had previously worked for Prevention Insights (formerly Indiana Prevention Resource Center) at Indiana University providing assistance for a wide variety of community-based prevention efforts. Kaitlyn received her Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs at Indiana University.

Sarah Dady
ASHA Intern

Sarah Dady is currently a senior at Indiana University graduating in the spring of 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in tourism, hospitality, and event management with a minor in marketing. As the current intern for the American School Health Association, she assists in organizing and coordinating events, as well as conducting research to ensure policies and procedures for the organization and are in accordance with current regulations.

Debra Oyedeji
ASHA Intern

Debra is a senior at New Jersey City University who will be graduating Spring 2022 with a bachelor’s in Health Sciences and a concentration in Public Health Education. As an intern for the American School Health Association, she assists with membership development and maintenance, networking and professional development, as well as research, publications, and advocacy. She also assists with sponsorships, grants, and other funding streams for American School Health Association and its corresponding organizations.