Dr. Jeanie Alter

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 at Indiana University. 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 lives in Bloomington, Indiana with her husband and son.

Kaitlyn Celis

Membership 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.

Stephanie Higgins

Event Planner

Stephanie began her hospitality career in 1997 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Ball State University. Her career experience includes 7 years of hotel, 13 years of Association Planning, 8 years of Food & Beverage/ Event Venue, 4 years of Third-Party Meeting Planning and 2 years of Corporate Meeting Planning. When not planning the next best event, she spends time with her three children and four grandchildren in Indianapolis, Indiana. She hopes to live by the water someday soon.

Paige Toop

Project Coordinator

Paige Toop is an MPH candidate at the Yale School of Public Health, concentrating in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Prior to Yale, she completed her BA in sociology with a minor in sport psychology at Western Washington University. Paige is passionate about health literacy and the prevention of gun and sexual violence. She grew up in Zillah, WA, but now lives in New Haven, CT, with her partner Kevin and their dog, Miso.