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Shannon Hughes, FPHA President 2015-2016

President's Corner

Greetings esteemed Colleagues!

It is my pleasure and honor to extend well wishes to each of you as your new FPHA President!

If you attended the FPHA Annual Education Conference in August, you experienced a variety of knowledgeable and inspiring speakers.  We enjoyed great networking opportunities, dined on delicious meals, and learned a lot about topics that fell under the Conference’s three pronged theme of Accreditation, Healthiest Weight, and Preparedness.   If you weren’t able to join us, you missed a lot! (and we missed YOU!)

Immediately following the end of the conference, the Board met to discuss objectives for the coming year.  We pledged to focus on improved communication and partnering with the Department of Health, we pledged to bring in new members, and to continue offering education and networking opportunities that so enrich our professional (and personal)  lives.   We are very excited about our newly formed Public Health Interest Group on Health Equity – and Lesli Ahonkhai is chairing this group.  Please let her know if you are interested in working on this important topic. 

I am pleased to be working alongside Richard France (President-Elect ), Jennifer Waskovich (1st VP), Sandon Speedling (2nd VP), Jessica  Weissman (Secretary), Sherry Duncan (Treasurer) and all of the other board members serving to chair our public health interest groups or standing committees.

We are looking to dramatically increase our membership by reducing the member dues to $30 for new-to-FPHA-members (through the end of 2015)!  Please tell your colleagues about FPHA – let’s make this the year that we come out stronger than ever as an organization – supporting public health professionals with networking, advocacy and education opportunities!  Spread the word, get involved!

Best regards,

Shannon F. Hughes, CPM, ASQ-CQIA
FPHA President

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