Haley Colvin, TPHA President 2019-2020

Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the crisp morning air, beautiful colors painting the landscape across Tennessee, football Saturdays, and Thanksgiving. This season of change also leads us toward the end of a year and hopeful promise of things to come. As I sit here writing my first President’s message and reflect on this year’s TPHA Annual Conference, I cannot help but feel so incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to serve alongside and learn from the best of the best public health professionals each day!  Many thanks to Megan Quinn and Christian Williams who spearheaded the Program Committee this past year and gave us such a diverse and engaging host of speakers from whom we could glean knowledge and share experiences. I would also like to extend my sincere appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Cathy Taylor for leading the charge for TPHA this past year. Thank you for teaching me, sharing with me, and being a confidante.

The 2018-2019 Board and Executive Committee led an effort to thoroughly review TPHA and begin the process of revitalizing TPHA from a foundational standpoint. The 2019-2020 Board and Executive Committee will be working diligently to accomplish the tasks outlined over the course of the previous year which we feel will benefit TPHA and its membership exponentially in the years to come. This will enable TPHA to move forward as a leading organization in Public Health.

I look forward to our time of serving together during this season of change and progress for TPHA. I hope you are as excited as I am about the future of this great organization!

All My Best,

Haley Colvin, MA, RD, LDN, CLC