Tennessee Public Health Association
2017-2018 Board of Directors

Susan Porter (President)
Emergency Response Coordinator
West TN Regional Health Office

Cathy Taylor, PhD, DrPH (President-Elect)
Dean and Professor
Gordon E. Inman College of Health Science and Nursing
Belmont University

Paul Erwin, MD, DrPH (Immediate Past-President)
Professor and Department Head
Department of Public Health

Marian Levy, DrPH (Representative to APHA)
Professor and Associate Dean
Division of Social and Behavioral Science
The University of Memphis

Amanda Goodhard (Vice President/East Tennessee)
A&P Coordinator
Southeast Regional Office

Tatum Johnson, RN (Vice President/Middle Tennessee)
Nurse
Metro Nashville/Davidson County Department of Health

Patty Kiddy, RN (Vice President/West Tennessee)
County Director
Hardin County Health Department

Michael Railling (Board Representative/Middle Tennessee)
County Director
Smith County Health Department

Sharon Nelson (Board Representative/Middle Tennessee)
Program Director
South Central Regional Health Office

Emily Rushing (Board Representative/West Tennessee)
County Director
Henderson County Health Department

Tyler Zerwekh, DrPH (Board Representative/West Tennessee)
Administrator
Shelby County Health Department

Jennifer Valentine (Board Representative/East Tennessee)
Director of Nursing
Knox County Health Department

Sandra Wilson (Board Representative/East Tennessee)
Dental Hygienist
Northeast Regional Health Office

Greg Galfano (Representing Emergency Preparedness)
Emergency Services
TN Department of Health Central Office

Melony Sesti (Representing Dental Section)
Dental Hygienist
Gibson County Health Department

Eric Coffey (Representing Environmental Section)
Field Office Manager
General Environmental Health, Southeast Region

Caitlin Law, MPH (Representing Epidemiology and Communicable Disease Section)
Epidemiologist
TN Department of Health Central Office

Alicia Verlinde, MPH (Representing Epidemiology and Communicable Disease Section)
Epidemiologist
Knox County Health Department

Vacant (Representing Health Administration)

Aubrenie Jones (Representing Health Education/Health Promotion Section)
Health Educator
Rutherford County Health Department

LaShan Mathews Dixon, MS (Representing Health Education/Health Promotion Section)
Health Educator
Rutherford County Health Department

Kathy Nelson, RN (Representing Nursing Section)
Director of Nursing
East TN Regional Office

Samantha Dixon Sanders, RD (Representing Nutrition Section)
Dietitian
Smith County Health Department

Mohammad Hossain, MD (Representing Physicians Section)
Physician
Williamson County Health Department

Kate Beatty, PhD (Representing Public Health Academics Section)
Assistant Professor
East Tennessee State University

Megan Suggs (Representing Student Section)
Student
East Tennessee State University

Wilson McGriff, OD (Representing Vision Care Section)
Optometrist
Southern College of Optometry

Kimberly Harrell (ex-officio member)
Executive Director
Tennessee Public Health Association