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CHATHAM COUNTY — The Georgia Public Health Association recently named officers for 2011-12, and several representatives from the Coastal Health District are among them.
GPHA is an association of individuals and organizations working to improve the public’s health.
The organization’s mission is to advocate for conditions in which all people and communities can be healthy; to promote the scientific foundation of public health practice and policy; and to assure a continuous voice broadly representing public health in Georgia.
Those representing the Coastal Health District as GPHA officers include:
Todd Jones, Chatham County Health Department
Jones is the environmental health director for the Chatham County Health Department and will serve as president of GPHA.
Kathryn Martin, Ph.D.
Martin is a member of the Chatham County Board of Health as a consumer interested in promoting public health and will serve as vice president of GPHA.
W. Douglas Skelton, M.D.
Skelton is the health director for the Coastal Health District and will serve as representative at large for GPHA.
Susan Malone, Coastal Health District
Malone is the Healthcare Community Preparedness Program liaison for the Coastal Health District and will serve as chair for the GPHA Emergency Medical Service/Emergency Preparedness Section.
Deborah Riner, Glynn County Board of Health
Riner is a member of the Glynn County Board of Health as an advocate for the county’s needy, underprivileged or elderly community and will serve as chairwoman for the GPHA Governance Section.
Connie Rozier, Coastal Health District
Rozier is the billing supervisor for the Coastal Health District and will serve as vice chairwoman for the GPHA Health Information/Information Technology Section.
Deidre Howell, Liberty County Health Department
Howell is the nurse manager at the Liberty County Health Department and will serve as the secretary for the GPHA Maternal Child Health Section.
Pat Mobley, Coastal Health District
Mobley is the nutrition manager for the Coastal Health District Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. She will serve as the vice chairwoman for the GPHA Nutrition Section.
Sarah Troha, Coastal Health District
Troha is a nutritionist for the Coastal Health District Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. She will serve as the secretary for the GPHA Nutrition Section.
GPHA section officers network with their counterparts throughout the state and in the private sector to advocate for public-health initiatives specific to their sections. The Georgia Public Health Association is the largest group of public-health professionals in the Southeast. GPHA is affiliated with the American Public Health Association and the Southern Health Association.
For more information on GPHA, go to www.gapha.org.