2014 Committees


Chair: Masayo Nishiyama

Members: Leif Albertson, Lisa Aquino, Katie Reilly, Renee Robinson

Provides guidance and support to the officers and committees of the Association in carrying out the routine and special business of the Association in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws.

Health Policy

Chair: Alison Kulas

Members: Ali Hamade, Katie Reilly

Annually, the Committee seeks resolutions and position papers from members that are presented and voted upon by ALPHA membership at the annual meeting during the Alaska Health Summit. The resolutions and policy statements are the advocacy tool for the Alaska Public Health Association. The Committee also analyzes and posts it’s position on health related legislative bills to support advocacy efforts.


Chair: Renee Robinson

Members: Andrea Fenaughty, Leif Albertson

Assesses the financial affairs of the organization.


Chair: Andrea Fenaughty

Members: Katy Krings, Kimberly Rogers, Diane Peck

Solicits nominations for the Alaska Public Health Association Board and President Elect. The Committee also requests nominations for awards to be given at the Alaska Health Summit. ALPHA awards provide an opportunity to recognize colleagues and acknowledge their contribution to the Alaska Public Health Association and to public health in Alaska. The Awards Committee selects the honorees from those nominated.

Health Summit

Chair: Lisa Aquino

Organizes and presides over the Alaska Public Health Association’s annual Health Summit.


Chair: Masayo Nishiyama

Members: Jayne Andreen, Colleen McNulty, Shawne Johnson, Kimberly Rogers, (Renee Robinson)

Focuses on funding, grant possibilities and mini-grant awards, donations, marketing and branding, public education and producing a newsletter. Develops and implements efforts to recruit and maintain membership in ALPHA.