Except the Executive committee, current ALPHA members are welcomed to be a part of any committees below. Please contact Rhonda Johnson at if you are interested.

Board of Directors – Executive Committee

Chair: Jennifer Meyer

Members: Travis Hedwig, Shannon Deike

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.

Policy and Advocacy

Chair: Patty Owen

Members: Travis Hedwig, Tim Hinterberger, Jayne Andreen

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: Shannon Deike

Members: Jennifer Meyer, Seth Green

Assesses the financial affairs of the organization.


Chair: Margaret Young

Members: Lisa McGuire, Tazlina Mannix

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: Jennifer Meyer

Members: Margaret Young, Travis Hedwig, Patty Owen

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


Chair: Vacant

Members: Shannon Deike, Rebecca Kleinschmidt

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.

Fundraising & Sponsorship

Chair: Vacant

Members: Tazlina Mannix, Travis Hedwig

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