Council Members

Sharonda Wallace, PhD, MPH, RDN
Dean, MPH Degree Program
Chamberlain University
Chicago, IL

Eldonna Chesnut, MSN, RN
Division Director of Child Care Licensing
Johnson County Department of Health and Environment
Overland Park, KS

Elizabeth M. Altmaier, PhD
Professor Emeritus
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Jason Coleman, PhD, MSPH
Director, School of Health and Kinesiology
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE

Muge Akpinar-Elci, MD, MPH, FRSPH
Dean, School of Public Health
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV

Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN
Executive Director, Mississippi Public Health Association
Terry, MS

Jennifer K. Ibrahim, PhD, MPH, MEd
Dean, College of Public Health
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Sondos Islam, PhD, MPH, MS
Chair, Department of Urban Public Health
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science
Los Angeles, CA

Buddy Hoskinson, MA
Executive Director, Unemployment Insurance Office
State of Kentucky
Georgetown, KY

Mary-Katherine McNatt, DrPH, MPH
Chair, Public Health
AT Still University
Kirksville, MO

Thomas Quade, MA, MPH, CPH
Senior Director of Health Programs
Special Olympics International, North American Region
Akron, OH

Bethany Rainisch, PhD, MPH
Chair, Health Sciences Department
CSU Northridge
Northridge, CA

Katherine Sutkowi, MSW
Director of Strategic Planning and Operations
Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Queens, NY

Kristine Tollestrup, PhD, MPH
Director, Graduate Education Programs
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM