Alisha O'Connell, MPH, PMP


Alisha joined CEPH in 2016 and served as accreditation specialist and senior accreditation specialist before assuming her current role.

Alisha received her MPH in health services policy and management from the University of South Carolina.  During her time there, Alisha served as South Carolina’s representative for the CDC’s One and Only Campaign. Additionally, Alisha completed a residency project at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control with the Division of Acute Disease Epidemiology where she created an injection safety toolkit for use by long-term care facilities in the state. Alisha also holds a BS in biology from the University of Maine and a BA in economics from the University of Connecticut.

Prior to joining CEPH, Alisha worked as a graduate assistant at South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control in the Bureau of Infectious Disease. In this role, she assisted the Director of the Healthcare-Associated Infections section with analyzing and preparing the interim and annual state Hospital Infections Disclosure Act report. Alisha also worked as a grant writing intern for the Arc of South Carolina, a non-profit aimed at promoting and protecting the rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

In her personal time, Alisha is an avid Crossfitter and Spartan Racer. She also volunteers for Girls on the Run DC.