ADVOCACY: Determine organization advocacy needs and establish and maintain connections with appropriate statewide advisory committees, organizations, etc. Develop and maintain a template for OSOPHE position statements; identify, approve and distribute position statements. The 2016 Advocacy chair is Heather Vilvens. Click HERE to email her.

CHES/MCHES Continuing Education: Provide information on CHES/MCHES credit application process to groups wishing to provide continuing education contact hours at events; maintaining appropriate records for national SOPHE; assist chapter members with CHES/MCHES application. Review CHES/MCHES application requests. The 2016 Continuing Education Chair is Ruth Dudding.  Click HERE to email her.

FINANCE: Work with the Treasurer to fulfill responsibilities; explore income opportunities.  

HEALTH EDUCATOR INSTITUTE (HEI): Participate in the year long process to develop, implement and evaluate the annual statewide conference coordinated by OSOPHE. The 2016 HEI Chair is Nicole Smith.  Click HERE to email her.

MARKETING: Develop and implement a marketing plan for the organization. Identify and implement strategies to increase professional image of the profession.  The 2016 Marketing chair is Carrie Minor.  Click HERE to email her.

MEMBERSHIP: Assist Membership Chair with member enhancement and recruitment strategies.  The 2016 Membership chair is Amanda Lynch.  Click HERE to email her.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Identify professional development needs based on core competencies for entry and graduate levels professionals. Work with President-Elect to fulfill responsibilities to secure speakers and plan programs for OSOPHE quarterly meetings. The 2016 Professional Development Chair is Mary Kramer. Click HERE to email her.

SCHOLARSHIP: Update and distribute scholarship brochure and application form annually; coordinate selection of recipient through application review and voting by Chapter membership; arrange for presentation of award and payment; maintain procedures for members to receive scholarship to attend National SOPHE conferences.  The 2016 Scholarship Committee Chair is Sarah Krygowski.  Click HERE to email her.

TECHNOLOGY: Develop and update content and suggested lay-out of OSOPHE web page to be contracted for work by web page developer. Manage social media accounts as well.  The 2016 Technology Chair is Hilary Requejo.  Click HERE to email her. 



To help better connect our members, our OSOPHE District representatives have a big role! Along with their regular daytime jobs as health educators, grad students and generally all-around connectors in the community.....

  • They collect and assemble the quarterly newsletters,
  • Serve on Membership Committee,
  • inform and update regional SOPHE members of current health education activities,
  • Provide and post on OSOPHE listserv information about local health education job positions,
  • Assist the marketing committee to coordinate regional OSOPHE display usage,
  • Work with Student Liaison and Scholarship Chair to provide Ohio SOPHE brochures and facilitating presentations to faculty and students,
  • Follow-up with new members to review Ohio SOPHE meeting dates and new mentor phone calls.

to email Katherine Mastro, Northeast District Rep HERE

to email Kristen Bertke, Southwest District Rep HERE

to email Laurasona Leigh, Northwest District HERE  


County Composition of OSOPHE Districts

NORTHEAST: Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Coshocton, Geauga, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, and Wayne.

NORTHWEST: Allen, Auglaize, Crawford, Defiance, Delaware, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Huron, Knox,Lucas, Marion, Mercer, Morrow, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Union, Van Wert, Williams, Wood, and Wyandot. 

SOUTHEAST: Athens, Belmont, Fairfield, Franklin, Gallia, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Licking, Meigs, Monore, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton, and Washington.

SOUTHWEST: Adams, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clermont, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Logan, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, and Warren.