Members Choose Degutis as Next APHA President: Three Executive Board Members, Vice Presidents Also Named

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APHA's leadership will have some familiar faces in its top positions, following elections held at the 134th Annual Meeting in Boston in November.

APHA's Governing Council elected Linda Degutis, DrPH, as the Association's next president. Degutis is director of the Yale Center for Public Health Preparedness at the Yale School of Public Health, associate professor in the Department of Surgery and the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Yale University School of Medicine and associate clinical professor at the Yale University School of Nursing.

Degutis is well-known to many APHA members, having completed her second term as chair of the APHA Executive Board in November. She will serve one year as APHA president-elect before assuming the presidency at the close of the 135th APHA Annual Meeting, which will be held Nov. 3-7 in Washington, D.C.

In other elections, George Alleyne, MD, was re-elected vice president for Latin America; H. Jack Geiger, MD, MSciHyg, ScD, was elected vice president for the United States; and Elinor Wilson, PhD, was re-elected vice president for Canada. Each of the vice presidents, who are APHA members, will serve a one-year term of office.

The Governing Council also elected three members to serve on APHA's Executive Board. The new members, who will each serve four years in office, are Lyndon Haviland, DrPH, MPH; Olivia Carter-Piccagli, PhD, MPH.

Governing Council members also elected three new members to the APHA Nominating Committee, which develops the slate of candidates for APHA's annual elections. …