Association Liaison Relationships

ACHA's partnerships with other national health and higher education organizations help to:

The Board of Directors selects qualified members to act as Association Liaisons. Vacancies are announced via email, and members who are interested can request to be considered for the open liaison position.

Charge to association liaisons:

As a liaison to this organization, you are charged to represent ACHA and the varied interests of college health. It is expected that you will attend requisite meetings and/or conference calls and consult with relevant ACHA sections and coalitions. If you are unable to perform your role, please ensure representation via the alternate or other designee as coordinated through the ACHA Executive Office.

To fulfill your liaison responsibilities, we request a report in January and in April in order to brief the Executive Committee and Board of Directors on key issues, meeting summaries, organizational outcomes and pertinent information about this organization and how this liaison relationship advances the health of college students.

Partnering Organizations

ACHA maintains a liaison relationship with the following organizations:



ACHA Representative(s)

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care


Margaret Spear, MD, Pennsylvania State University, mes10@sa.psu.edu

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices


Susan Even, MD, University of Missouri, EvenS@health.missouri.edu

Coalition of Higher Education Associations for Substance Abuse Prevention (CoHEASAP)


Faith Yingling, PhD, CHES, Bowling Green State University, faithy@bgsu.edu

Tom Hall, LCSW, University of Central Florida, thomas.hall@ucf.edu 

Coalition of National Health Education Organizations


P. Mickey Irizarry, MA, CHES, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, parora@umbc.edu

Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education


Paula L. Swinford, MS, MHA, CHES, University of Southern California, swinford@usc.edu

Stacy Andes, MA, EdD, Villanova University, stacy.andes@villanova.edu

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association


Sharon Glezen, MD, University of Rochester, SGlezen@uhs.rochester.edu

Shirley Dinkel, APRN, Washburn University, shirley.dinkel@washburn.edu

Higher Education Mental Health Alliance


John Kolligian, Jr., PhD, Princeton University, JKJR@princeton.edu 

The Joint Commission — Ambulatory Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee


Glynda Moorer, MD, Michigan State University, glynda.moorer@hc.msu.edu

Janie Shipley, MEd, Clemson University, jshiple@clemson.edu

Journal of American College Health
(Taylor & Francis)


Executive Editor
Adam Barry, PhD, University of Florida, aebarry@ufl.edu

Executive Editor
Teri Aronowitz, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC,
Boston University, taronow@bu.edu

Executive Editor
John A. Vaughn, MD, Duke University, john.vaughn@duke.edu

National Athletic Trainers' Association


Kyle Momsen, MA, ATC, Gustavus Adolphus College, kmomsen@gustavus.edu 

National Collegiate Athletic Association — Female Athlete Triad Coalition


Christina Smith Paul, MD, CAQSM, University of Pennsylvania, chpaul@exchange.upenn.edu

National Operating Committee for Standards in Athletic Equipment


Kenneth Stephens, MD, RPh, University of Cincinnati, stephekw@uc.edu

John Miller, MD, Indiana University


College Health A-Z
ACHA-National College Health Assessment
ACHA-NCDP Depression Quality Improvement Collaborative
Peer Review Assistance Program