Election of Leadership

The 2022 ACHA Election

The election concluded on April 30. ACHA thanks each and every member who took the time to participate in this important process. The results will be announced by email.

Your Vote Matters

When you vote in the ACHA election, you are choosing leaders who will advocate for you and the health and wellness of campus communities. The ACHA Board of Directors and Section Leadership play a critical role in helping shape the future of the association and the field of college health and wellness. By voting, members can ensure that ACHA has leaders with the skills and abilities to fulfill our organizational goals and strategic priorities.

Important Updates Regarding Your Ballot

The election will be conducted using the same secure Qualtrics platform that is used for many ACHA surveys. Members eligible to vote in the election will receive an email containing a unique link to their ballot. This link can be used only by the person to whom it was sent. We recommend doing the following prior to the start of the election on March 30:

  1. Log in to your member profile.
  2. Make sure your email address is up to date. The email address listed in your profile is where your ballot link will be sent.
  3. This step must be done by March 22: On your member profile page  in the "My preferences" tab, select your primary section and click "save". Members may join more than one section but can vote for leaders only in their primary section.

Only current, eligible members whose 2022 dues have been received by ACHA by March 21, 2022, are able to vote in ACHA's 2022 national election. Note: under the new membership model, all 2021 individual members at an institutional member school will be automatically renewed for 2022 when their school renews. Check to see if your school is a current member.

For more information, including who is eligible to vote, see the Election FAQs

2022-2023/2024 Slate of Candidates

ACHA is pleased to present the following slate of candidates for the National Election:

The election will be conducted March 31 through April 30, 2022. Members who are eligible to vote* will receive an email with a unique link to the election ballot.

Detailed information about the candidates will be available at election time. Election results will be announced by email. The new officers of the association, regional representatives, and section officers assume their office at the end of the Assembly of Representatives, which typically occurs at the Annual Meeting.

*According to the ACHA Bylaws, Regular Individual Members and Student Members are eligible to vote for Officers of the Association.

Regular Individual Members and Student Members are eligible to vote for the Board Regional Representative within their region.

Emeritus Members have privileges of the class of membership to which they belonged prior to becoming emeritus, and thus may vote accordingly.

For section elections, Regular Individual Members are eligible to vote for the Section Officers within their primary section. Student Members are only eligible to vote and hold office in the Student/Consumer section. The Student/Consumer section officer elections will take place separately from the election for association officers, regional representatives, and other section leaders.

Candidates for Officers of the Association

For 2022-2023 President-elect:

Dana Tasson, MD
Associate Vice Provost, Student Health & Well-Being
Center for Student Health and Counseling
Portland State University

For 2022-2024 Treasurer

Joel Schwartzkopf, PA-C, MPAS, MBA
Executive Director
Cougar Health Services
Washington State University

Candidates for Regional Representatives to the Board of Directors

For 2022-2024 Region I Representative:


Joanne M. Clinch, MD

Director, Student Health Services
Wake Forest University School of Medicine 

Marguerite O’Brien, MSW
Director, Wellness, Prevention & Advocacy Services
University of South Carolina

For 2022-2024 Region III Representative:


Ta-Kisha Jones, MBA (Certification in Healthcare Management)

Associate Director of Public Health Practice
Indiana University-Bloomington

For 2022-2024 Region V Representative:


Padma R. Entsuah, BS, MPH  

Senior Health Promotion Specialist  
Columbia University

Jessica Greher Traue, MEd
Director, Wellness & Health Promotion
Bentley University


Looking for ways to make a real difference?

Consider running for election next year or checking with your section leadership for any open positions. As a member, your engagement has a meaningful impact in ACHA and in college health and wellness!