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

  • enhance resources for the college health field
  • integrate college health into the national agenda

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.

To contact an ACHA liaison: If you are an ACHA member and would like to contact a liaison, please search by last name in the Membership Directory to locate an email address or contact them through the online member forum ACHA Connect.

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)

ACHA Liaison
Joy Himmel, PsyD, PMHCNS-BC, LPC, NCC
Ross University School of Medicine

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

Primary ACHA Liaison
Thevy Chai, MD
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Alternate ACHA Liaison
Sharon McMullen, RN, MPH, FACHA
Cornell University (retired)

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

Primary ACHA Liaison
Faith DeNardo, PhD, CHES
Bowling Green State University 

Coalition of National Health Education Organizations (CNHEO)

Primary ACHA Liaison
Amanda Graves, MS, MCHES
Baylor University

College Diabetes Network (Campus Advisory Group)

Primary ACHA Liaison
Sara Lee, MD
Case Western Reserve University

Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS)

Primary ACHA Liaison
Stacy Andes, MA, EdD
Villanova University

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)

Primary ACHA Liaison
To Be Determined

Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA)

Primary ACHA Liaison 
To Be Determined

The Joint Commission Ambulatory Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC)

Primary ACHA Liaison
Carrie Hogan, MS, ANP-C
Siena College 

Journal of American College Health (Taylor & Francis) 

Teri Aronowitz, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
Boston University and University of Massachusetts Boston  

National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)

Primary ACHA Liaison
Kristen Buglione, MPH, ATC, CHES
Johnson & Wales University-Providence

National Collegiate Athletic Association–Female Athlete Triad Coalition (NCAA-FATC)

Primary ACHA Liaison
Catherine O'Neil, MD
Bucknell University

National Operating Committee for Standards in Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE)

Primary ACHA Liaison
Kenneth Stephens, MD, RPh
University of Cincinnati