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)

ACHA Liaisons

Thevy Chai, MD
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Sharon McMullen, RN, MPH, FACHA
Cornell University 

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

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

Alternate ACHA Liaison
Tom Hall, LCSW
University of Central Florida

Coalition of National Health Education Organizations (CNHEO)

Primary Delegate
Term: November 2018–November 2021
Micah Griffin, PhD, MS, MHA
Pennsylvania State University

Alternate Delegate
Term: November 2018–November 2021
Amanda Graves, MCHES
University of Texas-San Antonio

College Diabetes Network (Campus Advisory Group)

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

Alternate ACHA Liaison
Alicia K. Czachowski, MPH, CHES
Columbia University

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)

Primary ACHA Liaison
Dana Tasson, MD
Portland State University

Alternate ACHA Liaison
Term: November 2018–November 2021
Mike C. Parent, PhD
The University of Texas at Austin

Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA)

Primary ACHA Liaison 
Term: November 2018–November 2021
Michael J. LaFarr, PsyD
University of Denver

Alternate ACHA Liaison 
Term: November 2018–November 2021
Tracy Robin, LCSW
New School 

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

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

Alternate ACHA Liaison
Term: November 2018–November 2021
Martha Davis, RN, BSN, MBA
University of Georgia 

Journal of American College Health (Taylor & Francis) 

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

Executive Editor 
Larry Olsen, MCES
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona 

Executive Editor
M. Dolores Cimini, PhD
State university of New York-Albany

Associate Photo Editor 
Ted Grace, MD, MPH
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale 

National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)

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

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

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

Alternate ACHA Liaison
Jessica Higgs, MD
Bradley University