Attention, Affiliate Meeting Planners:

ACHA can provide continuing education credits/contact hours to your meeting attendees. Contact Lisa Pitrone for details.

ACHA affiliates help members forge strong partnerships with colleagues on the state or regional level.

ACHA is divided into 11 affiliates arrayed across six regions of the United States. Each affiliate conducts its own or combined annual educational meeting to give college health professionals the opportunity to network specifically with others in the same region or to learn more about regionally specific issues.

Members of ACHA receive free automatic membership in one of the affiliate organizations based upon geographic location. International members are likewise apportioned to membership in one of the affiliates according to their international location as set forth in procedures established by the association's Board of Directors.

Each of these affiliates is governed by its own elected officers who provide guidance and leadership to members. Annual reports to the ACHA Board of Directors are typically due in the winter (December 1, Mid-Year) and spring (May 1, Year-End).

affiliate map

Get involved in your region! Numerous volunteer opportunities exist within each affiliate. Please visit your affiliate's website or contact affiliate leadership to learn more. To find contact information, visit the ACHA Membership Directory.


Central College Health Association

States: Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska
Enter the CCHA Website

President (through May 2023)

Jamie Shutter, MSEd
University Of Missouri - Columbia

Vice President 


Annual Meeting

April 13-15, 2023
Kansas City, MO
Meeting Website

Mid-America College Health Association

States: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan
International: Ontario
Enter the Mid-America Website

President (through November 2023)

Riece Hamilton, MS
University of Louisville

Vice President

Edward Jones II, MBA
Grand Valley State University

Annual Meeting

October 19-21, 2023
Purdue University in Indiana

Meeting Website 

Mid-Atlantic College Health Association

States: District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia
International: Europe
Enter the Mid-Atlantic Website

President (through October 2023)

Diane Dawson, RN-C
Carnegie Mellon University

President-elect (through October 2023)

Benjamin Silverberg, MD, MSc  
West Virginia University

Annual Meeting

2023 meeting details TBD

New England College Health Association

States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
International: Eastern Canada (Newfoundland, Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec)
Enter the NECHA Website


Leah Berkenwald, MA
Brandeis University


Cheryl Flynn, MD, MS, MA
Mount Holyoke College


2023 Annual Meeting

NYSCHA/NECHA Combined Gathering 
October 18-20, 2023
Albany, NY
Meeting Website

New York State College Health Association

New York State College Health Association

States: New York
Enter the NYSCHA Website


Shelly Sloan MS, CHES
SUNY Oswego



2023 Annual Meeting

NYSCHA/NECHA Combined Gathering  
October 18-20, 2023
Albany, NY
Meeting Website

North Central College Health Association

States: Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
International: Manitoba and Nunavut
Enter the NCCHA Website

President (through November 2023)

Brian Vanderheyden, MPH, MEd, CHES
Iowa State University

President-elect (through November 2023)

Jessica Doty, MSN, MBA, RN
University of North Dakota

Annual Meeting

October 25-27, 2023
Maple Grove, MN
Meeting Website

Ohio College Health Association

States: Ohio
Enter the OCHA Website

President (through April 2024)

Chris Smith, MPH
Kenyon College 

President-elect (through April 2024)

Ben Batey MPH, RN
Bowling Green State University

Annual Meeting

April 14, 2023
Ohio Northern University in Ada, OH
Meeting Website

Pacific Coast College Health Association

States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Washington
International: Asia, Australia, Guam, New Zealand, and Western Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon)
Enter the PCCHA Website

President (through December 2023)

Kelly Hower
Oregon State University

Vice President (through December 2023)

Jeanne Harris-Caldwell

California State University Sacramento


Annual Meeting

2023 meeting details TDB

Rocky Mountain College Health Association

States: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico and Wyoming
International: Saskatchewan
Enter the RMCHA Website

President (though June 2023)

Jennifer Barrett McDuffie 

President-elect (though June 2023)


Annual Meeting

2023 meeting details TDB
Meeting Website 

Southern College Health Association

States: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee
International: Africa and the Caribbean (including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico)
Enter the SCHA Website

President (through March 2023)

Amy Magnuson, PhD
Florida State University

President-elect (through March 2023)

LaNika Wright, PhD, WHNP-BC
East Carolina University

Annual Meeting

March 8-10, 2023
Greenville, NC
Meeting Website

Southwest College Health Association

States: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas
International: Central America, South America, and Mexico
Enter the SWCHA Website

President (through May 2024)

Erica Bumpurs, MS
Sam Houston State University  

President-elect (through May 2024)

Brittani Clarkson, MPH, CHES
University of Houston

Annual Meeting

January 11-12, 2024
Dallas, TX
Meeting Website