Advocacy Committee

If you would like to learn more about this group or have a question related to this topic, contact the chairperson listed below. Please search by last name in the Membership Directory to locate an email address or contact them through the online member forum ACHA Connect [login required].

Membership in this committee is designated by Article IX, Section 2 of the ACHA Bylaws.

If you would like to learn more about this group or have a question related to this topic, contact the chairperson listed below.

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Check out our recent webinar!

Advocacy 101: A Primer on Advocacy and ACHA’s Advocacy Work

Recorded October 11, 2023

In this insightful one-hour webinar, we explored the strategic approach ACHA employs for effective advocacy, delving into ongoing initiatives that drive meaningful change. Slides and a Guide are available to download.

Volunteer LeaderOrganizationPositionAlpha by Last Name
Mari A. Ross, PhD, LPC-MHSPUniversity of South Carolina - ColumbiaChairROSS, MARIADVCOMM
Patrick Haines, MBAUniversity of California - IrvineBoard LiaisonHAINES, PATRICKADVCOMM
James T. Wilkinson, MA, CAEAmerican College Health AssociationStaff LiaisonWILKINSON, JAMESADVCOMM
Pamela MillerUniversity of Wisconsin - MadisonMemberMILLER, PAMELAADVCOMM
Jake Baggott, MLS, 1SG (Ret),FACHAUniversity Of Wisconsin - MadisonMemberBAGGOTT, JAKEADVCOMM
Rick Gray, RN, MBAUniversity Of Texas - Rio Grande ValleyMemberGRAY, RICKADVCOMM
Robert D. ErnstUniversity of MichiganMemberERNST, ROBERTADVCOMM
Faith A. DeNardo, PhDBowling Green State University-Main CampusMemberDENARDO, FAITHADVCOMM
Joanne E. Brown, DNP, APRN MemberBROWN, JOANNEADVCOMM
Sharon R. Rabinovitz, MDEmory UniversityMemberRABINOVITZ, SHARONADVCOMM
Keith R. Anderson, DMin, MA, MRE, CPHLiberty UniversityMemberANDERSON, KEITHADVCOMM
Tina Hadaway-Mellis, RN, BNS, MBA, CASCUC BerkeleyMemberHADAWAY-MELLIS, TINAADVCOMM
Rita O'Neill, JD, MHACalifornia State Polytechnic University-PomonaMemberO'NEILL, RITAADVCOMM