Meet the Planning Committee

We extend a special thanks to the ACHA members and leaders who came together to plan our anniversary celebrations:

Connie Crihfield, MSN, FACHA

Connie Crihfield, MSN, FACHA

Chair, ACHF
Past President, ACHA

I am a retired Nurse Practitioner from Case Western Reserve University Health Service, where I was employed for 40 years. A Past President of ACHA, currently I serve as Chair of the American College Health Foundation. I have been a member of ACHA since 1972. In that period of time, I have missed only 3 or 4 annual ACHA meetings. This organization has been an integral part of my personal and professional growth. As such the 2020 Celebration; means a lot to me and I was eager to serve on the committee that was putting the celebration together. I think it is very important to maintain our history and appreciate where we have been, where we are now and where we need to go in the future. What has been amazing to me in looking at our history is that the problems and concerns of students in the 1920s are not much different than those of today. While issues like drug use and technology are new, many other issues—infections, injuries, health education/promotion and mental health needs of the students today are not so different than those of yesterday and will probably exist in the future. Best wishes to those working in college health in the next 100 years!

Stephanie Hanenberg MSN, FNP-C, FACHA

Immediate Past President, ACHA

Stephanie is the Senior Executive Director of Health and Wellness Services at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS), where she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees and has been employed for the past 14 years. Prior to assuming the role of president on the ACHA Board of Directors, Stephanie served as the region II representative, vice president, and president-elect. During her tenure on the ACHA Board, she has served as the board liaison to the Emerging Public Health Threats and Emergency Response Coalition, Advanced Practice Clinicians Section, Membership Task Force, Creating Guidance for Addressing Sexual Assault Task Force, and Campus Safety and Violence Coalition. She also contributed to the creation of the ACHA Addressing Sexual and Relationship Violence: A Trauma Informed Approach toolkit and ACHA Guidelines for Best Practices for Sensitive Exams. In 2009, she was honored to receive the ACHA Affiliate New Professional Award and in 2018 she was honored to receive the Ruth E. Boynton Award for distinguished service to ACHA along with the other authors of the aforementioned toolkit.

Prior to serving on the ACHA Board, she served in numerous roles on the Rocky Mountain College Health Association Board of Directors from 2007-2012. At UCCS, Stephanie is a past chair of the University of Colorado Staff Council and past president of the UCCS Professional Exempt Staff Association. One of her biggest accomplishments to date is her involvement with the design and now oversight of the Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center expansion that incorporates health, mental health, campus recreation, nutrition, and wellness promotion together with a common mission and vision. She also provides oversight to residence life and housing where she enjoys finding synergies between areas to enhance the holistic approach to student well-being. All of these responsibilities are equally important, but the best part of her job is the time she is able to dedicate each week providing health care to students, as that fuels her passion for everything else she does.

Michael Huey, MD, FACHA

Past President, ACHA

Michael Huey, MD, FACHA is an Associate Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine and a Team Physician for Emory Eagles Athletics. Michael recently retired as the Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of Emory University Student Health Services and is the former student health director at University of Florida and California State University, Bakersfield. He is an ACHA Past President, an ACHA Fellow, and a recipient of the ACHA Lifetime Achievement Award. Michael has also been a AAAHC college health surveyor since 2005. In 2015-16, he was an Ebola Clinical Consultant with CDC and he served in the CDC Sierra Leone Ebola response as an infection prevention specialist in Summer 2015. Michael notes “It has been a privilege to be part of ACHA’s 100-year anniversary celebration planning committee. But it is even more exciting to look ahead to the endless possibilities of ACHA’s second 100-years.”

Ralph A. Manchester, MD, FACP, FACHA

Past President, ACHA

Ralph Manchester is Vice-Provost and Director of the University Health Service and a Professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester. Prior to coming to Rochester, he received his undergraduate degree at Tufts University, his medical degree at the University of Vermont and residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky.

Ralph is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American College Health Foundation. He served as President of the American College Health Association (ACHA) in 2002-03, and he is on the editorial board of the Journal of American College Health. He has been elected to fellowship in ACHA and in the American College of Physicians, and he is an author or co-author of over 20 articles in peer-reviewed publications. He has also served on the Performing Arts Medicine Association Board of Directors and is currently President.

The 100th anniversary of the Association is especially meaningful to Ralph for two reasons. Ralph was mentored by several of the key leaders in ACHA, including Dr Clifford Reifler, past president of ACHA and former editor of JACH. Dr Reifler became the founding director of the University of Rochester Health Service in 1970, so 2020 is also the 50th anniversary of our health service.

Kim Webb, MEd, LPC, FACHA

Kim Webb, MEd, LPC, FACHA

President-Elect, ACHA

Kim Webb received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her career started in psychiatric rehabilitation with forensic clients. This work piqued her interest in understanding trauma and the prevalence of sexual violence, particularly within vulnerable communities. As part of this discovery, she worked in Rwanda with survivors of the genocide, where she taught in Kigali and at the University of Butare. She has over 20 years’ experience working with folks who have experienced trauma related to relationship and sexual violence, with the past 15 years devoted to a college population. As the Director of Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center at Washington University in St. Louis, she is committed to raising awareness of these huge public health issues, promoting community engagement, and addressing systemic barriers to care.

On the national level, she serves on the board of directors for the American College Health Association and has served this organization in several capacities, currently as president-elect. She co-authored a toolkit for campuses entitled Addressing Relationship and Sexual Violence: A Trauma Informed Approach, commissioned by ACHA, as well as Best Practices for Sensitive Exams. In 2018, she was honored to receive the Ruth E. Boynton Award for distinguished service to ACHA along with the authors of the aforementioned toolkit. She is excited to be part of the 2020 anniversary celebration, which honors and uplifts the work that has collectively sustained efforts to afford health and wellness for our nation’s students. She is committed to working with her fellow colleagues to embrace the next 100 years as we continue the work that has come before us, collectively grappling, improving, exploring, and discovering ways to improve the health and well-being of all college students, providers, and staff.

Katrin Wesner

Katrin Wesner-Harts, EdD, FACHA

President, ACHA

Katrin Wesner-Harts, EdD, FACHA, is the director of the Abrons Student Health Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). Prior to joining UNCW in 2007, she was the associate director of the Student Health Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Katrin has been a member of ACHA since 1995. She is currently the ACHA President, having served as President-Elect and a Member-At-Large on the ACHA Board of Directors. She has also served as chair and program planner for the ACHA Administration Section and was vice president, president-elect, president, and past president of the Southern College Health Association. While Katrin was SCHA president, UNCW hosted the 2016 SCHA Conference, All Aboard! Nurturing Your Passion for College Health. Katrin has a BS in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University; an MS in Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; a graduate certificate in Health Systems Administration from Union Graduate College; and an EdD in Educational Leadership/Higher Education from UNCW. Katrin’s research interests include emergency preparedness, emergency response, and transgender student success. Katrin notes “What an amazing year to be president as we celebrate our past 100 years and look towards our future!”