2025 Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee 

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. 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].

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Committee Roster

Program Planning Committee Chair

Gina Orlando, MPH
Columbia University

Program Planning Committee Chair-elect and Poster Chair


Volunteer LeaderOrganizationPositionAlpha by Last Name
Gina M. Orlando, MPHColumbia UniversityChairORLANDO, GINAAMPROGRAM
R. Ryan S. Patel, DO, FAPAOhio State UniversityBoard LiaisonPATEL, R. RYANAMPROGRAM
Susan Ainsworth, BAAmerican College Health AssociationStaff LiaisonAINSWORTH, SUSANAMPROGRAM

Section Program Planners


Sarah Doss, MD
Texas State University

Advanced Practice Clinicians

Nancy Russell, DNP, FNP-BC
Johns Hopkins University

Clinical Medicine

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley

Health Promotion

Reuben Parrish, MPH, MBC, MCHES, CPH
University of Houston

Mental Health

Simran Bhatia, MS
Missouri University of Science and Technology 

Nurse Administrators

Jennifer King, DNP, CNS, PHN
Point Loma Navarene University 


Deborah Wynne-Hester, BSN, RN
Sam Houston State University


Tabby Ragland, PharmD
Middle Tennessee State University 

ACHA Executive Committee

ACHA President

Raphael Florestal-Kevelier, PhD, MPH
University of Illinois-Chicago

ACHA President-Elect

Joel Schwartzkopf, MPAS, MPA, FACHE
University of Washington 

ACHA Vice President/Leadership Development Advisor

Andreea Baker, RN, BSN, MSN
Doane University

Continuing Education Advisors

Chair, Continuing Education Committee and 

Advisor for Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Education for Family Physicians

Scott Henderson, MD
University of Missouri

Advisor for Continuing Education for Certified Health Education Specialists

Kathy Saichuk, MA, MCHES
Louisiana State University

Advisor for Continuing Nursing Education

Brenda Masiga-Crowell, DNP, MBA, RN, CNL
Purdue University

Advisor for Continuing Education for Psychologists

Michael Malmon, PhD
Metropolitan State University of Denver

Advisor for Continuing Education for National Certified Counselors

Kiera Walker, MA, LPC, NCC
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Advisor for Continuing Education for Social Workers

Hillary Liles, LCSW, LCAS
East Carolina University

Advisor for Continuing Education for Pharmacists

Deb Hubbell, RPh, FACHA
University of Connecticut 


ACHA Staff

Chief Program Officer

Susan Ainsworth, BA
American College Health Association

Director of Education Administration

Lisa Pitrone
American College Health Association

Senior Education Coordinator

Katie Wilkins, BS
American College Health Association