Continuing Education Committee 

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View committee and task force charges here. 

According to the ACHA Bylaws: The committee shall be comprised of members with continuing education expertise in the diverse professional disciplines that provide college health services. This committee is responsible for the Association's continuing education activities and its membership should comply with the standards and requirements of each national accrediting body through which the Association maintains accreditation, and each accrediting organization from which the Association may seek continuing education approval (such as for single-event applications). The committee reports to the Board of Directors.

Members of the committee review and approve educational activities and award credit as appropriate. Educational activities include the ACHA Annual Meeting, ACHA Affiliate Annual Meetings, and other live or in-person educational activities as requested by ACHA staff.

General criteria for all committee members:

  • Are currently a regular or emeritus ACHA member in good standing and commit to maintain membership for the duration of their term.
  • Possess the credentials appropriate to their specific discipline.
  • Have been employed in a college health setting for a minimum of two years (with five years preferred)
  • Have attended at least two ACHA Annual Meetings (preferred).
  • Have experience in ACHA or affiliate program planning (preferred).
  • Have understanding of continuing education and/or continuing education accreditation (experience in area preferred).
  • Provide a letter of support from college/university administration to fulfill commitments and serve the length of term on the Continuing Education committee. Click here for a letter of support template. 
  • Agree to adhere to the ACHA Ethics Guidelines and Code of Conduct.
  • Actively participate as a member of the Program Planning Committee for educational activities as requested by ACHA.
  • Actively participate in committee business and administrative tasks as needed.

Meeting commitments:

  • Attend the Program Planning Committee virtual meetings held monthly between July and November.
  • Attend the ACHA Program Planning Committee Meeting held at the site of the upcoming meeting in the fall of each year (expenses covered by ACHA).
  • Attend the ACHA CE Committee Meeting in January of each year. May be virtual or in person. (In-person expenses covered by ACHA).
  • Attend the ACHA Annual Meeting (not mandatory; at your own/your institution’s expense).
  • Attend meetings relevant to your discipline’s accreditation.

Term length of membership:

Members of the continuing education committee shall serve a term of five years, with a maximum of two consecutive terms.  A training period of six to twelve months will take place during the first year of the initial term and during the last year of the final term when a new committee member comes on board.

To learn more about specific responsibilities, requirements, and expectations related to each advisor, click on the appropriate discipline below:


Continuing Education Advisors

Advisor for Continuing Medical Education 

Scott Henderson, MD
University of Missouri

Advisor for Continuing Education for Family Physicians

Scott Henderson, MD
University of Missouri

Advisor for Continuing Nursing Education

Martha Davis, BSN, MBA
University of Georgia

Advisor for Continuing Education for Certified Health Education Specialists

Kathy Saichuk, MA, MCHES
Louisiana State University

Advisor for Continuing Education for Psychologists

Michael Malmon, PhD
Metropolitan State University of Denver

Advisor for Continuing Education for National Certified Counselors

Joy Himmel, PsyD, PMHCNS-BC, LPC, NCC
Ross University School of Medicine

Advisor for Continuing Education for Social Workers

Drayton Vincent, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Louisiana State University

Advisor for Continuing Education for Pharmacists

Deb Hubbell, RPh, FACHA
University of Connecticut

Advisor for Continuing Education for Health Information Management Professionals

Deb Hubbell, RPh, FACHA
University of Connecticut

Advisor for Continuing Education for Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists

Dawn Boyd Null, PhD, RD, LDN
Southern Illinois University