About NDPHA Sections

The Association is organized into sections, each representing a discipline of public health. During the annual meeting each section elects a chair and secretary.  Each section will meet twice per year, develop an annual work plan and the chair will provide a report on actives at the Governing Council meetings and a written report at the annual meeting.   

If you don't see a section for you, a section may be created by at least ten Association members that are willing to submit a petition to the Governing Council. The Governing Council will review the petition and vote on the request during the next scheduled Governing Council meeting. 



Active Sections

American Indian Public Health

    Melanie Nadeau, Chair

Emergency Preparedness & Environmental Health 


Health Policy, Planning & Administration 

    Danielle Pinnick, Chair


    Allen Anderson, Chair


    Jeanna Kujava, Co-chair

    Betsy Kanz, Co-Chair      

Student Section

    Levi Schlosser, Chair

Tobacco Prevention & Control 

    Kelly Buettner-Schmidt, Chair 

Join our Governing Council!

Are you interested in helping to improve the quality of life for North Dakotan's?  If the answer is yes, we have just the volunteer opportunity for you!

We're looking for individuals who are passionate about ensuring that all individuals have healthy environments to live, work and play. NDPHA is particularly seeking Governing Council members with business expertise, knowledge of the nonprofit world, and fundraising experience. Previous Board experience is helpful but not necessary.

Governing Council membership goes beyond traditional volunteering and into the highest level of visionary leadership for the organization, assuming legal and financial responsibilities while serving as a community ambassador for the mission. Serving as a Governing Council member provides a unique opportunity to put your passion for public health into action by applying your experience and expertise to help advance an organization's impact. It's a rewarding way to fulfill your need to serve your community while learning new skills that can enhance your own career and grow your own personal and professional networks.

If you are interested in serving on the NDPHA Governing Council please submit the application and a resume to the Nomination Committee Chair.

If you have any questions or would like more information please email the North Dakota Public Health Association. 

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