Members

There are currently six member organizations in the Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations (CPHNO). Each organization has three Board representatives. See below for member organizations and Board Members and Officers. 

Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments

The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) is the only national nursing organization that focuses solely on the intersection of health and the environment.

The Mission of ANHE is to promote healthy people and healthy environments by educating and leading the nursing profession, advancing research, incorporating evidence-based practice, and influencing policy.

Tom Engle, MN, RN – CPHNO Secretary

Tom Engle, MN, RN – CPHNO Secretary

Tom Engle, MN, RN is mostly retired. His past work history includes County Health Director, County Mental Health Director, and Community Liaison Director Oregon Health Division. He was the chair of the organization of county health departments in Oregon for 10 years. He is on the board of the Oregon Public Health Association, Co-Chairs the Oregon Action Future of Nursing group, is on a County health department advisory board and the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health advisory board. He is on the APHA Governing Council. He has been on the board of the Association of Public Health Nurses. He facilitated passing the first local tobacco ordinances in Oregon. He was an early chair of the Oregon Breast and Cervical Cancer Coalition, and was an early scholar of the National Public Health Leadership Institute.

Katie Huffling, MS, RN, CNM, FAAN

Katie Huffling, MS, RN, CNM, FAAN

Katie Huffling is a Certified Nurse-Midwife and the Executive Director of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE). With ANHE, Ms. Huffling works with nurses and nursing organizations to elevate environmental health issues, such as climate change, toxic chemicals, and sustainability in healthcare, amongst the nursing profession. Ms. Huffling was an editor of the environmental health e-textbook “Environmental Health in Nursing” that won the 2017 AJN Book of the Year in Environmental Health. She was also the recipient of the 2018 Charlotte Brody Award which recognizes nurses who go beyond everyday nursing endeavors to proactively promote and protect environmental health.

Barbara Sattler, RN, MPH, DrPH, FAAN

Barbara Sattler, RN, MPH, DrPH, FAAN

Dr. Sattler is a Professor at the University of San Francisco and an international leader in environmental health and nursing. She is a founding and active member of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, an international organization that is helping to integrate environmental health, including climate change, into nursing education, practice, research, and policy/advocacy. Her environmental health foci include climate change and the public health implications of food and agriculture.

Dr. Sattler has been an advisor to the US EPA’s Office of Child Health Protection and the National Library of Medicine for informational needs of health professionals on environmental health. She has been the PI on a host of grants from NIEHS, HUD, USDA, and the EPA.   She helped to found Health Care Without Harm, a national organization focused on greening the health care sector. She is the author of Environmental Health and Nursing, and many peer-reviewed articles.  Dr. Sattler is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.  She received her MPH and DrPH from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. 

American Nurses Association

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation’s 4 million registered nurses. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all. Founded in 1896, and with members in all 50 states and U.S. territories, ANA is the strongest voice for the profession.
Samuel Hewitt

Samuel Hewitt

Ingrid Lusis

Ingrid Lusis

American Public Health Association – Public Health Nursing Section

APHA champions the health of all people and all communities. We are the only organization that combines a nearly 150-year perspective, a broad-based member community and the ability to influence policy to improve the public’s health.

The Public Health Nursing Section advances this specialty through leadership in the development of public health nursing practice and research. The Section assures consideration of nursing concerns by providing mechanisms for interdisciplinary nursing collaboration in public health policy and program endeavors.

Lisa Campbell, DNP, RN, APHN-BC – CPHNO Co-Chair

Lisa Campbell, DNP, RN, APHN-BC – CPHNO Co-Chair

Lisa Campbell, DNP, RN, APHN-BC is an associate professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing and teaches in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. Her teaching focus for doctoral students is population health, epidemiology, and health policy. Through her teaching role, Dr. Campbell engages students in real world population health and policy projects that include environmental health related topics. Dr. Campbell founded Population Health Consultants, LLC a company whose mission is building human capital to improve population health. She served as the director of two health department in South Texas, where she led a diverse staff and implemented initiatives to advance public health in these urban and rural communities. Dr. Campbell is the immediate past chair of the American Public Health Associate Public Health Nursing Section & is a member of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments’ Board of Directors.

Joyce K. Edmonds, PhD, MPH, RN

Joyce K. Edmonds, PhD, MPH, RN

Dr. Joyce K. Edmonds is an Associate Professor at Boston College School of Nursing. She received an MPH from Oregon Health Sciences University and a PhD from Emory University.  Dr. Edmonds holds the following two certifications: Advanced Public Health Nurse, Board Certified, (APHN, BC), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and Certification in Public Health (CPH), National Board of Public Health Examiners. She has experience in state and local health departments with Title V maternal and child health programs including evidence based home visitation. Her research interests are in maternal health and health seeking behavior. Her current research concerns risk factors for cesarean delivery among low-risk women and the influence of culture on childbirth decisions. She has research appointment with the Munn Center for Nursing Research at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is chair-elect of American Public Health Association, Public Health Nursing Section.

Shawn M. Kneipp, PhD, RN, ANP, PHNA-BC, FAANP

Shawn M. Kneipp, PhD, RN, ANP, PHNA-BC, FAANP

Dr. Shawn Kneipp, PhD, RN, ANP, PHNA-BC, FAANP is currently Chair of the American Public Health Association Public Health Nursing Section, and an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her program of research, teaching, and collaborative practice with community partners in the social services sector focuses on the social, policy, and economic determinants that impact the health of disadvantaged populations in relation to welfare policy, employment, women’s health, and chronic disease self-management. 

Association of Community Health Nursing Educators

Gina Alexander, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN

Gina Alexander, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN

Dr. Gina Alexander is Associate Professor in the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas Christian University with teaching responsibilities in public health nursing at the undergraduate level and research advising at the graduate level. With a research background in integrative therapies for health promotion and self-care, her current scholarship focuses on promoting food literacy and environmental health literacy across the lifespan. As the project lead of RxPLORE™: Prescribing Life Outdoors and Real Exploration, she directs undergraduate and graduate students and faculty from a diverse range of disciplines on nature-based health promotion and conservation efforts.

Dr. Alexander is a consultant on professional development and continuing education with the Tarrant County Public Health Department, where she also serves on the Community Advisory Board for the Nurse-Family Partnership. Within the Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations, she serves as the appointed representative of the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators.

Lori Edwards, DrPH, MPH, BSN, RN, APHN, BC

Lori Edwards, DrPH, MPH, BSN, RN, APHN, BC

Dr. Lori Edwards is an Assistant Professor, at the University of Maryland Baltimore, in the School of Nursing, Department of Family Community Health, and in the School of Medicine, MPH Program, and Department of Occupational Medicine.  She is a leader at UMB in the IPACE (Interprofessional Program for Academic Community Engagement), and works with the UMB Community Engagement Center. She is also the faculty director for UMB’s interprofessional student run health program, Health Alliance, which offers free health services for local communities in West Baltimore.  Edwards has extensive experience working in local Baltimore communities and globally.  She is the President of the American Association of Community Health Nursing Educators.  Dr. Edwards received her BSN from University of Maryland, and her MPH and DrPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has been board certified as a clinical specialist in Public Health Nursing since 1997.

Krista Jones DNP, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC

Krista Jones DNP, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC

Dr. Krista Jones is Director of UIC College of Nursing’s Urbana Campus and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health Nursing Sciences where she instructs undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. She is a board certified Advanced Public Health Nurse and the author of numerous publications. She has served as Co-PI on two National Library of Medicine grants to instruct public health nurses (PHN) on the acquisition and application of evidence to inform practice and PI on a recently funded third phase to expand sessions to acute/ambulatory care nurses.

She is a member of the Illinois PHN Leadership Academic Practice Partnership (APP) Workgroup. This team has championed three state-wide APP conferences and received a Robert Wood Johnson grant that funded 25 APP community service projects. Dr. Jones serves as Vice Chair of the Illinois Nursing Workforce Center Advisory Board, President of the Champaign County Board of Health, Section Councilor of the American Public Health Association PHN Section and is President-Elect of the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators.

In 2019, she received the Midwest Nursing Research Society Public Health Section Research Excellence award. Additionally, she has received the Daisy Award and two Silver Circle Awards for teaching excellence at UIC.

Association of Public Health Nurses

The Association of Public Health Nurses (APHN) began as the Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nursing (ASTDN) in 1935 as an advisory group of state health department nurses. The organization has grown over the years with members from across the United States and territories, supporting all nurses working in community and public health.  In 2012, ASDTN became APHN, providing a forum for public health nurses at all levels of practice to network and exchange ideas.  APHN is an affiliate of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).
Jennifer Cooper, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC, CNE

Jennifer Cooper, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC, CNE

Dr. Jennifer Cooper is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, where she teaches in the undergraduate nursing and public health programs.  She serves as APHN President-Elect and Million Hearts® liaison for the Association of Public Health Nurses.  Her expertise is in chronic disease prevention and management and care of older adults.  Dr. Cooper earned her DNP from The George Washington University, MSN from Rush University and BSN from Cedarville University. 

Zenobia Harris, DNP, MPH, RNP – CPHNO Co-Chair

Zenobia Harris, DNP, MPH, RNP – CPHNO Co-Chair

Dr. Zenobia Harris is a Public Health Nursing Leader with over 35 years of experience in providing preventive health care to Individuals, groups and communities.   A graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, The University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, she worked in varying capacities in the Arkansas Department of Health for most of her professional career.  She is currently serving as Executive Director of the Arkansas Birthing Project, a mentoring and empowerment program for pregnant women.  This program connects local community volunteers with pregnant women to promote the growth and birth of healthier babies to women of color. She is also an alum of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Fellows Program.  Her research involved utilizing technology to improve the education and training offered to Birthing Project volunteer mentors.

Zenobia has also been active on the national level, advocating for health equity and for improvements to maternal, child and family health. She has served on the Board of Directors of several national health organizations and is currently President of the Association of Public Health Nurses. She is interested in models which promote improved health status and outcomes in communities of color.

Shirley Orr, MHS, APRN, NEA-BC

Shirley Orr, MHS, APRN, NEA-BC

Shirley Orr, MHS, APRN, NEA-BC, serves as Executive Director for the Association of Public Health Nurses (APHN), with responsibilities for association oversight and strategic direction.  Shirley’s public health experience spans over 25 years in leadership roles for local and state health departments in Kansas, along with 10 years consulting experience, focused on public health systems improvement, leadership development, and organizational development and management. In addition to her work with APHN, Shirley serves as Education Specialist for the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), and is an adjunct faculty member for Wichita State University and the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita.   Shirley holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing and health administration from Wichita State University and is currently a student in the PhD in Leadership and Change Program through Antioch University.

Rural Nurse Organization

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Adrianne Lane, EdD, RN, CNE

Adrianne Lane, EdD, RN, CNE

Dayle Sharp, PhD, DNP, McPH, FNP-BC, APRN – CPHNO Treasurer

Dayle Sharp, PhD, DNP, McPH, FNP-BC, APRN – CPHNO Treasurer

Dayle Sharp, PhD, DNP, McPH, FNP-BC, APRN is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) program at University of New Hampshire.  Dr. Sharp’s area of focus is access to health care to rural and underserved populations. She has practiced as a rural NP in Idaho and along the United States-Mexico border working with underserved populations. She has over fifteen years instructing graduate nursing students and directing nurse practitioner programs. She is committed to advancing health care to rural and underserved residents. Dr. Sharp  is a board member for the International Rural Nursing Organization (RNO), she represents the RNO on CPHNO, and she conducts research in both the United States and internationally on rural nursing. 

Audrey Snyder, PhD, RN, FAANP, FAEN, FAAN

Audrey Snyder, PhD, RN, FAANP, FAEN, FAAN

CPHNO Liaison Positions

The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) is a collaborative of 23 national organizations focused on improving public health education and training, practice, and research. Established in 1992 to implement the recommendations of the Public Health Faculty/Agency Forum, the Council on Linkages works to further academic/practice collaboration to ensure a well-trained, competent workforce and the development and use of a strong evidence base for public health practice. 

Susan Haynes Little, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC, CPH, CPHQ, CPM

Susan Haynes Little, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC, CPH, CPHQ, CPM