MISSION

The mission of the honorary is promotion of the discipline by elevating the standards, ideals, competence and ethics of professionally prepared individuals in Health Education.

Board of Directors

Eta Sigma Gamma is governed by an elected Board of Directors who oversees its’ responsibilities and duties. The elected officers consist of a President, Vice-President, Immediate Past-President, two Professional At-Large members and one Student At-Large Member. The other voting members are appointed by the President, with approval of the Board of Directors. These are the Secretary-Treasurer, Historian, Director of Chapter Development, Editor of The Health Educator, and Editor of The Eta Sigma Gamma Monograph Series. The purpose of the Board of Directors is to carry out the business as described in the By-Laws and Constitution and a regularly updated strategic plan.

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Holly T. Moses , PhD, MSHE, CHES

President, 2018-2020

Dr. Moses is a Lecturer in the Department of Health Education and Behavior (HEB), and serves as the internship coordinator for the HEB undergraduate degree program. Additionally, Dr. Moses is the coordinator for the HEB online MS degree program. Her primary research and instructional areas of interest include: professional preparation and career development for health education majors; health education advocacy; foundations of health education and health promotion; community health; school health; child/adolescent health issues; bullying and cyberbullying; hazing and victimization.…

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Keely Rees , MS, PhD, MCHES

Vice President

Dr. Keely Rees is Professor in the Department of Health Education and Health Promotion at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, serves as the Director of the undergraduate Public Health – Community Health Education program and the Academic Director of the Master’s of Science in Health Care Administration for the collaborative degree with the UW – Extension, Continuing Education, Outreach & E-Learning.…

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Kelly Wilson , PhD, MCHES

Immediate Past President 2018-2020

Associate Professor of Health Education in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University

Department of Health and Kinesiology
Texas A&M University
MS 4243
College Station, TX 77843

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Denise Seabert , PhD, MCHES, FASHA, FESG

Secretary/Treasurer

Denise Seabert, PhD, has been preparing health teachers and providing inservice trainings for teachers and other school personnel for more than 20 years. Her career has been dedicated to professional preparation of health educators through service to state and national organizations and initiatives as well as textbook authorship. Denise provided leadership in Indiana’s obesity prevention efforts, HIV education for teachers, and academic standards for health and wellness.…

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Amanda Lynch

Member-at-Large

Amanda Lynch is Field Service Assistant Professor in the Health Promotion & Education program at the University of Cincinnati. She earned her bachelors degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Bowling Green State University and her masters in Public & Community Health Education from the University of Cincinnati. Her primary areas of interest include substance abuse prevention, sexual and reproductive health, and gun violence prevention.  …

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Jeff Housman , Ph.D

Member-at-Large

Jeff Housman, PhD, MCHES, is an associate professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in health behavior, public health statistics, and community health. He has an established line of research in application of behavior theory to health behavior with a focus on substance use, including alcohol mixed with energy drinks (AmED) use in adolescent and college populations and dietary supplement use in athletic populations.…

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Skye McDonald

Student-at-Large Member

Skye McDonald is a second-year Doctoral student in the Department of Health Promotion and Education at the University of Cincinnati and serves as a Graduate Assistant within the program. Skye has a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Master’s degree in Health Education with an emphasis in Teacher Education from Texas A&M University. Her research interests include pedagogy, school health, and sexual health education with a specific interest in providing sexual health education to individuals with disabilities.…

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F. Jeannine Everhart , PhD, MPH, MBA, CHES

Chair of Technology

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Elisa “Beth” McNeill , PhD, CHES

Director of Chapter Development

Elisa Beth McNeill is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pedagogy in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. She serves as the coordinator of the Health Teacher Certification Program. Beth is a 30 year teaching veteran with teaching experience at the secondary level teaching science and working with pregnant and parenting adolescents and has earned her principal’s certificate.…

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Alexis A. Blavos , PhD, MCHES

Director of Advocacy

Alexis is currently an Assistant Professor and Master Certified Health Education Specialist at SUNY Cortland. Her goal as an educator is to improve the health outcomes of high-risk college students. Dr. Blavos’ academic and work experiences include 10 years of service in the public health field as a practitioner and researcher. She has presented at over 20 conferences, authored or co-authored 15 grants totaling in procurement of $79,900 in funding.

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E. Lisako J. McKyer , Ph.D., MPH

Editor, The Health Education Monograph

E. Lisako J. McKyer, Ph.D., MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health & Kinesiology, and is the director of the Transdisciplinary Center for Health Equity Research (TCHER) at Texas A&M University.  She holds joint appointments in the College of Public Health and the College of Medicine.  She earned her BA in psychology from California State University, Northridge where she was awarded a NIH-funded research fellowship. …

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Sheila M. Patterson , PhD

Editor, The Health Educator

Dr. Sheila M. Patterson assumed the role of Editor for The Health Educator in June 2012. She was introduced to Eta Sigma Gamma while an undergraduate at Mankato State University (MN). She received a MS and a PhD in Health Education from Southern Illinois University where she was an active member of the Alpha Alpha Chapter of ESG.…

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Alan Sofalvi , PhD

Historian

Alan Sofalvi was appointed Historian of Eta Sigma Gamma in 2016. He is an Assistant Professor of Health at SUNY Cortland, where he has taught since 1997 and serves as one of the faculty advisers of Kappa Chapter. His research interests focus on media coverage of health topics and on the history of health education. Dr.…

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Julie Soules

Executive Director

The Executive Director oversees the strategic and operational responsibility of the Honorary; manages all revenues and expenses; communicates with the Board, membership, chapter advisors, and vendors; and provides leadership to a growing national health education honorary.