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.
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. Currently she serves on the Eta Sigma Gamma National Health Education Honorary Executive Board and National Committee on the Future of School Health. She has served on the Board of Directors for the American School Health Association, NCHEC’s Division Board for Certified Health Education Specialists, and was a member of the CDC’s Training Tools for Healthy Schools national training cadre. Denise is professor emeritus at Ball State University. She joined the University of West Florida as Dean, Usha Kundu, MD College of Health in July 2018.
Dr. Seabert received her BAEd in School Health Education from Western Washington University, MS in School and College Health from Indiana University, and PhD in Health Behavior with a minor in Curriculum from the University of Florida.