Utah Chapter of the Society for public health education

USOPHE Membership

USOPHE, formerly the Health Education Association of Utah, is an organization dedicated to serving health educators and the general public. To become a member or to renew your membership, please click the "JOIN NOW" button above. Using our secure link, you can join the organization and pay the annual membership fee ($35 for professionals and $20 for students) online. Membership is good for 12 months from the day you join. Benefits include:
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CHES Credits

Certified Health Education Specialists can earn credits at several local conferences that offer opportunities for educational and professional growth.

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Job/Internship Opportunities

Resource links are available for you to search for job postings

Community Outreach

Through different community outreach strategies, we promote the health education profession and the importance of CHES to the public and potential employers.

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Updates

We keep you updated on job opportunities, new research, legislative actions, conference announcements, and much more. Association members also receive newsletters.

About Us

Our Mission, Goals, and Bylaws
The Mission of USOPHE

is to improve the health of Utahns by promoting the advancement of the health education profession and the employment of health educators in the public and private sector.

Increase USOPHE membership among professionals and students
Maintain electronic media to disseminate health-related activities, information, and opportunities to all members
Strengthen membership involvement in USOPHE workshops, conferences, and activities
Promote USOPHE members' awareness and involvement of current health-related legislative issues
Implement a fundraising committee to enlarge financial situation and benefit from non-profit status
Support and grow the mentor/mentee program
Boost USOPHE's presence in the community through more community outreach activities
Build and maintain a historical account of USOPHE
Create more opportunities for members to receive CHES credits

BYLAWS

Current USOPHE Board members

2021

Alysia Ducuara

President
Alysia is the Healthy Living Program Coordinator for the Salt Lake County Health Department. She received her Bachelor’s in Public Health from BYU and her Master’s in Health Education and Promotion for the University of Utah. Alysia has a passion for improving the way public health can collaborate together and with other sectors to improve the health in our communities.

Brittany Guerra

President-Elect
Brittany is the Program Manager for the Utah County Health Department’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Program and an Online Professor for BYU-ID. She completed a BS in Health Sciences (2011) and MPH Degree (2013) from BYU. Brittany enjoys community classes, music, and Utah’s outdoor scene.”

LINNEA FLETCHER

Past President
Linnea Fletcher received a bachelor’s degree in public health from BYU-Idaho and a Master of Public Health and Master of Public Administration from the University of Utah. She has worked in emergency preparedness and disaster recovery, environmental health, and health promotion including tobacco prevention, injury prevention and control and quality improvement. Currently, Linnea works for the Utah Department of of Health Promotion as the EPICC Program Manager. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and is excited to be the President Elect for USOPHE.

Sara Salmon

Secretary —

Wendy Wright

Treasurer
Wendy has been working with the Utah County Health Department since 2016 in various programs, including tobacco prevention and environmental health education.

Hillary Bryan

Conference Planning Chair
Hillary Bryan, CHES earned her Community Health degree from UVU in 2011. She has been working in the health field for over seven years; currently she oversees the TOP Star program for the SLCo Health Department. She enjoys going to concerts and shopping.

Mackenzie Bray

Advocacy Chair
Mackenzie works for the Salt Lake County Health Department as an STD Health Investigator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and Education from the University of Utah and an MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Abbey Summers

Professional Development Chair
Abbey Summers, CHES has been working professionally and passionately in the Public Health field for five years. Currently she is the Director of Prevention and Education at South Valley Services, a domestic violence shelter and community resource organization.

Carrie Bennett

Public Relations Chair
Carrie earned a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from UVU in 2007. She has 13 years of experience at the Utah County Health Department. In 2017, she completed her MPA from BYU.

Kerri Scott

Credentialing Chair
Kerri earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public and Community Health from Utah Valley University. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist, and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. Kerri is currently working as the Program Manager for UVU Wellness Programs.

Jessica Burns

Membership Chair
Jessica is pursuing her MPH from Utah State University. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education from Utah Valley University. She is the Student Wellness Coordinator for BYU.

Jeni Eyre

Special Projects Chair
Jeni earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and Education from the University of Utah, with an emphasis in Community Health and a minor in Nutrition. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from The University of Western States.

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