ASTHO President Anne Zink, MD, Testifies to Congress to Advocate for Sustainable and Flexible Public Health Funding
Anne Zink discussed the importance of Congress providing sustainable and flexible funding for key programs and initiatives at CDC, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Health Resources and Services Administration, and other federal agencies to improve our nation’s public health.
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Meredith Allen, DrPH, MS, is the vice president of health security at ASTHO. Allen directs the programmatic designed to address environmental health, preparedness, immunization, and infectious disease policy and program needs of state and territorial health officials and their program staff. Allen received her doctorate from Drexel University and her master’s degree in Epidemiology from Harvard University...
Michael Fraser, PhD, MS, CAE, FCPP, is the chief executive officer at ASTHO. Under Fraser's leadership and in partnership with the ASTHO Board of Directors, ASTHO has received multiple awards including the 2022 Fries Prize for Improving Health on behalf of all state and territorial health agencies for their work to respond to COVID-19 and several Power of "A" Awards from the American Society of Association Executives for ASTHO's outstanding performance and the contributions the ASTHO team has made to advance the work of ASTHO...
J.T. Lane, MPH, serves as the senior vice president for population health and innovation at ASTHO. In his role, Lane oversees a team and portfolio of programs focused on state and territorial efforts around ending the HIV epidemic, public health data modernization, public health system research and business intelligence, rural health, primary care, and health system integration, as well as Medicaid and health plan engagements. He also leads cross-cutting innovation planning and social determinants of health strategies that are inclusive of all major public and private business sectors...
Carolyn Mullen joined ASTHO in 2017 with 15 years of experience as a government relations professional. As senior vice president for government affairs and public relations, she leads the federal government relations, communications, public relations, and state health policy teams. During the COVID-19 global pandemic, Mullen oversaw public relations strategies that resulted in placement in 70,000 news publications, 125 billion media impressions, and over $150 billion in emergency secured supplemental funding for public health...
Marcus Plescia, MD, MPH, is the chief medical officer for ASTHO. He provides medical leadership and expertise across the agency and has served as ASTHO’s principal spokesperson during the COVID-19 pandemic. He leads the ASTHO Atlanta office and serves as the association’s primary liaison to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Plescia has also served in public health leadership roles at the local, state, and federal level in North Carolina and at CDC...
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