New Jersey Society for Public Health Education

Join a Committee!

Join our efforts by working on one of the following committees! Most work primarily by e-mail and/or phone, and the time commitment is flexible. Contact the chair of any of the following committees for more information.


Advocate and educate about the latest health issues! If you want experience in writing talking points and position papers or attending the annual Advocacy Summit, then this committee is for you! Chair: Tara Rice (tara.michele.rice @ gmail.com)


Help to recognize the work of your fellow health educators and students through NJ SOPHE awards and scholarships. Chair: Krista Reale (Krista.Reale @ doh.nj.gov)

Job Bank

Help to keep our members informed about current employment opportunities! This committee identifies and distributes job postings for health educators. Chair: Kiameesha Evans (babydoc96 @ aol.com)


We are always looking for new members to join! If you are interested in helping with membership development strategies, join the membership committee. Chair: Dominika Murphy (dominikamurphy @ gmail.com)


Want to expand your network? Connect with other health educators? Then the networking committee is for you! We discuss and plan events/get-togethers. ALL are welcome! Our goal is to create a community within NJ SOPHE so come share your ideas and join us today! Chair: Carolina Focella (focellac @ gmail.com)


NJ SOPHE-sponsored programs and conferences are key ways that we reach out to members and provide them with continuing education credits. If you have good organizational skills and a flair for event planning, the program committee is for you! Chairs: Sonika Shankar (Sonika.NJSOPHE @ gmail.com) and Yonatan Gershon (yonatan.gershon @ co.middlesex.nj.us)

Strategic Planning

Help steer the ship of NJ SOPHE in a new and exciting direction! As part of this team, help promote the strategic plan to the general membership, assist in tracking objectives, review and update the plan periodically with committee members, and contribute ideas for successfully implementing plan objectives. Chair: Suzanne Miro (Suzanne.miro @ doh.nj.gov)

Students and New Professionals

Students, new professionals, and everyone in between - look no further to catalyze your health education experiences. Join our committee to shape the future of our vast field.
Chair: Sheyenne Buchalski (sheyenne.buchalski @ gmail.com)


Are you tech-savvy? Apply your skills and creativity to support the technology needs of NJ SOPHE. Chair: Sumantha Banerjee (sbcinnj @ gmail.com)


Do you have basic financial skills? Want to learn more about how a non-profit operates? Consider volunteering to help our Treasurer, Judith Francis (francisj4 @ wpunj.edu).

Contact Us: info @ njsophe.org

P.O. Box 781, South Plainfield, NJ  07080
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