NJ SOPHE

New Jersey Society for Public Health Education

Our History

The New Jersey Chapter of the Society for Public Health Education (NJ SOPHE) was established in 1984.  The founding health education professionals developed the following preamble to guide the purpose and direction of the chapter:

"New Jersey Society for Public Health Education (NJ SOPHE) is a professional organization of health educators. The purpose of this chapter is to promote, encourage, and contribute to the advancement of the health of all people through education by encouraging study, improving practices, and elevating standards in the field of public health education. NJ SOPHE provides an opportunity for its members to foster and improve health education principles throughout New Jersey."

NJ SOPHE has served as a professional conduit for health educators across the state to convene, network across various work settings and public health specialties, share research in peer-reviewed journals, and partner with other non-profit, governmental, private, faith-based organizations, academic, and healthcare entities on public health issues.

NJ SOPHE Past Presidents

Lucy Forgione 1984-1985
Marianne C. Edmond 1985-1986
Steve Young 1986-1987
Joyce Lisbin 1987-1988
Richard Blonna 1988-1989
Denise DePalma 1989-1990
Linda Duca 1990-1991
Angela Musella 1991-1992
Joanna Hayden 1992-1993
Fern Kulman 1993-1994
Carol Revfi 1994-1995
Joan Collins 1995-1996
Christine Shesler 1996-1997
Phyllis Kumpf 1997-1998
Nancy Caira 1998-1999
Sue Lachenmayr 1999-2000
Lucille Talbot 2000-2001
Bojana Beric 2001-2002
Molly McCauley 2002-2003
Concetta Caporrino 2003-2004
Deborah Hamlin-Aggrey 2004-2005
Crystal Motlasz 2005-2006
Bojana Beric 2006-2007
Donna Rue 2007-2008
Karen Benjamin 2008-2009
Laura Taylor 2010
Rose Jean-Baptiste 2011
Amy Lewis 2012
Sumantha Banerjee 2013
Holly Cucuzzella 2014
Iesha Suber 2015
William Kernan 2016
Candice Davenport 2017
Robin Vlamis 2018
NJ SOPHE Past Presidents (2018)

NJ SOPHE Past Presidents (2006)

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