Minnesota Public Health Association

Since 1907, MPHA has been dedicated to creating a healthier Minnesota through effective public health practice and engaged citizens. 

Leadership

MPHA Governing Council is made up of six elected officers, six elected at‑large members, one member from each of the four standing committees, and two student representatives. Any individual member, student/retired or sustaining member may hold office or serve as a member of the Governing Council.

Members of the Governing Council are constant ambassadors and proponents of MPHA. They ensure that the mission and vision of the organization moves forward through leadership and service.

President, Ellen Saliares

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What is your favorite part of being in public health?

Collaboration

What is your favorite thing about Minnesota? 

Beautiful outdoor spaces

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President - Elect, Antonia Wilcoxon

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She/her

What is your favorite part of being in public health?

I understand public health as the essential element in holding up healthy and thriving communities. Public health assures our communities' health, well-being and confidence that our civil society is being well cared for.

What is your goal/hoping to learn as MPHA President-elect this year?

To continue to learn as much as possible, to share of my knowledge and experience. To be of service to this vibrant community.

What is your favorite thing about Minnesota?

I have built a community around me and I am grateful. As an immigrant, I have an obligation to be a servant leader. It is my thank you for the opportunities, life and security this state has extended to me.

I am so honored to be the President Elect!!!

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Immediate Past President & Past Presidents Group Liaison, Liz Moe

Secretary, Summer Robbins

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She/her

What is your favorite part of bring in public health?

The inter professional collaboration aspect of public health that allows for advancing equity and improving the lives of all Minnesotans.

What is your goal as MPHA secretary this year?

Collaborate with and support my colleagues.

What is your favorite thing about Minnesota?

The vibrant yellows, reds, and oranges colors in our trees every fall.

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Treasurer, Jessica Flotterud

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She/her

What is your favorite part of being in public health?

Knowing that I have the opportunity to help the entire population of Minnesota, not just a subset of specific individuals.

What is your goal as MPHA treasurer this year?

To continue streamlining the accounting area ensuring ease for future treasurers.

What is your favorite thing about Minnesota?

The North Shore!!

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Affiliate Representative to APHA, Kristin Moore

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She/her

What is your favorite part of being in public health?

I love that public health is a team sport! We deal with such large, complex problems that require us to work together as teams. When we do it well and listen to diverse sets of voices, we can create real and meaningful changes that impact and improve people's health for the better.

What is your goal/hoping to learn as MPHA's affiliate representative to APHA this year?

I'm excited to learn from other public health organizations within APHA and bring their lessons back to Minnesota. I hope that by helping to create connections and conversations we can streamline our work and create an even larger impact through our work.

What is your favorite thing about Minnesota?

I was away from Minnesota for about 5 years and I was most surprised that I missed getting to experience all four seasons. But my absolute favorite thing about Minnesota is that my family is here.

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Member at Large: Greater Minnesota 
Connie Norman


Member at Large
Caleb Schultz


Member at Large
Tolu Oyelowo


Member at Large

Kristen Ackert


Member at Large



Appointment through 7/1/2023

Member at Large: Greater Minnesota
Evett Ellis


Committee Chairs

Health Equity

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Erica Fishman

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Jaime Martinez

Leadership Development

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Cherylee Sherry

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Ann Zukoski

Membership & Communications

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Delaine Anderson

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Chloé Wallace

Policy and Advocacy


Matt Flory


Co-chair position open!

Student Representatives


Marvellous Ogunsola


Sara Hildreth







Executive Director, Merry Grande


Engagement Specialist, Masnoo Adem

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