Credentialing Excellence in Health Education

NCHEC Leadership

Board of Commissioners

2018 Executive Officers


  • Kerry Redican, PhD, MPH, CHES® (Chair, DBPPP Coordinator)
  • Kathy Janes Jinkins, BSN, M.Ed, MCHES® (Vice-Chair, At-large Commissioner)
  • Jill Clutter, PhD, MCHES® (Secretary, DBCHES Vice-Coordinator)
  • Ronenia Jenkins, MPH, CWPC, CHES® (Treasurer, At-large Commissioner)

  • Kathleen Allison, PhD, MPH, MCHES® (DBPPP Vice-coordinator)
  • Chesley Cheatham, M.eD, BS, MCHES® (DBPD Coordinator)
  • Dixie Dennis, PhD, MCHES®, FAAHE (Immediate Past Chair, At-large Commissioner)
  • Eric Hagen, Ed.D (Public Member)
  • Nicole Lindsey, MPH, MCHES® (DBPD Vice-chair)
  • Bill Potts-Datema, DrPH(c), MS, MCHES® (At-large Commissioner)
  • Carolyn Rodgers, PhD, MCHES® (DBPPP Vice-coordinator)

Division Board for Certification of Health Education Specialists

  • Kathleen Allison, PhD, MPH, MCHES® (Coordinator)
  • Jill Clutter, PhD, MCHES® (Vice-coordinator)
  • Theresa Blanco, MEd, MCHES®
  • Brian Gordon, MA, PhD, MCHES®
  • Christine Abarca, MPH, MCHES®
  • Melody Knight, PhD, RN, MCHES®
  • Nina Pena-Purcell, PhD, MCHES®
  • Dianne Kerr, MA, MEd, PhD, MCHES® 
  • Marietta Orlowski, PhD, MCHES®, CPH
  • Darlene Saunders, PhD, MPH, MCHES®
  • Cherylee Sherry, MPH, MCHES®

Division Board for Professional Preparation and Practice

  • Kerry Redican, PhD, CHES® (Coordinator)
  • Carolyn Rodgers, PhD, MCHES® (Vice-coordinator)
  • Dawn Bleyenburg, MS, MCHES®
  • Kadi Bliss, PhD, CHES®
  • Alicia Carranza, MPH, MCHES®
  • Kelly Miller, PhD, MPH, CHES®
  • Jennifer Taylor, PHEd, MPH, MCHES®

Division Board for Professional Development

  • Chesley Cheatham, M.Ed, MCHES® (Coordinator)
  • Nicole Lindsey, MPH, MCHES® (Vice-coordinator)
  • Davondra Brown, M.Ed., CHES®
  • Shontelle Dixon, MPH, CHES®
  • Sara "Liliana" Hernandez, MPH, MPA, CHES®
  • Karen Stewart, MPH, MCHES®, CIC
  • Nigel Thomas, Ed.D, MPH, MCHES®


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