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Seeking Public Member Nominations

The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC), the nationally recognized certifying organization that credentials health education specialists, is seeking nominations for a public member to serve on its governing body. The attached sheet describes the qualifications for the public member, whose 3-year term will commence upon on January 1, 2024.

We invite you to submit nominations or applicants may self-nominate. Please confirm the willingness of the nominee to be a candidate and affirm that the nominee is eligible based on the requirements listed below.

Nominations can be completed here and must be submitted by August 1, 2023. Questions regarding the Nomination process should be submitted to or mailed to Attn: Melissa Opp, NCHEC Interim Executive Director, 1541 Alta Drive, Suite 303, Whitehall, PA 18052.

Public Member, NCHEC Board of Commissioners

Eligibility and Responsibilities 

The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) is a non-profit, tax-exempt credentialing organization. The mission of NCHEC is to enhance the professional practice of Health Education by promoting and sustaining a credentialed body of Health Education Specialists. To meet this mission, NCHEC certifies health education specialists, promotes professional development, and strengthens professional preparation and practice.

NCHEC is the largest credentialing body for the health education profession.  Founded in 1988, it is the result of the vision and volunteer energy of many dedicated health education professionals who helped to shape the foundations and develop the structure that is the current NCHEC. Currently, NCHEC has more than 15,000 active Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®).

The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc seeks a public member to serve on its 11-member governing body for a three-year term beginning upon appointment through December 2026. January 1, 2024. The Board of Commissioners meets monthly for a two-hour conference call, and once annually for a weekend face-to-face meeting, and assumes responsibilities and committee work as assigned. The public member will have full voting privileges as a member of the Board of Commissioners.  The Commission does not pay an honorarium but does cover all travel costs.

A public member acts as a representative of the general public, one who represents the direct and indirect users, or has at some time been a consumer, of a CHES®/MCHES®’s skills/services.  The ideal candidate for public membership should have previous experience with boards. The public member may be a professional, but should not have similar credentials to CHES®/MCHES®. In addition, he/she and his/her immediate family may not be health education professionals, employees or employers of health educators, employees, or contractors for NCHEC, or employees of any credentialing organization. 

Commissioners on NCHEC’s Board of Commissioners must avoid ethical, legal, financial, and other conflicts of interest, and must sign a conflict-of-interest statement and ensure that their activities and interests do not conflict with their obligations to the Commission. Any questions regarding potential conflicts of interest should be directed to the Interim Executive Director.

Melissa Opp, MPH, MCHES®, ICE-CCP,

NCHEC Interim Executive Director

1541 Alta Drive, Suite 303, Whitehall, PA 18052

Phone: 888-624-3248, Ext. 11     Fax: 800-813-0727



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