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NCHEC Executive Director Receives the Distinguished Fellow Award at SOPHE 2019

Salt Lake City, UT. March 28, 2019 |  The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.’s Executive Director, Linda Lysoby, MS, MCHES®, CAE, was recently presented with the 2019 Distinguished Fellow Award from the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) during the organization’s annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. The esteemed award recognizes individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to SOPHE and the profession of Health Education and Promotion, and is the organization’s highest form of recognition for a member.

According to James F. McKenzie, Ph.D., MCHES®, and a previous recipient of this distinguished award, “Linda’s ability to work with diverse individuals both inside and outside of our profession is truly unmatched. She has made a significant imprint on the positive growth and development of the Health Education and Promotion profession over the last 17 years.”

Ms. Lysoby’s contribution to the profession began after a successful career as a Respiratory Therapist and then as a Health Promotion and Wellness Manager at Grandview Hospital in Sellersville, PA.  During this time, she obtained the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) credential.  Since 2002, Ms. Lysoby has served as the NCHEC Executive Director.  Under her leadership, NCHEC has excelled, experienced significant growth, and reached many notable and lasting milestones.

“Linda’s passion, drive, and commitment continues to shine through her role as NCHEC Executive Director, SOPHE member, and MCHES® in her tireless efforts to advance, advocate, and excel the Health Education Profession,” said Melissa Opp, current Deputy Executive Director of NCHEC. “The staff and leadership of NCHEC are both delighted and proud that she has received the Distinguished Fellow Award.”

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