NACCHO names new officers, board of directors
The positions of president, president-elect, vice president and immediate past president were voted on by NACCHO members. Swannie Jett, with the Florida Department of Health for Seminole County, was elected as president. Claude-Alix Jacob, chief public health officer for Cambridge, Massachusetts, will serve as president-elect. Alina Alonso, from the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach, will serve as vice president. Georgia Heise, of the Three Rivers District Health Department in Owenton, Kentucky, will serve as immediate past president.
The 21-member board of directors consists of medical professionals in all areas of public health and represents 16 states across the nation.
As the health officer for the Seminole County Health Department, Jett has worked to improve the infrastructure of the county's health services through partnerships. He served in the U.S. Air Force National Guard, earning the rank of captain. He has also completed the National Public Health Leadership Institute development course.
The board of directors and those in officer positions are tasked with the strategic development of the organization and what initiatives will be undertaken in order to best serve NACCHO's annual goals. Newly elected individuals will begin their service on July 1.