Board of Directors

                                        2022 ASAHPERD Leadership Directory                                           
Board of Directors, Council Officer and Appointees
(*Voting Members)


Board of Directors:


Chris Reeves

Warrior Elementary                  


Derrick Lane

Dauphin Jr. High School


Cindy O'Brien

Hueytown Intermediate School


Donna Dunaway

Samford University – Retired
Executive Director

Donna Hester

UAB – Retired                

Vice President Health Division*

Don Little

ACCESS Alabama

Vice President-Elect Health Division*

Erica Farnham

McAdory High School


Vice President Physical Educ. Division* 

Jaime Giangrosso

Moody Elementary

Vice President-Elect Physical Edu. Division*

Craig Parkes

University of South Alabama

Vice Pres Sport & Ex Science Div.*

Lee Winchester

University of Alabama 

Vice Pres -Elect Sport & Ex Science Div*

Mike Esco

University of Alabama 

District 1 Representative* (21-23)

Nan Chesser

WJ Carroll Elementary School

District 2 Representative* (19-21)

Yancey Gordon

Heard Elementary

District 3 Representative* (21-23)

Sheila Speaks

Clanton Elementary

District 4 Representative* (21-23)

Jess Harbison

Brock's Gap Intermediate

District 5 Representative* (21-23)

Adrian Ware

Valley Grande Elementary School

District 6 Representative* (19-21)

Shelley Wiley

West Blocton Elementary

District 7 Representative* (21-23)

Jacob Danley

Mouton Middle School

District 8 Representative* (21-23)

Jessica Wallace

East Limestone High School

 Advocacy Co-Chair (19-22)

Sherri Huff

Birmingham City Schools
Advocacy Co-Chair (19-22)

Nick Rankins

Lowndes County Middle  

State Department of Education Rep

Jonathan Thompson


Governor’s Commission on Fitness

Phil Holmes


Governor’s Commission on Fitness

Deane Pack


Council Officers:

Adapted Council Chair

Patty Laughlin

Decatur City Schools

Adapted Council Chair-Elect

Jonathan Thompson

Alabama State Department of Education

Elem. Physical Educ. Council Chair

Tricia Brice

Advent Episcopal School

Elem. Physical Educ. Council Chair-Elect

Callie Pike

McAdory Elementary

Middle/Sec Physical Educ. Council Chair

Laura Vines

Liberty Middle School

Mid/Sec Phys Educ. Council Chair-Elect

Sheila Jett

Montevallo Middle School

Athletics Council Chair

Brandi Hall

Jasper High School

Athletics Council Chair-Elect

Katasha Turner

Selma High School

Higher Education Council Chair

Claire Mowling


Higher Education Council Chair-Elect

Brett Davis

Auburn University at Montgomery

Physical Activity Council Chair

Cristina Saunders

HEAL United, Inc

Physical Activity Council Chair-Elect

Grady Griffin

Aliceville High School

Research Council Chair

William Davis

Athens State University

Research Council Chair-Elect

Sarah Toth

Alabama A&M University

 Future Professionals Council Officers:
Nick Erwin


Kenneth Shepherd Jr.


 Noah Wilder



Sandra Sims
Future Professionals Advisor (2021-23)
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Appointed Positions: 
Social/Digital Media Manager (2024)

Ginger Aaron-Brush
Pelham Oaks Elementary
ASAHPERD Journal Editor (2021) Awards Chair (2021-23)

Allison Jackson
Samford University
Claire Mowling
Legislative Liaison (2021)

Connie Dacus
Alabama State University
 District Representative Liaison

Ron Ashley
Liaisons from Allied Groups:
NCHPAD/Lakeshore Foundation:

Penny Edwards

NCHPAD/Lakeshore Foundation:

Alex Martinez


Are you interested in serving on the ASAHPERD Board of Directors or do you know someone that would be an asset to our Board?