Board of Directors

                                        2021 ASAHPERD Leadership Directory                                           
Board of Directors, Council Officer and Appointees
(*Voting Members)


Board of Directors:


Derrick Lane

Dothan City Schools                      


Penny Edwards



Christopher Reeves

Warrior Elementary School


Donna Dunaway

Samford University – Retired
Executive Director

Donna Hester

UAB – Retired                

Vice President Health Division*

Ellen Turner

Thompson High School

Vice President-Elect Health Division*

Don Little

ACCESS Alabama

Vice President Physical Educ. Division* 

Becky Peterson

Rocky Ridge Elementary School

Vice President-Elect Physical Edu. Division*

Jaime Giangrosso

Moody Elementary

Vice Pres Sport & Ex Science Div.*

Tyler Williams

Samford University

Vice Pres -Elect Sport & Ex Science Div*

Lee Winchester

University of Alabama

District 1 Representative* (21-22)

Nan Chesser

WJ Carroll Elementary School

District 2 Representative* (19-21)

Yancey Gordon

Heard Elementary

District 3 Representative* (21-22)

Sheila Speaks

Clanton Elementary

District 4 Representative* (19-21)

Benita Gordon

Greenwood Elementary

District 5 Representative* (21-22

Arian Ware

Valley Grande Elementary School

District 6 Representative* (19-21)

Patricia Maiden-Lewis

Robert C. Hatch High School

District 7 Representative* (21-22)

Jacob Danley

Hatton Elementary School

District 8 Representative* (19-21)

Justin Foster

New Hope Elementary/High School

 Advocacy Co-Chair (18-21)

Sherri Huff

Birmingham City Schools
Advocacy Co-Chair (19-21)

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

Jill Burt

Selma City Schools

Adapted Council Chair-Elect

Patty Laughlin

Decatur City Schools

Elem. Physical Educ. Council Chair

Cindy O'Brien

Hueytown Elementary 

Elem. Physical Educ. Council Chair-Elect

Tricia Brice

Advent Episcopal

Middle/Sec Physical Educ. Council Chair

Laura Vines

Austin Middle School

Mid/Sec Phys Educ. Council Chair-Elect

Karen Owens

Greenville Middle School

Athletics Council Chair

Athletics Council Chair-Elect

Brandi Hall

Jasper High School

Higher Education Council Chair

Angela Russell

Auburn Montgomery

Higher Education Council Chair-Elect

Jamie Gilbert

Athens State University

Physical Activity Council Chair

Deanna Pack

Governor's Commission 

Physical Activity Council Chair-Elect

Cristina Saunders

HEAL United

Research Council Chair

Danielle Mason

Pike Road Schools

Research Council Chair-Elect

William Davis

Athens State University

 Future Professionals Council Officers:
Joseph Law

University of West Alabama

Haley Higginbotham

University of West Alabama

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

Appointed Positions: 
Social/Digital Media Manager (2021)

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

Allison Jackson
Samford University
Patrick Shremshock
U. North AL
Jean Ann Helm Allen
U. North Alabama
Legislative Liaison (2021)

Connie Dacus
Alabama State University
Liaisons from Allied Groups:
American Heart Association:

Gina Smith
NCHPAD/Lakeshore Foundation:

Allison Hoit-Tubbs
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?