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

Adrian 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
 District Representative Liaison

Ron Ashley
Liaisons from Allied Groups:
American Heart Association:

Gina Smith
NCHPAD/Lakeshore Foundation:

Allison Hoit-Tubbs
NCHPAD/Lakeshore Foundation:

Alex Martinez


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