ACHA affiliates help members forge strong partnerships with colleagues on the state or regional level.

ACHA is divided into 11 affiliates arrayed across six regions of the United States. Each affiliate conducts its own or combined annual educational meeting to give college health professionals the opportunity to network specifically with others in the same region or to learn more about regionally-specific issues.

Members of ACHA receive free automatic membership in one of the affiliate organizations based upon geographic location. International members are likewise apportioned to membership in one of the affiliates according to their international location as set forth in procedures established by the association's Board of Directors.

Each of these affiliates is governed by its own elected officers who provide guidance and leadership to members.

affiliate map

Get involved in your region! Numerous volunteer opportunities exist within each affiliate. Please visit your affiliate's website or contact affiliate leadership to learn more.


Central College Health Association

States: Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska
Enter the CCHA Website

President (through 6/20)

Andreea Baker, RN, BSN, MSN
Concordia University-Nebraska

Vice President (through 6/20)

Jaime Sharp, MS, RN, LAC
Butler County Community College

Annual Meeting

Check back here for future meeting dates. 

Mid-America College Health Association

States: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan
International: Ontario
Enter the Mid-America Website

President (through 11/19)

Ta-Kisha Jones, MBA, CHES, CHWC 
Indiana University-Purdue University

Vice President (through 11/19)

Tammy Loew, MA
Purdue University

Annual Meeting

October 24-25, 2019
Detroit, MI
Meeting Website

Mid-Atlantic College Health Association

States: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia
International: Europe
Enter the Mid-Atlantic Website

President (through 10/19)

Diane Dawson, RN, MPM
Carnegie Melon University

President-elect (through 10/19)


Annual Meeting

October 24-25, 2019
Atlantic City, NJ
Meeting Website

New England College Health Association

States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
International: Eastern Canada (Newfoundland, Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec)
Enter the NECHA Website

President (through 10/19)

Lauri Gallimore, BS, RN
Dartmouth College

President-elect (through 10/19)

Elizabeth Drexler-Hines, MPH, MCHES
College of The Holy Cross

Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting
October 23–25, 2019
Saratoga Springs, NY
Meeting Website

New York State College Health Association

States: New York
Enter the NYSCHA Website

President (through 10/19)

Kathleen Camelo, MD 
SUNY Plattsburgh

President-elect (through 10/19)

Deborah Penoyer, MS, RN
SUNY Geneseo

Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting
October 23–25, 2019
Saratoga Springs, NY
Meeting Website

North Central College Health Association

States: Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
International: Manitoba and Nunavut
Enter the NCCHA Website

President (through Fall 2019)

Tara Girard, RN
Beloit College

President-elect (through Fall 2019)

Julie Martindale, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Annual Meeting

2019 meeting details coming soon
2018 Meeting Website

Ohio College Health Association

States: Ohio
Enter the OCHA Website

President (through 4/19)

Faith DeNardo, PhD
Bowling Green State University

President-elect (through 4/19)

Tara Travis, RN
The University of Findlay

Annual Meeting

April 12, 2019
Ohio Northern University
Meeting Website

Pacific Coast College Health Association

States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Washington
International: Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Western Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon
Enter the PCCHA Website

President (through 12/19)

Michelle Laabs, MSN, FNP-C
Concordia University

Vice President (through 12/19)

Amy Chadwick
Washington State University


Annual Meeting

October 6–9, 2019
San Diego, California
Meeting Website

Rocky Mountain College Health Association

States: Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming
International: Saskatchewan
Enter the RMCHA Website

President (though June 2020)

Joel Schwartzkopf, PA-C 
Colorado State University-Fort Collins

President-elect (though June 2020)

Callie Johnson
University of Denver

Annual Meeting

Check back here for future meeting dates. 

Southern College Health Association

States: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee
International: Africa and the Caribbean (including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
Enter the SCHA Website

President (through 3/20)

Ken Pittman, MHA, FACHE
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

President-elect (through 3/20)

Michael Faircloth, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Annual Meeting

March 19-20, 2020
Birmingham, AL
2020 Meeting Website

Southwest College Health Association

States: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas
International: Central America, South America, and Mexico
Enter the SWCHA Website


Kathy Mosteller, BSN
The University of Texas-Austin



Annual Meeting

SWCHA members are encouraged to attend the SCHA annual meeting.

Attention, Affiliate Meeting Planners:

ACHA can provide continuing education credits/contact hours to your meeting attendees. Contact Lisa Pitrone for details.