OCHA Annual Meeting

April 17, 2020 
Ohio Northern University
525 South Main St. 
Ada, OH  45810

Register by Mail or Online

Please download the conference brochure [pdf] for additional details and to register by mail.

Starting February 17, rather than mailing in your registration form, you can register and pay online at https://ocha2020.eventbrite.com.

Conference Goals


  • Identify, investigate, and seek solutions to some of the current clinical, educational and administrative issues facing college health professionals.
  • Describe current modalities for the treatment of physical, social, and mental health disorders common in young adult population.
  • Provide an intellectual, pleasant and informal environment to encourage networking and dialogue with colleagues from different institutions while discussing best practices.

Target Audience

This conference is designed for health services personnel interested in health and welfare of college students such as nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, mental health professionals and health educators.

Continuing Education


  • Contact Hours for nurses are to be deter-mined with AAFP.
  • Category I CHES credits will be available.
  • You must attend a minimum of 80% of the program and complete an evaluation form to receive contact hours.
  • The planners and speakers have declared no conflict of interest.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations received before April 3, will receive a refund less a $25 administrative fee. Cancellations after April 3 will not be honored. However, substitutions will be permitted.

Schedule of Events

7:15-7:45 am
Breakfast/Registration

7:45-8:00 am
Welcome (Tara Smith RN, President of OCHA)

8:00-9:00 am
Vaccine Preventable Diseases (Dr. Sherman Alter, MD Dayton Children’s)

9:00-10:00 am
HIV PrEP (Jane Balbo, DO, MHA, Ohio Univ.)

10:00-10:30 am
Break/Vendors

10:30-11:30 am
Tobacco 21 and Vaping—Ohio’s Evolving Youth Tobacco Landscape (Amanda Burkett, MA Ohio Dept. Health, Karin Carlson, MCRP Ohio Dept. Mental Health and Addiction Services)

11:30-12:00 pm

  • Lois Wells Award: Tavis Glassman PhD, MPH, MSEd, MCHES, CCPH, Univ. of Toledo
  • Business Meeting (Katrin Wesner-Harts, EdD, FACHA, ACHA President)

12:00-1:00 pm
Lunch/Vendors

1:00-2:00 pm
“Mental Health, GRIT" (Dr. Stefani Hathaway, BGSU)

2:00-2:30 pm
Break/Vendors

2:30-4:00 pm
Panel:

  • “Re-Envisioning the Student Health Advisory Committee” (Dee Kinney, PhD, MSW, RDN, Miami University)
  • “Peer to Peer Support, Peer Education” Faith DeNardo, PhD, CHES, BGSU (Brandy Reeves, MPH, CHES Univ.of Cincinnati)
  • “Food Pantry Program on Campus” (Daniel Cummins, Univ. of Cincinnati)
  • “QPR” (Tim Eppich, RN, BSN, MPA Case Western)

4:00-4:15 pm
Wrap up/Evaluations/Raffle Prize

Hotel Accommodations

The meeting will be at the Ohio Northern Inn.

Room rates: $115 /single occupancy and $135/ double occupancy.

Please visit the website for more information.