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CSTE Leadership

CSTE Executive Board 2019-20

Pictured: The 2019-2020 CSTE Executive Board.
Note: Due to COVID-19, the 2020-2021 Executive Board has not convened in person.

CSTE is governed by a 10-member Executive Board. Four members serve as officers, two serve as Members-at-Large, and four represent Infectious Disease, Environmental Health / Occupational Health / Injury, Surveillance / Informatics, and Chronic Diseases / Maternal & Child Health / Oral Health. The Executive Board communicates regularly. Summaries from Executive Board conference calls, quarterly in-person meetings, and Annual Conference business meetings can be found in the members-only section of the website. The 2020-2021 Executive Board members are:

President: Sherri Davidson – Alabama - Term Expiration 2021
Vice President: Sharon Watkins – Pennsylvania - Term Expiration 2021
President-Elect: Ruth Lynfield – Minnesota - Term Expiration 2021
Secretary-Treasurer: Kathryn Turner – Idaho - Term Expiration 2023

Chronic Disease / Maternal and Child Health / Oral Health: Angela Dunn - Utah - Term Expiration 2022
Environmental Health / Occupational Health / Injury: Melissa Jordan – Florida - Term Expiration 2021
Infectious Disease: Catherine Brown – Massachusetts - Term Expiration 2023
Surveillance/Informatics Steering Committee: Kate Goodin - Tennessee - Term Expiration 2021

Cross Cutting I Steering Committee: Stephanie Ayers-Millsap – Alabama - Term Expiration 2023
Cross Cutting II Steering Committee: Ken Komatsu – Arizona - Term Expiration 2021
Past Presidents:
CSTE’s past presidents are extraordinary in the time and effort they have put into improving the organization. Retired past presidents are recognized as CSTE emeritus members. CSTE’s past presidents are:
1980-1981 Martin Skinner, WY 2001-2002 Matt Cartter, CT
1981-1982 Grayson Miller, VA 2002-2003 Gianfranco Pezzino, KS
1982-1983 Tom Halpin, OH 2003-2004 Matt Cartter, CT
1983-1984 Andrew Dean, MN 2004-2005 Christine Hahn, ID
1984-1985 Jeffrey Davis, WI 2005-2006 C. Mack Sewell, NM
1985-1987 Richard Vogt, VT 2006-2007 Bob Harrison, CA
1987-1989 Harry Hull, NM 2007-2008 Eddy Bresnitz, NJ
1989-1990 Greg Istre, OK 2008-2009 Perry Smith, NY
1990-1991 Dale Morse, NY 2009-2010 Melvin Kohn, OR
1991-1992 Laurence Foster, OR 2010-2011 Steve Ostroff, PA
1992-1993 Ed Thompson, MS 2011-2012 Tom Safranek, NE
1993-1994 Mike Osterholm, MN 2012-2013 Laurene Mascola, Los Angeles County
1994-1995 Richard Hoffman, CO 2013-2014 Tim Jones, TN
1995-1996 Dennis Perrotta, TX 2014-2015 Alfred DeMaria, MA
1996-1997 David Fleming, OR 2015-2016 Joseph McLaughlin, AK
1997-1998 Guthrie Birkhead, NY 2016 Megan Davies, NC
1998-1999 Patricia Quinlisk, IA 2016-2017 Joseph McLaughlin, AK
1999-2000 Henry Anderson, WI 2017-2018 Janet Hamilton, FL
2000-2001 Jerry Gibson, SC 2018-2019 Sarah Park, HI
2019-2020 Sharon Watkins,PA