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

Southern College Health Association Southwest College Health Association Mid-Atlantic College Health Association Pacific Coast College Health Association Central College Health Association Rocky Mountain College Health Association North Central College Health Association Mid-America College Health Association Mid-America College Health Association Ohio College Health Association Ohio College Health Association Mid-Atlantic College Health Association New York State College Health Association New England College Health Association New York State College Health Association New England College Health Association

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 6/17)

Brenda Higgins, EdD, FNP, BC
Truman State University
bhiggins@truman.edu

President-elect ​(through 6/17)

Mary McDaniel, RN-c
Emporia State University
mmcdanie@emporia.edu

Annual Meeting

April 6-8, 2017
Kansas City, MO
Meeting Website

Mid-America College Health Association

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

​President (through 11/17)

Alissa Arnold, MHA
Western Kentucky University
alissa.arnold@wku.edu

Vice President (through 11/17)

Aimee Janssen-Robinson, MEd, CHES
Indiana State University
aimee.janssen-robinson@indstate.edu

Annual Meeting

October 12-13, 2017
Location: Notre Dame, IN
Contact: Kelly Hogan Stewart
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 10/17)

Ashlee Halbritter, MPH
University of Pennsylvania
ashleeh@upenn.edu

President-elect (through 10/17)

Diane Dawson, RN, MPM
Carnegie Melon University
ashleeh@upenn.edu

Annual Meeting

October 19-20, 2017
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Contact: Diane Dawson, RN, MPM
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 10/17)

Jessica Greher Traue, EdM
Bentley University
jtraue@bentley.edu

President-elect (through 10/17)

Lauri Gallimore, BS, RN
Dartmouth College
Lauri.f.gallimore@dartmouth.edu

Annual Meeting

November 1-3, 2017
Location: Burlington, VT
Contact: Sarah Cavicchi
Combined meeting with NYSCHA
Meeting Website

New York State College Health Association

States: New York
Enter the NYSCHA Website

President (through 10/17)

Rachel Bergeson, MD
Stony Brook University
Rachel.Bergeson@stonybrook.edu

President-elect (through 10/17)

Position is vacant.

Annual Meeting

November 1-3, 2017
Location: Burlington, VT
Contact: Linda Dudman
Combined meeting with NECHA
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 11/17)

Susan Thorson
Mount Marty College
sthorson@mtmc.edu

President-elect (through 11/17)

Jen Sorenson, PA-C
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
jen.sorenson@uwsp.edu

Annual Meeting

October 18-20, 2017
Location: Cedar Falls, IA
Meeting Website

Ohio College Health Association

States: Ohio​
Enter the OCHA Website

President (through 4/17)

Leatha Ross, MS, CRN
Wright State University
Leatha.ross@wright.edu

President-elect (through 4/17)

Alma Olson, DNP, FNP-BC
University of Akron
aolson@uakron.edu

Annual Meeting

April 7, 2017
Location: Ada, OH
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 12/17)

Barbie Vander Boegh
College of Idaho
BVanderBoegh@collegeofidaho.edu

Vice President (through 12/17)

Patrick Haines
University of California, Irvine
phaines@uci.edu

Annual Meeting

October 11-14, 2017 ​
Location: Reno, NV
Meeting Website

Rocky Mountain College Health Association

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

President

Marci Torres
Montana State University
marci.torres@montana.edu

President-elect 

Vacant

Annual Meeting

Date and location: TBD​

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 3/18)

Michael Deichen, MD, MPH
University of Central Florida
Michael.Deichen@ucf.edu

President-elect (through 3/18)

Marguerite O’Brien, MSW
University of South Carolina
mobrien@mailbox.sc.edu

Annual Meeting

March 14-16, 2018
Location: Columbia, SC
Contact: Marguerite O’Brien
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

President 

Kathy Mosteller, BSN
The University of Texas-Austin
k.mosteller@uhs.utexas.edu

President-elect

Vacant

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.