AMCHP Announces New Members to the Board
November 15, 2022



New Appointments to the AMCHP Board of Directors include 3 additions, bringing the number of Board members to seventeen. 

Washington, DC – The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors recently held a special election and welcomed three new regional directors. New Board members will serve effective immediately.   

With these changes, AMCHP’s Board of Directors will comprise seventeen members. New appointments to the Board include Martha Smith (Region VII Director), Jennie Munthali (Region VIII Director), and Katie Eilers (Region X Director). 

“On behalf of the Board, I am proud to welcome these three incredible leaders as new colleagues on the AMCHP Board,” said Belinda Pettiford, President of AMCHP’s Board of Directors. “These individuals bring unique perspectives to support AMCHP’s mission and strategic direction and to represent maternal and child health priorities in their regions.”  

AMCHP’s Board of Directors is responsible for the association’s property, funds, affairs, and business while helping achieve its mission of protecting and promoting the optimal health of women, children, youth, families, and communities. Its seventeen members hold key positions at the highest levels of maternal and child health and public health nationwide.  

“I am delighted to welcome these three new Board members who will bring their rich backgrounds and expertise to our work,” said Terrance E. Moore, AMCHP’s Chief Executive Officer. “These new members will add tremendous value to the organization’s mission with their experience in maternal and child health and the perspectives from the regions they represent.”  

For more information about our Board of Directors, please visit our website. 


The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is a national resource, partner, and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, infants, children, youth, parents, families, and communities. AMCHP builds successful programs to serve its members by disseminating best practices; advocating on their behalf in Washington, DC; providing technical assistance; convening leaders to share experiences and ideas; and advising states about involving partners to reach our common goal of healthy children, healthy families, and healthy communities. For more information visit and follow AMCHP on TwitterLinkedIn, and Facebook.

Please contact Chery Manon Espinal (202-843-9304, for questions or media requests.

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