AMCHP Announces 2023 Board of Directors Election Results
July 05, 2023


New Appointments to the AMCHP Board of Directors include 1 transition, 3 re-elections, and 1 new addition, bringing the number of Board members to eighteen.

 Washington, DC – The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors recently elected a new slate of officers and welcomed one new member. These Board members began serving on June 22, 2023.

With these changes, AMCHP’s Board of Directors will comprise eighteen members. Transitions, re-elections, and new appointments to the Board include Marcus Allen (President-Elect), Dr. Charmaine S. Mayers (Region II Director), Eden Bezy (Region V Director), Martha Smith (Region VII Director), and Dawn Bailey (Family Representative).

“I am delighted to welcome this new slate of officers, including Dr. Charmaine S. Mayers, who joins the Board as the new Region II Director,” said Lisa Asare, President of AMCHP’s Board of Directors. “These officers bring valuable knowledge and a set of skills instrumental in continuing to support AMCHP with the implementation of its strategic plan, AMCHP Future 2027, while ensuring that maternal and child health (MCH) priorities and the voices of people with lived experiences are represented in our work and the MCH System.”

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 eighteen members hold key positions at the highest levels of maternal and child health and public health nationwide.

“We are thrilled to partner with our Board to continue working on our mission of advancing the health of women, children, youth, families, and communities by strengthening governmental public health and deepening community partnerships through a health equity lens,” said Terrance E. Moore, Chief Executive Officer of AMCHP. “We feel honored to witness their commitment to supporting our members’ work and dedication to achieving our vision and our shared goal of healthy children, families, and communities.”

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, children, youth, 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 TwitterLinkedInFacebook, and Instagram.

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