Board of Directors

                                        2023 ASAHPERD Leadership Directory                                           
Board of Directors, Council Officer and Appointees
(*Voting Members)


Board of Directors:



Cindy O'Brien


Hueytown Intermediate School                 


Chris Reeves

Warrior Elementary


Jamie Giangrosso

Moody Middle School


Donna Dunaway

Samford University – Retired
Executive Director

Donna Hester

UAB – Retired                

Vice President Health Division*

Erica Farnham

McAdory High School

Vice President-Elect Health Division*

Lin Slater

Huffman High School

Vice President Physical Educ. Division* 

Craig Parkes

University of South Alabama

Vice President-Elect Physical Edu. Division*

Ann Holcomb

Fultondale Elementary

Vice Pres Sport & Ex Science Div.*

Mike Esco

University of Alabama

Vice Pres -Elect Sport & Ex Science Div*

Colleen Geary


University of Alabama 

District 1 Representative* (2024)

Jenn Baumeister

J. Larry Newton Elementary

District 2 Representative* (2023)

Yancey Gordon

Heard Elementary

District 3 Representative* (2024)

Courtney Emerson

Springville Elementary

District 4 Representative* (2023)

Jess Harbison

Brock's Gap Intermediate

District 5 Representative* (2024)

Adrian Ware

Valley Grande Elementary School

District 6 Representative* (2023)

Shelley Wiley

Thompson Intermediate

District 7 Representative* (2024)

LaCharren Rutland

Weeden Elementary

District 8 Representative* (2023)

Jessica Wallace

Clements High School

 Advocacy Chair (2025)

Sherri Huff

Birmingham City Schools

State Department of Education Rep

Jonathan Thompson


Governor’s Commission on Fitness

Phil Holmes


Governor’s Commission on Fitness

Deanna Pack


Council Officers:

Adapted Council Chair

Jonathan Thompson


Adapted Council Chair-Elect

Leslie Thorn

Florence High School

Elem. Physical Educ. Council Chair

Callie Pike

McAdory Elementary

Elem. Physical Educ. Council Chair-Elect

Urusula Rozier

Jackson Intermediate

Middle/Sec Physical Educ. Council Chair

Sheila Jett

Montevallo Middle School

Mid/Sec Phys Educ. Council Chair-Elect

Joeva Thomas

Sumter Central High School

Athletics Council Chair

Katasha Turner

Selma High School

Athletics Council Chair-Elect

Robert Herron

University of Montevallo

Higher Education Council Chair

Brett Davis

Auburn University at Montgomery

Higher Education Council Chair-Elect

Andria Walker

Auiburn University at Montgomery

Physical Activity Council Chair

Grady Griffin

Aliceville High School

Physical Activity Council Chair-Elect

Michael James

Woodmeade Elementary

Research Council Chair

Sarah Toth

Alabama A&M University

Research Council Chair-Elect

Janet M’mbaha-Zarnesky

Alabama A&M University

 Future Professionals Council Officers:
Nick Erwin


Kenneth Shepherd Jr.


 Noah Wilder



Sandra Sims
Future Professionals Advisor (2024)
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Appointed Positions: 
Social/Digital Media Manager (2025)

Ginger Aaron-Brush
Pelham Oaks Elementary
ASAHPERD Journal Editor  Awards Chair (2025)

Allison Jackson
Samford University
Claire Mowling
Liaisons from Allied Groups:
NCHPAD/Lakeshore Foundation:

Penny Edwards

NCHPAD/Lakeshore Foundation:

Alex Martinez


Are you interested in serving on the ASAHPERD Board of Directors or do you know someone that would be an asset to our Board?