Center for Healthy Communities Coordinator Elected Vice President of NCPHA

Center for Healthy Communities Coordinator Elected Vice President of NCPHA

10/19 - Center for Healthy Communities Coordinator Leah Mayo was recently elected as vice president of the North Carolina Public Health Association (NCPHA).

NCPHA was formed in 1909 by a group of concerned county superintendents of health in an effort to promote public health in North Carolina. This association of individuals and organizations works together to improve the public’s health through political advocacy, public awareness, professional development and the interface between research and practice.

Mayo joined the NCPHA in 2012 and has served in several capacities, including being appointed as the membership and outreach committee chair in 2014 through 2019, serving on the governing council and the executive committees since 2015 and founding the NCPHA Young Professionals.

Mayo said she was one of a slate of nominees to serve as vice president, a process that the NCPHA past president leads and membership votes on every year. The vice president election is a four-year term that transitions into president elect, president, and then to past president.

In her new role, Mayo will serve on the executive committee, be involved in the annual strategic planning retreat, help plan the annual spring conference, and organize the quarterly newsletters, in addition to supporting members and other leadership as needed.

“It’s an honor to be elected as vice president of the NCPHA,” Mayo said. “It is an opportunity to serve in a leadership role to help support and provide opportunities to enhance sharing of best practices and professional development for public health professionals across the state.”

Mayo said she hopes to bring energy and innovative ideas for the annual retreat, spring conference, and the quarterly newsletters she will be responsible for.