APA Ohio Chapter


Thursday, June 21, 2018
9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. EDT

Columbus, OH, United States

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APA Ohio is partnering with the Ohio Public Health Association on a one-day conference in Columbus to talk about the intersection of planning and public health.

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Christopher Auffrey

Confirmed Speaker

Christopher Auffrey, PhD is Associate Professor of Planning and Undergraduate Programs Coordinator for the School of Planning in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. He holds a PhD in Urban, Technological and Environmental Planning, an MA in Economic Development, and a BA in ... Read More

Mandy Burkett

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Mandy Burkett is the Director of the Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program and the Asthma Program at the Ohio Department of Health. She has a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in psychology and has pursued doctoral studies in public health at the Ohio State University. She ... Read More

Alisha Nelson

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Alisha Nelson is the Director for Substance Use Policy Initiatives for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. In this role, Alisha works with local, county and statewide organizations to develop policies that combat the drug epidemic. Alisha previously worked for the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County ... Read More

Robert Jennings

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Robert Jennings is a communications and public relations professional with nearly 30 years of experience in various public-sector organizations. Mr. Jennings formerly served as the Director of Communications for the Ohio Department of Health in both the Strickland and Kasich Administrations. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing all ... Read More

Lynnette Cook

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Lynnette Cook has nearly 20 years of experience in health and human services research and evaluation. Throughout her career she has focused on relationship-building with customers and key stakeholders – consumers, partners, funders, neighbors, businesses, and other interested parties – to increase clarity and common understanding of the issue(s) addressed and ... Read More

Charleta Tavares

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Charleta Tavares was re-elected and sworn in on January 5, 2015 as the State Senator for the 15th District (D-Columbus) and Assistant Democratic Leader in the Ohio Senate. A committed and results-oriented public servant, she has served since 2011 as the State Senator. Senator Tavares serves on the powerful Finance ... Read More

Joe Ebel

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Joe Ebel, MS, MBA, RS is the Health Commissioner of the Licking County General Health District, where he has served in that role since 1999, Ohio. Joe oversees all aspects of Public Health in the Licking County and directs the Licking County Health Department staff of 70 serving 25 townships ... Read More

Mike Smeltzer

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Mike Smeltzer, MPH worked at Columbus Public Health 1970-2013. He served as Director for the Office of Planning and Accreditation. Mike is a past President of OPHA and now co-chairs the Public Policy Committee. He has also been active in APHA, serving on the Committee on Affiliates, the Action Board ... Read More

Christine Dersi Davis, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Christine Dersi Davis, AICP is the Executive Director of the American Planning Association, Ohio Chapter (APA Ohio), Chair of the New Urbanism Division of the American Planning Association and moderator of the Planning Webcast Consortium. Previously, she worked as a Senior Planner for D.B. Hartt, Planning and Development Consultants ... Read More

Scott Ulrich, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Scott Ulrich currently serves as the Healthy Places Program Director at Columbus Public Health. In this role, he works closely with other agencies on land use and transportation planning efforts to ensure that health considerations are addressed through a “Health in All Policies” approach. In addition, he oversees programs that ... Read More

Cait Harley

Confirmed Speaker

Cait Harley graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S in City and Regional Planning in 2014. She worked for the Creating Healthy Communities Program at the Ohio Department of Health for 4 years, focused on planning approaches to chronic disease prevention. In this role she focused heavily ... Read More

Contact Info

Christine Dersi Davis, info@ohioplanning.org