Health Education Council

Health Education Council


The Council is responsible for the ongoing professional development of members who are involved in health education.


  1. Determine the top needs of professionals in the Council’s area of expertise.
  2. Develop an annual professional development plan.
  3. Plan programming for the state conference. Solicit presenters and ensure presentation proposals are submitted on time.
  4. Plan and implement professional development opportunities outside of the state conference as appropriate.
  5. Contribute articles for publication in Association communications.
  6. Maintain a current and robust set of professional development resources on the Council’s dedicated page on the Association’s web site.
  7. Nominate a slate of award candidates in the Council’s area of expertise.



Resources Operating Codes


Committee Members

Name Twitter Handle Organization Role
Busch, Melanie North Side High School (0101) Chair
Tennessen, Daniel Frederick Douglass School 19 (5674) Sponsor
Sonsini, Tony @tson622 Richmond High School (8993) Member
Rarey, Maria @MariaRarey DeKalb High School (1345) Associate
Brooks, Cassie @brooks01cl Brownsburg West Middle School (2713) Associate
Carl, Lindsay @lncarl Franklin Central High School Associate
Berju, Jennifer @mrsb_wellness Creekside Middle School (2520) Member
DeHaven, Gary Retired Associate
Stento, Kim @kstento Chesterton Middle School (6930) Associate
Bach, Svea @fuelupsouthport Southport Middle School (5315)
Crowe, Elizabeth Creekside Middle SChool (2520)
Ginder, James @j_ginder Hamilton County Health Dept
Hemmerich, Sarah Kokomo High School (3013)
Richter, Haley Fall Creek Junior High (2486-)
For more information, contact:Β Β  Β Β Melanie Busch Last updated: 6/29/2022