Ryan Lindsay, PhD, MPH - President
is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Public
Health at Idaho State University. At ISU, he teaches courses in research methods, epidemiology, and US & Global Health systems in the Master of
Public Health program from the ISU-Meridian campus. His research interests are in tobacco, infectious disease, and the convergence of the two. He enjoys the
opportunity he has to associate with the public health community
statewide through IPHA. Ryan has been involved in IPHA since 2014 and
APHA since 2008 and supports efforts to enhance and develop the public
health workforce, especially community health workers, in Idaho.
Ashley Rundle, CHES - President-Elect
Rundle works for the Division of Public Health as a Health Program
Specialist for the Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Programs. Ashley graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor’s
of Science in Health Education and Promotion. Ashley has lived in Idaho
most of her life and has a passion for educating her community. She has
a strong interest in disease prevention and the implementation of
behavior change programs. Her current work includes health program
planning and development, coordinating and facilitating statewide
efforts around Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes, and reviewing, analyzing
and interpreting health data for planning and improvement of these
Charlene Cariou, MHS, CHES - Past-President, Affiliate Representative to Governing Council (ARGC), APHA Council of Affiliates Chair-Elect
Charlene Cariou works in chronic disease prevention and management with a specific focus on cancer prevention and control. Her current work includes providing program implementation, evaluation and overall program oversight to federally funded cancer control efforts. As a Certified Health Education Specialist, Charlene has worked predominantly in the health education and disease prevention field with a primary focus on cancer control initiatives at both the community and state level. Charlene received her Master of Health Science degree, with an emphasis in Health Promotion, and a Graduate Certificate in Health Services Leadership in 2012 from Boise State University. Charlene has been an active member of the Idaho Public Health Association (IPHA) and American Public Health Association (APHA). Additional leadership roles include the Idaho Affiliate Representative to the APHA Governing Council, Region X (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington) Representative to and Chair-Elect of the APHA Council of Affiliates.
Susan Ault, NP - Secretary
Susan is employed with Idaho Primary Care Association as Director of Care Improvement and Innovation. She also works at Central District Health Department.
Mark Siemon, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, CPH - Treasurer
Mark is a public health consultant and CEO of Population Healthcare Management, PLLC. Mark grew up in Ketchum, ID, and he graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He started his nursing career as a disease intervention specialist and nurse epidemiologist with Central District Health Department in Boise. He spent 12 years working with Native American communities in northeastern Arizona and central New Mexico. Mark completed a dual master’s degree in public health and community health nursing (MPH/MSN) at the University of New Mexico in 2006. In 2008, he was awarded a Fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative at the University of New Mexico, College of Nursing, and he completed his PhD in nursing with an emphasis in health policy in 2014. Mark has a strong interest in primary prevention of disease and health promotion, and developing community directed health promotion programs to decrease the incidence of chronic disease and improve health equity among vulnerable populations. He has national certifications in public health nursing (PHNA-BC) and public health (CPH).
Jaime Aanensen, MHS, CHES, CPM
Jaime is the Health Policy and Promotion Program Manager in the Division of Community and Environmental Health at Central District Health Department, is active in state and local health advocacy groups, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Tobacco Free Idaho Alliance. Jaime holds a Master of Health Science degree with an emphasis in Health Policy from Boise State University. Jaime maintains a certification in health education (CHES) and is a Certified Public Manager (CPM).
Conrad Colby, PhD, RRT
Conrad is Emeritus Professor of Respiratory Therapy and adjunct faculty in the Department of Biology at Boise State University, teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology lab and ethics. Con is employed as a Respiratory Therapist at St. Luke's Health System.
Megan Mackey, MPH
Megan Mackey works for Idaho’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Program in the Division of Public Health. She graduated from Oregon State University with her Master’s in Public Health. She’s lived in Boise since October 2015 and joined the IPHA Board in April 2017.
Sarah Toevs, PhD, RDH
Sarah is Associate Dean of the College of Health Sciences at Boise State University and Chair of the Community and Environmental Health Program, as well as Director of the Center for the Study of Aging.