Plenary VII - Life on the Hill and Prepping for Hill Day
Programs and Policy Coordinator, SOPHE
Eryn Greaney is the programs and policy coordinator at The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). She works on a 5-year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program. She contributes to advancing SOPHE’s advocacy initiatives Prior to SOPHE, Eryn worked in HIV/AIDS policy and advocacy. Eryn started her career in public health serving as a Peace Corps health extension volunteer in Ghana where she developed a health curriculum for employees of fair-trade organization, worked on the Let Girls Learn Initiative, and implemented community health programs. Eryn is a Paul D Coverdell fellow at American University where she is getting a master’s degree in public administration. Eryn earned her bachelor’s degree from The College of Wooster.
Sherie Lou Santos. MPH, MCHES
Health Policy Director, Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-1st District); Chair, APHA Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section; and Former APHA Congressional Fellow
Sherie Lou Santos, MPH, MCHES is currently the Health Policy Director for Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO-01). She leads and manages Rep. DeGette’s very robust health care portfolio, including the Congressional Diabetes Caucus and the Pro-Choice Caucus which Rep. DeGette co-chairs.
Ms. Santos previously worked as an American Public Health Association Congressional Policy Fellow for Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. She served as key staff on legislative negotiations as well as advised Sen. Murray, Ranking Member of the Committee, on Food and Drug Administration-related, drug pricing, and public health policies .
Ms. Santos is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) and earned her dual MPH at the Loma Linda University with concentrations in health promotion and education and maternal and child health. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from The George Washington University with minors in biology and sociocultural anthropology. Ms. Santos is also the Chair of the Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section of the American Public Health Association.