Board of Directors

Nirav Shah
Nirav Shah
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

President

In June 2019, Nirav Shah, MD, JD, was appointed as the Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC). Dr. Shah comes to Maine CDC with broad experience in public health, most recently as Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, where he implemented key initiatives to address the State’s opioid crisis, reduce maternal and infant mortality, and reduce childhood lead poisoning.

As an attorney and public health economist, Shah previously advised professionals and governments around the nation and globe on improving the delivery of health care. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Ministry of Health in Cambodia, where his work included investigating and managing disease outbreaks as an epidemiologist.

Shah received both medical and law degrees from the University of Chicago. He also studied economics at Oxford University.

Anne Zink
Anne Zink
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

President Elect

Anne Zink, MD, FACEP was appointed Chief Medical Officer for the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, Division of Public Health in August 2019. Dr. Zink has 13 years of experience in emergency medicine and joins DHSS from the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, where she served as the Emergency Department medical director (2010-18) and also on the Board of Trustees (2012-18). In addition, she helped create the High-Utilizer Mat-Su (HUMS) (2017-18) program that aims to improve patient health and cost savings for some of the state's most vulnerable patients.

Dr. Zink is a practicing emergency room physician who is passionate about helping to shape and transform our current health care system. In all the work she does, she strives to create work environments, policies, and practices that are data-driven, foster collaboration and build system efficiencies that put patients first. Her priorities as CMO include building stronger partnerships between DHSS and Alaska's health care providers and providing support statewide in locally relevant ways to help establish healthier communities across Alaska.

Dr. Zink received her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Utah.

Steven Stack
Steven Stack
Kentucky Department for Public Health

Secretary Treasurer