Meet SMANA’s Officers and Board of Directors

SMANA’s officers and board of directors work to provide you with opportunities to grow as a behavior change agent. See full bios.


These officers serve a 1-year term from January to December. Read our board officer job descriptions.

    • President: Emily Patterson, Bee Measure, U.S.
    • Vice-President/President-Elect: Tina Robinette, FHI 360 and Social Marketing Quarterly (SMQ), U.S.
    • Secretary: Anthony Panzera, Svelo Advisors LLC, U.S.
    • Treasurer: Kelley Dennings, Center for Biological Diversity, U.S.
    • Past-President: Sandra Paredes, Westat, U.S.

Board of Directors Per Geography Represented


  • 2 vacant positions

Central America/Caribbean

  • Kristin Jones with Healthy Caribbean Coalition and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados


United States


Do you have what it takes to be on the SMANA board of directors? Read our Board Member Expectations and Responsibilities Policy.

Nominate yourself for an open position

Nominations are now open for 2021 seats and will be accepted through August 31 for an open election beginning in October.

All board members must complete a conflict of interest policy.