Your Vote Can Impact the Future of Health and PE!

On March 12, voting opens for the SHAPE America Board of Directors, as well as the five District Leadership Councils. Take an active role in your profession by learning about the 2019 candidates and casting your vote!

Members will vote on candidates for the following positions:
2 Directors

President-Elect Candidates

Brian Griffith


Specialist for Secondary Health & Physical Education Frederick County Public Schools Frederick, MD

Roger Jackson


Adjunct Professor Wayne State University South Lyon, MI

Director Candidates

Sarah Benes


Associate Clinical Professor Merrimack College North Andover, MA

Clayton Ellis


Comprehensive Health & Wellness Teacher Mrachek Middle School Aurora, CO

Mark Foellmer


Physical Education Teacher (retired) IAHPERD President-elect Plainfield, IL

Michelle Grenier


Associate Professor, Health & PE University of New Hampshire Durham, NH
Voting is a 3-Step Process

You will receive voting instructions and a link to the ballot via email on March 12.

Remember to:

Mark your ballot

Submit your vote

Confirm your vote

Election Q&A

  • Every eligible voter will receive an email notification prior to the opening of voting on how to access the ballot. Reminder notices will be sent before the election ends on April 11.
  • Eligible voters are professionals (including retirees and emeritus) and students.
  • No. The election is accomplished through a secure, web-based and fully-hosted ballot solution to ensure the integrity of the voting process.
  • Eligible voters will be able to cast ballots until 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 11, 2019.
  • Any eligible voter who has opted out of SHAPE America emails in the past will need to request to have that reset in order to receive voting information and access to the ballot. Please call Membership Services at 800-213-7193 or email to
  • First, please check your email in case the notice is in your Spam folder.
  • If you opted out of SHAPE America emails, you would not have received the notice.
  • If you have questions please call Membership Services at 800-213-7193 or email to
  • The announcement of the new officers will take place at the Annual Meeting of Members at the national convention in Tampa. Additionally, an all-member email notice will be sent on April 12.

Voting begins; read about the candidates on the website

Voting ends

  • 2019 Election Timeline
    • : Voting opens and members receive email instructions on how to cast their ballot
    • : Members meet candidates at the 2019 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Tampa
    • : Voting ends at 3:00 p.m. (ET)
    • : New board members are announced at the Annual Business Meeting in Tampa on Friday, April 12, 2:00-2:30 p.m. (ET)