Your Vote Can Impact the Future of Health and PE!

On February 21, voting opens for the SHAPE America Board of Directors, as well as the six District Leadership Councils. Take an active role in your profession by learning about the 2018 candidates and casting your vote!

President-Elect Candidates

Artie Kamiya


President & Founder
Great Activities Publishing Co.
Durham, NC

Jamie Sparks


Coordinated School Health Director
Kentucky Department of Education
Frankfort, KY

If selected to be president-elect, I would like to contribute through my past experiences in private business and K-12 public school service. SHAPE America has made significant changes recently in terms of the commitment of 50 Million Strong, connecting with grassroots educators via social media, and the advocacy of our profession. I am positive about our future and would like to make meaningful contributions where possible!

- Artie Kamiya

The most important leadership quality that will assist me as president-elect of SHAPE America is my complete passion for our profession. I am unapologetic in my belief that health education and physical education are the two most important subject areas for all students in every school. I believe the vision of 50 Million Strong is simple: to make health education and physical education just like reading and math — subjects that all students get every day throughout their entire school experience!

- Jamie Sparks

Director Candidates

Kymm Ballard


Assistant Professor, Exercise Science
Campbell University
Buies Creek, NC

Charity Bryan


Associate Professor & Director, Technology Enhanced Learning
Kennesaw State University,
Kennesaw, GA

Louis Harrison


Professor, Dept of Curriculum & Instruction
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Amy Heuer


7th & 8th Health & PE Educator
Light of Christ Academy
Bismarck, ND

Mario Reyna


Coordinator for Health & PE
McAllen ISD
McAllen, TX

Gene White


Professor, Physical Education
East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg, PA
Voting is a 3-Step Process

You will receive voting instructions and a link to the ballot via email on February 21.

Remember to:

Mark your ballot

Submit your vote

Confirm your vote

Election Q&A

Voting opens on February 21, 2018. Prior to that, eligible voters will receive an email notification on how to access the ballot. Reminder notices will be also be sent before the election ends on March 22.
No. The election is accomplished through a secure, electronic and fully-hosted ballot solution to ensure the integrity of the voting process.
To receive access to the ballot, you must be opted in to SHAPE America emails. Call Membership Services at 800-213-7193 or email to to reset your email preferences.
Ballots will be accessible starting on February 21. Please start by checking your spam folder. If the voting email is not there, you may have opted out of receiving SHAPE America emails, or we may have an incorrect email address for you. Please call Membership Services at 800-213-7193 or email to

2018 Election Timeline

  • February 21: Voting opens and members receive email instructions on how to cast their ballot
  • March 20-22: Members meet candidates at the 2018 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Nashville
  • March 22: Voting ends
  • March 23: New board members are announced at the Annual Business Meeting in Nashville on Friday, March 23 (1-2 p.m.)