School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) (2022-23)

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School Board Liaison

Megan McLaughlin

Staff Liaison

Lea M. Skurpski, Director, Office of Operations and Strategic Planning, Department of Special Services
[email protected]

Committee Purpose

Va. Code §22.1-275.1—Each school board may establish a school health advisory board of no more than twenty members which shall consist of broad-based community representation including, but not limited to, parents, students, health professionals, educators, and others. The advisory board shall assist with the development of health policy in the school division and the evaluation of the status of school health, health education, the school environment, and health services.

2022-23 Committee Charge

SHAC will focus on learning more about the impact of technology use on student wellness, including physical and mental health, physical activity, social-emotional well-being, and sleep. We will seek to understand best practices in the use of educational technology in schools for various age groups and seek direct student and family feedback.

Participation, Implementation, and Support of the FCPS Wellness Policy

The Fairfax County School Board will engage members of the school community and the general public to develop, assess, review and/or revise the FCPS Wellness Policy and Regulations. The School Health Advisory Committee will assess and review the Wellness Policy and Regulations to make recommendations to the School Board and serve as a vehicle for engaging the public. 

Reports, Policies, and Regulations

2022-23 Meeting Schedule

Meetings will be held at 7 p.m. in Conference Room 5055 at the Gatehouse Administration Center (8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA). Parking is available on site in the parking garage at the Gatehouse Administration Center.

Meeting Dates:

Archived Meeting Agendas and Minutes: 2021-22 | 2020-21 | 2019-20 | 2018-19

Fairfax County and City residents who would like to make public comment may attend the meeting in person at the location indicated above or may submit a video or audio testimony in advance of the meeting by email to [email protected]. Please submit video or audio testimony by 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday evening prior to each meeting. A maximum of 5 slots are available, first come, first served. Video and audio testimony should not exceed 3 minutes in length.

2022-23 Membership

* indicates voting members.

School Board Member Representatives - Term Expires June 30, 2023

  • Adrian Glenn*, Braddock District
  • Mary Rohmiller*, Dranesville District
  • TBD*, Hunter Mill District
  • Jen Steiner*, Franconia District
  • Holly Spanier*, Mason District
  • Sherry Nachanai*, Mount Vernon District
  • Phyllis Payne*, Providence District
  • Ilana Yergin-Doniger*, Co-Chair, Springfield District
  • Danielle Kaubarolis*, Sully District
  • Ann Wilkie*, At Large – Keys-Gamarra
  • Beth Spivak*, At Large – Sizemore Heizer
  • Merehan Elhady*, At Large – Omeish
  • TBD*, Student Representative

Other Citizen Organization Representatives

  • Brenda Silva-Torma*, Co-Chair, Fairfax City School Board
  • TBD*, Fairfax County Council of PTAs
  • Do-Quyen Pham*, Fairfax County Health Department
  • TBD*, Fairfax County Association of ES Principals
  • Ann Manderfield Smith*, Fairfax MS Principals’ Association
  • TBD*, Fairfax HS Principals’ Association
  • TBD*, Northern Virginia Pediatric Society or the Medical Society of Northern Virginia

Non-Voting Consultative Staff Members

  • Dr. Michelle Boyd, Fairfax County Public Schools, Assistant Superintendent, Department of Special Services
  • Lea Skurpski, Fairfax County Public Schools, Department of Special Services
  • Saray Smalls, Fairfax County Public Schools, Student Wellness
  • Lorraine Trouton, Fairfax County Public Schools, Department of Special Services
  • Bethany Demers, Fairfax County Public Schools, Department of Special Services
  • TBD, Fairfax County Public Schools, Human Resources
  • TBD, Fairfax County Public School, Facilities and Transportation Services
  • Paul Mignano, Fairfax County Public Schools, Instructional Services Department
  • Amanda Schlink, Fairfax County Public School, Food and Nutrition Services