Terry Allan is President-Elect of the National Association of County and City Health Officials
(NACCHO). He has been the health commissioner at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health since 2004, which serves as the local public health authority for 885,000 citizens in 57 Greater Cleveland communities. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Public Health from the University of Hawaii. Mr. Allan is an adjunct faculty member at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine and was a Year 13 Scholar of the National Public Health Leadership Institute. He is the Immediate Past President of Ohio’s SACCHO, the Association of Ohio Health Commissioners, and has served as an At-Large member of the NACCHO Board of Directors since 2007. Mr. Allan has worked in public health for 22 years in Greater Cleveland, working to reduce childhood lead poisoning rates by half since 2004 and reducing smoking rates by 11 percent since 2003. He has dedicated his career to cultivating a wide range of partnerships with industry, academia, medicine, non-profits and other governmental agencies at the state, local and national level to address the public health needs of the community. He served as a representative of NACCHO on the Standards Development Workgroup for the National Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) and chaired a local health department Site Visit Team during the Beta Test of the PHAB standards. In May of 2009, Mr. Allan had the honor of testifying before the United States House of Representatives Government Oversight and Reform Committee, concerning public health pandemic influenza preparedness and resource needs and he participated in a White House meeting on the national response to Novel H1N1 Influenza in September of 2009. In June of 2010, Mr. Allan participated on behalf of NACCHO in a Congressional briefing on local public health job losses. He currently serves as a member of the State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal Workgroup supporting the Advisory Committee to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Population Health Improvement.