Dr. Marny Rivera, a faculty member of the UAA Justice Center, was elected to the Alaska Public Health Association Board of Directors. As a member of the Board of Directors, Dr. Rivera will oversee the management and affairs of the Alaska Public Health Association. The mission of the association is the advancement of public health. It serves as a hub that connects all health groups in Alaska to promote the quality of life for all Alaskans. Dr. Rivera has made significant contributions to Alaska’s public health issues on underage drinking and substance abuse, as well as on the co-occurrence of substance abuse with child maltreatment and violence against women.