Meet our leadership.
Idaho Museum of International Diaspora | Board of Directors
HISTORY. HONOR. HUMAN.
Preserving the integrity of history and honor the human journey.
EMPOWER. EDUCATION. EXPLORE. ENGAGE.
Empower individuals through education and explore creative ways to deepen community engagement.
ACCEPTANCE. AWARENESS. ACCOUNTABILITLY.
Through acceptance of diversity can awareness be gained, and accountability be upheld.
Taking responsibility to foster a community of relationships.
Exercise mutual respect and tolerance for others while maintaining strong commitment to the integrity of truth.
Elke Shaw-Tulloch, MHS
State Health Official and Administrator
Division of Public Health
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Board Chair (interim) 2022 (July)
Board member since 2022 (March)
Elke is an Idaho native. Her life’s passion to protect and promote the health of Idahoans started over 25 years ago in her role as health education specialist within the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Public Health. Elke’s career within the Division includes a variety of positions including Bureau Chief of the Bureau of Community and Environmental Health, and as of 2012, the State Health Officer and Administrator of the Division of Public Health. The Division of Health provides services ranging from immunizations, testing for and mitigation of communicable diseases, regulating food safety, certifying emergency medical personnel, vital record administration, health promotion, environmental public health, rural healthcare support and expansion, compilation of health statistics to public health preparedness and response. Over the past 10 years as the State Health Officer, Elke’s leadership earned the Division national recognition as an accredited public health agency. Her leadership established a statewide time-sensitive emergency system of care, advanced efforts around population health and the social determinants of health, earned awards for maternal child health programs, established a state-funded suicide prevention program, and provided a comprehensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Elke’s passion to promote the health of Idahoans extends into her role as adjunct faculty at Boise State University Department of Public Health and Population Sciences teaching leadership and strategic planning. Elke holds a Master of Health Science, with an emphasis in environmental health and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health from Boise State University.