Bridget Borgogna is a health education specialist for CDC Healthy Schools where she is a member of the Program and Professional Development team. Bridget was a health and physical education teacher and worked at the GA Department of Education as the Safe and Drug Free Schools/HIV Prevention Coordinator. She was an international Master Trainer for the Lions Quest Programs and President of her own Training and Consulting business. She earned her undergraduate degree from SUNY at Brockport; a Master of Education degree from the University of Buffalo; and a Supervision and Curriculum certificate from the University of Georgia.
Lisa Meadows, APN-BC, is the Director of the Healthy Kids Outreach Programs for Child Health Advocacy & Outreach at St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH). She has served with distinction for over 20 years and is seen as the driving force behind school based community programming. Lisa previously served as an Advanced Practice Nurse for General Surgery at SLCH, and moved into community health in 2001. Meadows is a recipient of the St. Louis Chapter of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, PNP of the Year award in 2010 and the 2016 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award in Administration. Meadows’ research and areas of expertise has been published in medical textbooks and medical/research articles.
Christine Paske received a degree in Kinesiology from The University of Michigan and her M.Ed in Health Education from State University of New York Cortland. She is currently an Instructor and Student Teacher Supervisor, at SUNY Cortland. She has over 25 years of experience in Health Education—10 years in Public Health and 15 years teaching in secondary and higher education. As a member of ASHA, she is a Future Leaders Academy member and active participant on the following committees: Professional Development and ad-hoc Membership Committee. She is also the current Health Liaison for NYS APHERD Central South Zone. In 2016, she was honored as the Health Teacher of the Year for her zone. Her passions include all School Health, especially the topic of obesity prevention, in which she created an online graduate course that illustrates the complexities of obesity. Other interests include health equity, nutrition, and skills-based health education.
A Health Educator with an interest child and school health, Dr. Cathy Ramstetter is a School Health Consultant with Successful Healthy Children, the non-profit she founded in 2015. She assists schools with wellness initiatives and is a recess researcher and advocate. Her aim is to protect recess for every child everyday and to foster children’s holistic healthy growth and development. Cathy is the co-author of AAP’s Policy on Recess with Dr. Bob Murray. Cathy was a contributor to Ohio’s Health Education Model Curriculum in 2019. She is the Secretary of the Board of Directors for the American School Health Association and also serves on the Board of DePaul Cristo Rey High School in Cincinnati. Dr. Ramstetter is also an adjunct professor with The Christ College of Nursing & Health Sciences. In April, 2020, Cathy was a founding member of the Global Recess Alliance, with education leaders from the US, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia, which provides policies and practices for recess time.
Dr. Meagan Shipley received her PhD in Health Behavior from Indiana University in 2014. She joined the Department of Health & Kinesiology at Texas A&M University as a Clinical Assistant Professor, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in school and community health. She has updated several courses to incorporate high impact practices, which include service learning, writing intensive courses, and study abroad field trips. She coordinates with the local animal shelter to provide an animal-assisted literacy program to elementary students in Bryan, Texas and has been featured on the news and in the local newspaper. Dr. Shipley is the faculty advisor for the health education honorary, Eta Sigma Gamma – Alpha Pi chapter, which has won the Chapter Excellence Award in 2018, 2019, and 2020 in recognition of their efforts in teaching, research, service, and advocacy. She also received the Dr. Robert Synovitz Emerging Professional Award from the American School Health Association in 2018.
Shauvon Simmons-Wright, serves as a National Content Advisor focused on Policy and Environment with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. In this role she provides technical assistance, professional development training, and develops best practice resources to improve local school wellness policy, school nutrition, and out-of-school time environments for schools and program sites across the nation. Shauvon focuses on building the capacity of districts, schools, and communities to make sustainable policy, systems, and environmental changes. She has brokered national collaborative partnerships to provide support and resources for local education agencies, schools, and communities. She has over 20 years’ experience working in school and community settings providing training, curriculum development, technical assistance, and brokering resources. Shauvon holds a Master’s in Education with a decade of teaching experience in grades K-12 and Higher Education in Health and Physical Education. She has served as a board member president for Health Education, executive leadership team and planning committee member for state organizations and coalitions in North Carolina. Shauvon has a passion for building collaborative partnerships to create and sustain thriving healthy communities.