ASHA Future Leaders Academy Chair Profile

Bridget Borgogna

Health Education Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Area of Expertise/WSCC Component : Professional Development; Physical Activity/Physical Education; Nutrition; Health Education

Bridget Borgogna is a health education specialist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Population Health, where she serves as a Project Officer and manager for the Training Tools for Healthy Schools professional development trainings. She is a member of the Program and Professional Development team, and provides expertise and technical assistance for professional development internally and with external partners. Bridget was a health and physical education teacher and worked at the GA Department of Education as the state’s Safe and Drug Free Schools and HIV Prevention Coordinator. She also was an international Master Trainer for the Lions Quest Programs, as well as for her own Training and Consulting business. She earned her Bachelor of Education degree from SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY and a Master of Education degree from the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, and a Curriculum and Supervision certificate from the University of Georgia.

Christine Paske

Instructor/Student Teacher Supervisor, State University of New York Cortland

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Area of Expertise/WSCC Component : Health Education application & Teacher Preparation, Nutrition education, Social & Emotional School Climate

Christine Paske is an Instructor and Student Teacher Supervisor, at the State University of New York Cortland. She currently teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the School Health Program. She has over 25 years of experience in Health Education—Upon graduating from The University of Michigan she worked for 10 years in Corporate Wellness. After a move to Upstate NY, she earned her master’s in health education from SUNY Cortland and taught Health at the secondary level for 15 years. During this time, she was also an adjunct at the higher education level. In addition to being a board member of ASHA, she is also the current Health Liaison for NYS APHERD Central South Zone section. Christine’s passions surround all school health, with particular interest in skills-based health education surrounding the topics of obesity, nutrition, and social & emotional learning. She has a special interest in exploring school health programs to assess whether they are implementing culturally responsive pedagogy and anti-bias education.